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How long did you breastfeed?

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Christina posted this 05 February 2019

How long did everyone breastfeed?  

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Megan posted this 06 February 2019

I had 4 babies and breastfed 12-14 months with 3 of them. With my first I couldn't produce enough milk so supplemented with formula at 4-5 months.

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Meagan posted this 06 February 2019

I breastfed until 11 months and then had enough pumped milk saved that I was able to give breastmilk until a year when we transitioned to regular milk. 

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Ashley posted this 06 February 2019

With my first I breastfed, and gave him pumped breast milk until he was two. I am currently breastfeeding my my 7 month old, and will probably stop at a year. I have enough in the freezer that it will make it through 18 months if supplemented with baby food.

Firhadi posted this 07 February 2019

Well with my 1st I breastfed almost 10 months. With my second one I will breastfeed longer hopefully 

Tina posted this 07 February 2019

I only breastfeed until I had to go back to work. I wanted to make it easier on myself and the babysitter to not rely on me.

rania posted this 08 February 2019

15 months with my 1st and I’m eager to see how long with my second.

Sheila posted this 08 February 2019

6 months only I wasn’t as lucky with milk supply.

Emily posted this 08 February 2019

Breastfed my first for a year and the second for about 9 months then fed him pumped milk till about the 11th month

Catherine posted this 10 February 2019

Due to unintended bottle preference caused by husband's sweet intentions, I had to switch to exclusively pumping at 3 days. I've been giving her breastmilk for 19 months now with the goal of 2 years. 😊 

Sharon posted this 10 February 2019

Not less than 6 month

Mama posted this 01 March 2019

If my milk supply is still available when baby is 2, then I'll breastfeed till then. Funny story: When I was in grad school, one of my classmates told me she was breastfed till she was 7 years. That she and her brother would come back home from school, and their mother would feed them; she would take one breast, and her brother would take the other. Not sure how true her story was. Who knows, it might have been true, because she was from a different culture.

Casey posted this 03 March 2019

I had 2 babies. I EBF both. The first until 1 and the second until 3 years old. It was a different because with the oldest I started pumping so I could work at 4 weeks so he could have a bottle but I nursed when I was home. It was so much work that at a year I was ready to be done. With my second I stayed home and he never took a bottle, it was easier to EBF with no pumping, in my opinion. 

Yabura posted this 03 March 2019

Have two beautiful babies and they are 15 month apart. I breast feed my first for 9month and the second 12 months... breastfeeding is a gift if you can do it I encourage you maximize as much as you can.

Bridget posted this 04 May 2019

I’m going on four months of pumping. At three months I stopped producing as much so I used up all my freezer stash and now doing half formula half milk until I can get it up again 

Anastasia posted this 11 May 2019

I wasn't successful with my first, but I made it 6 months with my youngest (although we had to start supplementing when she was a few days old).

Daisy posted this 12 May 2019

2.5 years..but then was happy that my kid weaned off on his own. 

Allegra posted this 13 May 2019

I only breastfed my son for about three months, but my daughter just passed her first birthday and she is still being breastfed.

Ellen posted this 13 May 2019

I fed my first two sons until around 14 months and then my current son is 8 months and going strong. 

Haley posted this 15 June 2019

I’m currently at 19 months with my son and plan on letting him ween himself 😊 

Becky posted this 16 June 2019

I currently am still breastfeeding my 15 month old. I am not sure when I will be weaning, as he still uses boob for nap times/bedtimes. My ultimate goal was 1 year, and am happy to have surpassed it!

Mary posted this 17 June 2019

I plan to breastfeed till 24 months. Not yet sure if that is feasible because my supply seems to be drying up.

