Roll Call for 6 months +

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Roll Call for 6 months +
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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 12:36pm

Hi Ladies! We have not had a roll call in a while and we are trying it in a different place this time hoping for a better response!

Please check in with your name, nurslings name and let us know if you have other children and were they BF or not. Now that you are nursing an older baby is it what you expected or not? Have you met your early breastfeeding goals and set new ones? What are your current goals?



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Registered: 09-03-2008
Wed, 04-28-2010 - 2:42pm
Hi, I'm Tracy, mommy to 12 month old Aidan.

Tracy

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Registered: 01-28-2007
Wed, 04-28-2010 - 10:38pm

I'm Jenny. My DD is 25 months. We are still going extremely strong especially since DDs texture aversions have her solids challenged. I think she has decided that she will only increase the amount on her schedule, so right now she is on baby bird snacks and tons of mama's milk. I'm fine with it but now need to plan on delaying TTC because I can't knowingly decrease her main food source as I know it's likely to dip my supply. I'm trying to pump some to build a stash but it's making the left letdown too fast again so I'm not sure where to go with that. Sorry to ramble. Nursing has been fantastic. Toddler nursing is a riot. Just this week I've had to nurse every doll and stuffed animal in the house. I drew the line when she asked me to nurse the cat. :)

Forgot to add my goals. My first goal was to 2 years. My next goal is 3 and then child led whenever she's ready. I'm secretly hoping she'll make it to 4.




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Registered: 08-27-2006
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 10:46pm
I'm Melissa & my nursling is Leanna, almost 11 months.
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Registered: 10-29-2009
Fri, 04-30-2010 - 2:52pm

My name is Rachel (FTM/SAHM) and my first nursling is Lydia, 8 months. Each new day is a learning experience with her! I have learned to keep her nails trimmed. =) My first goal was to BF for 6 months (I didn't know babies needed BM after 6 months!). We love nursing and plan to make it to at least one year, hopefully longer. I have learned so much from this board! I just had to chuckle and shake my head when I read this in the 8 month newsletter from my HMO:

"Try to offer your baby's meals and snacks at around the same time each day. And serve solid foods before giving breast milk or formula, so she'll get more of the nutrients she needs instead of filling up on liquids."

Crazy, huh?

Thanks to all for your encouragement and support of BF!

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Fri, 04-30-2010 - 3:32pm
My name is Charleen and I have one DS, Andrew (3yo). I have been nursing for 3 years so far. As believer in child-led weaning I plan to let my DS decide when to completely wean. So far BFing and older child has been fairly easy and enjoyable and I haven't had any strong feelings of wanting my body back which is something I worried about possible happening (though it still could come up before he is truly ready to wean but I think I'm ready to handle it now if it ever does happen).

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Registered: 09-03-2008
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 3:37pm
Wow!!!

Tracy

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 5:11pm

I'm Tracy, I lurk here and there.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 5:21pm
Jenny that is so funny about having to "nurse" stuffed animals.
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Registered: 11-30-2007
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 12:01am

Hi. I'm Jennifer. My current nursling is Christian *12 mos*. I have reached my goal of 1 year mark, but I hope to make it to 15 mos now, or to let him self wean whenever he chooses.


I nursed my DD for only 6 wks, then FF. I nursed my ODS for 14 1/2 mos. I had to stop b/c I was preggo and my milk disappeared : O


I love the influence that breastfeeding has had on my children. They all know that breast is best. They can't understand why someone wouldln't BF. When my kids play baby dolls, they always BF them, even my ODS

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Registered: 10-16-2007
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 4:46pm

Hi, I'm Michelle...and I'm nursing 10-month-old Gabriel. I nursed my DD until she was 15 months. I started cutting out nursing sessions between 11-12 months then continued once a day until she self-weaned. I was sad when that happened!

I don't really have a plan this time around. I hate pumping but will continue to do it until Gabe is 13 months, at least. He was a month early so I want to stretch that out an extra month.

So we'll probably stop feeding him breastmilk when he's with the nanny during the day around that time. I guess the rest is up to him!

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Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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