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I have now been breast feeding for 50 months!

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ilikeyoursleeves Fri 30-Nov-12 19:40:09

...not all the same baby though!

I'm about to wean ds3 onto food and just worked out that between my three boys I've breastfed for 50 months! Ds1 was fed til 14 months, ds2 until 30 months and ds3 is nearly 6 months and not showing signs of stopping yet.

I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to bf all my children and for so long, I've loved every moment (well apart from those zzzz feeds at 3am...), hopefully ds3 will keep going for a while envysmile

Just a proud mummy post really!

RooneyMara Fri 30-Nov-12 19:42:36

Oh that is lovely smile

Mind you I am shocked to calculate that I fed ds2 for, well, erm about 54 months blush

without really ever intending to. He just refused to stop. grin

I'm now a bit hmm about starting feeding ds3 who is due in Jan. Arghhhh/.

ilikeyoursleeves Fri 30-Nov-12 19:45:15

Ds2 would have kept going forever if I hadn't been pregnant with ds3! I had to actively wean him off it!

RooneyMara Fri 30-Nov-12 19:47:51

I know what you mean grin Once they start it can be a bit hard to get them off it! But it is so nice you've enjoyed it and kept going for all three of them.

I think you should celebrate.

Llareggub Fri 30-Nov-12 19:49:28

Well done! I have been breastfeeding for 73 consecutive months. DS2 is 3.6 years and showing no signs of stopping. I tandem fed for a while, although DS1 (now 6) refuses to accept he ever breastfed.

ilikeyoursleeves Fri 30-Nov-12 20:00:45

Omg I just saw the message about someone bfing for 13 years!!!! And there was me thinking I had been doing it for ages!

RooneyMara Fri 30-Nov-12 20:03:13

Really, 13 years? Jeez!

What puzzles and awes me is feeding during pregnancy - if my children touched my boos when I was pg I almost screamed, it hurt so much.

I can't imagine how you can feed through that. Bloody good on you.

RooneyMara Fri 30-Nov-12 20:03:43


not some strange pet name for them honest blush

TravelinColour Fri 30-Nov-12 20:05:02

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ilikeyoursleeves Fri 30-Nov-12 20:06:55

I was fine feeding in pregnancy, it didn't feel any different at all. I i wonder though if the milk changes somehow tough cos that's when ds1 gave up.

BumbleBee2011 Fri 30-Nov-12 20:10:41

Wow 50 months - go you!

I'm BFing DD who is 17 months and pregnant with DC2. Am hoping to tandem feed, feeling a bit daunted by it but just need to hear more inspiring stories like yours!

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