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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2013, 00:48:21 am »
Hi Ladies!  DS2 turns a year old on Tuesday, so I think I am now an extended BFing mama :)  Looking forward to following along!

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #76 on: March 09, 2013, 14:45:45 pm »
Good job, Carly :)
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #77 on: March 09, 2013, 15:00:24 pm »
Yay! *waves* Hi Carly!





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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #78 on: March 09, 2013, 19:33:40 pm »
Well done Carly!  Ali, that's hilarious!  Katy, I'm going with weird.  :)
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #79 on: March 09, 2013, 19:40:50 pm »
i'm still BFing too...not sure what my plan is but i am ready for some nicer bras. i may stop the BF before BT so I we can switch kids. DH can put DD down and I can put DS down. DH needs more DD quality time bc she is def a mama's girl.

yea, i think the necklace is a bit odd but something i might buy and then never tell anyone lol. my DH would be completely grossed out. i still have both kids' umbilical cords hidden away LOL.
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #80 on: March 09, 2013, 22:39:12 pm »
Welcome Carly.

Heather, with Cadan I used to BF him and then DH would take him away and brush teeth and get him in his sleeping bag and actually lay him in the crib. Maybe something like that would work until you drop the BT feed.

We are still feeding strong 4 times a day, sometimes 3. I am just going with it for now. I had dropped to morning and BT with Cadan by this age.

I was chatting to a mother of a 12mo today who was embarrassed to admit she had only just weaned her DS off the boob. She was happier when I said I was still feeding Colby now at 18mo. Then she felt comfortable to admit that she felt guilty as they did it cold turkey because he was reverse cycling since she returned to work and feeding for 3hrs at night. I told her she had done fabulously to feed him for a year and it felt good that she seemed to take comfort in that ;D I always feel like I don't know people who do extended nursing and then I find out that people I know do, I just don't see it. It really is so much more common than apparent because it is mainly at home I think.



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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #81 on: March 09, 2013, 22:45:09 pm »
Hi Carly!

We're still going here too. 3-4 times a day and a NF ( :o ::) :'(). 

Ev is still so ridiculously excited about BF that it is cute/hilarious/infuriating in different measures depending on how tired I am  ;)!  We call her the little flamenco dancer as when she signs for milk she puts her little hand in the air and it looks like she's playing the castanets  ;D!!   
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #82 on: March 10, 2013, 01:16:30 am »
LOL!! Flamenco dancer!!
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #83 on: March 10, 2013, 12:19:21 pm »
Well- my little cherub today woke up from his nap this afternoon and demanded milk!! I had no other milk for him and he was pulling at my shirt so i gave in!! Usually he's easily deterred with a quick 'oh no- it's not bed time' and he's all good- but today he was so determined!! I just hope tomorrow i'm not engorged as he won't be having it!!
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #84 on: March 10, 2013, 15:06:25 pm »
We call her the little flamenco dancer as when she signs for milk she puts her little hand in the air and it looks like she's playing the castanets  ;D!!   


LOL!!! I know this little dance! Also dancing with excitement to see me - which is so lovely, when she runs over to see me, but as soon as she's in my arms or on my lap she's just frantically signing 'milk'... I guess milk and mummy are still one and the same thing for now.





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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #85 on: March 12, 2013, 12:38:55 pm »
it is cute/hilarious/infuriating in different measures depending on how tired I am 


Glad I am not the only one that feels that way!  Sometimes I feel like I could go on for another year, other times I don't think I can do another minute.  Now that he is a year, I am going to stop offering and see how much he demands LOL

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #86 on: March 31, 2013, 15:13:42 pm »
Is there any reason I shouldn't still feed on demand? She eats well (usually) but still BFs 3-6 x in 24hrs





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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #87 on: March 31, 2013, 19:39:47 pm »
If you're happy with what you're doing, there's no good reason to change anything :)
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #88 on: March 31, 2013, 19:55:32 pm »
The only part I'm not so keen on is the shouted commands! "MILK!" "OFF!" "MORE!" "OTHER!" (and, when she shouts 'other', it sounds like 'udder'  ::) ::) )





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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #89 on: March 31, 2013, 20:01:35 pm »
No, the WHO actually recommends feeding on demand day and night until 2yo! That's a bit much for me though. we are generally doing 3x a day.