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wanderlost
04-06-2007, 12:52 PM
My daughter has been exclusively breastfed for 6 months! Hooray!

I lost a lot of weight in the beginning, all my pregnancy weight and then a little more, but not enough to put me out of a healthy BMI - just to take the chunk off that I had accumulated before pregnancy. Now I am maintainng juts fine. She is growing hearty and healthy, so I know my milk's working! We have no plans on stopping nursing anytime soon - probably we will just let her wean when she's ready, but I am going to give her a banana tonight and see what she does with it.

Anyway, I thought I'd share this here, since you all are the most likley ones to be interested in breastfeeding. I wasn't a successful nurser with my son, so this is really importnant to me!

here she is with her dad - who would kill me if he knew I put his pic on here, so don't tell - but aren't they cute?? <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

<img src="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3/wanderlost13/IMGP0505.jpg">

wanderlost
04-06-2007, 12:52 PM
My daughter has been exclusively breastfed for 6 months! Hooray!

I lost a lot of weight in the beginning, all my pregnancy weight and then a little more, but not enough to put me out of a healthy BMI - just to take the chunk off that I had accumulated before pregnancy. Now I am maintainng juts fine. She is growing hearty and healthy, so I know my milk's working! We have no plans on stopping nursing anytime soon - probably we will just let her wean when she's ready, but I am going to give her a banana tonight and see what she does with it.

Anyway, I thought I'd share this here, since you all are the most likley ones to be interested in breastfeeding. I wasn't a successful nurser with my son, so this is really importnant to me!

here she is with her dad - who would kill me if he knew I put his pic on here, so don't tell - but aren't they cute?? <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

<img src="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3/wanderlost13/IMGP0505.jpg">

wanderlost
04-06-2007, 12:52 PM
My daughter has been exclusively breastfed for 6 months! Hooray!

I lost a lot of weight in the beginning, all my pregnancy weight and then a little more, but not enough to put me out of a healthy BMI - just to take the chunk off that I had accumulated before pregnancy. Now I am maintainng juts fine. She is growing hearty and healthy, so I know my milk's working! We have no plans on stopping nursing anytime soon - probably we will just let her wean when she's ready, but I am going to give her a banana tonight and see what she does with it.

Anyway, I thought I'd share this here, since you all are the most likley ones to be interested in breastfeeding. I wasn't a successful nurser with my son, so this is really importnant to me!

here she is with her dad - who would kill me if he knew I put his pic on here, so don't tell - but aren't they cute?? <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

<img src="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3/wanderlost13/IMGP0505.jpg">

AnD
04-06-2007, 02:06 PM
Yes, they are! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> Congrats! I went 6 months, but I was pumping, so between me beginning to have a hard time keeping up, and a round of pancreatitis, she had to go on formula for the next 6 months. I'm so happy for you!

AnD
04-06-2007, 02:06 PM
Yes, they are! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> Congrats! I went 6 months, but I was pumping, so between me beginning to have a hard time keeping up, and a round of pancreatitis, she had to go on formula for the next 6 months. I'm so happy for you!

AnD
04-06-2007, 02:06 PM
Yes, they are! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> Congrats! I went 6 months, but I was pumping, so between me beginning to have a hard time keeping up, and a round of pancreatitis, she had to go on formula for the next 6 months. I'm so happy for you!

julie
04-06-2007, 04:12 PM
OMG, she's beautiful. And what a sexy hubby you have <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Congrats on the breastfeeding, it's quite an accomplishment!

julie
04-06-2007, 04:12 PM
OMG, she's beautiful. And what a sexy hubby you have <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Congrats on the breastfeeding, it's quite an accomplishment!

julie
04-06-2007, 04:12 PM
OMG, she's beautiful. And what a sexy hubby you have <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Congrats on the breastfeeding, it's quite an accomplishment!

Scarlett81
04-06-2007, 06:59 PM
Thats awesome! That really is something to be proud of, 6 months is a long time.
What a CUTE picture-and your baby isn't bad either....<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

Scarlett81
04-06-2007, 06:59 PM
Thats awesome! That really is something to be proud of, 6 months is a long time.
What a CUTE picture-and your baby isn't bad either....<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

Scarlett81
04-06-2007, 06:59 PM
Thats awesome! That really is something to be proud of, 6 months is a long time.
What a CUTE picture-and your baby isn't bad either....<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

JazzysMom
04-06-2007, 07:08 PM
Good for you! I am glad you have an enjoyable experience this time around. I also wont whisper to your guy that the pic is up, but I have to agree that they are BOTH adorable!

