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, 10:11 PM   #81
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

DS is 25 mos old, so we've made it to 2 years, and still going strong. I voted CLW, even if its over 4.5 years

We'll see what happens

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Old 09-24-2008, 10:25 PM   #82
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With #1 we went 31 months. She was a nice nurser. This kid here is at almost 21 months and I am wanting to wean her! She has been kicking at my face and just being quite mean and spirited. If she doesn't stop, I will initiate weaning in a month with a goal of 24 months. If she were nicer it would be different!
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:32 PM   #83
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

I pumped for DD for 5 months, which is when my milk dried up. We'll be ttc next year and I hope to be able to BF for at least 1 year, maybe 2. It's really going to depend on whether or not I'm working at the time and when/how many hours I'm working. I hate to say that, but it's true.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:13 PM   #84
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

w/ my first she nursed until just after two..i still miss the closeness w/ her..my ds is now almost 9 mos going strong, we'll nurse until at least two...i am leaning towards CLW preferably before 4 though
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:36 PM   #85
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I'm a nurse too and those 12 hour shifts are killers sometimes I really get annoyed when they aren't pump friendly. I say personally don't let the pressure force you to wean if you have no other reason not to.. pumping sucks!!! but I wouldn't give it up just because of some idiots who won't give you a break when they really should!!

ETA I have gone the whole time or close to it as well without pumping.. I know it isn't fun.. I do think that nursing school teachers as well as co workers should be more supportive!
I agree with you! I am actually going to talk to my instructor on Friday and see what she says about giving me time to pump. Things can get crazy hectic on the floor, but I guess the upside of being a student is there is a nurse assigned to the same patient, so she will still be on the floor if I needed to go pump. My instructors are VERY pro breastfeeding, so I'm hoping that it won't be too much of a problem!
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:21 AM   #86
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

with #2 DS i will let him nurse as long as he would like to .... call me selfish but i would like to have him weaned before he is 2.5years ... he is 14 mos now
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

My 25 month old is still very interested.
I'd like to see him wean himself before 4, but (as others have also mentioned) We'll See.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:13 AM   #88
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I only nursed dd for 2 months*cry*. This time around I have a goal of at least 1 year, but I can't see myself going more than 2 years.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:19 PM   #89
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Re: How long do you plan to BF?

DS is currently 9 months old, but I plan to go until around 18 months. I definitely won't wean him before that, and I'm not exactly sure what I will actually do once we reach that point. I may let him CLW, or "don't offer don't refuse." I guess I will have a better idea when it gets closer to that time.
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I have been nursing DD for 11 months and plan to let her self wean
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