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dream 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Linz, Ob, Austria 59820 posts
Sep 11th '12

we are at 2.5 years BFing! (as of Aug 23). not sure if I posted that in here or not.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Sep 11th '12

So, my son had not even asked to breastfeed for a good 3-4 days, and the 2 or 3 days before that I was nicely telling him no and distracting him. He asked today to "taste some breastmilk" lol. He told me there was no milk in my right boobie but a little in the left one. (His exact words, except pointing because he obviously doesn't know left and right :) )

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Sep 11th '12
Quoting dream:" we are at 2.5 years BFing! (as of Aug 23). not sure if I posted that in here or not."


Congrats!
:)
We'll be there on October 2!
I almost took my ticker down today, but I guess I have to wait a good 2 weeks after he breastfeeds to take it down for good, because apparently I never know when he will ask again.

usernametx Texas 19751 posts
Sep 11th '12

We just passed 3 years of nursing :) I need to get one of those milk pendents made soon. Does anyone have one or know how well they keep?

dream 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Linz, Ob, Austria 59820 posts
Sep 12th '12
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" We just passed 3 years of nursing :) I need to get one of those milk pendents made soon. Does anyone have one or know how well they keep?"


congrats on three years!

bennettcynthia74 Japan 46 posts
Sep 13th '12

What should be the proper time to stop BF and to start weaning?

dream 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Linz, Ob, Austria 59820 posts
Sep 13th '12
Quoting bennettcynthia74:" What should be the proper time to stop BF and to start weaning?"


there is no "proper time". it varies for everyone. it's until one or both of you no longer want to nurse. some people let their kids "self wean" and nurse them until they are 5 or 6 or even older sometimes. but most stop somewhere around 2-4 these days (those that nurse beyond 24m)

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
Sep 15th '12
Quoting dream:" we are at 2.5 years BFing! (as of Aug 23). not sure if I posted that in here or not."


Awesome!

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
Sep 15th '12
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" We just passed 3 years of nursing :) I need to get one of those milk pendents made soon. Does anyone have one or know how well they keep?"


What is a milk pendent?

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
Sep 15th '12

This is a little premature, but on Monday, September 17th, I will have been tandem nursing for 2 years! That is insane! When I started nursing my first child, I never expected we would be here. Other then knowing that breastfeeding was best for a baby, I didn't know much about it, I didn't know toddlers or children even could nurse! Plus, we had a rough start (I gave up by about 3 weeks and exclusively pumped, was about to start dropping pumping sessions and stop that, when she latched on at about 2.5 months of age).



I'm pretty sure my daughter will still be nursing on her fourth birthday, but we still have almost 2.5 months to go, so she might not (up to her, unless I get sick of it, but i don't think that will happen in the next two months :D).

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
Sep 15th '12
Quoting bennettcynthia74:" What should be the proper time to stop BF and to start weaning?"


Whenever mom or child want to stop.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Sep 16th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Roe23:</b>" This is a little premature, but on Monday, September 17th, I will have been tandem nursing for 2 years! ... [snip!] ... to go, so she might not (up to her, unless I get sick of it, but i don't think that will happen in the next two months :D)."</blockquote>




That's so awesome! :D
I was the same way, I knew nursing was good so I decided to do it. I was only planning on going to 1 year, and I thought even that was a really long time. I had no idea I would ever go past 1. Now my son is almost 2 1/2 and we're still going :)

usernametx Texas 19751 posts
Sep 17th '12

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greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Sep 17th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" "</blockquote>



Is that the actual milk? I want one!!!

dream 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Linz, Ob, Austria 59820 posts
Sep 18th '12
Quoting Roe23:" This is a little premature, but on Monday, September 17th, I will have been tandem nursing for 2 years! ... [snip!] ... to go, so she might not (up to her, unless I get sick of it, but i don't think that will happen in the next two months :D)."


congrats!