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    With DD I think I was going for 12 months and despite extreme supply issues, medication, herbs, failure to thrive and eventual use of a supply line and mixed feeding, I made it to just over 11 months. By the time I got the help I needed I think she was getting more formula than breast milk for the last 6 months though.

    DS it was 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months...he's 1 in 2 weeks and we're still going strong. My supply issues have been nowhere near as bad (still used the supply line but only about 20% of his intake). I am hoping to go to self weaning now and would love to make the 2 year mark if possible.

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    My goal was as long as possible.

    Unfortunately due to becoming seriously ill when our son was a newborn, I had to stop after he was just 2 weeks old tried re-lactating twice (once when he was 3 months, another desperate attempt when he was 5 months) but failed on both occasions.

    I'm OK with it these days but it broke my heart for quite a while.

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    mini goal 12month. Bigger goal 2yrs.

    Made it to 12months despite going back to parttime work at 6months. Then seperated from my DH and still continued well. Now almost 26months, I don't really express much (50mls over a whole weekend) and DS is still going strong.

    I want him to self wean, but he's not interested in dropping the boobie

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    My initial goal was 12 months, then 2 years. DD self weaned at about 19 months, when I was about 14 weeks pregnant. I was sad, but so proud that we'd gotten so far!

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    I honestly didn't have a goal in mind I began feeding DD. I had seen extended BF in my circle, as well as FF and I knew I would breastfeed, but just didn't know how long for!

    As it happened my Toddler is still feeding at 2.7 together with my Newbie

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    DD - goal was 3 months and we made it to 10 months.
    DS1 - goal was 2 years. I weaned him at 2 years 9 months because I was totally over it!
    DS2 - I have to wean him a lot earlier than I'd like too because of my health issues but I'm going to get him to 6 months corrected age (he was a 31 week prem).

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    My goal for DS1 was minimum 6 months. I ended up exclusively expressing for 9 months . For DS2 I was desperate to feed as long as possible. We lasted 10 weeks before my supply was all but completely gone :'(

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    Goal the first time: 6 months. Lasted 4 and combination fed until 6.

    Goal with second: 12 months, combination fed from 6. Lasted 15 months, no combination feeding.

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    DS1- goal was 12mths, got to 8mths, he was a shocking biter.
    DS2-goal is 12mths (then 18mths, then 2yrs), im up to 8.5mths so far.

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    DD1 - Goal was 12 mths, made it to 6 weeks mix feeding LOL.

    Next baby: goal will be 3 weeks


 

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