Cast Your Vote:
- it's great for the babe and i do/did it -- Votes: 34
- it's gross.... -- Votes: 2
<blockquote><b>Quoting Clarissa Larson:</b>" i know it's more of a personal choice, but i just wanna know how others feel, both my SO and mom think it'd be weird "</blockquote>
I've never cared what others thought, it's not their baby.
I bf my oldest until he was 3, my middle son until he was 4 and my youngest is still under 1 but he will self wean as well.
If you want to do it then go ahead and do it. I breastfeed until they wean. Our oldest was nearly three years old when she self-weaned. She also breastfed my entire pregnancy with her sister and for few months after her sister was born. As she got older, about two years old, she was only breastfeeding three times, then twice, then once at night, then zero.
Quoting Addi's Momma:" My friend's pedi actually encourages bfing til 2 and rfing until 2 at least."
I want your friend's pedi! You don't see that with pedis around here unfortunately :?
Quoting Clarissa Larson:" hey ladies. i was wondering your opinions on extended BFing. i wanna BF until shes 2, i mean, i know that they give toddlers formula extended, so whats the difference? "
the only difference is.... breast milk is best for baby!! : )
I breast fed my last until she was almost 18 months. No reason not to.. she weaned when she was ready. Nothing about turning 12 months made me decide she suddenly couldn't go to breast any more.
I plan to BF as long as I can. DS2 just turned one on Wednesday and I have no plans of stopping anytime soon. I would love to go to 2 or longer unless he weans before then.
The WHO recommends breastfeeding until at least age 2. There are a lot of studies saying that breastfed children are smarter, more well-rounded individuals.
I plan on breastfeeding until AT LEAST 2, unless DS decides he wants to self-wean before that. We will 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.
thank you guys a lot :) IDK i just felt odd about it because i feel like everyone looks down on it, but i dont want anymore kids, and i dont just wanna stop at a year because shes a year old, i wanna do it as long as she wants to do it. i just LOVE breastfeeding. i love the bond, i love the feelings that we share together. I just think it's amazing
Quoting justanothamotha:" It isn't actually "extended", as extending something means to "make it longer" - and you don't make it ... [snip!] ... though frames it as if it is outside the "norm". And although it isn't typical in our culture - it is normal human biology."
Thank you :) I really like that you said this :)
I breastfed until my son was 2 1/2 and the only reason we stopped is because my milk completely dried up from this pregnancy and it started to hurt. He WILL be starting again once this baby is born though and he will be 3.
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" I breastfed until my son was 2 1/2 and the only reason we stopped is because my milk completely dried ... [snip!] ... dried up from this pregnancy and it started to hurt. He WILL be starting again once this baby is born though and he will be 3."
thats great! my aunt BF all my cousins till they were at LEAST three. they all self weaned
its great but i couldnt produce enough to last that long
Quoting Brandy&TayTay:" its great but i couldnt produce enough to last that long"
That sucks :( at least you did it for as long as you could :D
<blockquote><b>Quoting Clarissa Larson:</b>" but would you judge someone else if they did? not attacking or being a b***h i just wanna know everyones input on the subject"</blockquote>
Nope. But sometimes I wonder why mothers contuine BFing for the health benefits, then feed their 2 year olds fast food...kinda counter productive. But if both parent and child are still happy breast feeding, then feed away.!
<blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" I breastfed until my son was 2 1/2 and the only reason we stopped is because my milk completely dried ... [snip!] ... dried up from this pregnancy and it started to hurt. He WILL be starting again once this baby is born though and he will be 3."</blockquote>
What if he isn't interested?
dd is almost 7mths and i also decided to self wean too:) i love bfing!!! and thought of taking her b**b 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!!!