View Poll Results: How long do you plan (or have) BF your child?
Not at all - not for me 4 2.84%
Up to 6 weeks max 3 2.13%
Until about 3-6 months 8 5.67%
Until about 6-12 months 15 10.64%
1-2 years 68 48.23%
2-3 years 30 21.28%
3-4 years 5 3.55%
Over 4 yrs until they self-wean 8 5.67%
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:46 AM   #11
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

I would love to go a yr if not further. Right now shooting for that yr!

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I fully believe in child led weaning... so I didn't pick one. I don't know when my kiddo is going to wean.

We're at 10 months and still going strong!
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:49 AM   #13
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I have absolutely no clue I honestly hope no longer than 2. It'll depend on ds though.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:56 AM   #14
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

were at 16 mos and DS is not showing signs of wanting to wean. I am ready to be done however because i am nearly dried up and he is just using me as a paci, and i DONT like that!
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:59 AM   #15
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

I nursed my 1st for 13 months but I was young and thought that you only nursed for a year. Now that I know better my dd is 17months and nurses all day and night still. I am pregnant with #3 now and I am hoping that she nurses at least untill #3 is born. It is just really hard for me because we ALWAYS have yeast infections and thrush so everytime I nurse it is really painful for me and I have to stop her. It has been like this for over a year and I have not found anything to stop it yet. The reason is she is always sick and she takes inhaled asthma meds everyday that cause yeast and she is on antibiotis alot.

Any suggestions. I have tried a homemade cream of nystatin, neosporin and hydrocordazone and it only helps if I use it all the time which is really a pain to have to put it on and wash it off everytime she nurses.

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I put 2-3 years. I'm all about selfweaning, and really wanted to get to 2 years with my son, but he selfweaned at 19-20 months. I think because I was pregnant again and had little milk and it was only 1-2 a day. It made (and still makes) me sad. I'm hoping my newborn nurses for at least 2 years...
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

With DS1 I set a goal for one year, and then I'd see how it played out after that point. At 13 months he had pretty much lost interest in nursing, it had dwindled down over the past two months or so to just one night feeding, and he wasn't really nursing at that feeding, just sucking for comfort. He was very enthusiastic about solids and my milk had pretty much dried up at that point. So I replaced the night feeding with a sippy of water and that was that. I kind of regretted it afterwards and tried to offer him the breast, but he was totally uninterested in it.

I am setting the same goal for DS2: one year, and then see how it plays out. I think he might nurse longer, because he is very enthusiastic about it and has nursed really well from the start, whereas with DS1 it was more difficult.
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I chose "over 4 years until they self wean", although just because he self weans doesn't necessarily mean it will be more than 4 years. Micah is 17 months old now and still going strong, but I have no idea when he will decide that he has had enough. I don't see it as being anytime soon, but who knows?
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Nursed DD until 26 months.
Only stopped to get pregnant with #2. (Doc thought maybe my nursing = me releasing bad eggs)
Got pregnant a month later...
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DS still nursing at 18 months. Plan to go till he's done or we want to TTC #3
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I put 1-2 b/c both my others were nursed for over a yr and this being my last not really sure when I want to stop,but at the very LEAST I go to a yr!
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