I thought it would be interesting instead of just seeing data to have a discussion going in the comments about the topic. We can get a clearer picture, AND we can get information on more than one child if you have more than one. In light of Hank's guest post on breastfeeding a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to discuss that topic very first.
Here are my questions for you:
- Did you intend/want to breastfeed when your baby was born?
- Did you breastfeed for any length of time?
- If yes, for how long did you breastfeed (until what age)?
- When you stopped breastfeeding, what was the reason (your choice, baby's choice, lack of milk...)?
- Share any other thoughts you think might be of interest.
Here are my answers:
- until he was just past one year
- my goal was one year and I wanted to stop.
- I was also pregnant for four months during this breastfeeding.
- until one year
- again, my goal was one year. I would have considered going longer, but my husband and I were going out of town for a week right after she turned one so I wanted her easily taking milk/formula when we left.
- We breastfed through months of thrush.
- until one year, then we weaned
- again, my choice.
- We breastfed through two rounds of thrush
- she is 7 weeks old and I am still breastfeeding with no issues
Your turn! Feel free to discuss further.