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 Melissa Laine on May 7, 2009 at 4:50am
Sarah- Welcome to the group! Laura is right, you can't listen to everyone. You only have to listen to your heart. That was beautiful Sarah! :)
Just because other people don't like it, doesn't mean it's wrong. Your breasts were created to feed your baby. That is what God gave them to us for. Just because society is weirded out by breastfeeding pst one does not by any means mean that it isn't right. It is the most right thing out there! It's naturally and perfect. You are doing one of the best things you can for your child. And you did a great thing by joining a breastfeeding support group. I would suggest finding other breastfeeding support groups on the internet and around you. That is the only thing that helped me. My baby is going t be 13 months old next week an we are still going strong!I NEVER EVER in a million years thought that I would be breastfeeding this long. My first two ere breastfed under 6 months. If I can do it so can you!!!
Laura- Awesome job breastfeeding that long! I hope I get even past that(that is if Shira will let me :) )
Lynn- You are more than welcome to be in this group!!!!!!!!! If anything, you can give us al great advice from breastfeeding your children! AND AWESOME for going on to become a Midwife! that's what id like to do when my kids are older! For now i'm sticking with being Doula which s so rewarding! I bet our sons are secretly proud that you breastfed them so long. And i'm sure when they become parents themselves they'll be even more proud! :)
Comment by Lynn Genevieve Walcott on May 7, 2009 at 1:37am
I am a Granny - hope it is alright to join this group? But breastfeeding was the most influencial thing I've ever done in my life. Through friends made in my La Leche League group I went on to be passionate about all things birth related and eventually trained as a midwife. Despite artificially feeding my first (after one week of hopeless professional imput and no support) I went on to breastfeed the next 2 for 7 years. My artificially fed daughter breastfed her 2 for more than a year each - so it's more about what you see/hear than what you experience!
Just for the record - i do not regret one second of the years of breastfeeding - even when my sons 'roll their eyes' as I tell their friends how long they did it! I think that despite the 'embaressment', obligitory for youngsters (actually, they're not teenagers anymore!) they are secretly proud?
Lynn
Comment by Laura Hammons on May 6, 2009 at 7:09pm
I bf my 1st until she was 15 months. She stopped on her own. I would have bf until she was three. The longer, the better. Sarah, you just can't listen to everyone else. You must only listen to your heart. Remember our babies are only babies for a little while. Just because they are over a year doesn't mean their grown up. Their still our babies and mommys milk is the best.
Comment by Sarah Block on May 6, 2009 at 5:29pm
Hello all... I'm so happy to have found this site and this group! My baby is only 5.5 months old but I am hoping to nurse him until he self-weans (much to the horror of every single person I know!) My husband has never seen anyone BF past a year so he is having a hard time getting used to the idea. I need him to be on my team here since I know I know I will be getting grief for it from everyone else. He'll get there eventually, but I plan on showing him all the great feedback you ladies are contributing to help reassure him that extended BFing is totally normal and a beautiful thing!
Comment by Melissa Laine on May 5, 2009 at 2:55pm
I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Midwifery Day!
Grab your midwife... Kiss her, call her, write her, revere her, refer her, honor her.
I know I certainly did!!!!!! :) <3
Comment by Melissa Laine on May 5, 2009 at 4:04am
Hey Amber-joy,
Good for you for nursing two babes!!! What a special gift! I can only imagine how beautiful it must be knowing that only you can give your two little ones the best.
As for the cold I found some information on it. I am going to post it in the discussion forum. :)
I hope your little one feels better soon! <3
Comment by Amber-joy Tacey on May 4, 2009 at 8:05pm
ok so here I am again...I am blessed to be able to tandem nurse my 2 year old and one month old baby, sorry to be so ignorant but this is my first venture in tandem nursing. My 2year old is sick with some sort of head cold and I am often nursing one after the other. I'm a little worried that her cold will be passed to him. Poor girl is really miserable. Does anyone know anything about this? My LLL meeting isn't until the third week of this month
Comment by Misty Martin on May 4, 2009 at 1:20pm
Just wanted to share that I am still breastfeeding my 19 month old daughter and we have no plans on stopping until she is ready, despite the comments from family and yes sometimes it is a bit more challenging when you need to plan nursing time in your busy life, but it is wonderful!!! She calls it "mommydrink" and I feel so connected to her because of this beautiful time we share together.

Comment by Genevieve Overy on May 4, 2009 at 12:29pm
I am still breast feeding my daughter who is 22 months and no sign of her losing interest at all! She used to sign milk (I teach baby signing and she signs as well as talks), then said 'Mi mi' then I stupidly said 'Do you want some boob now?' one day and she now calls it Boobie... quite hilarious while walking through M&S lingerie department the other day with her shouting 'Boob, Mummy Boobie please!' ... at least she said please I suppose! lol
I have thoroughly brainwashed her about the benefits of bf.. all her toys need breastfeeding on a regular basis, if she hurts herself, she asks for boobie to feel better and the other week, her Daddy had flu and was in bed and she asked
'Daddy poorly?'
'Yes Daddy doesn't feel well, he is in bed'
'Give Daddy boobie, feel better!'.... well yes probably but that's a whole other conversation! Kept me chuckling for ages though.
She also signs while drinking... her favourite is to sign milk, point to my boob, point to her mouth , then her tummy then sign good! So cute, although I do fight the urge to tell her not to talk with her mouth full!

Welll I seem to have brought the level of teh conversation right down to a very silly level so I will end in saying that I love bfing and all those little moments when you and your baby gaze deep into each others souls and you can feel how much you love the beautiful little creature you have created.
Comment by Darcel on May 4, 2009 at 11:46am
Mandy, that is so cool and sweet!
 

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