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For those who helped me to keep breastfeeding - thought you might like to know...

(19 Posts)
Stefka Fri 10-Oct-08 22:00:24

I don't know if anyone will remember that around this time last year I had a hellish time establishing breastfeeding. I had really badly cracked nipples and infections and bf was extremely painful for the first three months. I know I wouldn't have made it through that time if it hadn't been for the fantastic support that I received here.

My DS is almost one now and I thought you might like to know that not only am I still breast feeding but his first word was "boob"!

rascal1979 Fri 10-Oct-08 22:28:45

Awww I wish my DD's first word would have been Boobie!! I did try! I too had major difficulties breastfeeding - she was prem and took 9 weeks of expressing before she was established.

Sooooo worth it though she is now 10mths old and still going strong!

vlc Fri 10-Oct-08 23:54:58

I remember you Stefka! We commiserated over blocked ducts.

Wonderful to hear how well you're getting on. Baby carrot is still bf at 14 months. This place rocks.


LackaDAISYcal Sat 11-Oct-08 00:09:38

lol at boob smile and well done grin

I remember you as well (was probably posting as IamDaisy or something of that ilk)

waves to vlc; I saw you the other day in passing but it was a very serious thread and didn't want to hijack.

<realises that implies she doesn't think stefka's thread is serious....shuts up blush>

well done on 14 months smile

four weeks and counting till I start all over again <excited>

MN got me through a very rocky time with blocked ducts and I learnt so much that I regularly pass milk blisters and how to pop em wink

I've also done a peer supporter course and have signed up to the NCT Diploma in BFC too (first tutorial next weekend). All thanks to MN grin

SparklyGothKat Sat 11-Oct-08 00:19:02

yah! we also had a terrible time at the start, but 12 months on Callum is still BF, and hits my boobs when he wants milk...

CharCharBaGOOOOOOORE Sat 11-Oct-08 00:19:15

Yay well done you! DD and I are still going at 14 months, she calls it 'moany.' Didn't teach her that I'd like to add grin

naturelover Sat 11-Oct-08 08:32:18

I remember you Stefka, I was having problems with thrush at about the same time you were having a hard time. Well done on getting this far, you're amazing!

I'm also still breastfeeding at 14 months, thanks to MN in large part!

TheProvincialLady Sat 11-Oct-08 08:39:21

I remember you - well bloody donesmile

AbricotsSecs Sat 11-Oct-08 08:47:39

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throckenholt Sat 11-Oct-08 08:51:14

grin - well done to all of you - it is great to know that if you can get passed even a very rocky start with breastfeeding - it can then become so easy that you keep going for as long as you want.

Stefka Sat 11-Oct-08 08:55:33

It really is easy now - I never thought that was possible at the start! This place was great in those early days where every feed was a struggle. Yay for mumsnet

LackaDAISYcal Sat 11-Oct-08 14:01:20

bumping to keep this in active convos.....good for others to see how things can turn the corner and get easy smile

crochetdiva Sat 11-Oct-08 15:07:09

yippee ... both of us still bf from the Oct 2007 gang!

I was the one with a horrendously reflux-y baby - and then a monster nursing strike ...

M is 1 year and 1 week, and bf is the best it's ever been!

throckenholt Sat 11-Oct-08 19:33:50

it is something that should be shouted loud and long. It took me a month to get DS1 breastfeeding - and it was horribly stressful - I only managed it because I was bloody minded. But after that it became increasingly easy and I carried on for 12 months (only gave up because I found out I was pregnant with twins).

I guess the lesson is - even if the first month or so is a nightmare - you can get past that and then it is normally easy (far easier than bottle feeding or expressing).

Stefka Sat 11-Oct-08 20:49:58

You can get past it and it is worth fighting for!

There does need to be more support out there. I was lucky to have this place and to live in an area that is very pro breast feeding. Otherwise I don't think it I would have made it and as BF was so important to me I would have been devastated.

alittlebitshy Sun 12-Oct-08 15:07:26

Great news! (Sorry I haven't properly thanked you for the jelonet etc that you sent me)

Love the first word!

moondog Sun 12-Oct-08 18:32:53

Brill Stefka
You're a star! grin

RhinestoneCowghoul Sun 12-Oct-08 18:35:32

I remember your threads - can't believe a year has gone past already!

Love the first word grin

Stefka Mon 13-Oct-08 10:27:45

Hello alittlebitshy! I am really glad to hear that it arrived - I was worried that it got lost in the post. I hope it was some use to you - if not feel free to pass the stuff on to someone else.

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