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midori1999 Sun 14-Apr-13 21:42:06

I just replied to a thread and it made me realise my DD will be two in June.

I didn't manage to breastfeed my first 3 DC, at the time I thought I couldn't and didn't get any advice from health professionals. This time I was determined and got all the information I could, lots of it from reading Mumsnet. I got lots of reassurance here in the early days and weeks too and got through 4 weeks of agony every time DD latched, cracked bleeding nipples, 11 bouts of blasted mastitis and now here we are, DD is nearly 2, I am 14 weeks pregnant and 'still' grin breastfeeding!

I hope to continue to BF DD and this baby to self weaning and I am now a peer supporter too so that I can hopefully support other Mums who want to to BF. I really do feel I've achieved something and at the same time shown that the correct advice and support can make all the difference.

Sorry for the 'all about me' thread, but it's made me quite emotional and perhaps it can give hope or encouragement to other ladies out there?

MoreSnowPlease Sun 14-Apr-13 21:50:15

Yay! Well done smile you sound like you've done amazingly, I really hope I can do as well as you have (we are only at almost 10 months)

I wish I knew about mumsnet when I was starting out, I only found it when things started to calm down at around 6 months, but have tried to pass on tips that helped me and things I have learned along the way.

I am sure you will do a great job as a BF counsellor (wish I had known about these too!) good luck with it, and the tandem feeding coming up! You'll be able to offer advice on a whole new world of issues then!

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 14-Apr-13 22:22:50

Well done midori, I'm so glad for you smile

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