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    Name & Age: Denise, 40
    Is this your first time BFing?: 2nd time
    Nurslings Name(s) & Age(s): nursed son, JB, for 14 months; now nursing DP for 3 months
    How frequently does baby nurse?: every 3-4 hours
    Do you pump? How much?: Yes, once a day and get about 3-4 oz
    What is nighttime like? Do you co-sleep?: we co-sleep, he nurses every 3-4 hours
    Does baby take bottles?: yes, 1-2 times per day while I work
    Does baby eat solids?: no, will probably start between 5-6 months
    Does baby have teeth?: no
    What was your goal when you started? Has it changed?: Goal is 1 year
    What challenges have you faced/are you facing?: DP sometimes doesn’t like to stay latched on
    What's your favorite thing about nursing now?: He looks at me
    What do you miss about nursing when your baby was younger?: was easier to hold because was smaller
    Anything else you'd like to add?: I like that nursing makes my boobs larger, but they went back to their normal size after I weaned my older son
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    Name & Age: Vicki, 27
    Is this your first time BFing?: Nope, nursed DS for 10 months
    Nurslings Name(s) & Age(s): Noel, 16 months
    How frequently does baby nurse?: Up until a week or so ago, 1x a day in the morning but I think we are done now.
    Do you pump? How much?: Nope, hate pumping, only did it when absolutely necessary
    What is nighttime like? Do you co-sleep?: Nope, I dropped her before-bed feeding a few months ago because I wanted to be able to have DH put her to bed if I was gone.
    Does baby take bottles?: She would take them if she needed to but it was rare.
    Does baby eat solids?: Yep
    Does baby have teeth?: Yep including 3 molars
    What was your goal when you started? Has it changed?: My goal was 1 year and now that I've reached that it's just been until we feel like stopping. At this point, I don't feel like it's very beneficial to keep going. DD doesn't ask for it and life has gotten busier.
    What challenges have you faced/are you facing?: TONS! I had supply issues w/ both kids and had to supplement my son the entire time I nursed him. With this one, I got on domperidone early on and never had to supplement after 6 weeks.
    I have had mastitis once with DS and clogged ducts several times with both kids. And in the beginning I always had cracked and bleeding nipples.
    BUT I stuck it out and it was SO worth it!!
    What's your favorite thing about nursing now?: That I can do it when *I* want to/when is most convenient for me and if it's not convenient, I don't do it. But that's because DD doesn't ever ask for it.
    What do you miss about nursing when your baby was younger?: Definitely the naps together and just the bonding time.
    Anything else you'd like to add?: I have mixed feelings about stopping but think it's best for both of us and my hubby if I do.
    Nursing pic? (too much to ask?): From around 7 months:
    VICKI & Tim 6/17/06
    DS Micaiah 2/14/08
    DD Noel 3/3/10
    DS Judah 4/10/13




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    Name & Age: Mel - 32
    Is this your first time BFing?: pumped for 4 months with Ds
    Nurslings Name(s) & Age(s): Olivia - 7 months
    How frequently does baby nurse?: 6 daytime sessions and once overnight
    Do you pump? How much?: work away from home 3 days and pump 3 times a day
    What is nighttime like? Do you co-sleep?: feed DD once in bed but she sleeps in her pack n play
    Does baby take bottles?: not well but has to 3 days
    Does baby eat solids?: some
    Does baby have teeth?: first one arrived last weekend!
    What was your goal when you started? Has it changed?: to Bf period!! Then 6 months, now it is a year.
    What challenges have you faced/are you facing?: believe it or not, bottles have been our challenge!!
    What's your favorite thing about nursing now?: her smile when I sign "milk"!
    What do you miss about nursing when your baby was younger?: more cuddly!
    Anything else you'd like to add?: nope
    Nursing pic? (too much to ask?): none on my phone, sorry!
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    I finally got around to getting the pics off my ipod... just had to share these... she's so freaking cute... how could I want this to end???

