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Old 05-31-2006, 08:40 AM   #11
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Thanks for the links ladies. I think he should come around. Part of it is that I didn't BF my son very long. It's a long story, but I didn't make it past 5/6 months with him. (I think it was his latch because I always had cracked bleeding nipples, but anyway that is long past.) Our son is now 2.5 and my DH keeps telling me "Can you imagine feeding Brandon?!" I say "no, I can't" because I can't. On the other hand I CAN imagine nursing Kiersten when she is his age. I had a lot of problems with Brandon nursing him, lack of support and knowledge, etc.

I know DH is a good guy and will come around. It took a while to get him "schooled" on cd, but now he thinks sposies are icky. It's great to have all you mamas supporting me along the way

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I think you already got some great advice here. I hope he comes around!
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:34 PM   #13
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I just wanted to say that that is really sweet My son is 9 months and I just can't imagine weaning. I hope that if he wishes to continue unti he can remember it's as sweet as that
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I'll be hoping & praying he sees that your 11 mos & 3 week old daughter nursing isn't that much different then your 12 mos & 1 week old daughter nursing!
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:24 AM   #15
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I'm not anywhere close to a year, but I feel I can add my 2 cents in here as well.

To be quite honest, when I fist heard of ebfing, i thought the exact same thing. "Maybe I'll pump for them and give it to them in a cup, but nursing is absolutely disgusting when they're older." Hubby wholeheartedly agreed.

Then you have a baby. And things change. You realize that your breasts (which may have been sexual objects before you had a baby) are now food and comfort, nothing more. I changed my mind the first time I put my son to my breast. And much to my surprise, when I mentioned it to my husband the other day, he agreed completely with self-weaning, no matter what the age.

Hopefully your husband will come around to this eventually as well. As for everyone else, they can take a hike. The ONLY breastfeeding support I have is my MIL (NOBODY else I know breastfed at all), and even she thinks it's a bit much to go even past 6 months! But he's my child, and I'm going to do what's best for him. Period.
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:37 AM   #16
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Re: Extended nursing mamas read please...

As I near 17 months of nursing with no end in sight, all I can say is, I LOVE it.

A PP had said that their ped was great about bfing. I had one who told me that 3 was a great GOAL to make it to. Not that I should stop at 3, but that I should aim to make it to 3. Wish I could have taken him with me when we moved, lol.

I can't give you a whole lot of help on the DH front. My ex was supportive of whatever I wanted to do with our kids. But I think lots of information and a good discussion on what is "gross" to him and why he thinks you should stop is a good idea.

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