My goal is a year and we are at 2 1/2 months right now. The first 8 weeks were easy I exclusively breastfed him until 6 weeks then introuduced a pumped bottle of breast milk at 6 weeks, and another at 7 weeks. I just went back to work a week and a half ago and I seriously hate pumping and right now I take my lunch break and go feed DS at the baby sitters myself. So he gets a bottle of breast milk in the morning and the evening. I hope I can keep up with this or it would be really nice if he would go to just two bottles during the day while I'm at work and I can eventually cut out going over there at lunch. So far so good. I love bfing but it is work. The benifits are very much worth it, and I'll do it as long as he is happy going back and forth from bottle to breast.
My goal was just over a year. DD loves the b**b still at almost 9 months but it sometimes makes me feel a little sad when she would rather eat real food instead of nurse. I am very proud of the fact that DD will be 9 months in 4 days and has never had a single drop of formula :) I really hope she will nurse at least 18 months.
Quoting Supafly★:" My goal is a year and I plan on stopping at a year. He's 10 months so now instead of "Will I make it to a year?" I'm more worried about "Will I ever get him off the b**b?" lol. "
Hahaha. They way DD loves to b**b, I'm afraid she's going to want to take one to college with her.
Quoting Roo & Sophie's mama:" I set up mini goals. 6 weeks,3 month ,6 month ,1 year. DD is now 14 months and I am proud of the goals I've met but I am now ready to be done and plan to start weaning at 15 months."
Same here. While pregnant I said 6 months and anything past that was just extra credit. Then I had such a hard time at it, so much so I wanted to quit. So, I had to break it down to small goals: just give it 2 weeks if gets easier then 4 weeks. Once 4 weeks hit it did in fact get easier. Then by goal was 6 months. THIS FRIDAY will be 6 months. I'm seeing that it isn't that easy to just turn off the b**b like that. We gotta get her to take solids (just started her on tastes of food this week). Alas, I'm saying...until she can sustain on solids. I really want to have my body back and pumping is a real struggle to schedule around with my career (I'm a counselor). NOW, now "goal" is no longer than a year. PLEASE!
I planned on BF'ing until around 10 months but by 5 my supply was drying up so I quit :(
Quoting Shelby Chappell:" I planned on BF'ing until around 10 months but by 5 my supply was drying up so I quit :("
When you say you quit. What did you do? Formula or solids???
I'm just curious. I wonder if "quitting" is an option for me. I'm just sick of pumping and have a HUGE deep freezer full of milk as it is.
Quoting Seth-y-Felicia:" When you say you quit. What did you do? Formula or solids??? I'm just curious. I wonder if "quitting" ... [snip!] ... I wonder if "quitting" is an option for me. I'm just sick of pumping and have a HUGE deep freezer full of milk as it is."
He already was sometimes supplimented with formula. The hospital started him on formula right away since it took him a good 2 weeks to learn how to latch. So we just switched to straight formula because even pumping I would barely get 2oz a day. And we are starting him on solids now that he is 6 months.