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    Mara & Joel, 2009




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    Name & Age:Tori/33
    Is this your first time BFing?:nope- Jacob nursed until he was 11 months
    Nurslings Name(s) & Age(s):Jacob/11 months (he's now 3); Ava/16 months
    How frequently does baby nurse?:ALL the time!! probably 6x a day
    Do you pump? How much?:I pumped at work until July (I'm a teacher so home for the summer now) I pumped once a day and got about 5oz from each side
    What is nighttime like? Do you co-sleep?: I night weaned Ava the middle of July- she was NOT happy about it!! but now she almost sleeps through the night (sometimes wakes once for a pat and shh), she wakes between 5 and 6 for some mommy's milk and I give it to her because then I get up to exercise
    Does baby take bottles?: it was a rough start with bottles/ daddy had to be shirtless for her to take one and it had to be a breastflow/ eventually she got it- now she drinks from a cup
    Does baby eat solids?:like they are going out of style- started her at 6 months
    Does baby have teeth?:12
    What was your goal when you started? Has it changed?:2 years- hasn't changed- when we get to 2 years I will let her lead the way
    What challenges have you faced/are you facing?:Ava was always a great nurser- had some clogged ducts though. DS was a terrible nurser- awful latch/low muscle tone in his mouth- oi it was a journey!![/COLOR]
    What's your favorite thing about nursing now?: that she's still doing it!!! I love how I can do other things while she is nursing
    What do you miss about nursing when your baby was younger?:holding a teeny tiny little baby
    Anything else you'd like to add?:not really
    Nursing pic? (too much to ask?): I don't have any recent ones

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    Name & Age: Cameron/41
    Is this your first time BFing?: Yep
    Nurslings Name(s) & Age(s): Chandler/11 months, 3 weeks...eek!
    How frequently does baby nurse?: 2-3 times/day
    Do you pump? How much?: not really anymore
    What is nighttime like? Do you co-sleep?: I nurse to sleep and he usually sttn
    Does baby take bottles?: yep 2-3/day
    Does baby eat solids?: he eats everything but babyfood
    Does baby have teeth?: 6 (4 top and 2 bottom)
    What was your goal when you started? Has it changed?: My goal was 12 months EBF. We have had to supplement due to low supply, but we are almost at 1 year! I now plan to continue until he weans.
    What challenges have you faced/are you facing?: LOW SUPPLY; now we are dealing with biting..ouch!
    What's your favorite thing about nursing now?: Nursing to sleep, that I can calm him down so easily when he's upset
    What do you miss about nursing when your baby was younger?: I guess the total dependence he had on me.
    Anything else you'd like to add?: Don't give up!!!!!!
    Nursing pic? (too much to ask?): Yeah, you don't really want this!
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    Name & Age: Rachel/34
    Is this your first time BFing?: No. Nursed dd for 14mo, ds for 18mo
    Nurslings Name(s) & Age(s): Abram & Wyatt, 19mo
    How frequently does baby nurse?: probably 4-6 times a day, trying to slowly cut back.
    Do you pump? How much?: nope, tried a few times with the twins, and well, then they'd want to eat and I had nothing left, so gave that up real quick.
    What is nighttime like? Do you co-sleep?:
    Does baby take bottles?: nope, never did, still working on getting them to love the sippy cups.
    Does baby eat solids?: yup, everything we eat
    Does baby have teeth?: yup, about 10 each
    What was your goal when you started? Has it changed?: Goal this time was 2yrs, and we'll make it. I would like them to be done then, but it is going to take some serious work on my part.
    What challenges have you faced/are you facing?: mostly the challenges of tandem nursing twins. We have got positioning down very well at this point, but I do miss that I have less snuggle time with each baby individually.
    What's your favorite thing about nursing now?: That it is an easy comfort and gives me snuggle time with my busy toddlers.
    What do you miss about nursing when your baby was younger?: Just their sweet tiny faces and also falling asleep while nursing.
    Anything else you'd like to add?: I have loved being able to tell people that I am still nursing my twins, and the shock that I have been successful at it, esp because I had multiple people tell me I would not be able to do it. (I'm fairly obstinate lol)
    Nursing pic? (too much to ask?): Hmmm.... I really want some taken, but nursing twins is just not so discrete, I have some somewhere. lol
    Rachel, momma to 4
    dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
    I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.

