View Poll Results: How long do you plan (or have) BF your child?
Up to 6 wks max 2 0.47%
3-6 months 13 3.02%
6-12 months 43 10.00%
1 to 2 yrs 188 43.72%
2 1/2 yrs - 3 yrs 38 8.84%
3 - 3 1/2 2 0.47%
3 1/2 - 4 4 0.93%
CLW - but would prefer them to wean before 4 yrs 112 26.05%
CLW, even if it's over 4 1/2 yrs 15 3.49%
Other - please specify 13 3.02%
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:55 PM   #11
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

Only 6 weeks with DD

I wanted to nurse for at least 6 months but had so much trouble with DD that I had to SLW.

I really plan on it turning out better with #2.

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I went 16 months with my first, 20 months with my second, 19 months with my 3rd and plan to nurse this baby until close to 2, unless I am pregnant again. All were weaned around the 5th month of the next pregnancy. I didn't really have any milk left and it HURT. My cousin tandem nursed and she was constantly nursing so I was too scared to try.
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

DS just self-weaned at 18 mos.
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

I plan on nursing at least a year, no longer than 2 years.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:11 PM   #15
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I breastfeed my first for only 4 months, I was young and naive. I breastfeed my second for 2 1/2 years, and plan to breastfeed my 6 month old atleast until she is 2, but no later than 3 years old hopefully
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I wasn't exactly sure what CLW meant so I chose other. I want to do it as long as she wants to do it. We're at 6 mo. now so hopefully we have a lot longer to go. I like it. As bad as this sounds I have been sad that she has started trying solids because I know she's going to nurse less and less now
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

My first 2 went for a year each and I self weaned them myself which I regret now. With this new one I'm going for at least 2 years, we'll see when we get there, maybe 3.
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

I breastfed my oldest till she was 26 months (when baby sister was born, I didn't know anything about tandem nursing) and weaned my youngest a few weeks before her 3rd birthday. It depends on the temperament/frequency of nursing the child.
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I wasn't exactly sure what CLW meant so I chose other. I want to do it as long as she wants to do it. We're at 6 mo. now so hopefully we have a lot longer to go. I like it. As bad as this sounds I have been sad that she has started trying solids because I know she's going to nurse less and less now
CLW = Child-led weaning = what you're doing!
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