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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Congratulations! Tomorrow will be 2100 days breastfeeding continuously for me was a rocky start with what I now know was an oversupply issue I had a terrible child heath nurse who referred me to an even worse lactation consultant! But we got through it and I am very proud because it has not always been easy, I've fed through 2 pregnancies and tandem fed twice, I've had bouts of mastitis and blebs. I've battled the heebie-jeebies countless times, I've had to pass the babe that's wants to feed 'just one more time' to hubby so I can regroup and remember its really only for a short time lots!

    But..I have so many fond memories, blissful and nourishing snapshots embedded in my brain, and funny ones too...I think I will miss it when DD weans
    Thats impressive congratulations!

    I'm currently feeding my 2 yo and 5 month old. I was very fortunate that I haven't had too many issues apart from excruciating pain for the first month with ds1. When ds2 came along and it was like he had done it all before and was an old pro!

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    I bf DD1 until she turned 2.

    DD2 wasn't as keen but my 5 month old is in booby heaven! She loves to feed to sleep and uses me for comfort and I am totally fine with that.

    I absolutely love bf

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    Thank you for sharing your stories! I also love how excited they get over booby! Also love how my son holds the breast too.. It's so cute! I'm looking forward to a long breast feeding journey! It's so convenient & I love that they can control how much they are getting! You ladies are my inspiration to keep going even if I do have issues!

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    I only fed DS til 6.5months because I returned to work but I had a very easy breastfeeding experience. After the initial flinch while my nipples were toughening up it was all such a breeze. No cracked nipples, no mastitis, very few attachment issues at the start. I am very proud of my breastfeeding journey considering pre-baby, the thought of BF creeped me out. I would have BF for longer had I not returned to work. It was very hard to give up. I remember my MIL saying "Wow, for someone who wasnt so keen on this, you are trying to hang onto it for as long as you can, arent you?"

    I miss those milky smiles.

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    With DD2 it took about 4 months to get sorted- mastitis, low supply, pain etc- from then we ditched top ups and are still going strong at 8.5 months

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    Congrats on getting to 1 month.

    I'm currently feeding ds who is my 3rd and he is 3yr in 4 weeks and I'm also 37 weeks pregnant today. I also fed my older ds till he was 3 he is now turning 16 in 4 weeks and my dd till she was 2 1/2 she is now 14. I had mastitis 15 yrs ago. Thrush back then. Badly cracked nipples. But overcame all of that. So far 8 1/2 years of breastfeeding and one child left to go. As a pp said love those milky smiles. And just the wonderful feeling it is to bf. wishing you all the best in your breast feeding journey. However long you and your lil one choose. Xo

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    In 19 days time I'll have reached the one year mark for the second time!!!

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    Today marks week four for me and my DD. I was unsure on her first day if I would even be able to do it since she was a little bit tongue tied and wouldn't latch right after birth. But after we all had a good sleep we tried again and we haven't looked back since! I got so lucky that aside from a painful first week with two cracks on one nipple and the both of them toughening up we have had absolutely no issues. She took to it like a pro and I love it! I can only hope that this is the start of a long and trouble free journey but we will take it as it comes. Loving this thread too!

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    That is fantastic cassieh!

    I feel like I failed in someways but when I look at it clearly it was all success.

    My DD knew exactly what she was doing and was an efficient feeder from the get go. The first 6 weeks were easy despite the blistered nipples in the beginning. Loved it! She did well despite my pnd, anxiety and me having a stroke. Then she became very hard to feed at around 6 weeks. I think it was a combination of me reaching my peak of stress (having tests and scans to diagnose the stroke) and the fact she became too busy with the world around her to feed. She is still thi way now at 12 months.

    I had to go on motilium to help my supply as I had stopped feeding for 2 days. I stopped for medication but the weaning process was so traumatic for me emotionally that I stopped meds and started feeding again. Best thing I did.

    We got into a groove again and feeding well. I did it hard though as she fed 2 hrly from birth to 6 months. So I worked hard feeding and pumping, feeding and pumping. Then at 6 months she stopped breastfeeding. Wouldn't have a bar of it. Very upset because of the woek i put in. So I pumped until she was 11 months and fed it o her in a bottle!! I also FF as I didn't have the supply and thankful for it during my scans and not coping.

    So I worked really bloody hard with help from LC, CHN and GP. I guess the fact I made it to 11 months was pretty good. 😊

    I really love BFing and can't wait to do it again. I hope next time will be a bit easier and I can reach my goal of 2 years. In saying that I understand that babies will do what they want not what we want all of the time 😉

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    My girl has gained 1.2kg at 4 weeks of age!! Exclusively breastfed we have battled severe tongue tie which was snipped, cracked bleeding nipples, blisters and a high palate. She's never had anything but my milk. So amazing to think you are continuing to grow your baby !

    My goal is 18 months.


 

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