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I always felt that breastfeeding was best for your baby but i never really had any strong breastfeeding advocates in my close circle. For varying reasons my mother didn’t breastfeed her three kids, my sister didn’t breastfeed her two kids, all my friends lasted less then a month, only pumped or mix fed from the start. I had two breast augmentations when i was younger and thought that might affect my ability but i would still like to try, i had a traumatic labour and once my daughter was born she was taken straight to intensive care, she was there for 7 days and everyone around me was telling me to just put her on a bottle but something inside me said i wasn’t going to give up so easily, i pumped my breasts dry as often as i could and drove it into the hospital every day, my supply was phenomenal and when i got to finally hold my little angel she latched instantly and the closeness, love and feeling of being a mummy at that moment was so overwhelming for me. I exclusively breastfed her for 18 months- it used to really upset me when people kept saying ‘omg when are you going to stop’ ‘surely you dont have to do that anymore’, but i know that every woman is different, everyones experience is different and doing whats best for you and your baby is priority #1 regardless of how those around you react. For me personally breastfeeding was definately the way to go and I now have baby number 2 coming along i cant wait for those moments again :)


Posted anonymously, 28th July 2014


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  • I love hearing success stories with feeding how you want to. I’m keen to breastfeed as long as my 10 month old wants to so it’s nice to hear someone did until 18 months. everyone around me stopped at one year so I’m already getting the subtle, somewhat unintentional, pressure to wean.

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  • nice to read stories on this great site

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  • When I first breastfed my eldest, that’s the moment it really clicked that I was a mum – perhaps it was the long labour and emergency c section that had me a bit dazed, but everything came into sharp focus the moment she latched on. Such a special way to bond with your baby.

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  • I was adamant on breastfeeding when we decided to have a family. Things were tough at first, with bub ending up in NICU, but I persisted with a breast pump, then when he came home, he went on the boob and hasn’t looked back since. I love it. I love the closeness and think it is great. It is also a great way to save money (not having to buy formula). We are at the six month mark and I can’t see myself ever stopping.

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  • Was also the only breast feeder in my family it takes alot for people to get used to but so very rewarding :)

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  • I come from a long family of breast feeders. Mum feed all five of us with ease etc. unfortunately I had a fussy bub and ended up with mastitis and still pumped and feed until I was too exhausted to do both by month 4. I love hearing stories of people and breast feeding though. My mother fed my brother until he was almost two as well. My friend also loved breast feeding and fed her first until he was 2 and only just stopped with her last when she went away for the weekend she decided if he had coped then she may as well wean. I’m so very proud of my friend. She went on to do a course in something she loved and was passionate about and became an educator or advisor for the Australian Breastfeeding Association. She actually took her youngest in before he was weaned and gave a demonstration to mums (not sure whether they were new mums or expecting mums). Wish this had of been available when I had my son.

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  • Well done for giving breastfeeding a go, i also breastfeed all 4 of my children my 4th child i fed him till he was 2 years 9months and i also got many people saying to me when are you going to stop, dont you think hes to old for that now.
    I didnt care what anyone said to me from about 18 months it was only a nighttime and morning time thing anyway.
    The bond that you make with your child is amazing and i loved every second of feeding my children.

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