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I plan on EBF for 6 months with pumping while I'm at work, then will introduce solid. After 1 year, I'll cut down the pumping and let her nurse as long as possible.
But right now, my intermediate goal is 3 months. I like making short/smaller goals so that i'd feel good about achieving them :)
laujam31:Sorry nbsp;I should have just put breast feed. nbsp;Mine and dh's familly aren't really into breastfeeding and I'm constantly being asked....They are all concerned that DS will be too old and still be on the breast....
I plan on breastfeeding for as long as I can/as long as DS wants. I went in with a goal of one year and anything beyond that would be bonus, but knowing that I would be proud of myself to make it to six months. I'm almost at six months (15 more days!), so we'll be heading up to the year mark.
We will introduce solids at six months.
I will continue to pump at work until one year then we'll see. I'll likely cut the pumping out or back to once a day.
As for family, I don't think a lot of my extended family really gets it either. Two other family members who have also recently had babies did not long-term BF and barely even short-term BF, so my family thinks it's a little weird that I still nurse him at family functions instead of bringing a bottle. I just laugh it off knowing I'm doing what I feel is best for my baby. If I need a convincing reason, I just say that all pumped milk gets saved for when I'm not actually with him.
theresat858:I'm trying to wean off the pump by her first birthday. I would love to bf until she self weans but need a med test...so the plan is to start don't offer/don't refuse in 2w and be down to am and pm by 13mo, and see how it goes from there.
AAP recommend bf for at least 1 year and the WHO says 2 if you need ammo to argue w family.
Love that ammo part :)
I plan on going for 1-2 years depending on what DD wants and when we TTC. I would just let her self wean, but I may not be able to tandem (my mom couldn't) and since DH and I are in our early 30's and still want more children, we want to TTC #2 either before DD is 2 or 3.
If I was younger when we started I would try to let her wean herself. We plan to TTC #2 no earlier than DD's 18 month mark to make sure that she can at least have her full year.
Both our families are pro BF, so I wouldn't know what to tell you except stay confident in your choices for your baby and I second using the AAP and WHO recommendations for back-up!
We're still breastfeeding and DS turns 2 in a few days. I have no immediate plans to wean. We'll continue until it doesn't work for us.
I didn't return to work until he was 12 months; I never pumped.
Just kidding. My goal is 2 years or just beyond (check out the Extended BF thread from yesterday if you want to see some more of the past one year moms).
And, yes, as PP noted I did start solids at 6 months and cow's milk around 11 months (and DS loves both).
My son is 19 months and we've just started the weaning process by dropping one of his two remaining feeds. When he stops pointing at my breasts in the morning asking for milk and crying we'll work on dropping the other.
I weaned from the pump at 12 months. It was much easier. No crying.