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I'm not really sure what I expected. In some ways it's been easier than I expected but in others it's been harder.
My original goal was 6 months so I've pretty much made it. Even though we've had to supplement since 2 months.
As you've already read I'm getting to the point where it's hard to keep going. However I'm not gonna quit anytime soon. I'm getting ready to get out for summer break so pumping won't be such an issue and I'm just going to keep supplementing as needed and not make myself feel guilt. If I stop he'll get all formula so why stress?!
Anyway I'd like to keep going until a year but will definitely be weaning by then or shortly after.
It's going ok but I am ready to be done. I am going to make it to a year just like I did with the first. I can't justify quitting when I am home all day and can take the time to sit and feed her. Just ready to have my body back.
For those of you who did/or still are BFing, was the experience what you expected?
This time around has been sooo much easier then with my first. I was hoping my experience would be better and more successful, so it really is great. I don't have to pump as much, only when I am at work, and I don't feel the stress I did with my first. I tell ya, I think the stress was too much for me.
Your goal-How long would you like to BF?
I would really like to make it to 1 year without having to use formula but I am not worried/stressing if I having to supplement. I am proud to have made it this long.
Nursing is going pretty well for us. My supply is good overall. I just have to make sure to drink plenty of water. I absolutely love the bonding. The experience early on was very difficult. She wouldn't nurse at all the first 19 days of her life. She actually started nursing the day before my birthday.
I haven't really set a goal, just that I want to nurse as long as I have milk and as long as I feel she needs it. I'm kinda planning on continuing until weaning time, so the is quite a while to go lol.
Mom to an 18 month old little girl, one in the oven, and one in Heaven.
In loving memory of our angel baby, with us for 4 weeks. Baby went to be with God July 24th, 2009.
I completely dried up after 2 months It was definatley not what I expected.... It was so much harder and it was so much more emotional for me than I thought it was going to be. I never had a good supply and it went downhill fast. I felt like it was my fault and I remember even saying to my husband (in the middle of a complete breakdown) that "this is the one thing that I am supposed to be able to do and I can't even do that!" My goal was always to continue to BF for as long as I could.