Moma to DS1-the monkinroanie (3/09) and DS2-the sweet pumpkin (5/12)
Strong Women- May we have the delight of knowing them, the courage to be them and the privilege of raising them.
And yes I know my spelling terrible (is that spelled right? )
IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003
Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09
Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.
Ask me about my successful VBAC! Click here for my birth story.
Jen - mom to 3
DD who I FF
I survived 10 painful mastitis infections and managed to nurse DS1 till he was 3 years and 7 months
and now DS2 4 years now working on gentle weaning and
"Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it can not be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues - faith and hope." Charles Dickens
Ok, I have to join in on the supermom thread to the mom nursing 3 and say...
OH MY G....
That's stinkin amazing!
Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
- nursed for one year
and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
- nursed for 23 months
Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!
All of you need to stop! I never planned on triandum nursing - it just happened.
(But thank you for the support, it is very appreciated)
That is totally awesome! (and makes me feel this small for whining about being nursed out! ) I don't think I could even handle 3 children (haha 2 for that matter!) let alone nurse them all.
I definitely have been setting limits lately, but I am just not sure how rigid to be about it. I've always been pretty go-with-the-flow with DD concerning nursing, sleeping, etc. It would probably benefit her to start adding more structure to our lives at this point. I'm just so undisciplined myself. So I hate making absolute laws, because I know I won't always want to be consistent about enforcing it. But I'm getting tired of being embarassed by DD when she starts yelling for nummies, then starts screaming if I tell her no. And if I do sleep times, what do I do when we're out of the house at naptime and I'm planning on her sleeping in the car, or on vacation, etc. What do you do if you're gone all day long? It just still seems to help her so much if she's tired and emotional but I can't get her to a place to sleep immediately. I understand that I can get her to not nurse outside the house, but how do I get her to quit asking for it so loudly and adamantly? She is so persistent and determined. She'll change the world someday, I swear!
Way too lazy for formula
Believe me, I am not caving when she does it. She just does it anyway. She will literally scream and beg for half an hour for something, when she knows that no means no and we've never caved with her when she has a fit. I honestly have no idea what it's going to take for this kid to finally quit testing, because it doesn't do her any good. That's why I said she's gonna change the world. She's unnaturally persistent.
Way too lazy for formula