View Poll Results: How long did you breastfeed?
Less than 1 month 12 5.53%
1-4 Months 18 8.29%
4-6 Months 14 6.45%
6-8 Months 16 7.37%
8-10 Months 14 6.45%
10-12 Months 9 4.15%
12-14 Months 25 11.52%
14-16 Months 19 8.76%
16-18 Months 21 9.68%
18 + Months 108 49.77%
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:32 PM   #11
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Re: How long did you breastfeed?

DS1 never really nursed. I pumped until I was dry at 3 months
DS2 is 2 years and 1 month. I think our nursing session 3 or 4 days ago was the last. We are in the process of weaning. He may end up with 1 or 2 more sessions with days in between. Too early to tell. 2 years was my goal.

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Old 11-02-2009, 08:38 PM   #12
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Re: How long did you breastfeed?

ds reluctantly weaned in May (31 months). I hoped he would want to nurse again when dd arrived in july, but he wants nothing to do with it. dd will nurse however long she wants to as well.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:39 PM   #13
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Re: How long did you breastfeed?

DD1 nursed 6 weeks and returned to work FT as a teacher with no breaks for pumping

DD2 nursed 1 week and had terrible mastitis-returned to work the day before she was 1 month old

DS turns 22 months tomorrow and we still bf! We are gradually cutting back and he nurses usually once a day before afternoon nap.

With the girls, I am really sad that I was uneducated and didn't know that I could still bf and then ff during the time I was at work, but oh well-can't change the past.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:40 PM   #14
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I didnt vote because my DS is still nursing strong at 8 months with no end in sight. Since introducing solids, he likes to hand feed himself, some interest in spoon feeding, but always loves the boob
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:41 PM   #15
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Re: How long did you breastfeed?

With DS I pumped exclusively for 2.5 months (he was a NICU baby and refused to latch). When my milk supply went to nothing, I quit and DS was FF from there on out.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:48 PM   #16
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24+ months.

24 months for DD#1, I encouraged weaning because I was five months pregnant with #2.

26 months for DD#2, completely self-weaned.

30 months for DS, slightly encouraged by me (mostly me not going to bed with him)
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:49 PM   #17
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i nursed my first dd for 3 months before being hospitalised for an unknown GI illness. i couldn't take care of myself or a baby and dropped down to 65lbs. turns out i have severe ibs. i am nursing my second and hoping i can control my condition with diet alone because if i have to go on the meds i have to stop
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Re: How long did you breastfeed?

My goal was as long as possible, hoped for 1 year. Some family vacations got in the way, however, and I wasn't able to pump before bed to keep up my supply, which kept him EBF with pumped milk during the day while I worked. So, around 8 months we started to run out of pumped milk and started supplementing with formula. From then on he only wanted a bottle, with BM or formula or a mix, and as I pumped my supply dwindled. We were done at 9 months. It was sad, but he's big and healthy, so I'm satisfied with what we accomplished.
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Re: How long did you breastfeed?

My daughter weaned herself at between 14 and 15 months. She was nursing only at night and sometimes in the morning at that point and just stopped wanting to nurse. I had hoped to nurse to 2 years but she just didn't want it any more.
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DS 1 Weaned himself at 2.5 :-(
DS 2 is 22mo and still going.
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