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Tell us about your breastfeeding experience(s). How many have you nursed, for how long and what did/do you think of it?

I have three children. All three I have nursed for varying lengths of time. My first I really had no idea what I was doing or how to solve the troubles I was having. I nursed him for about 3 months and at that point he weaned early due to my lack of a supply and nipple preference for a bottle which he had been given from the start. My second I had the same troubles as far as latching and poor weight gain early on, but with the right help and support I can proudly say we are still nursing after 2.5 years, with an end in sight :) My third, I am also nursing, she is 4 months. She was the most challenging not because she trashed my nipples due to her tied tongue, but because she was such a poor nurser in the beginning I had to pump 8-12 times a day on top of nursing her 8-12 times a day, then giving her what I pumped in a syringe. But she was worth it! I can say that my nursing experience is varied, but full of goodness and fond memories I ams till in the making. Your turn!


I'm pretty lucky when it comes to nursing. My only child at the moment is 8 months. When she was born she was jaundiced and wouldn't eat. She lost well over a pound before finally creeping back up. It took her nearly three weeks to hit birth weight again. Once she caught on, though, she was an excellent nurser - growing rapidly and is now at the top of the charts in size. I have a great supply, too - I donate extra to a milk bank here. So I know I've been lucky!
2.5 yrs and newborn, tandem nursing Lily ans Susannah

September 2010

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