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 11-06-2009, 03:29 PM   #81
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DD1- 9 weeks
DD2- will be 1 on the 19th with no end in sight!

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Old 11-06-2009, 03:43 PM   #82
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DS1: 18mos (self weaned)
DD: 30 mos (self weaned)
DS2: still going at 18 mos

So I only voted once, cause all 3 kids are in the 18+ month category
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:45 PM   #83
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Re: How long did you breastfeed?

DD almost weaned during my pregnancy, but is super happy now that mommy's milk is back. She's 28 months now.
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:47 PM   #84
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LOL, most people don't want to hear how long I nursed.

My two boys I only nursed for 6 months due to "I didn't know any better".
DD #1 nursed for 4.5 years
DD#2 for 4 years
DD#3 for 3.5 years
DD#4 for 3 years (see a pattern here? LOL)
DD#5 still nursing
baby on the way will nurse as long as he wants.

I tandem nursed three times and it's looking like I will be again.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:23 PM   #85
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DS1: self weaned at 26.5 months when I was pg
DS2: 10.5 months and going strong. I'll do child led weaning with him, too, and hopefully he will go longer since pregnancy will not be a factor.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:47 AM   #86
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until 1 year and a half, but if my baby still wants to be breastfeed i wont refuse what he wants. I do have a friend who is still breastfeeding her daughter until now. Her daughter is 3 years old.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:45 PM   #87
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Re: How long did you breastfeed?

So far I have been nursing for over 9 yrs straight, tandem nursing (including nursing 2 down for naps and bed daily) for over 7 yrs. straight. I nursed through 4 pregnancies (tandem through 3) and have nursed 3 kids for a total of a year and have pumped to donate milk (for a friend and my sister) after #4 and #5 (am nursing 2 and pumping for my sister now). So far being pregnant has not caused any of my kids to want to wean.

It may seem overwhelming, but I really think a lot has to do with your mindset (and maybe personality?). It feels very normal and natural to me but when I type it out it seems really, really crazy, LOL!! And fwiw, none of them has ever had formula or a bottle period (not even of expressed milk).

As to when they stopped nursing

#1 was 4 1/2 (6mo after my 3rd was born)
#2 was 5 (the only one I encouraged to wean when she turned 5, 6mo after my 4th was born)
#3 was 4 and 8mo (shortly after my 5th was born)
#4 will be 3 in Jan and still nursing
#5 is 5mo. and nursing

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I voted 18+ Ds weaned at 33 mo.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:42 PM   #89
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Re: How long did you breastfeed?

DD#1 i weaned her at 7 months because I didn't know any better
DD#2 self-weaned at 22months
DD#3 22months and still nursing several times a day. we night-weaned last month and we are happier that way now and looking forward to many more months of nursing.
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