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#1 GlitterFarts

Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:05 PM

Even if i do say so myself. laughing2.gif

My daughter was born 5th Nov and to date, we are still breastfeeding! ddance.gif

I may not be feeding her completely on my own, i might even not be doing majority of it on my own, but we are still breastfeeding!

Third time lucky biggrin.gif

I even breastfed her at the ZOO today!  At the panda enclosure laughing2.gif

Never thought we would ever get this far, if i'm being completely honest!

Yay me biggrin.gif !!!

(Quick note -this is huge for me and something i never thought would ever ever happen, so i'm so proud of myself and my beautiful little girl, please don't mock it, k? original.gif  )

#2 LambChop

Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:09 PM

Awesome, good job original.gif

#3 *melrose*

Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Wounderful job, keep going i say eexcite.gif

#4 Luvmy4

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:56 AM

eexcite.gif  cclap.gif Congrats awesome job


#5 Therese

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

Well done original.gif

#6 EsmeLennox

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

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#7 No girls here

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

Congratulations!  

I've been there too, as I had major issues trying to feed DS1 so when DS2 came along and I managed it OK, it felt like a huge achievement.


#8 Mamabear2010

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

Well done! That's fantastic.

I had no issues breast feeding my ds and I feel very fortunate. I have great admiration for women who have problems with it and keep trying (some with more success than others). I find their stories incredible and I greatly admire their strength.

Congratulations.

#9 natangel

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

Good for you, freakypet.  You should be chuffed!

I struggled BF DD1 and had to give up at 3 months.

DD2 just turned 7 months and still BF. Success at last!

Well done. You deserve your self-congratulations  original.gif

#10 namie

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

Congratulations!!!

#11 mini mac

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

That's fantastic. Keep it up  original.gif

#12 TheChipAddict

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Oh I'm sooo glad I read this post!! Congratulations!! I'm 29 wks with number three. I bf DD for twelve weeks. It was traumatic, exhausting and painful. She was a month early, with severe jaundice and never learnt to attach properly. As I was living in a tiny, remote northwest town at the time, which had no doctor, let alone a CHN, I was given no support or advice on how to fix the issues I had, or how to continue. Then ten years later, we had DS. I had some anxiety prior to his birth about feeding, but was determined to try bf again. Lightning couldn't strike twice, right? Wrong. I only managed seven weeks of breast feeding, and by the end, comp feeding. By that point, my second bout of severe PND had taken hold, and it was advised that I do what I needed to do to stay healthy and sane. I still feel guilt today, two years later, for my apparent failure to be a mum who bf's successfully. I'm now 29 weeks with DS2. Many family and friends are suggesting I should simply go straight into bottle feeding, as I have suffered with depression since the birth of DD and Ds1, and have struggled with antenatal depression through this pregnancy. But at this moment in time (and I chop and change regularly, depending on ow I'm feeling) I think I will try again. Right now I feel like I can only try, get the right advice and lactation support from LC's, and see what happens. But I have to promise myself that I will not beat myself up about whatever happens.....So, anyway, congrats to you, it is fantastic, and you should be proud!!!  biggrin.gif

#13 Riotproof

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

That is so fabulous. Well done.

#14 Super Cat

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Fantastic! My #3 was my first successful breast feeder. Keep going, it generally gets easier as you go along.

#15 GlitterFarts

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

Aawww thanks everyone biggrin.gif

TashaG, sounds similar to me!  First baby early, jaundice, ended back up in nicu with very little support (pfft, NO support) all sorts of mental health issues including PND
It was all going to be different with no 2 -tried for ages, but bubba got so thin and my mental health was so fragile, we stopped and went tot bottle - heartbroken
This time, as this is our last bubba, i was determined to enjoy this babytime -not worry about anything, just enjoy. Feed as long or as short as i wanted to, not a single pressure either way (as long as we ignore ILs and parents LOL) and it is simply working!

Somedays it is all bottle, other days all boobie (with bottle filler-uppers) whatever works..... And i'm loving every moment of it !!

My baby prefers ME and is happy to quickly suck down a bottle, but always prefers to bf if given a choice wub.gif

Thanks again everyone! Only here do people understand my excitement biggrin.gif

#16 MrsWidget

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

Congratulations Freakypet, you should be very proud.

TashaG - good luck with whatever you decide.

#17 TheChipAddict

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

Naw thanks MrsWidget and Freakypet-both for your comments and for replying to something I posted!! I was starting to think I was invisible on here, or very good at killing threads.... Heehee. Yep Freakypet, this is my last one too, no choice actually as I have to have a hysterectomy after. So I will be determined to take your fantastic attitude into it with me... It has to be about enjoyment and not pressure!
Awesome-you've made my day tongue.gif

#18 Maple Leaf

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

I fully understand your excitment, with my 2nd I was able to successfully BF for 16 months (which is huge as with #1 I managed 3 weeks due to a multitude of probs stemming from her traumatic birth) so I really get your happiness.

Enjoy every minute and a huge congratulations.

#19 RichardParker

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

Onya, Freaky!

#20 LipStick

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

Awesome work!  biggrin.gif

#21 Velvetta

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

Hope to see you posting this this time next year too!
Well done x

#22 Rachaelxxx

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

Congratulations, well done.

#23 Ianthe

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Fantastic!




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