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How many mothers out there are feeding a child over 2?
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#51 Moneypenny2014

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

This is so great!
I'm so glad to hear that there are others that sort of keep it a bit of a secret because of comments too (not that I think any of us should have to but its comforting to know I'm not alone there).


#52 libbylu

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

It's funny isn't it.  Even my extremely pro-breast feeding mother, who layed it on thick to each of my older cousins as they had their babies about the importance of breastfeeding, started to ask me if I thought my son wasn't a bit old for it after he got past 18 months.  I stopped at 2.  I don't actually know anyone who fed past then I don't think.  Everyone in my mothers group (12 women) breastfed but all stopped around 12 months and a couple kept it up to 15/18 months.  It's probably easier to wean around two than around three though, as I think they get less adaptable in some ways as they get older.

#53 HeroOfCanton

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

Not yet, but I sure hope to be in 2 months time.
I'm rather excited about the thought of tandem feeding, too original.gif

#54 Ellabelle

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:21 PM

My DD will be 3 in July and has been having "boobie" once a day (bed time) for the last 9 months. I plan to wean at 3 and we have talked about it and she agrees but will see what happens when the time comes - I don't think she would ever give it up of her own accord and I need to set some sort of end point!

#55 lucky 2

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

You all rock biggrin.gif.
I didn't do it, dd could not be coaxed to bf past 8 months,
I still yearn for what I've missed so it's bitter sweet to read your stories.
But it's such a loving thing I can't help feel the strength, power and natural beauty of that bond between mother and child.
Thanks for starting the thread Oilucy, you know I've followed your bfing journey from the start, I'm so happy bfing has been such a wonderful experience original.gif .

#56 Moneypenny2014

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

I owe so much of my success to you LuckyTwo....I will never forget all the wonderful advice you gave re DD's reflux and biting and the horrible flu virus that totally zapped my milk for over a week and had me panicking!!
All of the above just made me more determined not to give up and I'm so glad we have managed to come this far.

#57 ubermum

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:38 PM

My youngest was just over 3yo when she weaned.

#58 bailee

Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

Not quite there yet, but I have a nearly 21 month old still feeding. And I still feed her in public too.  biggrin.gif DS was fed till he self weaned at 3 years and 1 day!

I'm lucky as the medical professionals I see have all been supportive of extended breastfeeding, our paed, MCHN. I saw a new GP about 8 weeks ago and she turned to my DD and said "You are such a lucky girl! Not many girl's your age are still having mummy's milk. You just dont know how lucky you are."  How awesome is that? If only all HPs had that opinion and provided such support to all mums.

#59 WaffleGrrrl

Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

Love this thread, it is great to see so many mums out there continuing to feed!

My bub is only 11 months but I hope to feed her for a long time yet, she loves her boobie original.gif

#60 CharliMarley

Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:47 PM

My daughter fed her first baby for as long as she could with IVF drugs stopping her. The second baby was fed until 2yrs and 4 months, when she weaned herself. I know a European mum from the Ukraine, who breastfed her last baby until he was about 5 years. eexcite.gif




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