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I Am a Breastfeeding, Cosleeping Mommy

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    I plan to breastfeed

    when my son a born but I am so afraid I will fail :'( No one in my family has ever breastfed so this is all new to me but I know that it will be better for my baby and save us a lot of money too. I just pray I have the strength to get through the first months and don't run into...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    5 Months In.

    My son I didn't breastfeed and co-slept. But, my daughter I am breastfeeding and co-sleeping with. Wish I knew more about breast being best and co-sleeping when I had my son. He missed out. My dd is now 5 months and I'm still going strong. I want to breastfeed her until 2y/o...
    nikkiab86 nikkiab86 26-30, F 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    My son is so funny. He likes to lift my shirt

    and then show me all the things he can do with my boobs. He puts his head on my boob and tilts his head up and looks at me and says "Look, I have one eye!" He also blows on it and says, "Look, I can make it cold!" Another innocent thing he does is this: He push my boobs...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 5 Responses Aug 21

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    Breastfeeding and Co-sleeping As A Newly Singled-mom

    I am a 31yo recently singled still seprated working on divorcing mom to one son who still breastfeeds & cosleeps with me. This was only a layer to many reasons of why our marriage didn't work out. Our son is with daddy most of this summer since standard visitation is in effect...
    crunchymomof1 crunchymomof1 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    I am 46-years-old and my son will be four this

    month. I am proud to say that I have NOT kicked him off the boob because I believe in child-led weaning. His dad and I argue a lot and he finds a lot of comfort with mom because we co-sleep together and he breastfeeds for about 10 minutes before he falls asleep. He sleeps...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 7 Responses Jul 23

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    Nee Nee

    HELLO READERS<3 MY NAME IS KRISTIE. I AM A YOUNG MOM WHO PRACTICES ATTACHMENT PARENTING. I LOVE IT. FOR THE MOST PART THOUGH I PARENT OFF OF MY NATURAL INSTINCT. WHAT EVER FEELS RIGHT FOR BOTH MY SON AND I. NEE NEE....THATS WHAT MY SON AND I CALL THE BOOB, WHEN WERE OUT IN...
    KRISTIE2012 KRISTIE2012 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Not A Militant One Though!

    All but my three year old were breastfed (and that was as a result of medical problems). I volunteered ad a breast feeding supporter for about a year too. I am very much an attachment parent. But I don't really like the terms. I was doing that before I knew what the term meant...
    CadmiumGold CadmiumGold 31-35, F Jul 27, 2013

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    RAISING MY KIDS AS NATURISTS IN NATURE,

    NO SHAME,NO GUILT...WE MOMS MUST REJECT SOCIETY'S TEACHINGS OF THE BODY BEING NASTY,AND "BAD"AND ALL KIDS SHOULD HAVE THE FREEDOM TO BE NUDE IN THE HOME IF THEY SO WISH,IT IS THEIR BIRTH-RIGHT,I AM A LESBIAN,AND A CELTIC ,HOPE MOMS COMMUNICATE,WILL NOT ANSWER BACK MEN
    norma999 norma999 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I have two children and they have always slept

    in the bed with me my oldest is 3 and I bf him till he was 20 months old and my other is one and I'm still bf her! I enjoy it so much makes me feel like super mom lol
    Suzzieq1313 Suzzieq1313 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I breastfed my first

    for two years. I intend to do the same with my second.
    truckerschick truckerschick 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Breastfeeding And Cosleeping

    I wanted to breastfeed because it was free, was determind i wasnt spending money i didnt need to (or have).... i never for a moment thought that i would fall in love with breastfeeding, after the initial 'ouch' it became something i treasure with my daughter. Shes 8 months now...
    downtrodennbroken downtrodennbroken 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    I Am A Breastfeeding, Cosleeping Mommy

    Im 19 years old and have a 7 month old daughter! who im still breast feeding. I have absolutely enjoyed it now! At first i dreaded having to wake up during the nights to nurse her, but i think its such a great way to strengthen a bond between the both of us! She still sleeps...
    Kareena95 Kareena95 18-21, F 16 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Not So Much Cosleeping, But I Plan To Breastfeeding.

    I'm 21(22 in a month) and am 32 weeks pregnant with my first (a boy) I'm super excited and really really want to breastfeed as I've always found it fascinating. Last week I took a warm bath and for the first time leaked colostrum and have been leaking every night since. I'm so...
    ellykz ellykz 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    I am a cosleeping mommy with one of my twin

    boys. Azizi and Caiyo are 6 months, almost 7 months old. Azizi sleeps with me, suckling my breasts. It's the only way he sleeps. I love the bonding time with him. If he is fussy during the day, I know it's time to breastfeed. Caiyo on the other hand, is given a bottle.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Breastfeeding My Daughter

    I am now breastfeeding my third and last baby.  She is four and a half months old.  She is also the third child with which I have co-slept.  I have always founding nursing and co-sleeping to be more natural and soothing for me and my babies.  I ...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    My baby isn't such a baby anymore.

