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 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 Kim Graham-Nye on November 6, 2009 at 11:58am
Hi! My name is Kim and although I am done nursing my boys (Fynn is now 7 and Harper is 4 1/2) - I did nurse both of them until passed 2 years - and am happy share my experiences.
From birth, they were totally different and in nursing they were polar opposites. Fynn would have two full breasts then pass out for hours. Harper snacked all day and all night. Fynn weaned himself when I was 6 months pregnant with his brother. Harper showed NO signs of slowing down at 2 1/2. I assumed I would let the boys decide when they were done. But after almost 6 years of being pregnant and nursing without a break, I found myself not wanting to continue. I struggled with this and did a lot of research around gentle, nurturing ways to wean Harper. Of course it all works out in the end (it always does!) but I thought I would join the group in case any of my experiences are relevant or any new mamas had questions :0)
And lastly...you all ROCK for your decision to extend nursing!
Comment by Darcel on September 17, 2009 at 8:49am
I was thinking about that too. Maybe lying down on your side?
 

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