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, 09:29 PM   #71
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I'm BF my daughter who's nearly 14 months now... The though of weaning is definitely on my mind, and will probably happen around the 18mo mark. She seems a little less interested now anyway and is down to 2-4 nurses a day . I have a medication that I really should be on for a 3 month period and I'd like to get it out of the way before we TTC our second. It's not safe for breastfeeding/pregnant women, so I've been putting it off for a while.

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:38 PM   #72
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I weaned her at 16 months when she decided that she was going to start nursing every 45 minutes to an hour at night. No good for mommy. Nursing shouldn't be a chore, and that is what it became . I really thought we would nurse longer, but I'm okay with how long we DID nurse.

With this next one (due any time...) my goal is a year, but not more than two.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:45 PM   #73
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I'm planning on having him lead the way for weaning but before he turns 3, I think. My husband swears I'll be nursing until he's leaving for college.
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I chose "other"- I would like to nurse DS until we get pregnant again- so about 18months/2yrs... however, I do have a fear that he will no longer be interested when there is TOO MANY NEW AND EXCITING THINGS GOING ON!
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:59 PM   #75
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I will bf till dd weans, I nursed ds till he was 12m.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:14 PM   #76
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I like the way a pp said, child respected weaning Reid weaned a month before he turned three, I was ready for him to be done and he was only nursing once in the morning so I nudged him to wean and he did very well, if he hadn't i wouldn't have nudged Faith is almost 16 months and still going even with a 2 wk break!!
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until my son decides hes done! but my GOAL is 2 years... we're currently at 6 months and 2 days
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:46 PM   #78
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My last 2 babies each self weaned at 17 months.

My BFF's DD went more than 4 years and she really had to work to get her off the bewb. I just don't know if I could go that long.
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I'm tandem nursing a 2 1/2 year old and an almost 8 month old. I think my baby will wean before my toddler! is that possible????? She seems to need it more than he does.
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

8.5 mos so far.. I'd like to get to 2 years, we are CLW too. Only time will tell!
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