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Old 02-23-2011, 09:24 PM   #31
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Re: Intervention to end BFing?!

I skimmed quickly through the part about your DS being 5 months...at first I thought it said 5 years. 5 months??? How ridiculous to think that is too old. Stop only when you or the baby are ready.

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Old 02-24-2011, 12:20 PM   #32
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Wow. How rude. They are SOOOO uneducated about BFing. And even past a year, BFing DOES still have benefits. There is NOTHING wrong with BFing a 1 yr old. My oldest BFed for 22 months. I only stopped because I was pregnant and he was VERY possessive of my breasts and I saw huge jealousy becoming an issue. So I weaned him so that he would have pretty much forgotten about BFing before baby 3 got here (about 5 months from that point). DS3 turned a year old on Monday, and we are still BFing. I plan on going for at least another year if he's up for it (which I honestly think he will be, he's such a little milk monkey!).

Good for you for sticking to your guns. Sorry you had to go through that.

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Old 02-24-2011, 01:55 PM   #33
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Hope you have a long BFing relationship
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:19 PM   #34
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How is 5 months too old? That's not even what the AAP (who's on the low end of the spectrum) or the WHO (pretty average) recommend... and they're plenty smarter than either your sister or BFF
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:12 PM   #35
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I agree with you! BFing is your choice, and for however long you decide to provide ( A gf of mine BFed till her daughter was 2- so you go girl!). I struggled to meet my 1yr mark, and my DH was skeptical at times trying to get me to stop. It really upset me, but I knew it was an excellent decision to keep going-for health reasons, and for bonding. I love my husband, but he didn't understand all that it meant for me and our daughter. It is something I will cherish for as long as I can remember.
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WOW. Hugs Mama.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:56 AM   #37
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That is absurd! I am so sorry you are experiencing this. What is with people?
My daughter is almost 5 months and a few people have started asking me how long it is I plan to go with it. But they are saying it now as if she needs to stop because she'll be eating solids soon. So I just say, "until she's ready to stop", and keep it moving.

You know, we know, what's best, there's a certain point I think where all we can do is let things like this go in one ear and out the other because you certainly don't deserve the stress it can cause.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:11 AM   #38
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I hope you continue to bf until you decide to wean.
I plan to continue breastfeeding my son until he weans himself (probably somewhere between 1 and 2 years old) or as long as my supply holds up while pumping at work. I think it is terrible of your sister and friend to judge you for giving everything of yourself to your little one regardless of his/her size or age.
I wish mothers would not judge other mothers for their parenting choices.
Best wishes to you...
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:43 AM   #39
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Re: Intervention to end BFing?!

I like these two articles
http://www.kathydettwyler.org/detwean.html
http://www.kathydettwyler.org/detsuck.html

My most basic logical explanation for continuing to BF DD now (she's 2 and 1/2) and to continue as long as she wants is this - I sucked my fingers till I was atleast 6 years old, DH sucked his thumb till he was ~10 years old and stopped only when he had an accident and crushed it, one of my best friends sucked her thumb till she was 12 years old. There's something about sucking that adults just don't get. I don't either so I think we should trust children on this!

I would honestly have her suck my boob for comfort rather than her fingers or the paci anytime - not to mention all the dental and speech problems that might arise because of finger/paci sucking. I'm her mother and I consider making DD feel safe and comforted as one of my most important role. I think I'm lucky to be able to give her that instead of letting her comfort herself.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:50 AM   #40
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My 16 month old still nurses OFTEN and BM does NOT stop having nutritional value!
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