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 Erica Wiswell on May 21, 2009 at 11:44am
Becki, I remember those comments when my first son was younger. Certain family members just loooved to tell me that he was going to be clingy. For whatever reason, people like to ask how long you're planning to breastfeed, and when I would give them a vague answer about my plan to child-led wean, I sure got some interesting looks and responses!

My son is now three-and-a-half, and he is one of the most independent children I have ever met (as he has been, since he was able to roll, lol). He has never met a stranger, is a social butterfly, and has more self-confidence than any child his age needs! :)

You're doing a great thing for your little girl! Is there a LLL group in your area? I bet you'd find lots of other mamas there who are nursing babies at least as old as yours, if not much older.
Comment by Aliki Caloyeras on May 21, 2009 at 11:06am
Hi all. My son is 11 months and I hope to continue breastfeeding him at least until he is 2, maybe longer.

Re exclusive breastfeeding and vitamin D, I decided not to give my son vitamin D supplements because I feel he gets enough through both of our brief daily sun exposure.

Here are two interesting articles about vitamin D supplementation to put thing in perspective:

http://www.mothering.com/articles/new_baby/breastfeeding/vitamin-d.html

http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/vitamin-d.html#mother


Happy nursing!
Comment by Darcel on May 21, 2009 at 10:52am
Sunshine is all you need
Comment by Amber-joy Tacey on May 21, 2009 at 10:47am
Ok I just got off the phone with my ND who says the Vitamin D drop is garbage, Vitamin D is a hormone can't even be absorbed in pill form and that if you get 15 minutes of sun every other day your totally fine.
Comment by Amber-joy Tacey on May 21, 2009 at 7:17am
Hey what do you all think about the new rule of giving exclusively BF babies vitamin D drops?
Comment by Becki O on May 16, 2009 at 12:48pm
Hi I'm Becki, I'm still breastfeeding my 14mth old daughter, and hope to continue as long as she wants to. My mum feeding me is the longest BFing relationship I know of which was 11mths, but none of my peers have fed past 6mths, so I am very grateful to have support from forums like this to remind me how normal it ought to be!!
Someone at work made a passing comment the other day implying that it will make her clingy and that I'd NEED to stop soon to make sure she didn't get too dependant on me - if only they had seen my bright and oh so independant little girl working the room at a party of 30 people this afternoon, she had everyone charmed and barely looks to check if I'm still there, as if she just knows I will be.
Comment by Julia on May 15, 2009 at 12:02pm
Hi. I nursed my son until he was 2 years old, and now I'm planning on breastfeeding my baby due in Sept. for 2 years too (or longer if the baby wants to I think). I look forward to talking to everyone here. :-)
Comment by Jennifer Wolf on May 14, 2009 at 8:01pm
Hi everyone! I am still nursing my son who will be 21 months next week! My first son self weaned at 13 1/2 months when I was 3 months pregnant and lost my supply. We are TTC our third now (we're on month 8) and hope it happens soon! I look forward to talking with other full term nursing Moms!
Comment by Melissa Laine on May 13, 2009 at 3:53pm
Cherylyn,
I wish I could go to that event! How wonderful and exciting!!!!!
I'll look out to see if they do that here in NYC.
Comment by Cherylyn on May 13, 2009 at 1:07pm
This is a major event including the screening of three amazing childbirth films: Orgasmic Birth, The Business of Being Born, and Pregnant in America, and the producer of Orgasmic Birth will be at the screening as well!

Date: June 13, 2009
Location: Towne Cinema Theaters in American Fork, UT
Cost: $25
What: Screening of Orgasmic Birth, Pregnant in America, The Business of Being Born, Special Guest Speaker, Debra Pascali-Bonaro
Email: moviescreening@rawmelissa.com if you have questions
 

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