JazzysMom
04-06-2007, 07:08 PM
Good for you! I am glad you have an enjoyable experience this time around. I also wont whisper to your guy that the pic is up, but I have to agree that they are BOTH adorable!

JazzysMom
04-06-2007, 07:08 PM
Good for you! I am glad you have an enjoyable experience this time around. I also wont whisper to your guy that the pic is up, but I have to agree that they are BOTH adorable!

mom2lillian
04-06-2007, 07:28 PM
hubba hubba and cutie cutie--love the t-shirt too.

Congratulations I am very happy to hear someone else as happy abotu BF as me! I dont plan on introducing food until 6 months either, some at my daycare are eating food at 3 months! YIKES. I just love BF and I think it is such a wonderful bond. DD is 3.5 months and even retuirnig to work BF still going well adn I have about 4 weeks worth of milk stocked in freezer should somethign happen so I am happy about that.

are you still doing LLL?

mom2lillian
04-06-2007, 07:28 PM
hubba hubba and cutie cutie--love the t-shirt too.

Congratulations I am very happy to hear someone else as happy abotu BF as me! I dont plan on introducing food until 6 months either, some at my daycare are eating food at 3 months! YIKES. I just love BF and I think it is such a wonderful bond. DD is 3.5 months and even retuirnig to work BF still going well adn I have about 4 weeks worth of milk stocked in freezer should somethign happen so I am happy about that.

are you still doing LLL?

mom2lillian
04-06-2007, 07:28 PM
hubba hubba and cutie cutie--love the t-shirt too.

Congratulations I am very happy to hear someone else as happy abotu BF as me! I dont plan on introducing food until 6 months either, some at my daycare are eating food at 3 months! YIKES. I just love BF and I think it is such a wonderful bond. DD is 3.5 months and even retuirnig to work BF still going well adn I have about 4 weeks worth of milk stocked in freezer should somethign happen so I am happy about that.

are you still doing LLL?

MamatoAlexa
04-07-2007, 12:40 AM
Good job Mama! I am proud of you.
You daughter is so cute and so is your husband!
Alexa and I had a really hard time breastfeeding but once we got the hang of it, we had a wonderful breastfeeding experience until she weaned at 12 months.

MamatoAlexa
04-07-2007, 12:40 AM
Good job Mama! I am proud of you.
You daughter is so cute and so is your husband!
Alexa and I had a really hard time breastfeeding but once we got the hang of it, we had a wonderful breastfeeding experience until she weaned at 12 months.

MamatoAlexa
04-07-2007, 12:40 AM
Good job Mama! I am proud of you.
You daughter is so cute and so is your husband!
Alexa and I had a really hard time breastfeeding but once we got the hang of it, we had a wonderful breastfeeding experience until she weaned at 12 months.

wanderlost
04-07-2007, 01:58 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>mom2lillian</b></i>



are you still doing LLL?</end quote></div>

yup. I really like it, not just for the breastfeeding part, but it was nice to meet like-minded mommas in my area.

wanderlost
04-07-2007, 01:58 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>mom2lillian</b></i>



are you still doing LLL?</end quote></div>

yup. I really like it, not just for the breastfeeding part, but it was nice to meet like-minded mommas in my area.

wanderlost
04-07-2007, 01:58 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>mom2lillian</b></i>



are you still doing LLL?</end quote></div>

yup. I really like it, not just for the breastfeeding part, but it was nice to meet like-minded mommas in my area.

Momtana
04-07-2007, 08:02 PM
cute cute cute (both of them) and congratulations on successful breastfeeding. I nursed with my children for a long time: 18 months, 26 months and 35 months .....

Momtana
04-07-2007, 08:02 PM
cute cute cute (both of them) and congratulations on successful breastfeeding. I nursed with my children for a long time: 18 months, 26 months and 35 months .....

