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July 25th, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Breast feeders: How long do you plan on nursing??
Bottle feeders: When do you plan on getting rid of the bottle??
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July 25th, 2012, 04:33 PM
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I'll nurse until:
a) she doesn't want to anymore
b) I'm physically incapable of doing so
c) it becomes uncomfortable due to age (not predetermined)

Whichever comes first, I guess.
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July 25th, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Probably a year or maybe a little longer. Haven't decided yet. I don't think I'd be up for it past 2 years at the most.
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July 25th, 2012, 09:33 PM
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I'll nurse until at least a year and then I'll continue until I'm over it. if that means right at a year, then so be it. if that means longer, so be it.
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July 25th, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Both of my older two started refusing the bottle around 10 months. I'd fight with them and fight with them, but after they started eating table foods and drinking out of cups they just wouldn't look back. If Vivienne is still taking a bottle after that, I'll probably take it away when she transitions to regular milk.
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July 26th, 2012, 12:03 AM
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I'll nurse as long as she wants or till I get pregnant again

Now that we have to bottle feed her probably as soon as she's ready to eat solids I'll be giving her EBM in a sippy cup
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July 26th, 2012, 03:38 AM
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My first goal is 6 months. If it's still going ok by then, then 12 months is my next goal. I plan to stop at 12 months when she can switch to cow's milk.
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July 26th, 2012, 03:41 AM
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I wish I could nurse her longer! But I'm only making about 3oz per day, and it's dropping I'll keep nursing and pumping until I'm completely dry.

We'll start on solids after 5 or 6 months (with Dr's approval), if she seems ready for it at that time. We've tried spoon-feeding breastmilk and formula, but she really isn't ready for the spoon yet at this point.
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July 26th, 2012, 06:04 AM
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My goal is 12 months and then I will wean and start her on regular milk.
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July 26th, 2012, 06:12 AM
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Until I can't do it anymore!
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July 26th, 2012, 08:56 AM
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I would love to make it to 1 year nursing. I was only able to nurse Christian until he was 7.5 months old because my milk dried up. If I have to switch to bottles, I plan to get rid of them when Cameron is 1(ish).
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July 26th, 2012, 09:53 AM
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I plan to nurse for a year and then see where we are. I want to be done by the time she is two.
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July 26th, 2012, 10:45 PM
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I wanted to nurse for a year but I have to go back to school next month and I dont know if I will have time to pump enough milk for them while I'm at school.
But either way I play on weaning a little after a year
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July 27th, 2012, 05:49 AM
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I'll nurse until:
a) she doesn't want to anymore
b) I'm physically incapable of doing so
c) it becomes uncomfortable due to age (not predetermined)

Whichever comes first, I guess.
That for me too.
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July 27th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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We'll nurse for as long she wants and as long as I still make milk. With Noah, we weaned him to conceive and I still feel a little guilty about that so I want to go as long as we can with her, hoping to make it to 2 years.

She does take a bottle during the day at daycare and I'm hoping to wean her to a sippy cup by 10 or 11 months like we did with my son and then after that, we will wean her to cow's milk during daycare and just nurse on my days off or in the mornings/evenings.
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July 27th, 2012, 03:41 PM
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I will nurse as long as i can keep up with them both. my goal is to pump at work until about a year and then transition to cows milk when i'm away and then just nurse while I'm around them until they self wean or until I feel like they are just doing it for comfort. I did that with DS and he lasted until 13.5 or 14 months and then he was happy with just cows milk and regular food and when I stopped offering the breast he never asked for it and we never looked back.
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July 27th, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Arthur is 50% breastfed and 50% formula fed due to supply issues, and when it comes to how long I take it one day at a time. We were excited I could breastfeed at all, and with my pumping while at work we are still surprised we have kept up this long. In an ideal world I want to make it to at least 6 months breastfeeding, but hopefully 1 year. I will take away daytime bottles by 1 year and give him a cup...I think!
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July 29th, 2012, 09:33 AM
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My goal for getting rid of the bottle is 1 year. We'll see how it goes, because they're delayed in everything else, so they might be with that as well.
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July 29th, 2012, 07:41 PM
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I will nurse as long as he wants to.
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July 29th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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I'll nurse as long as he wants. I hope that's at least 2 years as it was with dd. I'm open to longer this time around since I don't plan to get pregnant again that soon, if at all.
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