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Breastfeeding tip : Recognising a growth spurt

* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Post by **Debbie** on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:36 am

....Are you planning to breastfeed for?

I think I'm going to begin weaning when Annabel turns 2. We've just cut out the night feeds, about two weeks ago. It's lovely getting a full night's sleep.
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Post by angpixi on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:52 am

me too! my first 2 i only fed til 8mths, but the next 2 i managed until over 2yrs which was a lovely experience so im planning to do the same with willow!
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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:15 am

As long as Maya wants. Very Happy I have no plans on mama led weanng, and will leave it up to her. She is still pretty much depending on a boob, nutritionally and emotionally. My little munchkin!
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Post by piesmummy2006 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:54 am

am still feeding now at nearly 22months and the Q's are back Sad i was gonna wean at two but i dont think she will be ready even then i love our feeding time and only want to stop when she wants too! but she is getting hard to feed size wise tho Laughing :blyby1:
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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:59 am

Angela: Maya feeds standing and me sitting most time now, LOL. She stands between my legs, pulls my top up and heloooo self service Razz
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Post by piesmummy2006 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:03 am

awwwwww bless her niamh sits facing me and feeds well but does not sit still hahaha at bed she lays down stopping every five mins saying no bed mammy lol xxx
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Post by jools on Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:19 am

Brody is only having his bedtime feed now and I am going to let him give it up when he wants as he has all the other feeds Very Happy
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Post by **Debbie** on Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:30 am

One time I was sitting on the floor, drying my hair, and Annabel came and sat on my lap. She pulled my boob out, wrapped her arms around me and started nursing. She looked like a baby monkey clinging onto it's mum!!
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Post by nichola on Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:55 pm

I let E wean in her own time and she had her last breastfeed when she was about 3 years 8 months.

I plan to let S and J wean at their own pace too.

S is 3and 1/2 and is somedays not having any breastfeeds so I don't think it will be long before she weans.

J is 14months and still going strong although he mainly feeds at night cos he is too busy in the day Laughing

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Post by SarahW on Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:50 pm

don't know really, i am dead chuffed i've managed it this long given up well before now with other three, so just enjoying each day and taking it a day at a time.
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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:51 pm

SarahW wrote:don't know really, i am dead chuffed i've managed it this long given up well before now with other three, so just enjoying each day and taking it a day at a time.

and this is great attitude, Sarah! :aww: That's how I did with Maya. I just leave it up to her. And here we are at 17 months Shocked
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Post by kay on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:22 pm

**Debbie** wrote:One time I was sitting on the floor, drying my hair, and Annabel came and sat on my lap. She pulled my boob out, wrapped her arms around me and started nursing. She looked like a baby monkey clinging onto it's mum!!

Sounds adorable!

Coreys going to feed forever - i cast a magic spell and he is staying a baby forever! Very Happy

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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:29 pm

:aww: Kay
sprinke some here!
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Post by kay on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:30 pm

:babydust: :babydust: :babydust: :babydust:

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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:34 pm

:aww:
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Post by emmiesmummy on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:44 pm

SarahW wrote:don't know really, i am dead chuffed i've managed it this long given up well before now with other three, so just enjoying each day and taking it a day at a time.


this is exactly how i feel , with every week that passes it just feels more & more special I love you it
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Post by babyboos on Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:09 pm

nichola wrote:I let E wean in her own time and she had her last breastfeed when she was about 3 years 8 months.

I plan to let S and J wean at their own pace too.

S is 3and 1/2 and is somedays not having any breastfeeds so I don't think it will be long before she weans.

J is 14months and still going strong although he mainly feeds at night cos he is too busy in the day Laughing

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Exactly how I feel I hope he goes the two years but if e wants to stop before then I wont force him, but if he wants to nurse till post three I don't see a problem with that - my wee cousin was nearly 5 and still being nursed when upset which some people found very hard to deal with sadly

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Post by mommy2one0326 on Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:54 am

Whenever she wants to. She is still very dependant on nursing. I also enjoy it.

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Post by nursemommy02 on Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:17 am

I'm in no rush, the dr has us going till atleast 2... but if she isn't ready at 2 then we will keep going
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Post by helenasusan on Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:00 pm

I'll be feeding as long as Jack wants to he's 18 months now and loves his feeds. We'll just let him cut down naturally until he's ready to stop.
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Post by Squiglet on Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:59 pm

a year is my aim... but I'll pretty much let her wean herself... I can't say how long because I said I'd feed Tia till a year and fates stepped in to prevent that. :iconsad: I don't want to tempt fate again
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Post by milliesmummy on Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:40 pm

as long as she still wants it Smile
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Post by Squiglet on Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:56 pm

forever if I could Razz
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