Shout out to breastfeeding mommies!!

Tricia - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 37 moms have responded )

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It's August, so if your munchkin was born in January, he's 6 months old by now, or maybe even 7. Who's still breastfeeding? We are still going strong. My LO is on minimal solid foods (a few tbsp a day), but with his sensitive tummy, I'm planning to BF for a good long while. I love nursing him in the middle of the night, when he's all sweet and cuddly. I love nursing him to sleep last thing before I leave for work, so he's got a full tummy and a peaceful little face as I walk out the door.

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Stephanie - posted on 10/25/2009

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My son is 9 1/2 months and he nurses at night only. i love coming home from work and having that personal time with him.

Heather - posted on 08/27/2009

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Still nursing! He was 7 months on the 19th. He loves it, and I love it. He eats solids 2x a day, and nurses pretty much whenever he wants (when i'm not at work anyway). I'm glad to see that everyone elses LO's are still waking up to nurse at night. I thought I was the only one still walking around like a zombie. lol

Hattie - posted on 08/26/2009

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My son was born 1/23 and we are still going strong with the breastfeeding! We did exclusively for 6 months, and now he has started solids. My aim is at least a year but maybe 18 months.

Nadia - posted on 08/25/2009

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Hello ladies! This is my first post on Circle of Mom's since I joined a while back! My li'l girl, Zoya was born on Jan 11 2009... :) She's 7 months old now and I love her to bits! I still breastfeed, but I also formula feed, as she was losing so much weight in her first 2 weeks. So I try and bf every day.. My fave time to do it is when she wakes up in the middle of the night (if that happens) or first thing in the morning whens he's at her hungriest :) I hope to continue doing so until she's about 14-15 months old.

Anna - posted on 08/25/2009

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January 27th baby, she's *almost* exclusively breastfed (never had formula and I rarely pump) still, we just tried offering her a bit of food 2 days ago but she's not really keen. Not a big deal though, under 1 is just for fun!

Tiffany - posted on 08/24/2009

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Still Breastfeeding though I will be forced to stop next month, the plan was to BF her for a year but gonna need to take some medicines for my knees so I will have to discontinue the BFing :( I'm gonna really miss that personal time that I have with her, she is eating cereal, fruit and vegetables just fine with the occasional snack so I'm hoping converting her strickly to the bottle won't be as hard for her as it will for me

Chelly - posted on 08/21/2009

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LO is pretty much exclusively BF. She gets to munch on the occasional piece of fruit or carrot. She's a big girl. 21-22 lbs. 1/21

Michelle - posted on 08/20/2009

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Mika will be 7 months old tomorrow. Still on the boob. I love breastfeeding. I pump at work. Hoping to make it till she is a year old. I did not think i would last this long. With my son i stopped when he was 3 months old. She gets some solid at daycare, but when she gets home she only wants the boob.

Jena - posted on 08/20/2009

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My little man will turn 7 months tomorrow loves to nurse still...even though he is interested in everything around him. He eats solids for breakfast lunch and dinner and nurses at 6, 10 am, 2, 5 and 8 pm. I will try to get to a year and he transitions well bt breast and bottle which is great for time to spend with daddy when I have to leave the house for a bit :)

Laura - posted on 08/18/2009

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My daughter was born 1/6/09 and she is still a boobie baby she has some solids throughout the day but she is still not that interested in them

Elisi - posted on 08/18/2009

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My LO is 7 months and we are still going strong with the breastfeeding. She is getting a few ounces of solids most days but is still primarily breastfed. I have been really fortunate not to have had to supplement with formula. We had some rough patches in the beginning, but we worked through it and she does great. I love our bonding time and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I plan to let her wean herself when she is ready. What an amazing thing we can do for our babes! Great job mommies!

Dawn - posted on 08/16/2009

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Still BF'ing. Introducing baby foods daily- but still able to BF every feed. I feel fortunate and blesses that I still am.

Rhonda - posted on 08/14/2009

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HOLLA!!

I just started working, and luckily her daycare is close and I can walk over twice a day to feed her - NO MORE PUMPING (she just moved to this daycare on Wednesday).

I plan on feeding to one year!

