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Im so sorry to hear. I had one of those about a year ago. sad We werent trying at the time, but I was still gutted.

Don't you just love how they think its great to show everybody them?? DS still loves to grab etc...

Good luck with TTC this month. smile Thinking happy thoughts for you!

25 months and counting. Now just through the night if and when he may wake. People keep saying 'are u still breastfeeding?' I wish i could be strong and say something like, " yes and proud, extended breastfeeding is great.' BUT i tend to just mutter a 'yeah'.

GO u breastfeeding wonders!!!

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thats fantastic Kitty and Khwfisk!

Well all is going well here! DD is 29 months and is drinking heaps at the moment! I am 33 weeks pregnant, so it is just colostrum but she is loving it and keeps asking for it. It gets pretty frustrating when she refuses to let go though even if it is killing... she has started resting her teeth on my nipple and it kills! Not sure how I am going to balance 2 feeding though... the thought is slightly overwhelming sometimes especially if it is the middle of the night and dd has woken up for some odd reason...

Hey

I'm 6.5 weeks preg and feeding my 19 month old. My nipples are just starting to hurt when DS is feeding - I know it will get worse sad Will it hurt the entire time or does it settle down a bit later in pregnancy?

I thought he was losing interest, but he's back and super keen. He usually just has one side, but lately has been coming off the 1st side and saying "boob, boob, boob" till he gets the second...ouch.

Thanks.



DD is 15 months and going strong smile We get plenty of questions about how long we plan to keep going for, and all that sort of rubbish, I just say, "I don't know" and leave it open.

I think I'm liking the term "full-term breastfeeding" rather than "extended breastfeeding" - treating it as more normal rather than as an optional extra once bub reaches a certain age.

Posted by: Froggi
Hey

I'm 6.5 weeks preg and feeding my 19 month old. My nipples are just starting to hurt when DS is feeding - I know it will get worse sad Will it hurt the entire time or does it settle down a bit later in pregnancy?

I thought he was losing interest, but he's back and super keen. He usually just has one side, but lately has been coming off the 1st side and saying "boob, boob, boob" till he gets the second...ouch.

Thanks.


Congratulations! I found the pain came and went. I would have a few days where it hurt and then weeks where it was fine. Dd is now 2.5 and I am due now. Some days she asks for it a lot - but I have found I can reason with her and tell her not right now for whatever reason.

My current drama is that she is starting to not come off when I ask her - especially if tired. I have to try and wedge my finger in between her teeth, but then she starts thrashing around with my nipple in her mouth. I have found I have to get her to talk so I can whip it out when she opens her mouth! Not quite sure how I am going to handle that one in the next couple of weeks..... Plus she has a chipped tooth which keeps rubbing in the wrong spot when she gets in the wrong position.... yowie!!
Wow Kitty! That is amazing!!

.....my god.....I didn't even think of the appetite thing.....
I am still feeding my 22 month old. After innumerable feeding dramas for the first six months with both of my two I am keeping on going whatever my relatives think. I am just so proud that after all of the expressing, paediatricians and medication, the battle was won and the babies fed. I always get the "my doctor told me to wean at 9 months because it is bad for the mother's teeth" rubbish. My response to the people who tell me that is to ask how many decades old is their advice.

My favourite time of the day is feeding. My little girl calls it "boop" and gets a feed just before bedtimes - not feeding her to sleep but settling her nonetheless. She tells me when the milk is all gone and covers my face with kisses afterwards.

I don't know if I will get to have another child so this may be the last child I breastfeed. I will keep going for as long as she wants me to - within reason.

You keep going for as long as it suits you both.

Kate
It so nice to see so many mum BF after 12 months..Congrats to all of you smile.

My DS just turn 12mnth I still BF strong...My partners family always ask me if I am still BF and when I say yes they are always so pleased smile

I am BF twice a day now Morning and night..but the last few days my DS has had a stomach bug and hasn't wanted his night feed he perfer water...I hope this doesn't mean we has wean himself off.

A month or so ago we were at the beach and my DH had his shirt off anyways my DS tried to succkle my DH nipple, however all he ended up with is a mouth full of hair lol smile I thought it was the cutest thing ever. At the time I was thinking maybe it's time to start weaning him but no luck with that..

Hi everyone,

Well I guess I don't count as an extended breastfeeder yet but I was after some advice on tandem bf.I'm about 7weeks pregnant and am still happily bf my ds. He is very much attached to his boobs and feeds quite constantly during the day. If I ask him if he wants boobies he gets very excited and comes crawling over. He also loves it when I click my bra open.lol.

Anyway I'm hoping to carry on bf during my pregnancy and after the new baby is born.Ds will be around 19months old when bubs gets here.Does anyone have any tips for me? How hard is it to bf when you are heavily pregnant? What about when you are in labour and straight after birth? Also how did your older child react to seeing another baby with 'their' boobs?

Anyway thanks in advance and thanks to Christina for directing me to this thread.

Renee

Posted by: C_hippie_kiwi
UPDATE

Well we are now on day 4 of flat out breast refusal and I am feeling pretty sh1t about the whole thing. I know that I should be happy because that means that he's made the decision (possibly) and that he doesn't need it anymore but what about me? LOL Maybe I am just being selfish?

He's come on leaps and bounds recently; he's finally walking by himself, talking up a storm and generally he's got lots going on and though I don't want to "baby" him forever I thought that I'd have a bit more time to come to grips with it....even if this has been going on for months now.

I have tried all the usual "fixes" and nothing seems to be working. Not sure anyone can help but have any of you had a toddler start refusing and got them back to the breast or was that it? Should have seen it coming I guess as it is exactly what DS1 did even though I handled it all wrong then and he was much younger.

Help, sympathy, time machine? LOL

Christina



Hi Christina

Haven't got much advice, I've so far been lucky with my little man coming back on but I haven't really done anything that I know of. A lovely lady on another forum sent me this poem when we were going through a rough patch and although it brought on the tears it also brought me a smile. Good luck and I hope this helps anyone being weaned when they're not ready!


Wean me gently

I know I look so big to you,
Maybe I seem too big for the needs I have,
But no matter how big we get,
We still have needs that are important to us.

I know that our relationship is growing and changing,
But I still need you.
I need your warmth and closeness,
Especially at the end of the day,
When we snuggle up in bed.

Please don't get too busy for us to breastfeed,
I know you think I can be patient,
Or find something to take the place of breastfeeding-
A book?? A glass of something??
But nothing can take your place when I need you.

Sometimes just cuddling with you,
Having you near me is enough,
I guess I am growing and becoming independent
But please be there...

This bond we have is so strong and important to me,
Please don't break it abruptly,
Wean me gently,
Becasue I am your mother
And my heart is tender


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hey there all
JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SAY GOOD JOB ALL OF US B/F MUMS ARE DOING KEEP IT UP I B/F MY DD FOR 2 AND HAlf YEARS DD HASNT HAD THE BOOB FOR 2WEEKS NOW IT WAS SAD TO GET HER OFF BUT WAS THE SAME AS ALOT OF OTHER MUMS SICK OF PPL SAYING OH U R STILL B/F U SHOULD HAVE HER OFF THAT NOW SHE IS TO OLD SHE IS USING IT AND I SAID SO WOT IF SHE IS IT ISNT HURTING ANYONE AND THEY SOON SHHHH IT UP AND WAY TO GO KITTY ON YOUR LITTLE ONE NOT WONTING THE BOOBY HOPE TO CHAT AGAIN SOON TO ALL MERRY XMAS N HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL THE BEST TO THE NEW BABIES COMING
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