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    I have now reached the original goal I set for myself. We made it to a full year of nursing! <3 There were plenty of times I thought about EPing or even giving up. But I stuck with it. Alaina and Aiden turned a yr old yesterday. I am so happy and proud that I was able to do this for them.

    I don't really have a time frame that I plan to completely wean by. We will just take it as it comes from here. But I would like to have the midday session weaned out by March when I go back to work... They now nurse early morning around 6, then afternoon between 1&2:30. Then not again until bedtime around 7:30.
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    Congrats!
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    Amazing Job making it to a year with twins!!! MY DD is about a month older than your LO's and she nurses on about the same schedule. I don't pump at work at all, and she takes a bottle of whole milk for the afternoon session. On the days I'm home with her, I still nurse during that session (Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun). It's another option for you if you want it!
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    Congratulations, one year with twins is awesome. I still nurse my DS during the day on weekends even though I stiopped pumping at work 3 months ago, so like PP said, it may be an option to keep that feed in place when you are home together if you want to.

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    Huge big CONGRATS!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tink9702 View Post
    Amazing Job making it to a year with twins!!! MY DD is about a month older than your LO's and she nurses on about the same schedule. I don't pump at work at all, and she takes a bottle of whole milk for the afternoon session. On the days I'm home with her, I still nurse during that session (Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun). It's another option for you if you want it!
    I might just do that. although they are completely done with bottles. Alaina just started refusing them out of the blue in Sept. That was the end of my pumping, too. They are now sippy cup pros.

    DH asked me tonight if I was going to try and wean them this month. When I told him no, he looked shocked. Then I reminded him that they still need to nurse to wind down at night, as well as most times when they wake up in the middle of the night. That's all I needed to say for him to be like--- oh yeah... We need to start figuring out a substitute soothing method.
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    My husband mentioned yesterday, "Can I have the boobs back now that he's well over a year?" Honey, share. You've been okay with that for over a year now. Though it looks like we're going to have a long weekend break sometime in the next month (I have to help out my grandmother and it's NOT a place for Aiden at all). Aiden has taken to regular milk easily when I'm not around, but I'm not ready to end BFing by any means. I'm sure we can survive a weekend separation, but it still worries me. Plus whenever he has a picky food day, I don't panic because I know he'll just BF to make up for it.

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    Yeah, my DH has also asked when we will be done... *shrugs* no idea - when we are! LOL

    I have a work conference to go to in February - 3 nights. I'm afraid she's going to wean when I am away. On the other hand, she could become a booby monster when I get back... we'll see!

    Danielle - I WISH my DD would take milk in a sippy! She's great with water in it, but plays around when it's milk. If I put the milk in a bottle she will take it, so at dinner I've been doing that, just to get her used to milk during meals first. I'll deal with the sippy issue later I guess!
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    Yay! Congrats to you mama and your babies!



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    Really. Is there any other way to say it?

    Quote Originally Posted by daniellec.parker View Post
    I might just do that. although they are completely done with bottles. Alaina just started refusing them out of the blue in Sept. That was the end of my pumping, too. They are now sippy cup pros.

    DH asked me tonight if I was going to try and wean them this month. When I told him no, he looked shocked. Then I reminded him that they still need to nurse to wind down at night, as well as most times when they wake up in the middle of the night. That's all I needed to say for him to be like--- oh yeah... We need to start figuring out a substitute soothing method.
    That was *huge* concern for me. My DD has never had an easy time winding down so nursing was crucial to my sanity for a long time. I was convinced that it was the only reason she even took naps. I had to wean b/c I became pregnant and had PTL issues in the past and so I was really nervous about how things would go after we weaned completely. She already had a lovey but she did seem to become more attached to it when we started weaning. Rocking has also been something we do to help her settle down. She was put to bed asleep for a very long time but now she is always put to bed sleepy but not out from a milk coma like before. Bedtime has been going really well but naps are still rough. I think it all depends on the child though. They all adjust differently.
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