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November 27th, 2012, 07:37 AM
beck12's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Did you think you'd always nurse past a year? Did you always think you'd nurse even?

I never imagined I'd do either before I thought about having kids seriously.

I had NO idea if I could or would make it & I certainly NEVER gave a single though to nursing past a year until I made it to 6 months I think. I cna promise you too - I would have never likely nursed if I never found JM & I know I wouldn't have nursed past 1 yr for sure. I learned so much here back then. I am truly thankful I was here then & believe it or not - the debates are what taught me the most. They debate breastfeeding all.the.time then. LOL
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November 27th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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I think I remember saying when I was pregnant that I wanted to nurse for 18 months. Here I am at 28 months with no end in site.
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December 1st, 2012, 01:12 PM
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Once I started reading up about breastfeeding I knew that I would like to continue nursing beyond 1. The first time I read about someone nursing a 3 and 4 year olds I thought they were insane. So here am I nursing a toddler and a preschooler, didnt really see that one coming back then. I thought my oldest would probably nurse until age 3 max because everything beyond that felt really big. On the other hand other than my brief exposure to those women on a Norwegian message board I hadnt heard so much of nursing 3+ year olds.
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February 2nd, 2013, 07:29 PM
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I knew I would nurse when my first was born, but I thought I would wean her closer to a year old because that's what we were "suppose" to do. As she got close to a year, maybe at 9 months, I realized neither one of us was ready and we would be nursing past that point. Obviously with #2 and 3, there wasn't a question if they would nurse past a year, since I had already done it before. Sheesh, Abby was still nursing when Anna turned a year old!
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February 3rd, 2013, 05:27 AM
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I guess once I learned that the WHO, APA, etc. recommend breastfeeding until at least 2 years, I knew I wanted to give it a try. This was well before we were even TTC. The only other person I knew IRL who breastfed that long was my sister. It is quite uncommon around here to even breast feed for a year. Anyway, I didn't know how it would work exactly with me working full time and having to pump and all that, so I was determined to make it at least one year, and then to see how it went after that. The hardest part was 7 months to a year (thanks to pumping/working), but beyond that, it was a breeze, and we kept going until 29 months.

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February 5th, 2013, 10:43 PM
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I pop in here once in awhile .

I knew once we nursed for 9 months that I wanted to nurse for a yr. Once i made it to the yr my goal was 18 months. Then 2 yr Now we are almost to 4 years old and still nursing.

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February 14th, 2014, 10:24 AM
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I knew I would nurse when my first child was born. It was strictly implemented in the hospital so I had no choice. The first was a real pain but I knew I had to do it for my baby. So started doing it up until she was the one who weaned herself.
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