Health and safety recommendations

Merry - posted on 03/26/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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So the american academy of family physicians says that weaning a child from the breast before two years of age puts the child at increased risk of illness.
And the world health organization says two years minimum for breastfeeding.
The car seat safety recommendation is to keep children rearfacing in a convertible car seat until a minimum of two years.
And the american academy of pediatricians has recently changed their advise to two full years rear facing as their recommendation.

Our kids are now approaching their second birthdays!
Anyone still breastfeeding, and still rearfacing?
How's it going? Are you surprised how fast this year went?
I'm sure excited for the coming year, it appears to be a lot of work, but also a ton of fun!

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Merry - posted on 04/03/2011

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I bet you start having let downs in the middle of rounds! I've heard of that happening. :)
Maybe it is time for another, and maybe it's just a sign your son wasn't quite ready to be done! Who knows, I kind of think Eric will be breastfeeding a year or more yet. It's a good thing I sort of decided I was simply going to be lactating for the next decade or so, I'm in no hurry for him to stop, it's just part of being a mom by now, I don't know any different. And it's so empowering to breastfeed, it's so feminine, yet so strong and powerful.

Rachael - posted on 04/03/2011

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oh yeah, I have no doubt he smelled the milk. I was concerned about the sudden production but read about it and it is apparently common for up to 2 years after stopping. I was on the mother baby and L&D units last week (it was only orientation can you imagine my body's reaction to actual delivery?) Maybe this is mother nature's way of saying it is time for another lol!

Merry - posted on 04/03/2011

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Wow he went back! That's awesome! And kind of funny, do you think he smelled the milk again? :) do you work with babies at the hospital? Maybe the sounds of newborns crying made your milk come back? That's cool. Eric is a bit bigger then your son, 27lbs but he is still rearfacing too. Our seat goes to 45lbd rear facing so he's in it for a long time! Boy does it look funny though with two rearfacing convertible seats in our small ptcruiser! But they fit! Just barely :/ and we are all ready for our little girl to be born next month.
I'll be bf both so I hope that goes well, I love our time bf, Eric is so active and it's a great time to reconnect and have some eye contact! Otherwise I swear we would never get those intimate moments just looking into each there eyes. It's priceles

Rachael - posted on 04/02/2011

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Alexander has NEVER faced forward in the car =) He won't until he reaches the rear facing weight max for our seat which is 40 lbs ( and our little munchkin is only 23.5lbs now =D) As far as breast feeding we weaned at 18 months, (we were down to one feed every other day and he just stopped asking) I started OB rotation at nursing school and suddenly started making milk again this week, and my little guy has begun nursing like he never stopped. I am still not quite sure what to do with that, but think it is super cute.

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