Topic: Breastfeeding
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May 23rd, 2013, 01:22 PM
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I bf'd Josiah for 41 months. He weaned when I was 5 weeks pregnant with Jamison. I'm very thankful for that good first time experience, because I'm not sure I would have had the confidence to see things through with Jamison if I hadn't successfully bf'd before. I was unable to nurse him for 4 days while he was in the nicu, and was exclusively pumping until he was strong enough to try to nurse from the breast. He did not have a strong latch, and needed a nipple shield for the first two months. I am happy to say we worked through all of that and are still successfully nursing! I plan to nurse him until at least a year, hopefully until 2 years. I will most likely let him self wean with some gentle encouragement from me if he goes beyond the 2 year mark.
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