Momtana
04-07-2007, 08:02 PM
cute cute cute (both of them) and congratulations on successful breastfeeding. I nursed with my children for a long time: 18 months, 26 months and 35 months .....

mom2lillian
04-08-2007, 12:19 AM
35 months, holy cow! can I ask why? Is there a benefit or was it hard to wean, sorry I just never heard anyone go past 18, well in US I guess it is different in other countries. My friend lives in Kuwait and egypt and says that there they dont believ ein birth control so they breastfeed for 2 years, no longer per Koran, so all their kids are about 3 years apart! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

mom2lillian
04-08-2007, 12:19 AM
35 months, holy cow! can I ask why? Is there a benefit or was it hard to wean, sorry I just never heard anyone go past 18, well in US I guess it is different in other countries. My friend lives in Kuwait and egypt and says that there they dont believ ein birth control so they breastfeed for 2 years, no longer per Koran, so all their kids are about 3 years apart! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

mom2lillian
04-08-2007, 12:19 AM
35 months, holy cow! can I ask why? Is there a benefit or was it hard to wean, sorry I just never heard anyone go past 18, well in US I guess it is different in other countries. My friend lives in Kuwait and egypt and says that there they dont believ ein birth control so they breastfeed for 2 years, no longer per Koran, so all their kids are about 3 years apart! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

wanderlost
04-08-2007, 11:51 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>mom2lillian</b></i>

35 months, holy cow! can I ask why? Is there a benefit or was it hard to wean, sorry I just never heard anyone go past 18, well in US I guess it is different in other countries. My friend lives in Kuwait and egypt and says that there they dont believ ein birth control so they breastfeed for 2 years, no longer per Koran, so all their kids are about 3 years apart! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>


my sister nursed her youngest for 3 years, and a woman in my LLL group nursed her TWINS for 4 years! I don't know what the nutritional value is after 2 years, though I am sure it doesn't hurt, but I think emotionally kids get attached and it's hard to take that away - think of a blankie or loved stuffed animal. There is a lot of info on child led weaning. If you click on the "cool wool baby" link in my siggy and then scroll down a few days, in the post "Mom's Breastraunt" is a lot of info about extended nursing, including a video of a mom still nursing her eight year old! I dont think I'll nurse that long, but I am hoping to nurse as long as the baby and I both still enjoy it (I can't imagine I'd enjoy it when she was 8!)

wanderlost
04-08-2007, 11:51 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>mom2lillian</b></i>

35 months, holy cow! can I ask why? Is there a benefit or was it hard to wean, sorry I just never heard anyone go past 18, well in US I guess it is different in other countries. My friend lives in Kuwait and egypt and says that there they dont believ ein birth control so they breastfeed for 2 years, no longer per Koran, so all their kids are about 3 years apart! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>


my sister nursed her youngest for 3 years, and a woman in my LLL group nursed her TWINS for 4 years! I don't know what the nutritional value is after 2 years, though I am sure it doesn't hurt, but I think emotionally kids get attached and it's hard to take that away - think of a blankie or loved stuffed animal. There is a lot of info on child led weaning. If you click on the "cool wool baby" link in my siggy and then scroll down a few days, in the post "Mom's Breastraunt" is a lot of info about extended nursing, including a video of a mom still nursing her eight year old! I dont think I'll nurse that long, but I am hoping to nurse as long as the baby and I both still enjoy it (I can't imagine I'd enjoy it when she was 8!)

wanderlost
04-08-2007, 11:51 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>mom2lillian</b></i>

35 months, holy cow! can I ask why? Is there a benefit or was it hard to wean, sorry I just never heard anyone go past 18, well in US I guess it is different in other countries. My friend lives in Kuwait and egypt and says that there they dont believ ein birth control so they breastfeed for 2 years, no longer per Koran, so all their kids are about 3 years apart! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>


my sister nursed her youngest for 3 years, and a woman in my LLL group nursed her TWINS for 4 years! I don't know what the nutritional value is after 2 years, though I am sure it doesn't hurt, but I think emotionally kids get attached and it's hard to take that away - think of a blankie or loved stuffed animal. There is a lot of info on child led weaning. If you click on the "cool wool baby" link in my siggy and then scroll down a few days, in the post "Mom's Breastraunt" is a lot of info about extended nursing, including a video of a mom still nursing her eight year old! I dont think I'll nurse that long, but I am hoping to nurse as long as the baby and I both still enjoy it (I can't imagine I'd enjoy it when she was 8!)

