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Old 07-08-2010, 09:51 PM   #141
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No, not with any of her kids. I'm the first person in my family to breastfeed.

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Old 07-08-2010, 09:52 PM   #142
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Re: Did your mom breastfeed?

Holy old thread revival, Batman.

Yes, she did. I was BFed until about a year, my little brother until 2.5 years. There was never any question that I would BF my babies, that's what boobs are for! However, DS1 was only BF for 9 months because I got pregnant and was told by a NP that I would likely miscarry if I continued to BF. I literally quit cold turkey, had hugely engorged breasts, got very depressed...then I did my research. By that time my darling boy was drinking formula and my milk had dried up. I still feel awful about it over 2 years later. Though I had the support of my family, I had no support from my "friends". Now I have new friends.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:56 PM   #143
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My mom breastfed me (1979) and attempted to with my sister (1973).

Apparently when she delivered my brother in 1970, there was only one woman in the maternity ward that was breastfeeding and the nurses stuck her in a back corner and ignored her like she was diseased.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:58 PM   #144
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Oh, and I'd also like to add that had it not been for my mom, I probably would have given up quickly BFing DD. The nurses at the hospital were not at all helpful when I couldn't get DD to latch on right, and there wasn't a LC available. Just another reason my mom rocks!
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:54 PM   #145
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Oh, yeah...til I self-weaned at 2.5 She also tried with my big sis 12 years earlier, but my sis was a preemie & in the NICU & the nurses kept giving her bottles & were not supportive of mom trying to BF, so even though mom (who was a 20yr old single mom in 1970 living away from any family) pumped (manually of course) the whole 5 weeks, mom & sis couldn't keep it going once they were home.

She was an invaluable support to me when I was bfing DS (as was my dad) and was pleased as punch when I decided to let him self wean (which he did at 18mos, much earlier than I expected). Now I can't wait to nurse a second LO (currently TTC).
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:05 PM   #146
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Re: Did your mom breastfeed?

My mom breastfed my brother for only a few weeks (1978). She was told his fussiness was caused my an allergy to her milk and she needed to put him on formula. She breastfed me exclusively until I was 7 months, at which point she had mastitis and was told she needed to wean me. It took her 2 months to wean me because I hated formula. Oh the misinformation!
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:34 PM   #147
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Yes my brother 6 months, me 10 months.

My aunt nurse all hers for over 2 years and I remember growing up around that.

I have breastfed for 7 years total...and counting...starting in December with baby #6
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My mom did not BF me or my younger brother. In fact, when my brother was born my parents made homemade formula from karo syrup and canned milk. I asked her as an adult why they did this and she told me it was because formula was too expensive! That floors me! I don't understand why she didn't just breastfeed but I guess they gave you a shot to dry up your milk back then. Well, my sister came along eight years later and then my brother seven years after that and she nursed them for a little bit because a close friend of hers convinced her to. She doesn't really talk to me about it. I breastfeed and that's that. I am on my third child and I don't think she gets shocked any more over extended breastfeeding. It's funny though. My grandma, who I adore, came up from Florida and said to me that she didn't know how I could breastfeed after DD got teeth. I just laughed and said, "Grandma, if mothers quite nursing when babies got teeth, the babies would have starved to death! Silly people!
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I'm a triplet---Mom says she tried.. and then gave up REALLY quickly.
Kudos to your mom for trying. I imagine it would be quite an ordeal to try and BF three little ones!
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My mom BFed all 3 of us. I'm not sure how long we BFed, but I always knew I would BF. My brother told his wife that their future kids will BF if he has to lactate himself, LOL! I don't know what her mom did, but hopefully I have been a good example to her because I have BFed DS around her, and I've left EBM for him when they've babysat for us.
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