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    Whew that was hard. . .for Mama, not baby! I just put Sam to bed for the first time without nursing him. He didn't seem bothered, but it was hard for me. I'm still nursing him in the mornings, as that's more of our quiet, cuddle time, but that will only be for another week. As much of a battle as it was at times to keep up my milk supply, it was SO worth it!!!! I'm really going to miss this.
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    Awwww, I'm so happpy for you Ginny that you made almost a year.. and so sad for you that it's almost over too. It's such an emotional thing - I never would have guessed how much before having babies. ((hugs))

    I'm still going strong with Grady. He hasn't shown any signs of being ready to wean himself, and since I'm a SAHM and don't have to pump, it's more convenient for me to continue to bf him than not. Since he's also my last baby, I'm really not ready for it all to end either.. I just might continue to bf him until he's 3!! lol

    Anyone have an 'upper limit' for how long they're willing to bf??

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    Congrats Ginny!!! GREAT JOB!!! When you give him whole milk, is it mixed with some pumped BM? I started giving the girls whole milk and mixing it with the BM. Doing it slowly since Brooke didn't like it when I drank milk before, so I hope she does ok now. I also have ot ask the pedi how much whole milk they should be drinking because when I was mixing the two today, WOW it whole milk MUCH thicker then BM. I don't want to be giving them TOO much since it seems so much thicker and fattier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirsteng View Post
    Awwww, I'm so happpy for you Ginny that you made almost a year.. and so sad for you that it's almost over too. It's such an emotional thing - I never would have guessed how much before having babies. ((hugs))

    I'm still going strong with Grady. He hasn't shown any signs of being ready to wean himself, and since I'm a SAHM and don't have to pump, it's more convenient for me to continue to bf him than not. Since he's also my last baby, I'm really not ready for it all to end either.. I just might continue to bf him until he's 3!! lol
    I would have continued at least until the 1 year mark (I'm a SAHM, too), but I've been having GYN problems that may be related to the low estrogen from BFing. It may not be related, but we won't know until I get my hormone levels back to normal. So, I decided to go ahead and get him weaned a couple of weeks early to try to get myself more comfortable. That was a hard decision because I am VERY goal oriented. It seems really weird to "quit" 2-3 weeks before the finish line, but in the long run, 2-3 weeks won't make a difference to Sam. I am still really proud of making it this far, especially after having significant supply issues in the beginning.

    I never knew how much I would enjoy BFing, and truth be told, I would have liked to continue nursing Sam at bedtime and in the morning beyond the 12 month mark. I'm sure it would be just as hard to let go at 18 months or later, though. They just grow up so fast!

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    Congrats Ginny!!! GREAT JOB!!! When you give him whole milk, is it mixed with some pumped BM? I started giving the girls whole milk and mixing it with the BM. Doing it slowly since Brooke didn't like it when I drank milk before, so I hope she does ok now. I also have ot ask the pedi how much whole milk they should be drinking because when I was mixing the two today, WOW it whole milk MUCH thicker then BM. I don't want to be giving them TOO much since it seems so much thicker and fattier.
    You know, I do have some BM in the freezer that I should mix with his whole milk, but I haven't been doing that. I don't want to throw it out, though, so I'll probably mix it in over the next week or so until it is gone. He really likes the whole milk, so I've just let him drink that up to now. We do the Horizon organic, and not only does he like it, but his system handles it beautifully. He drinks about 8-12 oz a day at this point. When I talked to the pedi about it at his 9 month in preparation for the weaning process, she said about 16 oz per day. I don't know if that was a goal or a limit, though. I want to double check that at his 12 month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirsteng View Post
    Awwww, I'm so happpy for you Ginny that you made almost a year.. and so sad for you that it's almost over too. It's such an emotional thing - I never would have guessed how much before having babies. ((hugs))

    I'm still going strong with Grady. He hasn't shown any signs of being ready to wean himself, and since I'm a SAHM and don't have to pump, it's more convenient for me to continue to bf him than not. Since he's also my last baby, I'm really not ready for it all to end either.. I just might continue to bf him until he's 3!! lol

    Anyone have an 'upper limit' for how long they're willing to bf??
    I was really wanting to go to 2 years...but pumping every day is exhausting. And my supply is really dipping now. So I think I am going to stop pumping at the one year mark and then just nurse her in the morning & at night until she self weans - hopefully she continues to nurse for awhile and my milk doesn't completely dry up!

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    I also would like to still be doing the morning and evening nurse up until 2. I'm sure I'll be sad whenever it ends though... If she wants to go over 2 years, I won't be opposed, but I don't think I'd want to go past 3.
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    I am not stoping anytime soon. Not sure when it will be. I love it. I like it more the 2nd time around. Pumping now that is a different story. Lilly only takes between 3-6 oz a day while I am working. My days are shorter and she is eating more solids. She has never been one for the bottle. I have stoped pumping during the day. I have plunty in the freezer. My supply seems just fine. She nurses on the weekends all day long with no problems.

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    Well I am done nursing .....I have been back and forth a few times the past couple of weeks, But the past four times I've nursed her to sleep, She wont go to sleep. she nurses for a few minutes then wants to play, but when my DH put her to sleep with a bottle she fell right to sleep, And the night nursing was the one I was really clinging to.....During the day it gets hard now to stop and nurse her, with all the other kids, and shes to distracted, The night was our special time, But she has no interest anymore, So I put her back to whole milk the other day, but she has a bad rash again, so I'm going to go buy some formula. My boobs haven';t even gotten engorged at all.........But I did only plan on going til the year mark, I respect you ladies you don't care what other people think, If julianna was still super interested I would have a hard time stopping, but I'll be completly honest, I'm not up for the judgement from our families, Even my DH laughed when I brought up going longer than a year................I know its stupid to care about what others think, and I don't on most things.
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    And a few hours after my last post, what did I do..........Nursed her!! Why is this the hardest thing I feel like I've ever had to do..........this whole to nurse not to nurse thing is driving me crazy, And least I can trust my body to still make milk after not nursing for a day and a half, It did take a couple extra minutes before I felt my milk drop but at least it did.......Her butt is just so so so red, I feel horrible.......and then the daycare kids all got picked up, and Dh left with the pup and Drew to his friends house, It was so quiet, I had to nurse her, But I do honestly feel like I think my main struggle is everyone else, My DH really wanted to start being able to put her to bed every other night, And I would pump, but I cant even get a drop when I pump, Its probably because my BB's have shrunk so so much, that the breast sheilds are just to huge, And I just know everyone in both are families think shes getting to old...........anyway I just rambling...talking to myself kind of...
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