Camille - posted on 08/14/2009

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We went through a lot of problems in the beginning and I was pumping, but by 3 months I was exclusively breastfeeding, and we're still going strong now. =) I'm not quitting anytime soon when it was so much work to get it right! We are starting solids now, but that's mostly just for fun at this point.

Stacey - posted on 08/13/2009

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My son was born 1/17 and he still breastfeeds 5x a day. No more overnight feeds, thank goodness. He also has solids breakfast lunch and tea about 3/4cup (he is a big hungry boy!).

I will breast feed him until he is a year or he decides to self wean, whatever come first.

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Born 1/29 and still breastfeeding. Going to go as long as we can.

The AAP recommends breastfeeding at least one year; the WHO recommends at least two years.

You go, girls!

Megan - posted on 08/08/2009

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My son was born on 1/20 and we're still breastfeeding! He's eating a good amount of solids breakfast and dinner, but still nurses about 8 times a day. He's sensitive to wheat, dairy and soy, so formula was never much of an option (we used it once in a while at the beginning because it was hard to keep my diet so restricted -- until we realized that they all have soy in them). He's got 2 teeth, and I haven't had a hard time with him biting. I think we'll be nursing until he's well over a year!

Melanie - posted on 08/08/2009

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Yep my Isabelle was born on 01/28/09 and she is still breastfeed I am still going strong with it it is the best thing, when i thought I was only going to do it for 3 months know im going on 6 1/2 month and think I will do it till she 1 year old!

Kate - posted on 08/08/2009

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im still breastfeeding my daughter born on 8th jan. and dont plan to stop soon. shes eating solids twice a day breakie and dinner, shes just gotten her first two teeth but hasnt yet bitten me, but that wont stop me breatfeeding. i love nursing her, and im glad i get to experience it.

La - posted on 08/07/2009

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Hey all! My DD is about 6.5months and is still mostly breastfed. I give her a couple tablespoons a lunch and dinner and let her "taste" different things but breastfeed every 3-4 hours. My original goal was to wean her at either 6 months or when she got teeth, but both of those have happened and I'm now thinking of pushing it back to one year before I wean her.

Cadoline - posted on 08/07/2009

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hiya congrats to all who are still going, my dd was born 15/1/09 and we are still going although she is now more interested in sucking her hands! lol she has started solids 1 meal a day :)

Erin - posted on 08/07/2009

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My Cal is almost 7 months. He gets solids for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I breastfeed him along with his soilds. He is very mommy attached and only ever wants me to hold him. Very tough to do with a almost 3 yr old as well.

Tajare - posted on 08/06/2009

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I'm still nursing! It's starting to wear me out because I do it all day long with a few ounces of solids a day. My son will be 7 months Saturday! Yay! I don't mind nursing once in the middle of the night, but lately he has been waking up several times. I haven't been successful with self-soothing. :0(

User - posted on 08/06/2009

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I missed out on breast feeding my eldset as I was very ill after his birth, so I was very determined to feed my daughter which went well and I breast fed her until she was sixteen months old - at which point she weened herself. This time round I only fed for the first six months and I have just put my son onto a formula bottle now... he is just such a big boy and even with his three solid meals a day I just didn't have enough to fill him he was always hungry; but I am ok with the decision and am proud of our acheivments - well done to all those breast feeding mummies out there, its a great feeling to think that you have grown and fed them until they have developed into such a gorgeous bundle of joy and its all because of what you have given them!!!

Kaila - posted on 08/06/2009

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I breastfed my daughter until she was 13 months old, she weaned herself as she got more interested in everything around her and less interested in mommy. I plan on going until a year with my son, which is another 6 months away, as long as he doesn't start biting. he's more active than his sister was at this age and more interested in everything around him too.
I just love the way he smiles at me, or tries too with a mouth full, if hears my voice. His eyes light up and he's got one sweet grin. But if he hears anyone, or anything else in the room we got to sit right up and see where it came from. He's very observant for 6 months.

Heather - posted on 08/06/2009

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We are still nursing here, Lilah was born on 1/21, so six and a half months. We both love it still so I don't see us quitting anytime soon. She refuses to take more than an ounce or two from a bottle if she stays with her Nana for a few hours! She is breast only! She is eating a few tablespoons of solids twice a day now as well, which I pump out milk to mix with that.

