I got one aunt who BF her son until he was 3 man.
Now switch to cow's milk.
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This is a discussion on How long have you breastfed? within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; i did not care about what my mum said...she always said alot of farnie things that made me angry...n i'm very ...
i did not care about what my mum said...she always said alot of farnie things that made me angry...n i'm very bad, i always retort 'then y did not you feed us with breast milk?'....
after a while, skin get thick liaoz...i just bf as n when i like...when my husband's friends came over, i just told them, i need to feed, you guys look away first...then i just nurse my boi there n then...dont care....
n my maid is very cute...'mdm, your nipples very nice'....i almost fainted when she told me on saturday!!!
she say breastfeeding is best, mommies who breastfeed got very nice nipples....
i really wanted to pengz...when i told my husband, he luff n luff non-stop...but he said 'i agree that your nipple is nicer after you bf'....alamak....
btw Jopeck larling.....i'm not weaning 'cold turkey' style but i still get engorgements when i delay pumping lei...very frustrating!!!
Empty vessels make the most noise
I got one aunt who BF her son until he was 3 man.
Now switch to cow's milk.
Am a newbie here, currently BF, 4 mths n going, hope to cont until cannot tahan anymore. Just wondering with you ladies how's the weight gain progress? Mine seems amazingly rapid ...ppl said he's big baby but pedi says OK
BF my gal for nearly 24mths
and for my 2nd child going to BF for 24mths and beyond.
I've had both kinds... and all are healthy! so just enjoy your baby. As long as baby is eating, sleeping, acting well... ignore non-important things like weight
supply is getting real low. as i seldom express...
anyway to get back the supply? eg, herbal soup, red dates drink...
i thot bf babies will not have problem with their weight..but mine seems otherwise...
any bf mommies care to share? i dont know to be happy that i got a chubby baby or sad coz he might face obesity issue...how har?
Yday I went to the paedi, he told me usually baby doubling his birthweight by 4th or even 5th month, but mine is almost tripling in barely 3 mths! Nevertheless he said it's very good, and told me to continue BF as long as I could. Like what's Jo said, weight should be least the matter as long as babies have all the nutrients needed.
Still, if you compare with babies born in diff generation (e.g. like our gen), they are seem to be bigger ( and hope to be better) in their own times! I'll take it as an evolution so not too worry !
Drink lotsof liquid, supplemet milk and green bean soup ( boil the bean until the water turns clear green then drink) and eats lots of papaya. It works for me!
no idea sorry... rarely pumped...
Mine is premature, his birth weight is 2.5kg but now he's crossing 7kg.
Mine is rather skanky & long ( almost 70cm now)
Nevertheless, he was declared 'average' (as per the health booklet chart) on his last check. But true enuf if you compare with others ours is on the biggie side...
But dont let yourself worry so much, with breast milk, it's rarely go wrong, some more if you n your hubby are tall, then it's a genetic too
i m new here. still bf my 14 mths boy. planning to stop bf soon But my supply still maintain.
I'm 'weaning' my younger dear daughter from breast milk, she is 56mth old by Dec, going 5yo next year. Hope to stop bf totally by end of this year.
Last edited by mumwgals; 06-12-2007 at 01:26 AM.
have to change my vote ...................
dear son just past the 2 year mark & I'm still BREASTFEEDING!
Partial though cos he's on semi-solids.
hi.. i;m still bf my baby (5mth) n on partial fm..
as he dont like freeze breast milk which I will storage on the fridge even ought not freezin 1 he also dont want..
he will just go on cryin & cryin..
as i'm currently working....
dear son just started playgroup. And he started to catch virus from oter kids since they're all enclosed in an air-con room, easier for virus to spread.
dear son was telling me, 'mummy, cut apple'. Then I told him 'you coughing cannot eat apple'. mother in law heard what I said & said that 'fruit of the night' is not apple but guava. I told her not to show him or give him any fruit until he's recovered. Then she keep saying nevermind, a bit nevermind one .....dear husband chip in & tol dhis mum that partly also due to him give dear son papaya that why worsen over 2 days.
then..........mother & son chat . mother in law ask dear husband, she thought breastfed babies not so prone to be sick, why dear son breastfeed so long also sick so easily. if that's the case, might as well dont breastfeed him back then. she say i refuse to listen to her, after 6 months breast milk no more value, she want me to stop but i so stubborn refuse to listen to her.........she say if that's the case, if 2nd one comes, she insist that i dont breastfeed & give FM. Appreciate that dear husband tried to convince her but failed.she say her 5 other grandchildren all on FM also so big sized & healthy, then she stormed off very angry that her son side me...........
oh dear Elaine...
first of all, congrats on hitting the 2 year mark! You've done good!
second... about your son getting sick... he is in an environment where viruses abound... its normal for children just starting a school type program to get sick. FM and breast milk babies both get it! Rest assured though that he will get better faster as compared to FM babies.
as for giving fruits while being sick, we do it all the time in my house with no noticable effects (bad or good). I figure the vits/minerals that they get from the fruits really can't do much harm. But that's my family.
For your family, talk to your husband and decide on your family's rules. Then stick with them. If you can't come to a decision, maybe try both ways once and see what happens. :P
Appreciate your husband in some way for standing up for you. It can take quite alot out of a guy to back his wife over his mother. You've got a good partner, dont't take him forgranted and work with him to bring up your kids.
I breastfed my 1st dear daughter for 8mth (fully expressed) and currently still bfg my 2nd dear daughter. Shes turning 13wks soon
i just hope that he can explain things nicely to his mum that although breastfed babies have higher immunity but that doesnt mean they wont fall sick? everytime dear son falls sick, they'll blame my milk, saying since drink breast milk also fall sick, what's the difference if I gave FM back then?
sometimes i could tell that once my mother in law started to raise her voice at dear husband, he'll agree to everything mother in law said, even if it's wrong. I just shut up or be the 'bad' guy and repeat things to her, though she may not be happy after what i've said to her.
I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through this. *HuGS*
just sharing, i have some friends who will just smile and say... "ërhh.. maybe if i dont't breastfeed, my son/daughter will be more sick in childcare".
i guess it's common for a child to fall sick when they start cc, although there are somë special cases where the child doesnt really fall sick. perhaps just explain kindly that this is common and sometimes it takes about half year to a year for things to stabilise. or even better get your doc to tell your mother in law so. Hopefully that will stop her from passing remarks and make you unhappy.
hope it helps.
Happy Wifee & Tandem Nursing Mummy to Javier (Aug2003) & Janelle (May2005)
I'm quite "immune" already. Whenever she asks me anything to do with breastfeeding, just repeat the same answers. If she starts "debating" with me, I just knod my head or smile at her. No point arguing with her. She's well-known for her stubborness.