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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03-06-2013 09:14 #11Senior Member
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03-06-2013 10:14 #12
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
03-06-2013 10:15 #13Senior Member
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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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03-06-2013 10:38 #14
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.
03-06-2013 10:57 #15
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
03-06-2013 11:27 #16
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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03-06-2013 11:59 #17
In 19 days time I'll have reached the one year mark for the second time!!!
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03-06-2013 12:10 #18
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 😉
03-06-2013 12:15 #20
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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