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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*djs.mom View Post
    Great work Beth! You are a wonderful advocate. Your journey WAS long and harrowing in the beginning. It makes your voice reverberate that much louder here when you are answering the cries of pain and frustration of normal beginnings. And I am really glad you are here. Your success story says to me and I hope to others that it can be done. MUCH of what you write of would have sent most women packing. I am so glad you did not allow yourself to be "allowed to fail". Because it really is mind over matter. And I am glad that you and your velcro monkey have found your groove and together have healed.
    Happy B-day E!!
    And Welcome to the after party!
    Thank you, mamas! I don't know where I would have been mentally without you guys.

    Shelly, you are right on with "allowed to fail". I told DH I wasn't using permission to fail as an excuse to give up. I discovered just how subversive much of society and the medical community are when it comes to breastfeeding. Having proper support from the outset would help prevent some of the problems we encounter.

    I realize now that in the dark of the night, encouragement and advice on a message board can make all the difference.

  2. #12
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    way to go...
    thanks for sharing your journy with us.

  3. #13
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    Oh, my.

    Happy birthday to E and congrats on persevering!
    Here's to many more milestones and sweet comfort nurses!

    Molly

    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. #14
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    E, and congrats to you Beth for making it this far!


    I'm Laura, mamma of 2

    5-27-06

    8-30-08

    We love and

    We have been nursing for over 2 years now!

  5. #15
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    I'm one of those new moms that needed you on these message boards. I am so grateful you were here when Silas and I needed you.

    What a beautiful story! It's so true that the worthwhile endevours in our life will never come easy,they are worth every tear cried and every difficult night and are enriched and made more beautiful by the struggle to get there. Little E is a lucky little lady to have you for a mama and we are all lucky to have you as a friend and mentor on these boards.
    Congratulations! What an awesome first leg of your journey with E. Here's to a blissful and smooth year 2. You are an AWESOME team.

    Happy Birthday E!!!!
    I'm Colleen
    Mama to
    Silas born May 2009 ~ Nursed 18 mos, weaned during pregnancy, unweaned at 24 months, still nursing when he feels like it
    Lola born March 2011 ~ The Mary Lou Retton of toddler nursing
    Married to Brandon
    Using cloth on both bums

    We hibernate together



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    Atta Girl!!! Both of you!

    Happy Birthday, Velcro Monkey!
    Mother to Emily June, b. Sept 18, 2005 and Lucy Quinn, b. 1/20/2012

    “Buy the ticket, take the ride."
    Hunter S. Thompson

    Excitement on the Side: Who doesn't love a confident woman with long boobs...

  7. #17
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    What a strong and dedicated mama you are! E is so lucky to have you! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Birthday to your LO!
    I'm Anna
    Proud mama to my 2 little high needs "koala bears":

    Ethan born 8/23/08
    Bfed for 22 months, weaned with love 7/2010

    Lucas, born 1/6/11
    Nursing strong for 19 MONTHS!

    Cloth diapering 1 full-time even though I'm constantly ! Currently in potty training mode. We also and

  8. #18
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    Happy birthday E and way to go mama!!!!
    I'm Wendi.
    Mom to:
    DD1 7/28/07 for 21 mos and weaned with
    &
    DD2 12/16/09

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    sweet lady!! Beth, your a for having overcome so many obstacles!!!! Such an inspirational story.
    Mommy to Mary Louise, born 6/28/05, Self weaned at 2 years and 2 months

    Mommy to Craig Isaac, born February 16, 2008, Self weaned 3 years and 4 months
    parttime

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    Congrats on making to the 1 year mark!

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