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Lady Blumensh9 33 kids; Yachats, Oregon 1524 posts
18th May '13

Sorry I haven't been on in a while, it is hard with Brooke and then work, but I am here now. ;) I just wanted to share that we are 14 months and still nursing strong. DH thinks she will wean herself by 2, IDK on the other hand so far she shows no signs of slowing down. 95% of her liquids and nutrition is from breast milk. Some people think we need to wean, I think they need to mind their own business. If I don't mind that she still wakes up at night to nurse (we bedshare) then what's it to them.DSCF2780_zpsec5c952c.jpg

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
18th May '13
Quoting Lady Blumensh9:" Sorry I haven't been on in a while, it is hard with Brooke and then work, but I am here now. ;) I just ... [snip!] ... to mind their own business. If I don't mind that she still wakes up at night to nurse (we bedshare) then what's it to them."


She's adorable! And, I don't know why everyone thinks 2 is the magic number? My dd will be 2 in a few weeks, and she doesn't show any signs of wanting to stop. I'm pretty much ready, but she's not.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
18th May '13
Quoting The Blissful Six:" She's adorable! And, I don't know why everyone thinks 2 is the magic number? My dd will be 2 in a few weeks, and she doesn't show any signs of wanting to stop. I'm pretty much ready, but she's not."

I think because the WHO recommends to 2 years and beyond, that people fixate on 2 as a stopping point. My son turned two in February, and he most certainly isn't stopping anytime soon, he still nurses DAILY even with my supply gone due to pregnancy.

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
18th May '13

Got nervous the other day b/c SO told our 6m/o son- "Getting a little big to be suckin' on the titty, aren't ya boy?" in mostly-joking-but-trying-to-hint-at-something type tone. I replied "He says 'What're you talkin' about, Da-da? Yo still like to suck on the titty and you're 35y/o!'" He laughed and I'm hoping not to hear anything about it again. This was the first he's said anything about it and I honestly have been expecting it since 11 or 12 months. I'm grateful that he's been so supportive for this long, but I am prepared to pull the "My b**b, my choice," and "I'm the one that feeds him, changes him and spends 99% of my time with him!" cards. Hope it doesn't come to that, but I am adamant that this boy is going to self-wean!

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
19th May '13
Quoting Samantha Lembo:" Got nervous the other day b/c SO told our 6m/o son- "Getting a little big to be suckin' on the titty, ... [snip!] ... spends 99% of my time with him!" cards. Hope it doesn't come to that, but I am adamant that this boy is going to self-wean! "

wait you have been expecting it since 11-12months, but he is 6 months old? Do you mean 16 months?
I hope your hubby knocks it off, too! lol My husband is amazingly supportive of our 27 month old still nursing and that means a lot because his family is not supportive of it and I have been hearing from them since he was 8 months old!! It is really wonderful to have him back me up at family events and such.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
19th May '13

Yesterday we were at a garage sale the woman having it and I were talking a lot she was helping me find stuff for my LO. She asked what size I said 18 months she was saying oh I have this and this too and oh look. We were getting along.... then I was so embarrassed my b**b popes out of my shirt!



I said oh I am so sorry I did not mean to flash you I just need to nurse, she said oh don't worry I understand. How young is your youngest? I said youngest??? oh I just have the one I am shopping for.



She looked at me like I said oh I just killed your cat, and she stopped talking to me.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
19th May '13
Quoting Lady Blumensh9:" Sorry I haven't been on in a while, it is hard with Brooke and then work, but I am here now. ;) I just ... [snip!] ... to mind their own business. If I don't mind that she still wakes up at night to nurse (we bedshare) then what's it to them."


yay for 14m! she's a cutie!

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
19th May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" wait you have been expecting it since 11-12months, but he is 6 months old? Do you mean 16 months? I hope ... [snip!] ... been hearing from them since he was 8 months old!! It is really wonderful to have him back me up at family events and such. "


that's wonderful that your DH is supportive. Mine was supportive up through 24m and then, not so much. He really put his foot down at our older son's 3rd birthday and I did try to wean that day, but he just wasn't ready (we also tried to prepare him the month leading up to his birthday, but in the end he really wasn't ready), so I held out another month, but DH was SO difficult and for a combination of reasons, I decided to try weaning again.



