(Closed) Breastfeeding

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
3227 posts
Sugar bee

@luvalways86:  I breastfed both of my children for about 6 months each.

I’m not sure if you mean how old the child is when you stop or when you should stop feeding. They usually say it’s good to try and breastfeed for at least 1 year.. as far as when a woman should stop I really have no idea.

Post # 4
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I plan to breasfeed until Little E has teeth and bites my nipples… Then he’ll have my breastmilk from bottles until he doesn’t need milk anymore.

Post # 5
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well, I have no kids yet so no personal exsperiance. I plan to minimally 6 months, and most likely up to a year. this is what the AAP has to say:

“How long should I breastfeed my baby?

The AAP recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months of life. This means your baby needs no additional foods (except Vitamin D) or fluids unless medically indicated. Babies should continue to breastfeed for a year and for as long as is mutually desired by the mother and baby. Breastfeeding should be supported by your physician for as long as it is the right choice for you and your baby.”

That being said, there was TIME maganize cover about this and there is just something odd personally about still brestfeeding a child who can walk and talk…

Post # 6
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

The WHO recommends continued breastfeeding alongside complementary feeding up to two years or beyond if the mother and child want to. My daughter was breastfed exclusively until over 6 months, and then she self-weaned just after her second birthday.

I know that’s not for everyone, and what anyone else does with their baby isn’t my business. We were both perfectly happy to breastfeed that long, and I’d certainly be open to extended breastfeeding with any other babies I have.

Post # 7
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My son is 16 months old and we are still breastfeeding with no plans to stop. I’ll wean only when he loses interest, or if my milk dries up due to a future pregnancy. I fully support extended breastfeeding.

Post # 8
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I breasfed for 9 months, but planned on going a year. My milk dried up, even though I tried to pump/feed often, took fenugreek, and consulted lactation experts. I was bummed!


It’s up to each mom and baby to figure out how long to go!

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