Laura - posted on 08/10/2010 ( 46 moms have responded )
My little girl Kylie is just over 6 months old (born Feb 2nd). I have been breastfeeding her since she was born but have had to supplement with formula a little bit. At work I use a combined managers office and occasionally have to ask people to step out and normally this, thankfully, has never been an issue. I was heading up to use the room and saw a co-worker of mine (engaged and in her 30's, no children yet) and asked if I could use the office or if she was in there. She said it was open and that I could use it.
She then asked how much longer I was planning on pumping. I told her, "well I passed my initial goal of 6 months and have now been hoping to go for nine months to a year." "Really?! A whole year? That seems like a really long time!" I was a bit shocked she was so blunt I didn't really have time to think and all I said was, "well the American Academy of Pediatrics says to go for a year and I'd think they'd know what they were talking about" and just left it at that. Many of my momma friends breastfed longer than 6 months.
So in your opinion, is it odd for a woman who is working (part time) to breastfeed past 6 months?