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does the baby benefit from BF past 6 months?

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shouldIbecrossaboutthis Sun 13-Jan-13 23:46:02

I can't find any info on this from google? I can see benefits for me but not for DS, other than comfort.

I BF DS now but don't really like it TBH. But if it's best to do it to one year as WHO advises then I will.

Any advice? Thanks

ThePathanKhansWitch Mon 14-Jan-13 20:37:18

Have a look at loads of info on extended breastfeeding.

sleepysnorlax Thu 17-Jan-13 22:46:40

ShouldI have you tried feeding in a ring sling? I have one just for breastfeeding in public, as I have a big baby and giant boobs (40 k); the sling takes the weight of ds and also means I don't have to have a hand supporting my breast while I feed. At home I use a Widgey pillow, which has been a lifesaver for co-sleeping with - I sleep propped up by 4 pillows and a cushion under my head, 2 pillows under the head end of the cushion and another one under my elbow on the other end.

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Thu 17-Jan-13 22:53:51

Fishandjam - lying down is the only way we feed at home, the amount of times we have lay on the bed for a quick feed and woken up 2 hours later is unbelievable grin. It's when we're not at home it's hard sad

sleepysnorlax, a ring sling would do me in. I do have an ergo baby carrier but I can't master feeding in it. My baby is 15 weeks tomorrow, I got him weighed this week he is 16lb 8oz! 40k - how do you cope?! were they quite big before you had your baby? mine get in the way all the bloody time hmm.

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