I really wanted to let him self-wean, but it's SO hard with an unsupportive DH. I'm always so glad to hear when people have support and I'm so glad my DH is at least very supportive in the beginning (better than nothing!). Our younger son is 12m old, so I still have milk (the older one is 3 yr 3m now), so sometimes I still let the older one sneak some on the side. 8)

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
19th May '13
Quoting applelove:" Yesterday we were at a garage sale the woman having it and I were talking a lot she was helping me find ... [snip!] ... I just have the one I am shopping for. She looked at me like I said oh I just killed your cat, and she stopped talking to me."


WTH? 18m It's not like you were shopping with your 7 year old and started nursing them on the spot. sheesh. :roll: (not that I find anything wrong with nursing a 7-yr old, but I can understand the shock factor a little better then.) :P

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
19th May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" wait you have been expecting it since 11-12months, but he is 6 months old? Do you mean 16 months? I hope ... [snip!] ... been hearing from them since he was 8 months old!! It is really wonderful to have him back me up at family events and such. "


Yes, lol. He is 16 months :)

Lady Blumensh9 33 kids; Yachats, Oregon 1524 posts
20th May '13
Quoting dream:" yay for 14m! she's a cutie!"


Yeah I am so glad that we were able to make it this far and I hope to continue.

Lady Blumensh9 33 kids; Yachats, Oregon 1524 posts
20th May '13
Quoting The Blissful Six:" She's adorable! And, I don't know why everyone thinks 2 is the magic number? My dd will be 2 in a few weeks, and she doesn't show any signs of wanting to stop. I'm pretty much ready, but she's not."

With DH I think 2 is what comes to mind because that is just the longest he has known anyone to nurse. In the end I don't think he will say anything if she chooses to nurse longer. The other day I was asked by the WIC LC when I planed to wean (we were at a breastfeeding party and discussing the fact that Brooke doesn't eat much food, she would rather nurse) when I told her when Brooke is done, she asked, "What if she decides she wants to nurse when she's six?" Without skipping a beat I responded, "Then we will pass that bridge when we get there." She didn't know what to say. LOL

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
20th May '13
Quoting dream:" that's wonderful that your DH is supportive. Mine was supportive up through 24m and then, not so much. ... [snip!] ... 12m old, so I still have milk (the older one is 3 yr 3m now), so sometimes I still let the older one sneak some on the side. 8)"

haha! I would, too! I hope my son self weans by 3, but who knows!

Karly Phelan Due June 22; 2 kids; Cadillac, Michigan 16 posts
22nd May '13

My DD is now 16 months (almost 17) and I'm still BF more as a supplement between meals and at nap/bedtime. At her last Dr. appointment the nurse practitioner who saw her was telling me that she shouldn't still be nursing through the night. Pretty much telling me (without being direct about it) that I should stop nursing her at night. It kinda made me angry. My DD isn't showing any signs of wanting to wean yet. My original plan was just to BF her until she was a year. There was no possible way I could have stopped then if I wanted to lol. She would have been very angry.
The plan now, since we're trying to have another, is to start weaning her once I find out I'm expecting again. Until then I'm going to keep going.
I'm so happy that I chose to BF this time, since with my first I didn't. I'm really seeing the difference between them as far as times being sick and even to a point, development wise. I'm proud of myself for sticking it out this long, and plan to nurse my next, and if we have any more after that, them too.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
22nd May '13

I am having some things going on, wondering if I could be pregnant... what were the signs you were pregnant if you were nursing and having infrequent cycles?



I am having more milk, like its shooting out of the other side(this happened when baby was new born) The main thing is I am having a golden vaginal discharge that I have only had while pregnant(I do not have any infection) Last night some breast itchness.