Cheryl - posted on 08/05/2009

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I'm still nursing, and he's almost 7 months! My favorite time is bedtime! I love when he falls asleep while I'm nursing him!

Shelley - posted on 08/05/2009

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My little guy is 6 months +1 week and i'm still nursing! Had some rough patches....clogged duct, mastitis and low milk supply but we've worked through them and are reaping all the benefits! He stilll nurses a lot at night... but i enjoy the cuddles and its the best way to get him back to sleep:) I agree...sometimes he gets me with his one tooth and it hurts! Help me when the others come in!!

Christine - posted on 08/05/2009

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We're still going strong! Although Victor (1/12/09) is on 3-3oz solids meals a day. He's super active--just took his first step today! He still nurses about 8 times a day, and I agree, nursing him to sleep is the best feeling in the world. I love it. My initial goal when I was pregnant, my New Year's resolution was to remain healthy enough to bf until at least his first birthday, and as we approach that (waaay too fast!) my next goal is to 18 months. Yay for all the super mommies who are still making milk!!!

Amy - posted on 08/04/2009

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We are still going strong! Lauren is 7 months today and she still enjoys the comfort of the breast. She is eating solids 2x a day, cereal for breakfast and at something yummy at dinner. She still enjoys nursing during the night, but sometimes it is more for comfort than for hunger. But hey, whatever gets her back to sleep! I plan to keep breastfeeding until she decides to stop (or at a year, which ever comes first) but those teeth sure can hurt at times :) Oh well, it is worth it!

Jennifer - posted on 08/04/2009

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My LO just turned 6 months and I'm still breast feeding and giving him bottles of my expressed milk while I'm at work. Pumping at works sucks, but I know it's worth it in the end. I love feeding my little man in the morning and when I'm home from work. He gets solids three times a day and nurses about 4-5 times a day as well (while I'm home anyway during summer break. Being a teacher is so nice sometimes). I plan on going for 6 more months when he is a year old.

Marcia - posted on 08/04/2009

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Hiya,



That's so sweet, and me to. Although I let hubby put him to sleep in the evenings, but when he wakes which is once or twice in the night, Aaron's still half asleep and he falls into a deep sleep and stops feeding. It's so lovey, but I don't let him stay on it in the day now. When he's just about to fall asleep I take him off so he's used to falling asleep when he's not attached. I've done this as he needs to get used to me not being around when he starts daycare in a few weeks.



He'll have 2 full feeds from me in the morning, food and formular milk in the day, then breast feed in the evening and through the night if he's hungry till he's at least 1 year old. I started him on organic foods like baby rice, cereals, and home made purees for the past 3 weeks now. He turned 6 months on the July 31st, but he was over due and should be over 6 and a half months now anyway.



I take pics every day that he's trying new foods or different consistancies of the foods he's used to and likes. I also keep a food diary as it can take a day to a week for babies to decide if they like certain food, and especially how his taste buds are changing now. We're having so much fun with him, and I love making him food or trying the new Organic ranges in the shops.



Have fun ladies :-)

Tanya - posted on 08/04/2009

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Hi! I'm still nursing my little guy, 7 months old now. I'm planning on

going till a year; he gets solids twice a day now, lunch and dinner

but still nurses all the time, every 2 hours at least. I love having a

special bond with my baby :)

Nichole - posted on 08/04/2009

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I am still nursing miss thang! She will be 7 months on Sunday! She's on solids twice a day but is still nursing regurlary! It's crazy when she was first born I planned on just nursing for the first 6 weeks! She used to take a bottle great (of breastmilk) until she reached 4 months and decided that she would NOT take anything but the boob! But I really do enjoy it!

Hilary - posted on 08/04/2009

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Wasn't sure I would make it this long. Everytime I was about to throw in the towel and ween over to formula something would happen to keep us going with breastfeeding. At this point he does get some solid food as well. With that he gets a small bottle. I have been lucky that he can transition between breast or bottle easily.

Amber - posted on 08/04/2009

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My son was born 1/16/09 and I exclusively pump due to problems in the begining, but I am still going strong with pumping even though it is so difficult at times mostly due to work, but I love knowing I am giving him the best possible thing. I wish my little man would nurse though.

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