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Emma - posted on 11/18/2009
i breastfed my son till nearly 11 months before he had even tasted formula. i LOVED feeding him it was comforting to both him and myself he is now 19months and a very strong healthy boy so if u can breastfeed i would fully recommed it
Danielle - posted on 11/18/2009
I breastfeed. I'm still ging all the way. I'm going to stop when Gina is a year. I think it's the best thing for a baby. It was Hard for me though. Cause when she was born I told the hospital nurse that I wanted to breastfeed but they didn't listen so what they did was they took her back to the nursery part and fed her a bottle. so I got off to a ruff start. But after she came home she was doing a little better on the breast. it took her around 2 months to get it fully. but she got it. It was hard those first two months. the pumping, the leaky boobs, engorgment. but now she's a happy baby. I think that it was all worth it.
Samantha - posted on 11/18/2009
I breast fed my daughter from day one until she was 11 months old cuz I ran out of milk. She took the bottle so easily...never had one problem with that. Breast feeding is a little bit of work and hard to do in public if your modest but it is completly worth it especially knowing that is the best for your baby plus the bonding time then is amazing nothing is better.
Ashleigh - posted on 11/18/2009
I breastfeed my 10 month old and plan to until she shows she's ready to wean!
At first though I had a uti and viral infection and had to sleep a lot so she got a couple bottles formula but she always preferred the breasts so I ended up sticking with it!
Tanya - posted on 10/31/2009
I breastfed my daughter until she was 2. The only reason we went that long was because she wasn't ready to wean yet, and she only nursed at night by that time (I started her on milk, water, and juice at 1). The reason we stopped at 2 years old is because my milk dried up over night.
Pia - posted on 10/31/2009
I breastfed my baby until he was 7 months old. He weaned himself at that age and I was so disappointed. I loved breastfeeding and wanted to continue for as long as I could. Not only is it a much cheaper option then formula, but it also a really amazing bonding time!
Pamela - posted on 10/27/2009
In this case you need to use a bottle that closely resembles the breast. My daughter has breastfeed her son for 10 months now and never had any difficulty with him wanting the bottle. He has the bottle at the babysitters, she uses breastflow bottles. they come out slow and are resemble the breast. Yes there are times when they start getting teeth that it can be challenging, but if you just take them away from the breast and firmly tell them No, they evenually get it.
Pamela - posted on 10/27/2009
Breastfeeding is the best! I breastfeed all four of my children exclusively. The first few weeks aren't easy, but stick with it, it's worth every moment. Noone ever tells you how hard it is at first. You really need a mentor or some coaching. This is good place to start.
Esther - posted on 10/27/2009
My little boy is 5months now and I have breastfed exclusively since he was born. He fed for the first time only 2mins after being born and so took to it really well. It was hard for the first few weeks because one of my nipples got really sore and cracked and I couldn't bear to feed from that one. It was fine tho because I just expressed milk from that breast and bottle fed him the breast milk. By 4 weeks I was completely healed and since then have had no problems. I would recommend breastfeeding all the way because not only is it so much better for your baby, but it is so much easier too. I can never be bothered to mess around with sterilising bottles and water and waiting for it to cool etc. It's especially easier at night time because your baby gets fed straight away and so doesn't have time to wake himself up by crying, and therefore settles straight away too. Some people say that they want to bottle feed so that their partners can help them out more, but I think that just makes more work for both of you. Also if you are with your partner then you can let him sleep through the night then take the baby when he wakes up in the morning to let you have a lie in and catch up on your sleep. If you are worried about feeding in public, don't be. I used to feel self conscious but you can just place a muslin over the baby's head, and at the end of the day if your baby is hungry getting it fed is the most important thing. I have never been asked not to breastfeed anywhere, in fact I have had many compliments for feeding myself. I hope you do breastfeed, if you want any advice or tips then please message me :)