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Old 03-16-2011, 09:06 AM   #1
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Extended breastfeeding - wondering

Hi Mamas,

I was wondering if there are (m)any mamas out here (or if they know anybody) who were breastfed long enough to remember BFing. If so,

1. How long were you breastfed?
2. Did you wean when YOU were ready?
3. Do you remember BFing and are there any memories of it? If so, what are they? (Good, Comforting, Happy etc.)
4. Were you a healthy baby/child & Are you a healthy adult?
5. Are you really close with your mom?

I was breastfed for 6 months : 3-4 months EBF and the rest while on solids + cow dairy. I don't have any memories of BFing. I think I was a pretty healthy baby and am a pretty healthy adult but I do have eczema that shows up now and then. I think I have some allergies (probably to dairy) but haven't tested it out. I'm pretty close to my mom.

However, I've chosen to breastfeed DD for as long as she wants and until she's ready to wean (for now atleast ). I'm secretly hoping that extended BFing with DD will help us to stay really close all our lives.

Thanks!

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #2
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Re: Extended breastfeeding - wondering

1. I was breastfed for about a year.
2. My dad insisted my mom wean me at that point cause she was having trouble eating enough for both of us - she was skin and bones and still losing weight. (High metabolism runs in the family.)
3. No memories of breastfeeding, but I DO remember pretending to breastfeed my dolls and stuffed animals after seeing my mom nurse my baby brother.
4. I was/am very healthy and am now breastfeeding my own son.
5. My mom and I have our issues, but I always have a deep love for her. Even when we've had a terrible fight, the negative feelings eat me up until we've apologized to each other.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:47 AM   #3
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Re: Extended breastfeeding - wondering

1. How long were you breastfed?
About two years.

2. Did you wean when YOU were ready?
I suppose so. I think I weaned on my own when my mom was pregnant with my brother.

3. Do you remember BFing and are there any memories of it? If so, what are they?
Nope. I remember my mom BF'ing my siblings, but not myself.

4. Were you a healthy baby/child & Are you a healthy adult?
Yes and yes. Mostly, I guess. lol.

5. Are you really close with your mom?
Fairly close, yes.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:36 PM   #4
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Re: Extended breastfeeding - wondering

1. just over 2 yrs (i think)
2. not sure. I think she may have helped me along a little - or just not reminded me at some point? But she did remind my sis who nursed up thru age 4.
3. nope. and I don't really remember her nursing my sis either - which is weird cuz I'm 8 yrs older than her! You'd think I'd have noticed!
4. very healthy kid and pretty healthy adult (I could eat better, that would help) but overall = pretty healthy (oh, I do have hayfever and some unknown allergies, I guess)
5. it depends on the day
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