Still breastfeeding

Katie - posted on 01/30/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Is there anybody who is still breastfeeding?, if so when do people intend giving up?, I dont think my son will give it up on his own as he wont take bottles, anybody got any advice? Dont get me wrong im still enjoying it and it's not bothering me,however he's got 4 teeth now and its just getting uncomfortable.

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Notional Health Organization recommends at least until 12 months, World Health Organizations recommends untill 24 months.  Don't give up now, you're in the home stretch.  Also, you would have to supplement with formula for a few months and if your baby doesn't take a bottle it may not get the nutrients needed.  I still beastfeed and my son has a mouthfull of teeth.  I really over react in pain if he bites me and he feels really bad and knows it hurts me.  He has only done it twice.  I'm aiming for the 12 months and will re-evaluate then.  I figure I will shoot for somewhere in the middle of one and two years.  Good Luck and Hang in There!

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Barbara-Anne - posted on 02/03/2009

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So exciting.  Well done Kentucky.  They need to send some of those ideas over here to England.

Marica - posted on 02/03/2009

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OK, this is what I found so far. It has to do with the topic I wrote about earlier. I still am going to look for more information, but wow, If KY could get this passed think of how many mommies would bf and help make healthier babies?

Bill: Fine For Interfering With Breast Feeding

POSTED: 8:58 am EST February 2, 2009
UPDATED: 9:01 am EST February 2, 2009
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Anyone interfering with breast-feeding of infants in public could be fined under a bill before Kentucky legislators.

Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, sponsored an earlier law that prohibits interfering with breast-feeding, but he couldn't get support for penalties when it was passed.

The Lexington Herald-Leader quoted Buford as saying adding fines might make more women feel more comfortable nursing their babies in public.
Click here to find out more!

The newspaper reported Kentucky has one of the nation's lowest rates of breast-feeding. Several studies have shown babies who nurse breast milk gain measurable health advantages.

The issue gain momentum in June 2007 when a Lexington woman was asked to stop breast-feeding at a restaurant. The incident drew national attention.

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Marica - posted on 02/03/2009

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I use a blanket or cover when we nurse or Its funny but i wear big sleeved shirts and pull my sleeve over and let her latch on and no one usually can tell. But yeah my husband said a fine for trying to stop us! I will attempt to do more research on it!

Barbara-Anne - posted on 02/03/2009

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A fine for trying to stop some one from breastfeeding!!! I hope you did hear that right! It's about time.   I'm a Canadian living in England and here I've been told I'm indecent.  If someone asks me to stop I have to by law because Jack is over 6 months.  GROWL.  This country is backwards.

Marica - posted on 02/03/2009

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I hear you Samantha...my daughter wouldnt take a sippy cup or formula since we brought her home from the hospital, she was a strick nurser, but since daddy took over watching her while I worked part time she has taken to the cup, she doesnt drink straight from it, he said he is forcing her to drink...But I know when I walk through the door from work the first think I get to do is nurse her or she doesnt calm down until she gets to nurse.

Keep up the good work ladies. Breast feeding is the best feeding! Oh yeah keep ear out for the news it seems we have some supporters whom are trying to get laws past to protect breast feeding mothers in public, seems I heard people who try to force us to stop might be fined???? I hope I heard that right!

Samantha - posted on 02/02/2009

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i still breastfeeeding to my daughter is crazy she wants know buddy but me and she will not take a bottle she take sippy cup a ;itt;e i one or two sipps nut tahts it  but weve been trying since she was 3 weeks old im hopeing shell grow out of it and start takeing somt cows milk when shes 12 mounths from a sippy cup since shee is leaning more to that and then i can slowly wean her of the brest 

Devonie - posted on 02/02/2009

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Also still nursing... He never took a bottle, but takes a sippy cup with water. I've never tried formula. He's got 6 teeth, and although he bites sometimes, it's not enough to make me stop (and I kind of thought it would be before we got to this point). I know we'll at least go until he's drinking cow's milk after 12 months, but I have a feeling I'll still be nursing for a long time after that, at least at bedtime.

