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Cast Your Vote:

    • Breastfeeding past 1 is unnecessary -- Votes: 18
    • Self weaning FTW -- Votes: 64
    • Breastfeeding past (insert age in comment) is gross -- Votes: 9
Breast feeding past 1 is gross and unnecessary Elle&Cole⛄️ TTC since Oct 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 32454 posts
Jul 15th '13

This is a poll, but you can elaborate. Just curious what BG has to say about it. Although I know most of you are extended bf-ers

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
Jul 15th '13

I was told at a family get together the other day how its not right and gross. I was told that one was the latest blah blah blah! Haha I just laugh.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Jul 15th '13

I didn't feed my babies breastmilk past about 3 months and I'm totally for BFing until mother and/or child are done with it.

Elle&Cole⛄️ TTC since Oct 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 32454 posts
Jul 15th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" I didn't feed my babies breastmilk past about 3 months and I'm totally for BFing until mother and/or child are done with it."</blockquote>




May I ask why? Just curious!




And I wanna hear from these people who voted past 1 was unnecessary

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
Jul 15th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" I don't think it is beneficial past certain ages, but certainly not gross."</blockquote>




What age would say it is no longer beneficial.

SaraDenise Due September 22; 2 kids; Hogwarts, OK, United States 1175 posts
Jul 15th '13

Personally, I don't see why people feel it is their business to say who can breastfeed and at what age it needs to stop. I feel like unless it is your b**b in that babies mouth, you just need to mind your own business.



That said, I didn't breastfeed my son 2 1/2 years ago and I probably won't breastfeed the one I am pregnant with now. I'm a junior in college and I have to attend class and I spend a LOT of time on my homework to keep my grades high. My SO and I need the convenience of bottle feeding so that he can watch our children and I can get some peace and quiet to get my work done. I feel like MY right should be respected just like I respect breastfeeding moms!

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Jul 15th '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" I didn't feed my babies breastmilk past about ... [snip!] ... it."</blockquote> May I ask why? Just curious! And I wanna hear from these people who voted past 1 was unnecessary"


My nipples are so inverted that breastfeeding is very, very difficult. I saw LCs from multiple hospitals and I just...I ended up pumping but it's time consuming and I have a tendency to get PPD in which pumping only exacerbates the PPD issue.



Anyways...I think some of the hangup over BFing past 1 is due to the sexual aspect of breasts. It weirds people out to see a child attached to something that is moreso thought to be a sexual part of the body than a functional one. I guess it probably makes people feel uncomfortable to be witnessing what their mind conceives as a form of sexual molestation, even if they refuse to admit it.

Elle&Cole⛄️ TTC since Oct 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 32454 posts
Jul 15th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" My nipples are so inverted that breastfeeding is very, very difficult. I saw LCs from multiple hospitals ... [snip!] ... feel uncomfortable to be witnessing what their mind conceives as a form of sexual molestation, even if they refuse to admit it."</blockquote>




I agree

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
Jul 15th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" Same age as is recommended for weaning from formula. Once it is not a nutritional need. Not ... [snip!] ... extended BF is the bee's knee's and formula past age 1 is akin to selling your soul to the devil. But that's my basis. "</blockquote>



I understand what your saying in some ways. In other ways BM changes to accommodate the needs of the child. But I am biased as I bfed.

SaraDenise Due September 22; 2 kids; Hogwarts, OK, United States 1175 posts
Jul 15th '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" Same age as is recommended for weaning from formula. Once it is not a nutritional need. Not ... [snip!] ... extended BF is the bee's knee's and formula past age 1 is akin to selling your soul to the devil. But that's my basis. "

They actually make formula for 1+ years old. I don't think its formula that is discouraged, per say... I would say its just getting formula in the form of a bottle.

Elle&Cole⛄️ TTC since Oct 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 32454 posts
Jul 15th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" Same age as is recommended for weaning from formula. Once it is not a nutritional need. Not ... [snip!] ... extended BF is the bee's knee's and formula past age 1 is akin to selling your soul to the devil. But that's my basis. "</blockquote>




Beeees kneeees. Lol. My dd is 21 months and still a big nurser. I'm glad though since she sucks at eating and doesn't drink any other milk. If my dd was a good eater and liked other forms of milk I wouldn't care to nurse lol, at least as much

Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
Jul 15th '13

I don't plan to stop until she wants to.

SaraDenise Due September 22; 2 kids; Hogwarts, OK, United States 1175 posts
Jul 15th '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" So why does it matter what kind of n****e it comes out of? I mean, that is just foolish. My babies ... [snip!] ... preemies and I kept them on formula until 18 months each. I honestly don't give a shit how long someone bf's or ff's :lol:"

From what I have always been told, bottles are bad for a child's teeth. By one I switched my son to a sippy cup with a hard spout and by 18 months he was practicing with a cup with no lid. I don't care who does what either! MY kids are the only thing I'm going to worry about.

. 2 kids; Sacramento, California 1043 posts
Jul 15th '13

I bf my first until she was 20 months old but self weaned because i was half way threw my second pregnancy and my second is 21 months and is still nursing. I could really care less what others think because their my kids and my b**bs.

user banned Due May 16; Japan 238 posts
Jul 15th '13

i think it's great-my friend still breastfeeds her six year old son-he just plops down and pulls off her bra and says it's lunch time-I think it's great of course we get a few stares at the mall but they enjoy the bonding time.