Extended Breastfeeding

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Extended Breastfeeding

This group is for Moms who are breastfeeding their babies past their first year or plan to. For giving advice, suggestions, and support and to get it as well.

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Members: 179
Latest Activity: Feb 21, 2013

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Comment by Rhoda Snyder on April 24, 2010 at 4:03pm
I am currently breastfeeding my 16 month old and my milk supply dropped. I was wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to build my supply up again.
Comment by Meredith Paige Browning Lovell on April 13, 2010 at 5:18pm
My fiance and I were both breastfed.... he was 26 months when he weened himself. We look forward to being able to breastfeed all of our children. I am very large chested (42 F) and can't find and nursing bras large enough for me. I'm due in November but didn't know if you ladies had any suggestions.
Comment by Ann.W on January 21, 2010 at 8:17pm
My baby have joined this baby model contest called "the next SOFT baby".
I think it is a nice thing to share, cause I guess a lot of parents would like to have their baby's picture taken. The photography of the company is very cute. http://www.soft-baby-clothes.com
They are looking for baby model from 0-3 months. If you are interested, you can send your baby picture, measurement, city and state to model@soft-baby-clothes.com
Comment by Karen M on January 15, 2010 at 2:54pm
Hi! I am a 2 time extended bf'er - nursed both daughters past 2 yrs and am still "once at night" nursing my 2 yr old even though I am due with our son in 4 weeks LOL. I am looking forward to nursing a tiny bundle again!

Brandi, you could try nursing either while letting him watch TV or use a nursing necklace (to distract him) or nurse in a dark room to keep him focused on the breast. Remember too that he is a much more efficient "pump" than a pump is and he will get far more in 5 minutes than your pump will get. Usually, as long as they are growing and have wet and dirty dipes then they are getting enough! Your body most often will make what he needs in the strength he requires it :-)
Comment by Cherylyn on December 3, 2009 at 7:35am
Comment by Bonnie P on November 25, 2009 at 11:06pm
Karen, thanks for sharing! That article was awesome!
It did, however, make me sad :( My 14 month old son just weaned because I wasn't able to keep up my supply of milk during this pregnancy. I'm 16 weeks right now and thought we could go on breastfeeding just a little longer.
Comment by Karen on November 25, 2009 at 9:11pm
I just read this wonderful article and wanted to share it. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-...
Hurray for extended breast feeding!
Comment by Tammy Miller on November 12, 2009 at 11:30am
Hi Brandi, Have you recently changed body products for yourself? Perhaps the baby is reacting to something external like a new lotion or deodorant.
Comment by Kaitlin Rose on November 11, 2009 at 8:03pm
Hey Brandi, there are definitely plenty of phases these little ones go through! I remember a time period when Ella wasn't eating a whole lot either...it could be teething, for sure (I wish we could read their minds!). Try Hylands teething tablets - they're a homeopathic blend that dissolves under the tongue. Ella LOVES them. Try not to worry! :)
Comment by Brandi Frey on November 10, 2009 at 2:23pm
Hello there, I have a question I thought someone might know the answer to. What's the deal with hunger strikes? My baby is just turning 4 months old and he is starting to push me away throughout the day at times I know he must be hungry. He nurses fine at night, but other than that has only been eating just a couple times during the day. I have had to start pumping to ensure I keep up my supply. It's very strange. It has lasted several days now. I think he may be starting to get little teeth, but he doesn't seem overly fussy like he's in any pain or anything. ??? Thanks!!
 

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