Charmaine - posted on 02/02/2009

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Still nursing too! My Bridget has teeth and she is into a biting phase right now, but like the other posters said, over-react a bit and it might work for you. I know when she bites me, I do pretend to be in a lot more pain and she stops and looks at me and gets very upset. I also plan on nursing until she weans herself. My first weaned at 14 months, my second at 10 1/2 months but he also wouldn't take a bottle so we used soft spout sippy cups or just cups and straws. Bridget won't take a bottle either, and despises even the smell of formula so much that when I attempt to give her some through a straw, she pushes it away, so I'll definitely try to nurse as long as possible until she can drink regular milk! Hang in there, I'm sure your baby doesn't mean to hurt you and you're doing great :)

Amanda - posted on 02/02/2009

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I am still bfing and by daugther turned 10 months last week. I planed to go until a year, but I will probably keep the night a morning feedings - as it calms her so much....she's a bit obsessed. I keep hoping she will self ween. It was an ordeal to get her to take a bottle when she started day school at 3 months. She still will never take a bottle well anywhere else except at the dayschool. I can get her to take a few ounces of water recently from a sippy cup or bottle. She's not transitioning her milk well at the dayschool to a sippy cup. On the weekends I bf her 4-5 times a day. On the weekdays she gets 2-3 bfing sessions and 3 4 oz bottles. I only pump once a day now, so she's getting 1-2 bottles of formula during the day. I cut it down at 9 months...thinking I was going to wean her. I'm such a sucker because we both enjoy it....

Mandi - posted on 01/31/2009

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I'm still breastfeeding.  She takes a sippy cup with water and diluted fruit juice.  I plan to breastfeeding until at 18 months.  She's too distracted to nurse much during the day right now - she has a big feed at bedtime and first thing in the morning and a few smaller feeds during the day.  My son self-weaned at 12 months.

Barbara-Anne - posted on 01/31/2009

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Me too!  I'm still going.  My little guy does take a sippy cup, but I'm going to keep going until he self weans...or at least 2.  I didn't bother with bottles at all.  I started the sippy cup with juice, then switched to water and now I'm trying milk too.

Ally - posted on 01/31/2009

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I am still breastfeeding and plan on continuing until she is done...we are shooting for the two year mark unless she self weans before then but as much as she loves to nurse I don't see that happening anytime soon :)

Marica - posted on 01/31/2009

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Katie you can do it! I breast fed my 3 year old til she was 15 months. She had a mouth full of teeth. Like K.C said, over react playfully when the baby bits and they learn they cant do that. They are really gentle when they realize that it hurts mom.

My daughter will be 11 months in a few days, I plan on letting her nurse somewhere til 15 months or a little longer. She didnt want to use a bottle nor a sippy cup, but I let daddy start watching her a few hours a time through the week and she picked up the sippy cup thing rather quickly after that. She still prefers to nurse, which she does all night long like every 2-3 hours, especially since I picked up a part time job.

Our goal is at least 12 months with her, longer if we can.

Katie - posted on 01/31/2009

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He loves his "real" food  so im very fortunate with that, but he does has 4 breastfeeds a day Morning,mid-morning, afternoon and bedtime. He wont take a bottle or feedercup so its the only source fluid he gets daily, but im tempted to knock either the mid-morning or afternoon feed out?



    After the problems U had at the begining U really should be so prous of yourself that U persevered, good on U!!

Becky - posted on 01/30/2009

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Still breastfeeding also, pumping at work. Hope to go at least 1 year. No problems with teeth yet.

Marcia - posted on 01/30/2009

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I'm still breastfeeding too...we are down to three feedings a day, so it is pretty manageable...he just kind of weaned himself down to that himself. Long story short I had a lot of issues breastfeeding at first (well, let us just say for the first three months and then the pain stopped after about seven months) and I wasn't producing enough milk so we were supplementing with formula as well as breastfeeding. I only supplemented with formula at the last feeding and thankfully the bottle is what he gave up first so I don't have to worry about weaning him off of that which to level with you all was something that I didn't really want to deal with...in my experience breastfeeding is so much more convenient and easy than dealing with bottles and formula. Is your little guy a good eater of "real" foods yet? You know your little one best, but you might get surprised and he will just give it up naturally when he starts eating a lot of other foods.

Marieke - posted on 01/30/2009

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I'm still nursing my daughter, and I'll probably keep going until she decides she's had enough. She's got 6 teeth at the moment, which can occasionally make it interesting when she's not careful latching on, but she generally doesn't bite.



I nursed my son until after his second birthday, at which point he finally decided to accept bottles and actually eat some pureed foods (he has special needs and texture/sensory issues, so the introduction of anything besides breastfeeding was an ordeal).

Katie - posted on 01/30/2009

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Thank U - U R right the end is in sight, think im just gna have 2 keep on loggin on 2 this site and gettin support, sometimes just hearing otha ppl goin thru the same experinence really helps!Thanks again, and well done 2 U 4 perseverin (look at us hardcore breastfeeders)



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KC - posted on 01/30/2009

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I am Still breastfeeding my son only in the morning tho is when he wants it he has six teeth wont take formula so i give him water in a sippy cup, sometimes with a little bit of apple juiced watered down so much and then when hes a year i plan on giving him cows milk and ween him off since he doesnt really feed unless its in the morning or when hes not feeling good

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