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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #120 on: May 02, 2013, 20:51:12 pm »
Katie, I did get sore nipples during pregnancy but it was more during the feeds and quickly returned to being comfortable afterwards. It could definitely be the need tooth. I hope it is nothing more serious and gets better soon.



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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #121 on: May 02, 2013, 21:55:03 pm »
I'm hoping for the 'it took us soo long to get pregnant with number one but then we just FELL into the second pregnancy'... would be nice- My period is still a bit al over the place- as it was before.. so I don't know that that much has changed. We only tried for just over 12 months- felt like FOREVER to us- but not long in comparison to others.
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #122 on: May 03, 2013, 03:32:11 am »
DS had a funny latch every time he got a tooth for the entire 16ish months he nursed, so it could be that.  I'd keep some heat on it and massage if there's a lump just in case.  Congrats!
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #123 on: May 03, 2013, 11:28:11 am »
Thanks for the offer, Erin - I may take you up on that later on, but for the moment I think we'll stick with the IL avoidance tactic :P

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #124 on: May 04, 2013, 01:48:57 am »
Ha!  That works too!
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #125 on: May 17, 2013, 20:27:19 pm »
Woh. I'm starting to feel like I'm never going to be able to drop a BF here. ATM she's nursing 4-5 x per day when she's home (wake up, mid morning (usually - can sometimes distract if I have a 'good enough' snack), before AND after nap, bedtime). It's like, nursing = love to her... she breaks. her. heart if she asks to nurse and I say no. Thursday she got home from the childminder and wanted to nurse but I was preparing dinner and if I had nursed at 5.30pm there would be no milk for the bedtime feed. Oh my heavens. 20 minute meltdown, wouldn't be consoled.





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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #126 on: May 17, 2013, 20:37:49 pm »
Anna, my little one nursed every 2 hours until 15 months! And then 4-5 times a day until he was 2 years and 2 months. Then he just suddenly dropped down to morning and night during a holiday. Except when he's home and naps (and not in daycare), then he nurses before nap too.
But yeah, he did it on his own, even though he nursed that much for that long.
And I still love the morning and night. I do think that *I* might stop if he turns three and still wants too, then I might be done.

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #127 on: June 02, 2013, 13:55:20 pm »
Hi All- I just had to pop on to say that i've made it to 2 years!! :D Although in some ways it's an achievement- I actually had a really good run of it, no real problems at all- so i'm not at all smug about it.. It's easy to stick at something when it's easy!

I went and posted on another forum about it too (I feel like a cheater now...) It was the australian breastfeeding association forum- they are pretty hard core BF enthusiasts.. has some good info- but also some very left/hippy suggestions.. A particularly fun thread was about how you can DTD when you are co-sleeping with more than one toddler!! :o The key point was - QUIETLY!!
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #128 on: June 02, 2013, 13:59:34 pm »
And there's a thread on the extended breastfeeding board (there's a whole board about it of course) is talking about BFing a 5 year old who doesn't seem to want to wean any time soon!! Again- each to their own of course, but not SURE that i'll still be having hamish having a nightly feed once he's in kinder... (although that comment may well come to bite me on the bum!! :P )
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #129 on: June 02, 2013, 16:46:39 pm »
LOL Katy, congrats! :)

And how in the world do you have time to keep up with multiple forums?
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #130 on: June 02, 2013, 18:28:39 pm »
Well done on reaching 2 years :)
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #131 on: June 02, 2013, 20:40:10 pm »
Pleased you made it to two years. Are you carrying in until Hamish weans himself do you think?

Two years is always my goal. We are only a couple months off with Colby now. He still feeds 2-3x a day, BT, WU and sometimes at lunch time if we are home. I love BFing but wouldn't mind if he lost interest now. He happily skips feeds in the morning and at lunch if he is distracted but only at BT if I am out and DH does BT.



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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #132 on: June 02, 2013, 20:49:40 pm »
Well done Katy. We made it to 2 yrs but I just weaned B at 25mo. He was a boob monster and we went from 4 or 5 feeds some days to none with very little problems. He was also easy bf unlike early days with K, but who also got 2yrs. I was worried about him being 3 and still wanting it, I am getting slightly better sleep now TG.

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #133 on: June 03, 2013, 05:33:46 am »
He's on'y on the 2 feeds- and doesn't have them if i'm out or we have to rush off in the morning- but usually one feed a day at least.. I was thinking i'll see if he loses interest- and then if he doesn't then i'll stop it when i get over it...

And i only did one post on the other forum- could never keep up with more than one! Especially as this board is a lot more middle of the road on most topics- the ABA board is VERY over the top on some topics..
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #134 on: June 03, 2013, 18:50:06 pm »
Does anyone have any experience with how long it takes your "girls" to get back to their real size after you stop nursing?
It doesn't look like we're stopping anytime soon, I'm just curious if we're talking weeks, or months or whatever. I can not remember.