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    Name & Age: Laura, 27
    Is this your first time BFing?: Yes!
    Nurslings Name(s) & Age(s): Claire, almost 7 months
    How frequently does baby nurse?: Every 3 hours during the day, Claire sometimes wakes up in the night to nurse.
    Do you pump? How much?: During the school year, yes! (And as needed if DH & I go on a date {that's happened 1x, ha!} ) I produce at least 6oz each time I pump. I had such a huge freezer stash that I became a milk donor.
    What is nighttime like? Do you co-sleep?: I nurse Claire to sleep. I'll nurse her again before I go to bed, just to top her off. Then maybe nurse her 1x in the night. We rarely co-sleep, but do as needed.
    Does baby take bottles?: Yes, Claire takes bottles during the school year while I'm teaching and she's at daycare.
    Does baby eat solids?: Yes! Just started last month! She LOVES food!
    Does baby have teeth?: No yet!
    What was your goal when you started? Has it changed?: I set little (easily obtainable) goals at first. 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months. I'm hoping to BF for at least a year!
    What challenges have you faced/are you facing?: Umm... None. Claire came out with a great latch and has been nursing wonderfully ever since.
    What's your favorite thing about nursing now?: I love how it's our time together. I love how she looks up at me with a milky smile, then she'll go back to eating. So sweet!
    What do you miss about nursing when your baby was younger?: I miss how still and relaxed she was. Claire is getting much more active! She'll unlatch, look around, play, then go back to nursing... That cycle is repetitive!
    Anything else you'd like to add?: I LOVE LOVE LOVE breastfeeding. I plan on breastfeeding all our babies.
    Laura ♥ DH 5/27/06
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    Name & Age: Beth, 31
    Is this your first time BFing?: No, Nursed DD until 11 months
    Nurslings Name(s) & Age(s): Ben 3 1/2 months
    How frequently does baby nurse?: every 3-4 hours
    Do you pump? How much?: Just ordered a pump to have a break in the future.
    What is nighttime like? Do you co-sleep?: Ben was nursing 5-6 hours until 2 weeks ago now we're back to every 3.
    Does baby take bottles?: No
    Does baby eat solids?: No
    Does baby have teeth?: No but definitely teething
    What was your goal when you started? Has it changed?: 1 year or more, nope
    What challenges have you faced/are you facing?: Mild thrush and mastitis twice. Now it's finding a quiet place to avoid distraction. Hard to do with a 3 year old in the house.I bought a nursing necklace so we'll see how that goes.
    What's your favorite thing about nursing now?: Providing, nurturing and bond.
    What do you miss about nursing when your baby was younger?: Nursing without being distracted.
    Anything else you'd like to add?: I never knew my children would eat so differently. Grace was a slow gentle eater about 40 minutes and always fell asleep after. Ben is a quick eater about 15-20 minutes and likes to play while eating.
    Nursing pic? (too much to ask?): Ben 3 days old.
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    Name & Age: K. 29
    Is this your first time BFing?: No, nursed DD1 until 18 months
    Nurslings Name(s) & Age(s): A., 10 months
    How frequently does baby nurse?: Probably 5-8 times per day
    Do you pump? How much?: Depends on how long I'm away from her. Once or twice a day.
    What is nighttime like? Do you co-sleep?: She starts out in her crib and comes in to co-sleep with us once she wakes to eat
    Does baby take bottles?: Yes, EBM
    Does baby eat solids?: Yes, purees and bits of table food
    Does baby have teeth?: Yes, 2 on the bottom and 2 on the top are poking through
    What was your goal when you started? Has it changed?: I will absolutely nurse to a year. Will encourage BFing until 18 months. After that is up to her. If we make it to age 2, I'll reevaluate then.
    What challenges have you faced/are you facing?: In the beginning, shallow latch, soreness, cracks, and mastitis. Nursing hurt for a good 5-6 weeks. I had to pump one side while she nursed the other round the clock for an entire week when she was about 2 weeks old to allow a severe crack to heal. Ouch!
    What's your favorite thing about nursing now?: Snuggle time
    What do you miss about nursing when your baby was younger?: The milk coma look and just having my tiny baby cuddled up to me all the time.
    Anything else you'd like to add?: I absolutely adore nursing. I wish my friends that struggle with nursing would ask me for help, because I think I could help them. But I'm not the type to just butt in with unasked-for advice. If I could go back in time, I think I would have gone to school to do something related to childbirth or be a lactation consultant.
    Nursing pic? (too much to ask?):
    DD1: June 2007
    DD2: September 25, 2010 - My VBAC baby (in the car!)


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