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First Time Mama :) Due July 12; 1 child; Pennsylvania 343 posts
25th Jan '13

dd is almost 7mths and i also decided to self wean too:) i love bfing!!! and thought of taking her boob away from her, sadness me. Its her comfort and i read bfing until 2yrs old helps increase their IQ. I am so glad i decided to bf and stick with it! the first few weeks are hard, but well with it!!!

C.xox-mama Due October 22 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; St Thomas, ON, Canada 1708 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting First Time Mama :):" dd is almost 7mths and i also decided to self wean too:) i love bfing!!! and thought of taking her boob ... [snip!] ... old helps increase their IQ. I am so glad i decided to bf and stick with it! the first few weeks are hard, but well with it!!!"


that's SO true! When i started it was so bad, i had cracked nipples and they bled and she had a bad latch at start, but then she learned to adjust different :) i gave away all my formula so i wouldnt give it to her, the day after i got out of the hospital my milk came in, and oh boy did it ever! i looked like i had fake boobs and they were rock hard! i couldnt get LO to eat and i thought of giving her formula, but then i came on here and learned that you can hand express. i never would have thought of that TBH.

Kelly +2 ERF/EH! 18 kids; Valdosta, Georgia 18072 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting MommyToWesley:" The WHO recommends breastfeeding until at least age 2. There are a lot of studies saying that breastfed ... [snip!] ... be self-weaning with all of our children. If you are uncomfortable, you could always pump and give it to him in a cup/sippy."

I'm planning on doing this. When he's around 6 months, I wanna start pumping out more than the occasional milk for hubby to feed him, for when I'm done BF around a year. I wanna pump a crap ton and store it in the in laws deep freezer. Then just defrost and put it in a sippy.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
25th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly +2 ERF/EH!:</b>" I'm planning on doing this. When he's around 6 months, I wanna start pumping out more than the occasional ... [snip!] ... BF around a year. I wanna pump a crap ton and store it in the in laws deep freezer. Then just defrost and put it in a sippy."</blockquote>




I pumped and freezes a ton of milk!!!! I also would give it to my 4 year old whenever she started to get sick, cleared her up!

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting First Time Mama :):" dd is almost 7mths and i also decided to self wean too:) i love bfing!!! and thought of taking her boob ... [snip!] ... old helps increase their IQ. I am so glad i decided to bf and stick with it! the first few weeks are hard, but well with it!!!"


Yep and the motions of breastfeeding help to develop their jaw muscles and they end up talking sooner than other children. My son is about 1 yr advanced in speech, which is a LOT at his age.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Clarissa Larson:</b>" but would you judge someone else if ... [snip!] ... 2 year olds fast food...kinda counter productive. But if both parent and child are still happy breast feeding, then feed away.!"

Meh - I don't wonder too much. Lots of people do things that seem contradictory - like smoke & work out. Truth is,m the smoker probably needs the work out more because they smoke. Still better to do the "good" thing always, even if everything you do isn't up to snuff. I don't think it's counterproductive at all. Breastmilk is full of antibodies, something healthfood doesn't ever have and a child who eats junk food will likely benefit more from the continued nursing than the child who is eating all healthy,balanced, organic home cooked meals. Nursing a toddler is a whole lot easier than cooking- at leas tot me it is...so that might be why mom is willing to do one & not prioritizing the other. *I* still cook, but I've never liked it. I also grow veggies & stuff - but I do see how/why someone could do that (feed junk food & still nurse).

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" I breastfed until my son was 2 1/2 ... [snip!] ... He WILL be starting again once this baby is born though and he will be 3."</blockquote> What if he isn't interested?"


He is extremely interested lol it's been like 3 1/2 months since he stopped and he still asks for it allll the time. Every time someone mentions me giving birth he starts talking about him getting breastmilk again.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Clarissa Larson:</b>" but would you judge someone else if ... [snip!] ... 2 year olds fast food...kinda counter productive. But if both parent and child are still happy breast feeding, then feed away.!"



It's not counter productive lol
Have you ever researched the emotional/ psychological/ intellectual benefits of breastfeeding? Not to mention boosting the immune system and getting them all the vitamins they need. Helping to develop their jaw muscles for speech. etc etc etc

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
25th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" Meh - I don't wonder too much. Lots of people do things that seem contradictory - like smoke & work ... [snip!] ... liked it. I also grow veggies & stuff - but I do see how/why someone could do that (feed junk food & still nurse)."</blockquote>




Well I don't think it has anything to do with cooking. A toddler can nurse all the time, but still needs well balanced meals. I just never will understand the mentality of some parents who are all about BF and delaying solids and no rice cereal, yet they fill there kids full of shit food. They got a good start but that's all is if you don't contuine to nurisure them with real foods.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
25th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" He is extremely interested lol it's been like 3 1/2 months since he stopped and he still asks for it ... [snip!] ... asks for it allll the time. Every time someone mentions me giving birth he starts talking about him getting breastmilk again."</blockquote>




That's good, hopefully it works out.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
25th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" It's not counter productive lol Have you ever researched the emotional/ psychological/ intellectual ... [snip!] ... the immune system and getting them all the vitamins they need. Helping to develop their jaw muscles for speech. etc etc etc"</blockquote>




Yes, I BF my kids for all those reasons, but I'm talking about soley based on health benefits. To me it's a waste.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" He is extremely interested lol it's ... [snip!] ... giving birth he starts talking about him getting breastmilk again."</blockquote> That's good, hopefully it works out."


I'm sure it will, but if for some reason it doesn't I will still pump and give it to him.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" It's not counter productive lol ... [snip!] ... Yes, I BF my kids for all those reasons, but I'm talking about soley based on health benefits. To me it's a waste."


You just contradicted yourself though. It's not a waste if they're still getting all those benefits. And even just the health benefits aren't a waste because they are getting all the vitamins they need.
I mean, I've never seen anyone who delayed cereal, extended breastfed, etc etc and then just fed constant junk food. Before I came to the hospital my son was eating mcdonalds once or twice a week. I think out of 21+ meals that's not too bad, plus his pedi(who is a completely natural, un circing, extedned breastfeeding, babywearing) mom herself suggested him eating mcdonalds once in a while to help boost his weight gain. Fast food has changed a lot over the yrs and is a lot healther, especially since kids gets juice and fruit instead of soda and fries.

First Time Mama :) Due July 12; 1 child; Pennsylvania 343 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Clarissa Larson:" that's SO true! When i started it was so bad, i had cracked nipples and they bled and she had a bad ... [snip!] ... of giving her formula, but then i came on here and learned that you can hand express. i never would have thought of that TBH."

same here! i ended up getting mastitis too, not fun! and dd has food allergies, so i have to eat very strict. its so worth it though!

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
25th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" You just contradicted yourself though. It's not a waste if they're still getting all those benefits. ... [snip!] ... has changed a lot over the yrs and is a lot healther, especially since kids gets juice and fruit instead of soda and fries."</blockquote>




Gross. Fast food and all processed food has only become more genetically notified. It's worse for you! There is noting natural or healthy about eating chicken nuggets or a cheese burger that had over 70 different chemicals in it. And I agree most parents who go out if their way to give their baby a head start don't just shove junk down their kids mouths, but I know some. I also see so many post in BG about food that people full their kids with, it's just really gross to me. But to each their own.