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  1. #1
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    Sep 2006

    Default I've come to join in the fun.

    Audrey is one today. I thought for so long that we would be lucky to make it to a year, and never expected to last for long past that. But here we are with no end in sight.

    I must confess that for a long while I fell into the category of people who thought it strange to nurse for too long after a year. Not that there was a specific cut off age or anything... People always say stuff like "that's too old" or something and I thought that too. But when it is your baby, you realize that maybe it is not so old. Not at all....

    Anyway, to be honest, I still have some mixed emotions about being an EBFer (no flames please) but today we went to the pedi who said I definitely shouldn't be in a hurry to wean, and that Audrey especially would benefit from two years of breastfeeding (with her allergies, slow weight gain, etc). And I was so relieved to hear her say that.

    I guess at the end of the day I don't believe in MLW or CLW either one. I guess I just expect that we will get there in a mutual way. I feel so attached and in tune to her needs that I suspect I will know when the time is right. But that little encouragement was all I needed to be like "Yeah I am still breastfeeding and I feel great about it."

    So thanks for listening to me ramble....

    Loving my two sweet girls Audrey (7/18/06) and Annie (6/18/09) Baby #3 due to appear 8/5/10

    Feel free to ask me about my successful HBAC , food allergies, cloth diapers, and the joy of having a high-needs, non-sleeping little dear who has grown into a wonderful preschooler.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Oh FFS!

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    Very well put Misty!! I feel the same way about getting there mutually. Congrats on making it this far and Happy Birthday Audrey!!!

    Mama to my little Diva: Miss K (7/15/06)
    And her little sister: Lulu Pie (3/21/09)

    "Don't toush da mango"
    One-handed typer Extraordinaire!
    My body creates, houses, nurtures and nourishes life. That is awesome.
    Kegel Kop says: TIGHTEN UP!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006

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    Way to go!! Happy Birthday, Audrey!
    I'm so glad your pedi was supportive. I think many of us find our ideas about breastfeeding and parenting in general to evolve as time goes on. I thought I was going to wean DD by one year for a while too.


    Loving mama to JP (DS, 1/03 ~ nursed 6 mos), EL (DD1, 9/05 ~ nursed 4 yrs), EJ (DD2, 3/08 ~ nursed 3 yrs 9 mos), and
    JM (DD3, 6/12 ~ currently nursing), all born naturally
    Devoted wife to SAHD P, my hero
    A few of my favorite things that I've discovered on the forum: co-sleeping, baby-wearing, tandem nursing, baby-led solids, cloth diapering, APing, selective vaccination...the list goes on

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006

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    Happy Birthday Audrey!!

    Mama to DD Mariah 04/03 2lbs 8oz BF 2yrs 1 day!
    DS Ryan 07/06 4lbs 15 oz No solids until 18 mo's!
    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" Gandhi

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

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    Happy Birthday Audrey!!!!!!
    Just one more fanatical cloth diaper convert...
    Mom to Morgan (01/10/04) and Zachary (07/12/06)
    What are M & Z up to now?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

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    Congrats Misty! That is awesome! Maybe I need to get the name of your Ped. Ours is not very BF friendly.

    I hope Audrey had a great birthday!

    Loving my Beautiful High Needs Baby Girl born 12/28/06

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