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Old 09-25-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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6 months today!

So I feel kind of silly for posting this when I see lots of 2 year markers, but it's big for me! My first 2 started getting a nightly bottle of formula around 3-4 weeks. Gradually I gave more and more bottles until around 4 months I just didn't offer to nurse and they didn't seem to mind. I told DH this time around NO bottles. I dearly love him and we are on the same page in everything else in our relationship but this one. So I feel like I haven't had as much support from him that I wanted. I think by now he's given up! I have allowed a few bottles here and there of EBM but I try to work outings around feeding times. DS is pretty attached to me anyway and won't let me be gone for long and I would worry about him as well. Usually I just get out for a bike ride and that's it. DH will come home for lunch and I'll ride around 40 minutes and on the weekends I can go about 1.5 hrs.

Anyway, I plan to go a year and I hope to delay solids if I can. He seems to be pretty satisfied from me and diaper laundry is easy! After a year I'll let him decide. I don't think I want to go past 2 and I would sort of prefer 18 months, but we'll see. I won't force it one him, but I have a feeling I'll be ready by then, even though I know it will be bittersweet. We might decide we want a #4 and I would like to be done nursing before we TTC. But that's way down the road so for now I am LOVING nursing this LO!


Caroline-happily married to Keith since 4/27/02; momma to D (5/10/05), M (2/10/07) and S (3/25/11)
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:15 PM   #2
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Re: 6 months today!

Fantastic job, Mama! 6 months is something to celebrate. DS and I are in our 7th month. I love our BF relationship! I love the $$$ I save with no formula! I love how good it makes me feel that we've made it so far, even with our rocky start!
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:53 PM   #3
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Good job! Every month you b/f should be celebrated! We will celebrate 13 months on Friday!
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