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Extended Breastfeeding

For anyone who is/ has/ or is thinking of nursing their child past one year of age.

Members: 37
Latest Activity: May 20, 2010

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Vitamins 4 Replies

Started by Charlotte Woody. Last reply by Charlotte Woody Mar 22, 2010.

Nursing an Active Toddler 2 Replies

Started by Gina Grothoff. Last reply by Charlotte Woody Feb 6, 2010.

Breastfeeding In Public 5 Replies

Started by Melanie Parker. Last reply by Nicole Wallace, D.C. Jan 21, 2010.

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Comment by Karen Shattuck on October 12, 2008 at 9:24pm
Hi All,
I Nursed DS for 18 months.
I am currently nursing DD and she is 2 1/2.
I look forward to chatting with other moms that are extened nursing!!
Karen
Comment by Tammy Hallihan on October 13, 2008 at 8:26pm
I nursed my 2nd kiddo though 23 months and am currently nursing my 14mo.
Comment by Tanya on October 15, 2008 at 8:21am
I have nursed all 5 of my children and I am still Bf my 2 year old :)
Comment by Gina Grothoff on October 20, 2008 at 5:39pm
Welcome everyone! I created this group so we could support each other and share information on the benefits of extended breastfeeding. So glad you have joined me!
Comment by Christine Cagnina on October 22, 2008 at 5:13pm
Hello all! I am currently nursing both my 1 year old and my 3 1/2 year old. I am thrilled to find other mommies who are extended bf's!!! christine
Comment by Carrie on October 28, 2008 at 5:24pm
Hello....my 22 month old twins nurse a lot - about 6-8+ times a day each. My daughter, who turns 4 at the end of February, nurses about 3 times a week.
Comment by Gina Grothoff on October 28, 2008 at 8:28pm
Welcome Carrie! There needs to be a name for nursing three! Glad you have joined us. I am due with my third child in early January- my other two have weaned they are 6 and almost 11.
Comment by Carrie on October 29, 2008 at 7:53am
Hi Gina, congrats on your newest little person. Some days I think that "triple tandem" nursing (well, my oldest doesn't that much anymore) should be an extreme sport! My little girls nurse more now than they did a year ago.
Comment by Angela Spielman on November 6, 2008 at 11:15pm
Hi everyone. I am nursing my 15 month old daughter. I am excited about this group, all my nursing friends have been slowly falling off! I am the only left...
Comment by Karen Davis on November 9, 2008 at 9:54pm
Oh good - a group where i really qualify though all in the past. I tandem nursed the first two. My oldest has forbidden me to tell when she weaned but the second oldest was 3 or so. Child number 3 was about 2 and the youngest was the shortest at 11 months. I laughed at the extreme sports comment. There was too much of a space for me to do three (it would have been REALLY extreme) but I can imagine it!

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