View Poll Results: How long have you breastfed or do you plan on breastfeeding for?
0-3 months 6 2.51%
3-6 months 13 5.44%
6-9 months 8 3.35%
9-12 months 20 8.37%
12-18 months 70 29.29%
18-24 months 70 29.29%
24-30 months 37 15.48%
30-36 months 27 11.30%
Other (please explain) 42 17.57%
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:29 AM   #61
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

I have nursed 3 of my four DC and DS self weaned at 30 months and I worked full time and had from the time he was 6 weeks old my pump and I were good friends! DD was 34 months and nursed until I was 7 months pregnant and my last DS is still nursing 4-6 times a day at 16 months and Iam planning on letting him wean himself.

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:05 PM   #62
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

DS and I never got the hang of nursing - I pumped for 3 weeks for him
DD is 10 mos old and going strong, but she eats a lot of solids too. I would like to ween her over the summer though, so I voted 12-18 mos.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:39 PM   #63
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

DD1 nursed until approx 13mo's (I weaned her). DD2 is now 12mo's and we are nursing about 4x a day. Not sure how long I plan on nursing her, maybe 18mo's and then just am and pm, but we'll see.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:08 PM   #64
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

I wanted to add that my DH really was the one to convince me to try nursing this baby, as I was dead set against it at first. He had an irresistable point when he brought up the formula scare from China, and it sealed the deal for us. No crazy stuff to worry about making our little one sick was a bonus, and it helps us save loads of money, not to mention the extra bonding it has brought us!
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I voted for my third/most recent child (30-36 months). He will be three next month and self-weaned about a couple months ago. (He still asks for milk sometimes at night but essentially only kisses it and says "That's enough." LOL) I weaned my DD#1 at 24 months (I was five months pregnant at the time) and my DD#2 weaned herself at 26 months.
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

My son self weaned at 16 months. I would still nurse him if he wanted to

Though I did help him cut out the nighttime feedings, which I think for us was the beginning of the end. He stopped nursing in the night at 14 months.
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

I have nursed my dd for 10 months and plan to nurse her for as long as she wants I chose other. I hope she nurses past 2 years and doesn't get distracted and stop but.. who knows!! I chose to child led wean because I love nursing my dd and don't feel a need to stop. It is a comfort for her and a quiet bit of heaven for me
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:46 AM   #68
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

I would have nursed past a year if I could have, but DS weaned himself (nursing strike) before 3 months old. I'm still pumping though. Plan to do that as long as I can as well.
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

My DS weaned himself after I got pregnant at 10mths My DD is almost 12mths and still going strong I have no idea when she will wean I am leaving it up to her
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

I breastfed my first DS until he weaned at 22 months. He did not eat solid food until he was 8 months. He was just not interested in anything but the breast until then. I became pregnant at when he was 10 months and he continued throughout the pregnancy.

My second DS came when DS1 was 19 months. They tandem nursed. When DS2 was 3 months old my husband took DS1 on a week long camping trip with him and apparently he forgot about nursing...lol. I decided not to offer it to him to see what would happen and that is how he weaned. It was really hard for me not to offer it to him, but it was just 'time'. That camping trip with his daddy made him come home a big boy. (Just think about all that extra milk I was producing. I was in pain. lol. )

DS2 breastfed until he was 15 months old. I became pregnant with a daughter when he was 10 months old. He weaned himself when I was 5 months pregnant. He didn't like the fact that there was no milk coming. He started eating solids at 6 months, his choice not mine. He is my 'eat' monster. Today at 22 months he is a bottomless pit and only 20lbs!!

I have a daughter!! She is 2 months old now! Breastfeeding and my only one that sleeps through the night!

I never let my babies cry. I don't give them bottles. I let them decided when to eat solid food. And I let them decided when to wean.

I hope my daughter breastfeeds even more exclusively so that I can nurse her longer before becoming pregnant. (but I'm expecting to get preggo when she is 10 months just like the last two time.lol.)
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