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 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?
Comment by Bonnie P on September 17, 2009 at 8:42am
Darcel, Oh I was just pretty unsure at first if I had to do anything different, or if things would get tough, but I've talked to my midwife about it and she's given me lots of info, so I think I'm all set! Except I can't quite wrap my mind around how I'm going to position my son when I've got a 7, 8, or 9 month belly in the way!
Comment by Darcel on September 17, 2009 at 8:18am
Bonnie, what is it you would like to know?

Emily, here is a link to Kellymom
Comment by Cherylyn on September 17, 2009 at 8:18am
I found a tea made by Yogi Tea and it's called Woman's Nursing Mom. You should probably try drinking it every day. Some other things that help with milk production are: oatmeal, fenugreek and brewer's yeast. There's a recipe for lactation cookies on my blog: Lactation Cookies. They have oatmeal and brewer's yeast in them. You can also try pumping extra to help boost your milk supply.
Comment by Emily Miller on September 17, 2009 at 7:47am
I have a question about milk supply. My daughter is six months and breastfeeding is going great, even better than with my sons. But around 9 months my milk supply decreased with both my boys. I would like to try to avoid that with my daughter. Do you have any tips to increase/ maintain milk supply other than eating well, drinking lots of water and sleeping?
Comment by Bonnie P on September 6, 2009 at 8:11pm
Any advice on breastfeeding while pregnant?
Comment by Bonnie P on August 8, 2009 at 4:35pm
Tammy - EC is elimination communication - knowing your baby's routine/cues and setting them on the potty to eliminate. I'm doing it for poops with my son - I love it since we're using cloth diapers and... well... it can get messy sometimes!
Amy - I'd also like to know what you mean by traditional foods.
Comment by Tammy Miller on August 8, 2009 at 2:33pm
Amy, What is Weston A. Price Foundation and what does EC stand for?
Welcome Laura and Amy!
Comment by Laura Morales on August 7, 2009 at 6:10pm
Hi, I'm Laura, new to this group. I have 2 boys and am a SAHM and work at a pre-k during the school year. I'm TTC #3 and I will def breastfeed. I nursed my 1st for only 3 months. I had to stop because a medical issues but I had so much sadness and guilt that it just made me even more determined to breastfeed when I had another. So #2 came and he nursed great, for a whole year and he weaned himself right at his 1st birthday. I wanted him to keep nursing, but he was done. When we are blessed with#3 I will def nurse for as long as they want to pretty much. I loved the close relationship. So sweet to hold you little baby and know you are sustaining him. Not to mention it's Free!lol that totally won over the hubby! Anyways just looking forward to meeting and talking with you all!
 

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