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    Omg I just realised in a month ill be part of this "group" again. 0.0

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    I'm still here. Bub is 2&1/2yo. Mostly feeds morning and night plus if upset or unsure. My mother pressured me to stop by I said that's up to me n bub, not her or anyone else.

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    Hi everyone, still breastfeeding my 16 mo DS on demand (so a fair bit!) Have just noticed that I've started getting the "so how long are you going to bf for?" comments.. I usually just do a spiel about the WHO recommendations

    Missy_Mack all the best with your surgery, I can understand your worries about your little one not having you there for sleep time x

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    Hey everyone! DS is coming up to 22 months and I have to say I am totally proud to still be feeding him! I get those comments too MissRose, I normally just reply with "oh, we'll see how we go!" MissieMack - good luck with your op, I am sure DD will be okay, better than if you were actually at home but not able to feed, if that makes any sense!

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    Wow look at this thread to all you 12m+ Mummas.

    Good luck with the surgery missie_mack I can imagine how all those worries must play on your heart and mind, hopefully it goes really smoothly and you recover fast

    To everyone coming up against comments and questions about when you're stopping like MissRose mentioned, quoting the WHO guidelines usually gives pause. There's a great article you can find online by Sarah Buckley called "The pleasure of extended breastfeeding" that has some more info on the importance of long term breastfeeding to child health and development...I think it's from there or possibly the ABA or LLL websites I learned some handy quotable facts if ever it comes up.

    I have found that people are too scared to say anything once your kid goes past a certain age now 4yr old and I just scare people. My family were really good about getting used to it and not saying anything and I think it was helpful for my sisters to see that it can be done and it doesn't warp the child or ruin the mother's life which helps them make more informed choices when their time came/comes.

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    My DD is 33 months and breastfeeds before bed at night most days. My DS is 12.5 months and breastfeeding.

    Noone really asks me about my older one anymore. They either assume she has weaned or if they know she hasn't they just ignore it.

    My Mum has asked a few times how long i think the baby will feed for. pffft, how would i know? i don't know when the older one will stop.

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    I found that too - a lot more comments between 1-2 years than between 2-3.

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    Huge thumbs up for all the breastfeeding mums!!! My DD is 19 months & we're not planning on stopping anytime soon... She's fed on demand. I usually get the"your STILL feeding her!!!!!" I just say yep she hasn't started school yet lol. I'm proud to be still feeding, it's such a beautiful bond. Will miss it so much when she weans..

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    Hi fellow breastfeeding mumma's!!

    I haven't been on here in a while due to technical issue but now I'd really love some friendly advice/encouragement.

    I'm now a mum of two and am offically tandem feeding my 21mth old ds and 8 day old dd. To say it's challenging is an understatement! I knew it would be just to have two under two but to add in the breastfeeding is soooo hard.

    Ds was only feeding once at night before bed throughout my pregnancy and now he has a renewed interest which also has him showing signs of jealously and some great tantrums!

    Has anyone been where I am and have any advice? I'm mainly worrying about supply/demand of feeding two and how to cope!

    Stupid baby blues hormones have set in so I'm sure I will cope better once they're gone

    Thanks in advance

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    Hi milkicuddles! I am currently feeding my 22mth old and my 8 week baby. Exactly the same thing happened my ds was down to one feed a day and now is feeding so often!

    The way I have done it is ds1 is only aloud to have one side, which he can have when he wants and ds2 has both sides (but mainly the other side to ds1 a it seems to have more milk). I've done that from day 1 and so far we've not had jealousy. Its now at the stage where ds1 won't even take the other side and when the baby cries he tells me that he needs boob. Have you let them feed at the same time? That may help with the jealousy issue.

    Also don't worry about supply etc, your body knows what it is doing. When people hear the baby feeds mainly off one side I get looks like I'm crazy but he's still gaining weight and is happy.

    It will get easier! I've just started night weaning ds1 (again!) which seems to be easier this time round. It will probably just take your eldest a few weeks to adjust to the fact there is a new baby and they aren't going anywhere and then he might be happier sharing.


 

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