Jessica posted this 17 June 2019

I breastfed my first until 7 months. I was working and stopped producing as much, so I had to start supplementing and eventually just stopped. My second is 15 months and I'm still breastfeeding. My plan was to wean her off and only nurse at night time, but she's NOT having it. I nurse her 2-3 times total per day, but hoping the next few months she will start to get over it lol

Olivia posted this 18 June 2019

I breastfed my oldest until she weaned herself at 20 months. With my second I planned to do the same, but I was a stay at home mom the first time around, and went back to work the second time around. Pumping was harder than I expected and my supply wasn't keeping up with my daughter's demand, so we started supplementing with formula at about six months, and she was fully on formula by 9 months.

Elizabeth posted this 18 June 2019

I am currently at nearly 16 months of breastfeeding. My first goal was to make it to 6 months. My second goal was to make it to 1 year. Now, here we are at 16 months, and going strong. 

May posted this 18 June 2019

I breastfed a year and a half! I let my daughter ween herself off. 

Leah posted this 21 August 2019

I breastfed for 12 months with both of my girls. First one was easy to get to 12 months the second we barely made it.

Rachel posted this 21 August 2019

I am finished after four months of breastfeeding/pumping. It is a full time job and I commend all the mamas out there trying their best!

Jessica posted this 22 August 2019

I did end up supplementing, but our baby had some form of breast milk until 12 months old since this is when they can start drinking cows milk.  He actually quit nursing at 8 months on his own so I had to pump the rest of the time, which was exhausting!  

Kat posted this 22 August 2019


I am finished after four months of breastfeeding/pumping. It is a full time job and I commend all the mamas out there trying their bes

It is really hard to pump and breast feed. You get basically no sleep. With my first i also breastfeed and pumped for about 5 to 6 months. It was so challenging. 

Melody posted this 22 August 2019

I breast fed my second until he was almost 3. I tried weening,it was really hard. With my third,i still breast feed,she is 2. It is mostly just when she is tired though. I think at this point ,its more of a comfort than anything. I dont think my body is priducing tons of milk or anything. 

Sophia posted this 23 August 2019

16 months or so with my first. Currently on month 9 with my second and plan on going a little past a year. 

Ann posted this 23 August 2019

3 VERY DIFFICULT WEEKS!  I found it to be so hard! I don't think my daughter was the problem. I really believe it was me.  I have stubborn inverted nipples. (UGH!) And because of that, I don't think she could latch. I had a nurse squeeze one nipple so hard that it brought me to tears in the hospital.  She said she was trying to free it to come out. MAN I wish I would've punched her in the face.  In hindsight, I wish I would've went straight to bottle feeding and saved myself 3 weeks of absolute stress.

Megan posted this 26 August 2019

12 months with both kids! Just got done weaning my second last week!

gerry posted this 28 August 2019

i only breastfed for 6 weeks but that was because i needed to go back on medication and go back to work. i think whatever feels best for you is what is best! good luch

Davina posted this 31 August 2019

I only lasted for 3 months. I wish I could've went longer but work made it hard for me to continue. Plus I was already having a hard time getting enough milk to come out. 

ashley posted this 18 October 2019

I fed my first for 1.5 years, I plan on doing the same for my second baby maybe a littler longer. 

Faithe posted this 18 October 2019

We had to start supplementing with formula when she was about 4 days old and rehospitalized for her jaundice. But we made it about 3 months of BFing, pumping, and supplementing. I went back to work after 6 weeks, so it became increasingly difficult to keep my supply up with the long commute I had. 

Cassandra posted this 18 October 2019

I've been breastfeeding my oldest for almost 2.5 years now & tandem nursing with my youngest who is almost 10 months. Hoping to cut them both off soon after my youngest turns one!

Elizabeth posted this 18 October 2019

My first two I managed to BF until about 13-14 months old. It was really hard on me though - I only did it for the nutrition/aspect. Emotionally, I think it made my hormones crazy and I didn't feel "like myself" again until I was finally done. 

Amy posted this 26 October 2019

I'm still breastfeeding my almost two year old! 

Amy posted this 26 October 2019

I'm still breastfeeding my almost two year old!

Amelia posted this 26 October 2019

My little one weaned herself at fifteen months. 

