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How long did you breastfeed til?

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GimmeDaBoobehz Wed 20-Nov-13 20:51:23

Including mixed feeding, if you did it.

Just curious really.

Can mention all those you have BF'd.

I am at 8 months so far and as long as she doesn't start biting, I'm hoping I can get another 3 or 4 months in.

Sorry, being nosy.

bumpybecky Wed 20-Nov-13 20:52:46

dd1 13 months
dd2 8 months (she stopped, suspect now it was a strike and she'd have started again if I'd offered but didn't know any better at the time)
dd3 22 months
ds 26 months

Tractorandtree Wed 20-Nov-13 20:53:56

Ds1 18mths
Ds2 19mths and still going, prob will stop by the time he's 2

DrMcDreamysWife Wed 20-Nov-13 20:54:29

Still going at nearly 15 months. Although not in the day- just an all night buffet!

TheUnstoppableWindmill Wed 20-Nov-13 20:55:33

Currently at 17 months. Started mix feeding at 10 months and it hasn't interfered at all. We're on 2 a day at the mo (morning/late afternoon or after nursery) but occasionally have an extra or skip one. I'm planning to continue until DS self-weans (given the strength of will he has now I have no idea how I would get him to stop in any case!)

GreenShadow Wed 20-Nov-13 20:55:59

DS1 12 months
DS2 just under 2 years
DS3 about 3 years - but only occasional evenings by the end

Theincidental Wed 20-Nov-13 20:56:20

Ds 26 months. Was excellent and only 2 feeds a day from 18 mths onwards, but so useful when he was poorly or needed calming.

TheUnstoppableWindmill Wed 20-Nov-13 20:56:46

Oh and you can stop the biting if they start- that doesn't have to be the end of it!

JoinTheDots Wed 20-Nov-13 20:57:22

About 2.5 years, a little more maybe.

juneau Wed 20-Nov-13 20:57:38

DS1 - 21 months (EBF)
DS2 - 26 months (EBF)

jungletoes Wed 20-Nov-13 20:57:46

34 months and 38 months

asandwichshort Wed 20-Nov-13 21:01:30

1st 11 months,2nd 12 months then 13 months for last one. They all tried the biting mostly with a gleam in the eye a sharp NO!!! usually gave them enough of a shock to stop!!

Bootoyou2 Wed 20-Nov-13 21:04:26


Taffeta Wed 20-Nov-13 21:04:54

My DC are 7 and 10 yo now.

I ebf each for 8 months, until the biting started.

Zappo Wed 20-Nov-13 21:05:24

Not as long as a couple on Mumsnet (I'm sure they'll be on soon) but a lot longer than most

5.5 years (including tandem feeding for 3 years)

Mintyy Wed 20-Nov-13 21:05:27

12 months dd (pfb)
About 9-10 months ds (second child)

UpsideRaspberryAround Wed 20-Nov-13 21:05:28

11 months this time so far, never intended to, but she just looks so so content I wouldn't have the heart to deprive her

tipp2chicago Wed 20-Nov-13 21:06:33

13 months. It was stressing me out too much by the end so I gave up. I'm glad I fed her for as long as I did but equally glad I stopped when I did.

AuditAngel Wed 20-Nov-13 21:06:40

DS 8 months, but after that he didn't have much milk, night feeds stopped very soon after BFing!

DD1 5 months, was struggling with supply and going back to work

DD2 about 3 months EBF then about 6 weeks more mixed feeding although I was back at work.

JugglingFromHereToThere Wed 20-Nov-13 21:07:28

dd - 4.6yrs
ds - 6yrs

Do I win? grin

(they still didn't self-wean BTW - dd had a sticker chart - a Christmas tree to add baubles to - and with ds I went away for a few days hols with a friend - to the Lakes since you ask!)

Mouldypineapple Wed 20-Nov-13 21:08:09

Dd1 - 1 year
Dd2 - 3 years and 3 weeks! And sometimes regret giving up too. Was my decision and I know Dd would happily carry on even though we stopped nearly a year ago!

PicardyThird Wed 20-Nov-13 21:09:12

dc1 - four and a half years
dc2 - three years

Two and a bit years of that was tandem feeding. The end in each case was a combination of interest gradually tailing off and me giving them a little push in the right direction.

Catmint Wed 20-Nov-13 21:09:14

8 months. We seemed to both want to stop at the same time, and I went back to work full time, coincided with teeth...various factors really. I was a bit sad but it was right for us.

Zappo Wed 20-Nov-13 21:10:16

"Do I win?"

Close but I know someone on Mumsnet who fed a year or two longer.

I'm aiming to convince my DD to give up by 6. She said she will when her teeth fall out (I so wish she'd self wean).

Its0kToBeMe Wed 20-Nov-13 21:11:56

Quite early, about 2mths. This was maybe due to dd and ds never latching on and me using a breast pump until I ran dry. sad

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