JazzysMom
04-08-2007, 11:53 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>mom2lillian</b></i>

35 months, holy cow! can I ask why? Is there a benefit or was it hard to wean, sorry I just never heard anyone go past 18, well in US I guess it is different in other countries. My friend lives in Kuwait and egypt and says that there they dont believ ein birth control so they breastfeed for 2 years, no longer per Koran, so all their kids are about 3 years apart! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>

My SIL breast fed my niece until she was almost 3~~
She received a lot of heat from family/friends about it, but my niece was one of the healthiest kids around.

SORRY didnt mean to butt in!

JazzysMom
04-08-2007, 11:53 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>mom2lillian</b></i>

35 months, holy cow! can I ask why? Is there a benefit or was it hard to wean, sorry I just never heard anyone go past 18, well in US I guess it is different in other countries. My friend lives in Kuwait and egypt and says that there they dont believ ein birth control so they breastfeed for 2 years, no longer per Koran, so all their kids are about 3 years apart! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>

My SIL breast fed my niece until she was almost 3~~
She received a lot of heat from family/friends about it, but my niece was one of the healthiest kids around.

SORRY didnt mean to butt in!

JazzysMom
04-08-2007, 11:53 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>mom2lillian</b></i>

35 months, holy cow! can I ask why? Is there a benefit or was it hard to wean, sorry I just never heard anyone go past 18, well in US I guess it is different in other countries. My friend lives in Kuwait and egypt and says that there they dont believ ein birth control so they breastfeed for 2 years, no longer per Koran, so all their kids are about 3 years apart! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>

My SIL breast fed my niece until she was almost 3~~
She received a lot of heat from family/friends about it, but my niece was one of the healthiest kids around.

SORRY didnt mean to butt in!

Momtana
04-08-2007, 09:18 PM
Nicole, we nursed that long because we liked it. Breastfeeding was a wonderful gift to give to my children and myself. I got some comments from people, but it was so long ago (Cara is now 20) that the comments are insignificant compared to the fond memories. When I was nursing my kids we thought my health problems were from allergies (ha!) so I took special precuations when introducing solid food. I was a grad student when Cara was a baby, and very busy, so couldn't focus on gradual and intentional introduction of foods - she really didn't eat solid foods until she was 9 months old (I got lots of comments about that - aren't you EVER going to feed that baby real food?!) ;she was the healthiest of our three children.
SHANNON I LOVE THE COOL WOOL BABY VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile smile smile
thank you for sharing it.

Momtana
04-08-2007, 09:18 PM
Nicole, we nursed that long because we liked it. Breastfeeding was a wonderful gift to give to my children and myself. I got some comments from people, but it was so long ago (Cara is now 20) that the comments are insignificant compared to the fond memories. When I was nursing my kids we thought my health problems were from allergies (ha!) so I took special precuations when introducing solid food. I was a grad student when Cara was a baby, and very busy, so couldn't focus on gradual and intentional introduction of foods - she really didn't eat solid foods until she was 9 months old (I got lots of comments about that - aren't you EVER going to feed that baby real food?!) ;she was the healthiest of our three children.
SHANNON I LOVE THE COOL WOOL BABY VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile smile smile
thank you for sharing it.

Momtana
04-08-2007, 09:18 PM
Nicole, we nursed that long because we liked it. Breastfeeding was a wonderful gift to give to my children and myself. I got some comments from people, but it was so long ago (Cara is now 20) that the comments are insignificant compared to the fond memories. When I was nursing my kids we thought my health problems were from allergies (ha!) so I took special precuations when introducing solid food. I was a grad student when Cara was a baby, and very busy, so couldn't focus on gradual and intentional introduction of foods - she really didn't eat solid foods until she was 9 months old (I got lots of comments about that - aren't you EVER going to feed that baby real food?!) ;she was the healthiest of our three children.
SHANNON I LOVE THE COOL WOOL BABY VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile smile smile
thank you for sharing it.