Anna posted this 31 October 2019

I did so for about 6-8 weeks but he was getting formula the entire time.  I was doing both and the pediatrician kept saying, your child will get nipple confusion.  he was fine.  I had a way of doing it where he would get the appropriate amount from the bottle and then breastfeed after.  I knew I was only making a little amount, and whatever little there was, I wanted him to have it.  So he did, and I felt ok withat that.  I "Stopped" because the little supply slowed although I might have been able to keep it going.  However, I also stopped because it was messing with me emotionally too much.

Danielle posted this 01 November 2019

Went to 9 months with oldest (got preggo with #2) and then 12 months with the next 2 kiddos

Carolina posted this 03 November 2019

I breastfed my daughter until she was 2. I love seeing all the ages from the other mamas! 

Brittany posted this 03 November 2019

I bf my first for a year, hoping to make it that long with this baby. My supply isn't very good-been supplementing with formula this time. 

Jill posted this 05 November 2019

Ugh... I tried for like a week and had to give up.  No shame though because it almost broke me that I could not do it. I think there is way too much shaming for women that simply can't do it.  

Nikki posted this 07 November 2019

I breastfed my son until he was about 18 months. I planned on only doing it for a year, but yeah, it took longer than I expected to wean him. 

Christy posted this 07 November 2019

I made it about 8 months with my son. Planning on trying to nurse for a full year this time around. 

Ashley posted this 07 November 2019

I made it one year. It was a struggle - my hormones felt so out of whack until I finally stopped nursing. 

Victoria posted this 07 November 2019

I nursed my daughter for about 13-14 months, just past her 1st birthday. I'll probably do the same this time around. 

Rizzo posted this 09 November 2019

with my first baby I struggled to make it to 3 months unfortunately. with LO #2 on the way, I'm hoping to make it longer.. fortunately, we are all in better circumstances this time around, being less stressed should definitely be helpful.

Savannah posted this 05 December 2019

I weaned at about a year and a half!

Kennedy posted this 05 December 2019

I breastfed for 6months than I had to formula feed because of work issues.

Kelly posted this 05 December 2019

My first I breastfed for 20 months and used previously pumped milk for his oatmeal etc till he turned 2. my kid is still puny poor guy lol. 

maya posted this 05 December 2019

13 months. Kid stopped on his own. I had mixed feelings then but it worked out fine.

Zeema posted this 05 December 2019

With my first 14months. planning to feed longer this time

Jannette posted this 06 December 2019

I nursed my first for 3 months before we discovered she had MSPI and then we had to switch to alimentum.  Looking back I wish I had changed my died and continued nursing.  With my second I stoped shortly after 12 months and also wish I had done it longer

sophia posted this 18 December 2019

I breastfed 1.5 years with my first,and plan to do the same with my second.

Emily posted this 20 December 2019

I breastfed my first until just after one year. This time around, I am staying at home so it's much easier and I'm not as worried about supply. I may go past one year because of those reasons.

Ellen posted this 09 January 2020

I pumped regularly for one year then started to wean off when the doctor said it was okay to feed whole milk and mixed the whole milk with breastmilk.  I stopped nursing at 6 months when he got teeth because he was a biter. If could have freeze enough milk, I think I would have stopped sooner. 

Erin posted this 10 January 2020

I'm really trying to go a whole year, but the schedule and need to keep my calories up is killing me. What is a suggested diet? How do we keep this going without feeling depleted?

Erin posted this 10 January 2020

Freezing sounds like a good idea. I might try that if I can get enough milk pumped. 

I pumped regularly for one year then started to wean off when the doctor said it was okay to feed whole milk and mixed the whole milk with breastmilk.  I stopped nursing at 6 months when he got teeth because he was a biter. If could have freeze enough milk, I think I would have stopped sooner. 

Serenity posted this 14 January 2020

Only for a couple of weeks.

Miley posted this 14 January 2020

Until he was a year old.

Imani posted this 14 January 2020

A few months.

Angel posted this 14 January 2020

Until they were a year old.

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