is anyone still breast feeding at 15 months
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Yvonne - posted on 05/05/2011
1st child 19 months
2nd child till 3 years
3rd child till 3 and half
4th till 6 years (toward the end it was about once a fortnight) A the boys have said when they could still remember doing it. It gave them a sense of being close and therefore secure, plus it tasted yummy.
Mae Richell - posted on 05/05/2011
My daughter's 3 yrs old and I'm still breastfeeding her. Although when I'm not around her diet includes rice, fish/meat, fruits and vegetables, or chocolates sometimes (lol). She's not a picky eater, but she would still ask for her mom's milk.
Many people have commented especially the elder ladies in our place that she should be weaned already, but those comments though unnerving just make me smile. It's more like our intimate moments together as mother and daughter. Sometimes I would even tease her that she's too big already for her to be breastfed, but she would just smile.
What made me decide to continue breastfeeding is because it helped her grew as healthy as she is now (thank God). I'm planning to wean her when she's four (old enough to be asked that she can't have breast milk during recess time).
I breastfeed my now 2 yr old until he was 1 1/2 yrs old. The only way I was able to ween him off was I went on a mini vacation out of town for 3 days and he had to go cold turkey. I think at that point he was only feeding for comfort because he was eating table food so he really just missed being next to my body.
Shila - posted on 05/03/2011
Hi Wykeisha! I'm still breastfeeding my little girl of 3 and a half. Still an important part of our relationship. and true, I definitely feel it keeps her strong and healthy, she doesn't get sick so often and when she does, boy am I glad I can breastfeed her! Love to you and your little one!
Esther - posted on 05/02/2011
My doll baby still loves mama's "num-nums" and she just turned 2 in March. Haven't the heart to turn away her adorable smile when she asks for some and pats lovingly-if not trying to fish in my shirt and get to them if I try to redirect her.
Julie - posted on 05/02/2011
I nursed until my daughter weaned herself voluntarily between 18 and 19 months. I will do the same for my now almost-10-month old (follow her lead, let her decide to wean when she is ready). Do what feels right to you. Follow your instincts and ignore what others say. And btw- the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding until 2. :-)
Bethany - posted on 05/02/2011
i nursed my son till he was 4.. i know it may sound crazy... but i never ever thought in a million years i would ever do anything like that.. and before his 5th bday, we had a special " buh-bye to booby" party and he never nursed a day after it. it was the most special thing in the world you could do for your child and who really cares whos nursing at or beyond a certain age... i know it feels good to know there are other mothers who do.. but really, its all about you and your child. i hope you have some positive support cuz i sure as hell didnt . not even from my husband. he thought it was kinda silly at that age. but it was a protection and security my son seeked. He never got terribly ill and he has the smarts of a genius... lol. obviously he wasnt nursing during the day after age 3.. it was all at night. but i am so proud of you and hope you do it up to a time that feels right for YOU and YOUR CHILD. good luck. Your kid will thank you in the long run for giving them the health and mental security they needed at a young age...
Molly - posted on 05/02/2011
Breastfeeding is REcommended until at least 1 year of age, but as i'm sure you've noticed, there isn't much of a difference between a 12 month old and a 15 month old. A 15 month old is still, IMHO, a baby! I have a 2.5 year old and a 3 month old. Breastfeeding both. The world average for breastfeeding is 4+ years. You aren't doing anything strange. The mothers formula feeding are!
Best of luck to you. Do what works for you. You're doing great. :)
Anna - posted on 05/01/2011
My son is now 17 month and I plan to nurse him until he is 18 months. I would do it longer but I really want another baby and I cant get pregnant while nursing even though I have my period. I love the feeling of nursing my baby but he is getting to demanding in public and its tiring at times.
Zoya - posted on 05/01/2011
2 and a half and weaning. We've weaned from all but one scheduled feeding. She still gets to nurse in the morning when she wakes up and sometimes randomly during the day, if she asks. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I'd planned to nurse until 3 months, like everyone else I'd heard of and then switch to formule, which I mistakenly had thought was as good or better. Then, thanks to the baby care class I took at Kaiser, I learned that "there are literally hundreds of components of breastmilk that science has not yet identified, much less been able to replicate" and that the American Pediatric Association recommends breastfeeding until AT LEAST age 2, I was shocked. I thought 3 months was long enough so I had to rethink that and decided to got until 6 months and see how it went. By then, it was easy, so I decided to re-evaluate at 1 year. When we got to a year, I just decided I'd keep it up and try to make it until 2 and how she's 2 and half. Thank goodness for a supportive husband and family who, despite their preconceived notions about breastfeeding being unnecessary beyond 6 months, were able to hear and accept new information and accept something that most people think is weird.
I'm glad I stuck with it and I know my daughter is healthier because of it!
Keep it up as long as you are able because toddlers continue to need the nutrition and immunity support as they develop.
Laressa - posted on 05/01/2011
I breasted my daughter till she was 13 months or so. I was 5 months pregnant and she didn't care to nurse anymore. I had hoped to tandem nurse. But she didn't seem to want to keep on and I did not get much support. For sure not from my doc. I still kinda wish she would sometimes. I tried recently to give her some pumped stuff and she screwed up her face and said sours that was so funny it was 20 minutes since pumped at the most. Anyway see how long my baby now wants to nurse. I'm hoping well past a year...
Nicole - posted on 05/01/2011
I got to four months with my son, I would have gone longer but I had a cancerous tumor they had to remove from my thyroid in my throat just four months after I had him, he is as healthy as a horse ,thank the good lord! Now I am almost 6 months pregnant with my second child and I'm as excited as ever to nurse this baby, I will nurse this child as long as she wants to be nursed, as long as there is no biting!
Celeste - posted on 05/01/2011
I breastfed my son until 20 months old. Around 15 months we transitioned to nights and mornings only and then around 18 months to nights only. He probably would like to have gone longer, but I was getting tired and annoyed because of he developed an entitled attitude about it, which meant it was no longer the nurturing experience it is meant to be. But he only fussed about it a few nights and then was fine after that. So you have to wean when and how it's right for you.
Bernadette - posted on 05/01/2011
my little girl breast fed until she was 17 months. By then I was pregnant again and she just decided to stop. She was only having one or two feeds a day by then anyway, and all of a sudden lost interest in it altogether. My little boy is now 3 weeks old, and he is a LAZY feeder. He snacks for a couple of minutes, just to fill the void and then falls asleep. Then wakes up again when he realises he's still hungy. And then does the same thing again. My daughter would still continue to feed after she fell asleep, but typical male can't do two things at the same time... :)
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