Breastfeeding?

Hayley - posted on 01/24/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Is anyone still breastfeeding? I am but think my daughter is beginning to self wean. I am really sad about it as its happened suddenly with no warning :o( x

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Jen - posted on 01/28/2009

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Yes! I still BF my son in the mornings, after I get home from work in the evenings, and before bed. It is more for comfort than anything else, but we both still enjoy the quiet time together. I am going to allow him to self-wean. I love nursing, and cherish every moment! :)

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I still nurse at 6pm and 6am everyday without fail. I'm not sure when he will wean. We are currently ttc so maybe if and when that happens my milk will change and will self wean. Otherwise, tandem nursing is fine with me.

Shannon - posted on 01/26/2009

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I along with others is still BF my daughter (10/10). I was going to ween last week but then she got sick. "Boob" is ALL she wants when she is sick- boob and her shnuckie blanket. I hope to start weening on the 1st since she still gets up in the middle of the night. She is down to about 2 feedings during the day and one or two at night. I don't know about you ladies, but I'm STILL tired! When she gets up in the middle of the night, we usually just co-sleep after cause I don't want to get up AGAIN. Yes, I'm greedy like that! LOL! So, basically what I guess I'm trying to say is maybe I could get inspired by those that have weened their children. Good luck ladies! Happy motherhood!

Aryn - posted on 01/26/2009

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I am still nursing my daughter too! She is down to only nursing before bed (her choice) and I too think she is close to weaning. There are sometimes a few nights when she won't want to nurse and just goes to sleep! I am not too surprised because she has been slowly cutting back the number of feedings and the length of feedings. I am sad too but I know I've done it for a long time and given her the best start I can! And, if they self-wean it's so much easier for them. Just try to enjoy every feeding you have with her!

Alice - posted on 01/26/2009

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I am still nursing mine. He's a busy little guy, and doesn't nurse often. My older son nursed until he was two. I weaned him, and it was much easier at that age than it would have been earlier. Most kids don't self-wean until they are much older. Maybe your little one is just distracted.

Hila - posted on 01/25/2009

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I am also still nursing my daughter...she loves her "tzee tzee"! No end in sight right now. She does have a cow's milk allergy (haven't yet tried Goat's milk) and had really bad reflux until I stopped eating anything dairy. Since I am her only milk supply, I am not going to try to stop nursing her- she is happy and healthy and eats solid food too, so why stop a good thing?

Angela - posted on 01/25/2009

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I am still nursing my son. Like a previous poster said, we have days or even weeks where he doesn't seem interested in breastfeeding and then the next day or week he is nursing like crazy. So your daughter may not be weaning, just busy working on something else. I am hoping to nurse through the winter, until DS is 18 months or so. I am hoping that he will start weaning himself at that point, but if he doesn't I think I will start to slowly encourage it. I am already sad about it, but I just try to focus on the amazing gift I have given him for so many months.

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I am still breastfeeding and we will have a day where she hardly breastfeeds at all and then it will pick up again, so don't worry, she may not be weaning just yet! I breastfed my oldest until he was a little over two and the same thing would happen with him. Children can also go through nursing strikes where they refuse the breast for a short period of time and then return to it. Good luck!

Christine - posted on 01/24/2009

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I stopped breast feeding at 12 months. at 9 months I stopped most of my feedings during the day, she got her teeth then, and she wasn't very careful, so I had to stop most of them. I still BF her right before she went to bed, and if she'd wake up in her crib I'd bring her in the bed with my husband and I. Our family co-slept until about 9 or 10 months. It was definatly kind of sad to have the Breastfeeding stop, but the time was right for both of us. It was an awesome expierance though, and I'll for sure do it with my next children. My daughter was on solids early too, so I think that helped with the weaning. Good luck!

Kelly - posted on 01/24/2009

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hi hayley, my daughter started to wean herself off during the day at 4 months (mainly because she wanted to look about and be nosey) but still had several feeds during the night until 7 and a half months, but because she didnt feed in the day there wasnt enough milk at night and so she stopped pretty quickly. She just lost interest and now doesnt associate milk with my chest which is nice...plus its nice to pass the feeding to someone else! Its quite sad but theres plenty of exciting things to look forward to so dont worry too much.



regards kelly



 

Hayley - posted on 01/24/2009

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Quoting Kelly:



hi hayley, my daughter started to wean herself off during the day at 4 months (mainly because she wanted to look about and be nosey) but still had several feeds during the night until 7 and a half months, but because she didnt feed in the day there wasnt enough milk at night and so she stopped pretty quickly. She just lost interest and now doesnt associate milk with my chest which is nice...plus its nice to pass the feeding to someone else! Its quite sad but theres plenty of exciting things to look forward to so dont worry too much.






regards kelly






 






That is a very rare thing that happened to you Kelly. Normally babies dont self-wean until 18 months. x

Kelly - posted on 01/24/2009

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hi hayley, my daughter started to wean herself off during the day at 4 months (mainly because she wanted to look about and be nosey) but still had several feeds during the night until 7 and a half months, but because she didnt feed in the day there wasnt enough milk at night and so she stopped pretty quickly. She just lost interest and now doesnt associate milk with my chest which is nice...plus its nice to pass the feeding to someone else! Its quite sad but theres plenty of exciting things to look forward to so dont worry too much.



regards kelly



 

Adf0905 - posted on 01/24/2009

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I am, but we're going to be weaning in the next month or so. We're moving in March and I'd like to have her weaned by then.

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