How long did you breastfeed? - page 3

How long did you breastfeed your children? I will start...I breastfed my son until just after his 3rd birthday.:)... Read More

  1. by   Kwality
    My daughter self weened at 15 months. She's 3 now.
  2. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    I nursed my son for one year.
  3. by   vickyawah
    My first daughter was 8months, second 10months and third 14months on breast milk. My last 2 daughters did not want baby formula so it was quite hard weaning them. I think one can breastfeed as long as it is possible. The benefits cannot be overemphasized.
  4. by   evbella
    both children approx 18m each
  5. by   Lulupalooza
    1st-15 months
    2nd-32 months
    3rd- 3 1/2 years

    I'm grateful I was able to nurse them all until they weaned themselves... 1st son was ready at 15 months, but momma was definitely not ready, LOL. I cried for weeks afterward. He started on a cup at 8-9 months old with regular milk- I didn't know any better at the time, but still nursed frequently until at least a year and then tapered off. The other 2 never had cows milk to well after their 1st birthday. #2 would have nursed longer but I was pregnant with #3 and I started producing colostrum. I guess he got tired of not getting any milk for his efforts.
    None had formula, with the exception of #1, and he only had it in the hospital against my wishes... That hospital was not as supportive of breastfeeding in 1982 as the hospital where I had my 2 other boys, in 1987 and 1990.
  6. by   crane32
    First child 1 month
    2nd 6 months-quit because I found it difficult to pump at work - I had to pump in clean work room - no electricity to bathrooms-I had to go to punch out off the unit then pump on unit then punch back in- plus the stress at work made it difficult for me to relax
  7. by   HappyNurse2005
    Child One-19 months
    Child Two-19 months
    Child Three-8.5 months and still going!
  8. by   yvonnemuse
    #1 2 years and 10 months.. I had to wean him because I was3 months pregnant . It was quite a battle to convince him to give it up.When his brother came along he looked longingly while his brother nursed.

    #2 almost 4 years.In the end it was a bedtime /comfort thing. He would have kept up longer but my Gran found out and I believed shamed us both into giving it up.
  9. by   mom23RN
    Ds#1 - I was never able to nurse, but did pump the entire 10 weeks he lived.

    Dd - 16 months (she abruptly weaned when I became pregnant again).

    Ds#2 - He's still nursing and is 27 months.
  10. by   Danianne
    #1 full term. 7 months had to stop due to Non-stop mastitis
    #2 3 months early. Pumped for 3 weeks the had to stop, massive blood infection.
  11. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from mom23RN
    Ds#1 - I was never able to nurse, but did pump the entire 10 weeks he lived.

    Dd - 16 months (she abruptly weaned when I became pregnant again).

    Ds#2 - He's still nursing and is 27 months.
    Sorry to hear about your baby.
  12. by   GermPhobe
    1st--13 months
    2nd--18 months. And I SWEAR he ate NOTHING but a few Cheerios and breast milk. I was afraid he'd never eat real food!
  13. by   moonchild20002000
    #1 6months,this was in 1978 and not a lot of support for nursing at that time.

    #2 1 year

    #3 15 months

    I wish I had nursed them longer,they were willing but I listened to my peds doc.
    I think its great that now there is much support!

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