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Thread: We made it to a year, too!

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    Smile We made it to a year, too!

    It’s official—my son and I have made it to a year today!

    Here are some of the high points:

    * After the initial trouble with jaundice, formula supplementation, and nipple confusion, we sorted it out in week 2 with the help of a lactation consultant and have been going strong since.

    * I nurse around a lot of 20-something women-friends who have never seen it before. And I hope that it increases the likelihood that they bf their own children.

    * I’ve found that women who have used formula bristle at the "but bf is healthier for mom and baby…" and respond that "their children turned out fine"); but no one faults my "formula is expensive and I hate dishes"
    reasoning.

    For the future:

    * This one-year old is huge! What positions can I use besides a side-lie?

    * He is so squirmy! He clearly wants to nurse, but he’ll do it in a head-stand (or up-side-down) if he can. Stay still!

    * We’re starting daycare soon, so our nursing relationship is likely to change (I’ve posted on this topic recently and appreciate the feedback.)

    I’m really, really grateful for LLL and the boards. Thank you all.

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    PS--breastfeeding at this age seems so natural that I wondered at one point, "oh, well maybe extended bf starts at two..."

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    Congrats!!! This is such a huge milestone! and good for you for wanting to continue I am loving nursing now more than ever! (headstands and all ) What has helped us is when he is getting to antsy to nurse sidelaying but is interested I will nurse him sitting up, or on my hip in a carrier. Welcome to toddlerhood!

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    Default Re: We made it to a year, too!

    :tumbsup

    Doesn't it make you feel so good?!?!?!?
    Mom to Lainey (11-8-06)

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    Congratulations!

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    Congrats!!!

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

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    :tumbsup

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    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

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    Good for you. That is a fantastic achievement.

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    Default Re: We made it to a year, too!

    yeah mama! way to go! :tumbsup
    Caylen Koen Chew (25/05/06)
    Lost No.2 in Aug 2008 ... Lost No. 3 in May 2009 Hoping for another ... Enjoying No.1



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