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    for all you women who have breastfed, or plan to, how long did you do it for [or are planning to do it for]?

    at what point do you think it's time to stop, because your baby is too old?
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    I only breastfed for 6 weeks but I wish it had been longer. I plan on bfing the next one for at least a year. If s/he isn't off by 18 months, I'll probably start weaning.
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    I planned to stop at a year with all 3 kids. My first bf until he was 2. My second bf until he was 8 months. And my daughter stopped breastfeeding at 2.5. I believe in weaning them when they are ready.
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    I stopped at a year with DS.. I'm trying real hard to wean Frances now, she's almost 8 months old. I'm only stopping because we are TTC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A_BU'swife View Post
    I planned to stop at a year with all 3 kids. My first bf until he was 2. My second bf until he was 8 months. And my daughter stopped breastfeeding at 2.5. I believe in weaning them when they are ready.
    that's what i'm leaning towards, weaning when they are ready.
    how did you know they were ready? were they not interested anymore? did they refuse to breastfeed?
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    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends nursing for atleast 1 year.
    The World Health Organization recommends nursing for atleast 2 years.

    I didn't nurse my first son.
    My second son weaned on his own at 15 months.
    I plan on doing the same with the youngest.

    After a year I stopped offering, and would let him give me the cues to nurse. When he was ready to wean, he just gradually stopped asking for it. Until one day I realised that he hadn't nursed in a few weeks and that was it.
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    I planned on letting Carter self wean, hopefully to almost 2 years. Except now that Im preggo he doesnt want boob anymore. He only nurses at night (about 5 times lately!! ) and once during the day. Hes having bottles the rest of the time.
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    Today marks our 3 month breastfeeding milestone!!

    I'm comfortable with BFing until roughly 18~24 months, but probably not beyond that. I'm hoping she self weans before that, but after 12 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xocassandralee View Post
    I planned on letting Carter self wean, hopefully to almost 2 years. Except now that Im preggo he doesnt want boob anymore. He only nurses at night (about 5 times lately!! ) and once during the day. Hes having bottles the rest of the time.
    really? that's interesting! i wonder if he can smell or sense the difference.
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