How long did you breastfeed?

  1. How long did you breastfeed your children?
    I will start...I breastfed my son until just after his 3rd birthday.
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  2. 98 Comments

  3. by   AdobeRN
    First child 15 months, no problems at all - had to quit due to becoming pregnant and having problems. Second child about 7 months - it was a struggle with her from the beginning. At about 6 months I introduced cereal & food and her desire to nurse dropped, and I had to supplement with formula. She never really liked the formula and to this day (she is 7years old) she will not drink milk.
  4. by   VickyRN
    Both children, ~ 12 months.
  5. by   lesrn2005
    1st child-2 weeks; 2nd child-stopped at 2 weeks b-4 her 3rd birthday.
  6. by   S.N. Visit
    Child #1 18 months
    Child #2 12 months
    Child #3 24 months
  7. by   unikuelady
    22 months exclusively then total of 3 and 1/2 years. genetic/metabolic/allergy issues necessitated breastfeeding until able to tolerate enough variety of foods for nutrition. and yes she was is pre-school, and 2 other classmates of hers were also "still" breastfeeding at least 1-2 times a day.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    #1 child - 6 months (I didn't know any better)
    #2 child - 18 months (I knew a little better)
    #3 child - 3 years
    #4 child - 3 1/2 years

    steph
  9. by   AgentR
    My daughter self-weaned a few weeks after her 3rd birthday. It was a good run.
  10. by   lisamc1RN
    First child- 8 months
    Second child-13 months
    Third child-17 months
    Fourth child-18 months ( I would have nursed him longer but he was very stubborn and insisted on biting me all the time. )
  11. by   eandgsma
    First son 18 months, stopped due to finding out I was pregnant with #2. Actually, that's how I figured out I was pregnant, he suddenly started fussing when nursing, guess it tasted different or there just wasn't enough.

    Second son, 18 months. This time I think I was just done. 5 1/2 years straight of being pregnant and nursing.
  12. by   jnette
    Both of mine weaned themselves off the breast at exactly nine mos.

    To my great disappointment..

    ...it was the first and only time I had breasts that were visible !!!
  13. by   Alloramadai
    I am extremely thankful to see others breastfed as long as I did.

    Our daughter (17-years-old now) decided she wanted to explore other options at 6 months. Our son (13-years-old now) breastfed until just before his third birthday. I knew he would be my last baby, and wanted to enjoy the experience as long as I/we could. He was such a healthy baby: no ear infections, colds, sleep problems.
  14. by   mstigerlily
    Quote from Graciegirlienurse
    How long did you breastfeed your children?
    I will start...I breastfed my son until just after his 3rd birthday.
    I am SO GLAD to see these answers because some times I feel embarrassed to say I am still nursing.

    #1 was 6 weeks early and in NICU for 2 weeks plus I had a retained placenta that may have affected milk supply. I pumped but she wasn't gaining like she should so I quit when she was 6 weeks old.

    #2 was full term. Nursed her until 16 months, quit because I had a breast lump that needed to be removed and Dr. said it "might go away on it's own if I quit nursing" It didn't - so I had it removed (benign)

    #3 was full term. He will be 2 in March 2006 and is still nursing.

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