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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #195 on: August 27, 2013, 21:02:22 pm »
DD and I had a wonderful nursing moment on her 1st birthday.  DH got up with her and brought her to me in bed to nurse.  She snuggled right in with me (she doesn't usually cuddle) and stroked my skin while she nursed. I just couldn't believe that my baby had gotten so big and I was so happy to be still breastfeeding (I thought for sure we'd be done by now).  Afterwards, I let her play on the bed and she kept crawling back for more. I go back to work tomorrow and I know that I'm going to look forward to nursing and cuddling even more now that I won't see her all day.
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #196 on: August 30, 2013, 12:43:04 pm »
What a beautiful moment for you lily_lane!  Thanks for sharing :D.  I'm still Bfing too and I feel so blessed to be able to.  I'm not sure why it isn't the norm here in Canada as I think it is such a beautiful thing to be able to offer.  My son has only in the last couple of week started to "sign" for milk and it is such a blessing to be able to have him ask and meet that need for him. 
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #197 on: September 01, 2014, 16:10:23 pm »
Thanks for posting this...I am new member here and i would to share my feelings on breastfeeding: my son 3 months 3 weeks

1. I love it when he is hungry and as i pick him up and say the word ( AAAAMMMM) he opens his mouth wide and waiting for me to put it in his mouth.
2. I love it when he is feeding and suddenly my boob slips from his mouth and he stats to quickly move his head right and left searching for it. (so funny)
3. I love it when he falls a sleep with  boobie in his mouth and he starts making that tiny nibblings on it.
4. I love it how he keeps his tiny hand on my boobie as if he is holding bottle.

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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #198 on: September 01, 2014, 16:36:28 pm »
Welcome nanavel. i love all those things too.  I can't wait to experience them again with number 3!



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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #199 on: September 03, 2014, 20:31:27 pm »
I LOVE watching DS feet while he nurses...watching his toes flex and point and relax. Baby feet are so cute!!!! We also had a sweet moment the other night. DD crawled into our bed in the middle of the night and I was feeding DS. He was nursing and DD was just stroking my arm while she was trying to fall asleep. I looked over at her and she just looked at me and smiled the biggest smile.





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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #200 on: September 17, 2014, 01:28:28 am »
My twin boys are 10 months and we are still breastfeeding, after a very bumpy start.  I knew when I was pregnant that I wanted to breastfeed as long as possible and was devastated when my boys were born premature and unable to suck.  After 7 weeks and a lot of tears (mostly from me) they were finally done with bottles and we were breastfeeding exclusively!  Christmas Eve was their last bottle...being able to breastfeed both of my boys was the best Christmas present ever!  That time with them is so precious to me.  It was such a struggle in the beginning, but it was well worth it.  I am so proud of them and myself for sticking it out. 

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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #201 on: September 17, 2014, 02:46:38 am »
Thanks for sharing your story!
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #202 on: September 17, 2014, 21:45:27 pm »
And proud you should be. Your boys are very lucky to have such a dedicated mama!



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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #203 on: September 25, 2014, 22:23:41 pm »
Good going, twinmama! :)
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #204 on: December 09, 2014, 19:50:22 pm »
I don't expect you will get a reply from Samuel's mum since her post was 8yrs ago and she hasn't been on this site for about 5yrs!

Personally I found BFing just so useful when traveling as there is none of the storage or sterilising issues to think about like there is with formula. Security often make mums taste the formula as well which can mean it doesn't keep as long and they have to source more upon arrival.

Feeding a baby on a plane is a great way to keep them calm and comfortable especially during take off and landing when ears tend to pop. They are normally just loosely tethered to mum so can easily be maneuvered to a feeding position. Feeding to sleep is also handy if LO finds it difficult to settle on a long trip.

I didn't use any BFing books but got the info I needed from fellow mums irl and on this site who kindly shared their experience with me.  Kellymom.com is a useful, evidence based BFing website. It was even recommended by the BFing specialist at my antenatal class last week.

ETA: I deleted prior post to this but have kept your useful info for others thanks Ali. 
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #205 on: March 30, 2017, 17:52:59 pm »
It is nice to post in a celebration thread.

I have had la very challenging BF experience... Tongue tie, numerous trips to Dr. Newman's BF clinic, desperate calls to my local Le leche league.

But I have made it to 6 months of EBF. I am so proud!  When feeds are rough I think of all that me and my LO have been through and accomplished and makes me smile.

It also helps to think of all those positive health benefits for my LO and myself.

A message to those who are struggling but really hope to continue. Take it one day at a time and each day is an accomplishment.

My next goal to 1 year (when I go back to work) and maybe beyond.

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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #206 on: March 30, 2017, 17:59:52 pm »
Aw, that is fantastic to read x You are right..one day at a time, one feed at a time!
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