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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #225 on: October 14, 2013, 01:42:22 am »

and always great if MIL gets her up and you get a bit of a lie in!!

Gotta love when they sing songs about your boobies!
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #226 on: October 14, 2013, 22:34:44 pm »
katy - yes!! sleeping in was great!  my DS is still obsessed.
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #227 on: October 17, 2013, 01:31:19 am »
I've got a 5:30/6am feed going on... but he goes back to sleep for another 45-60 mins after that feed, so it's a tough one to fight! I'd love to push it to an actual wake up feed when he's up for the morning, but not sure I'm ready to tackle that yet as I just finished weaning him from all other night feeds (he was feeding every 2-3 hours some nights!) So now we're at just a morning and evening feed. He's my last baby and it's going to be hard for me to wean him!


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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #228 on: October 17, 2013, 09:55:55 am »
No hurry yet. :-)
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #229 on: October 17, 2013, 10:14:45 am »
yeah- no hurry yet!! That's a tricky one that morning feed!

i was in a discussion on monday with DH and my mother where they BOTH said that still feeding hamish in the morning was odd! ::) Can't be bothered getting rid of it just yet though... I sort of consider that it's a trade off- I work 4 days- which i probably always considered was a large amount with a baby/child- so I still BF him! Oh well- hippy hippy me!
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #230 on: October 25, 2013, 03:18:10 am »
Well, you know, since he's nursing at 2, he'll clearly still be nursing when he's ready to go to college, so you must be a crazy hippy....
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #231 on: October 25, 2013, 17:25:48 pm »
Some of you may know from the weaning thread that I have weaned Colby. We made it to 26m1wo. I offered him the choice of an extra book with daddy instead of the boob and he eventually took it a few days in a row. We had been feeding before nap most days and at BT every day. Today is 5 days since his last BF. He did ask if there was milk there when I said it was nap time but wasn't too bothered when I said no it has all been drunk and my body won't be making any more because he is a big boy now. He was a little teary but easily distracted with cows milk in a cup. I think one of the good things about weaning at this late stage when down to one or two feeds is I haven't had to pump or suffered with engorgement at all. They did get a bit full but then went soft again without me having to do anything to remove the milk. I guess it was just reabsorbed,

I will still be around this thread for support of others and I hope to be blessed with another baby at some point in the future.



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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #232 on: October 25, 2013, 17:31:41 pm »
Me too. All done at 23 months and 3 weeks. Much the same experience with engorgement as Ali too. However for me I'm pretty sure there won't be any more babies... so that's me closing up this milk bar for good.
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #233 on: October 25, 2013, 17:33:14 pm »
Hugs to you both and well done.  xo

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #234 on: October 26, 2013, 04:29:40 am »
Congrats to you both!
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #235 on: November 04, 2013, 21:05:47 pm »
LOL anna.

we weaned at 19 months but DD has asked a couple of times. One time I let her nurse and she was on for like 1 second. The next time I told her the milk was all gone. she is more whiney now that we have stopped though and also wants her paci more. so i'm letting her now the paci is for sleeping only and it seems to be going ok.

i also did not have any problems with engorgement after weaning. i don't remember with DS either but we were just nursing once a day I think and he was 13 months.
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #236 on: November 05, 2013, 09:37:05 am »
Great work all! I'm now thinking 3 might be our magic cut off... ::) I'm quite happy to keep going for a little longer- i'm trying the 'don't offer, don't refuse' thing in the morning... continues to be a fail!!
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #237 on: November 05, 2013, 10:22:26 am »
LOL, Katy! I was just thinking that today :P DODR is a total bust here, he seems to think I've forgotten or something and ends up asking more often than if I just stick to WU and BT. He seems to need the predictability.

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #238 on: November 06, 2013, 13:45:04 pm »
Hi folks, about time I joined in this thread!  My LO2 is now 17 nearly 18 months and she's just learned to say 'nilk'! 

We're feeding in the morning and at bedtime, with an optional (her choice of course) afternoon feed around 4.30/5.  She's a pretty determined little person so when she decides she wants it, she goes for it, throwing herself sideways in my arms and saying her new word... 

I really wanted to ask about extended feeding and night feeds.  Me and DP are both a bit paranoid about midnight milk mugging.  She will go back down for me without a feed, but not always, and she has got into a bit of a waking habit, which I think is mostly to do with teeth.  What are your experiences?
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #239 on: November 06, 2013, 15:41:41 pm »
Mine both had an early morning feed 4-5am ish) until 12.5mo and 15 and I actively weaned it by just resettling without feeding. I explained in advance there would be no more milk at night because mummy's boobs were sleeping. It took less than a week and they stopped waking or if they did wake they didn't ask for milk. I was still feeding in the day at least 3 times.
Actually when Colby was around 22mo (I think) he had a chest infection and I fed him at 5am when he woke hoarse and crying thinking it was morning. He fell back to sleep as he was so ill. It only happened that once and he never mentioned it again.
I see it just like any food or drink really. He can eat it in the day but after BT we only have water.