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 Karen on May 10, 2009 at 8:13am
Friday afternoon at Books of Wonder, our favorite Manhattan children's book store I met a Mom of a 2 year old. She is from France and we were sharing thoughts on books and pre-school. Her son was getting tired and without any self consciousness she nursed him while we were talking. It was beautiful. I told her how great it was that they were still nursing and she explained that her family in France things she is completely crazy to continue nursing for so long. I explained that we are still nursing too and she said she feels much more supported here in her decision. This really surprised me as I often feel completely out of the mainstream in my decision to allow my son to self wean. It was wonderful to see another Mom carrying on with what makes she and here son happy.

Just thought I'd share. And I must say there is almost always a child breastfeeding at this particular bookstore when we are there. Hurray for environments where Mom's can feel comfortable feeding their wee ones!

Happy Mother's Day Everyone!
Comment by Ann Linton on May 9, 2009 at 9:05pm
Hello Ladies!! I'm currently tandem nursing my 2 year od and my 8 month old. MY son ( the 2 year old) nursed though my pregnancy and hasn't slowed down one bit! We pratice child-led weaning , which at times can be VERY trying! But it's well worth it. My daugther has no problem nursing and is a very chubby baby! =) Nice to meet you all!!
Comment by Melissa Laine on May 9, 2009 at 7:51pm
Wow Jennifer! That's so awesome! Way to go! I hope to nurse my daughter till 2 and hopefully beyond. I'm letting her lead too. ;)
I saw that article in Mothering. It was awesome! I cut it out and taped it on my fridge! LOL
Comment by Jennifer Stankovits on May 9, 2009 at 7:32pm
Thanks Amber-joy, I'd love to hear more about how you got hooked up donating for a cancer patient. I feel reluctant to stop lactating when my youngest is done since it's just a wonderful resource. I've considered donating.
Comment by Amber-joy Tacey on May 9, 2009 at 6:00pm
WOOO HOOO Jennifer!!!
Comment by Jennifer Stankovits on May 8, 2009 at 10:41pm
Hi, I nursed my son until he was 3, by then I had been tandem nursing him and his little sister for 6 months. She nursed until I was pregnant with my youngest, I weaned when my colostrum came in and gave her diarrhea :( She was 2 and a half. Now I'm nursing my youngest who's almost 2 and plan to let her lead her weaning. She loves nummy and it really just is a part of life I don't really think about, except when I get to swap info with mamas, or remind myself of the benefits my children and I will receive from this awesome resource! Also, did anyone else LOVE the article in Mothering a while back about all the extra uses of breastmilk!? So amazing! Here's a link: http://www.mothering.com/articles/new_baby/breastfeeding/walking-medicine-chest.html
Comment by Sarah Ulrich on May 7, 2009 at 1:21pm
Hi I'm Sarah and I'm currently nursing my 10 month old baby girl. I nursed both of my other daughters for just under 3 years each. Mama Milk!
Comment by Darcel on May 7, 2009 at 11:41am
Amber, that is so awesome! Yay for breastmilk!
Comment by Melissa Laine on May 7, 2009 at 7:58am
Amber-joy- That's amazing! Breast milk is definitely the magic juice! Thank you for sharing!
Comment by Amber-joy Tacey on May 7, 2009 at 7:26am
I wanted to add that my chiropractor says that the immune system of a child isn't fully developed until 4 and a half years old and that breastfeeding fills that gap in immunity. I think the further you get the better it can't hurt! With my 2nd I pumped milk for a cancer patient, because breast milk is now being used by some to fill the gap in their immunity and help nurture their system.
 

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