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This thread is really just for my own benefit. Needed to say it "out loud"

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iwantasecondone Thu 25-Sep-08 19:32:14

If you had told me on the day my DS was born that I would be sitting here breastfeeding my boy on the day he is 26 weeks (which must make him that magical age of 6 months) I would have laughed. I said I'd give up when the thrush cleared(both times), then at 3 months, then when he got teeth, then at 5 months...and I'm still here. And you know what? I'm really proud of myself and haven't set a stop date. I just wanted to share that with you. That, and to let those of you who are in the "I'll just get through today" camp that it can be really lovely even if you hate it at first. Honestly.
Enough rambling. Just wanted to pat myself on the back.

DorisIsAPinkDragon Thu 25-Sep-08 19:43:03

Well done grin the time soon flys and before you know it you've reach a year!!grin

DorisIsAPinkDragon Thu 25-Sep-08 19:43:25

flies blush

Umlellala Thu 25-Sep-08 19:44:22

Aw, that's great! Well done - and glad you are enjoying it

OMaLittle Thu 25-Sep-08 19:44:36

Well done! grin

WinkyGirl Thu 25-Sep-08 19:59:38

Definitely pat yourself on the back!

I am feeling pleased with myself for getting to 6 months too. And I haven't had thrush or teeth to deal with! Not even blocked ducts (which I had with DD.)

Now its hard though - do I stop? When do I stop? I'll have to soon as my nursing bras are in a sorry state grin and I cannot afford to get another set of them!

skidoodle Thu 25-Sep-08 20:05:25

nice to hear iwaso

LOL @ WinkyGirl's nursing bras. I hear you.

EdithsMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 20:12:57

I fed my DD till she was a year - I never intended to for so long, but it just sort of carried on... After 9 months she was only having a before bed feed, and by 12 months, she naturally stopped herself. Good on you for keep going at it - I had friends from NCT group trying to make me feel conscious about still feeding at a year - but, I didn't see a problem with it. She went straight to having cow's milk, too, so I didn't have that (what appears to be) time consuming transition from breast to bottle! Keep at it as long as you can and want to and keep feeling proud! grin

jafina Thu 25-Sep-08 20:15:35

Big pat on the back iwaso! Before you know it it will be 52 weeks.

It's 53 weeks tomorrow for me and dd and if you had told me I would have made it this far when I was really struggling at 4 months I would have laughed in your face!!

winkygirl - not sure when I will stop either, I must admit I found mums who did extended bf a bit odd a few years ago and now here I am - live and learn! (not sure what I thought was odd hmm)

StealthPolarBear Thu 25-Sep-08 20:18:14

Well done
I assumed I would stop at 6 months because that's what you do! 11 months after my deadline and we're still going strong.
Is your name new or is he your second one?

Caz10 Thu 25-Sep-08 20:20:09

Well done!!

9mths here and I thought I'd be lucky to get past 6 weeks the way it was going then!

Now wondering when/how I will stop, but not worrying about it too much, sure it will sort itself out!

iwantasecondone Thu 25-Sep-08 20:25:41

New name as I used to be turtle23 and was mortified by the number of threads which basically read "I hate breastfeeding...make me stick at it" that I posted.
Thanks's very nice to hear. DH is desperate for me to stop "to get his wife back" and I now just smile.
Am trying for number two again in just a few days' time though, so can see what he's saying. A bit.

StealthPolarBear Thu 25-Sep-08 20:33:22

Wow a 2nd one after so little time
Will your DH be persuaded by the evidence? Mine was fully supportive of bf when DS was a baby but when he got a bit older he started to wonder when I would stop. Some facts about the goodness in it even after 6mo (plus a nasty D&V bug where milk was all he'd keep down) and DH has been converted!
Although I have a feeling that DS being 2 will be another of those persuasion milestones...

FairLadyRantALot Thu 25-Sep-08 20:40:55

wd to you....

Essie3 Thu 25-Sep-08 20:43:05

I think it's very important that you posted that! Well done!

I'm three months in. I secretly planned to give up for the first six weeks (quite common, I think!) but I'm still here!

tiktok Fri 26-Sep-08 11:55:29

foxytocin Fri 26-Sep-08 12:14:24

OP, you do realise that from tomorrow onwards, that the only reason you are still breastfeeding is because you can't let go.

be proud.

MarsLady Fri 26-Sep-08 12:15:23

Well done you! smile

wontbepreggersagain Fri 26-Sep-08 12:43:18

good on you girl!! it gets to the stage where it is just sooooo much easier doesn't it smile for me the thought of all the washing up is enough to spur me on to keep going [slattern]grin

monthlymayhem Fri 26-Sep-08 12:58:05

Well done!! grin

VictorianSqualor Fri 26-Sep-08 13:03:33


claireybee Fri 26-Sep-08 13:25:20

Well done you! It's a good feeling isn't it?

Edithsmummy how on earth was your dd only having one feed a day at 9 months??? DS is still having 10+ with no signs of cutting down...

mumblecrumble Fri 26-Sep-08 13:28:04

You rock! Many congratulations.

anchovies Fri 26-Sep-08 13:29:03

Well done! Inspiration for me who is currently in the throws of hideous thrush and utterly fed up. Makes you remember it is worth it in the end.

OrmIrian Fri 26-Sep-08 13:33:08

Congrats iwant!

That is great. It seems that you'll never get there when you first start doesn't it?

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