    He walks now and took 2 bottles today and ate plenty of food. It's sad but relieving.
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F Apr 2

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    :)

    I'm 20 have a baby girl that's 4 months. I was so against breast feeding but now I love it. I'm the only person I know that breastfeeds.
    risssaahh risssaahh 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22, 2013

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    At 6 Months

    My daughter is 6 months old now. We have a fully furnished nursery, but for the most part, our daughter sleeps with us.Cosleeping has made bonding easier, as well as making it so much easier to care for her during the night. However, she is getting old enough that I want her to...
    adventureolive adventureolive 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2013

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    I have slept with my four-year-old son almost

    every single day of his life. I did not sleep with him on three different occasions because I was sick or not at home. So, when I knew I was going away for a three day trip, I was concerned as to how he was going to be without me. I ended up buying him a Pillow Pet for him to...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 4 Responses Sep 15

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    So Blessed!

    I have a 3 week old baby boy. I breastfeed him and he is the best thing that has ever happened to me!
    Jamesasiandump Jamesasiandump 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Just "found" this group

    and my SOUL is soaring!! Sooooo many FANTASTIC MOMS are enjoying nature's MOST POWERFUL and PURE and INTIMATE relationships… GO MOMS, GO!!!
    rollingbi rollingbi 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    The Transition

    I was a single mom who co-slept with my son who is now 3, he weaned himself around his first birthday but still co-sleep. Now I'm pregnant and engaged and we are moving in with my fiance. He has been fine sharing the bed so far but is concerned when the new baby comes. He wants...
    pregcandi pregcandi 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Teething, Maybe?

    Well, my baby girl is fussy and seems to always want to breastfeed. She bites hard on my fingers and her fist. She's drooling all over the place. My poor girl, I'm so glad I can comfort nurse her and cuddle up with her, at times like these.
    nikkiab86 nikkiab86 26-30, F May 27, 2013

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    Breastfeeding In Front Of Someone

    Hi everyone I'm Shannon. New mom he's 2 weeks. Me and my bf live with his dad, he's helping us get started. My bf works alot and his dad is awesome he does help me alot. But I'm shy about breastfeeding, I can't say anything to him but I don't know what to do. I. Always nervous of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 30, 2013

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    Breastfeeding Anywhere

    Hi, everybody. I breastfed both of my children until they weaned themselves at 6 and 7. I wore them in a sling until they were ready to get down, and my husband and I co-slept. My blog, undercoverwaitress.com, has a recent post about Mom's Breasaurants, the group that sets up...
    undercoverwaitress undercoverwaitress 41-45 2 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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    Breastfed Four Children

    I have four children ages ten, eight, four and three.  I breastfed and co-slept with all of them though currently they are all weaned and sleep by themselves.   I breastfed my first for three and half years and tandem nursed him and his brother for one and a half...
    Tiffany22080 Tiffany22080 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    All 3 of my kids slept with my husband & i

    until they were around 6 months old. I breastfed on demand & found it so much easier to feed them while snuggled up together,the feeling of being that close to your baby is amazing. None of my 3 went into their own rooms until they were 2,after they were 6 months they slept in a...
    foreverinblue foreverinblue 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    I have always admired women

    who were confident enough to breastfeed in public. I've battled with myself and some opinionated family members about me doing it, and up until this weekend, I would go start the car and feed the baby there instead of in a restaurant or around anyone... This weekend I finally...
    delaniedarling delaniedarling 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I Never Thought I Would Be Like This....N

    My "little" 30 pound 13 month old boy has been glued to my hip his whole life. He won't take a nap without me laying down with him and I nurse him to sleep. I love how sweet he is and how happy and content he looks when he is nursing and cuddling with me but sometimes I just...
    Jessokc Jessokc 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    I Am a Breastfeeding, Cosleeping Mommy

    I am still breastfeeding my 17 month boy, but only evenings, mornings and during the night when he wakes up and won't go back to sleep.  We also co-sleep which I absolutely love but I am getting ready to get my life back now.  My husband thinks I should...
    psyko psyko 36-40, F 18 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    Great Book On Weaning From Night Nursing

    Hey Ya"ll, just wanted to share a book that is out that promotes a very gentle, sweet approach to night nursing for older babies/toddlers/ or children. The book is called Sally Weans From Night Nursing and it can be found on Amazon.com under that title. I used to to night wean my...
    leslitanna leslitanna 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    I would really like to meet a woman in united

    kingdom to breastfeed me so i can suckle on her breasts..nothing more.is she gets turned on by it great if she wants to ********** even better while i suckle on her breast then once i am finished we get up hug say goodbye and i leave
    Romanticguy2013 Romanticguy2013 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I think it is good to co-sleep with your baby,

    but it is not for everyone. I think that if you are a heavy drinker or a heavy sleeper then maybe it will not be for you if your child is next to you and you could possibly roll over on your child. That being said, I didn't co-sleep right away because I was told that I might...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Still Nursing

    i'm a single mom who is still breastfeeding my 9 year old son. i'm so glad that i found this group of people that will not judge me.
    got2muchmilk got2muchmilk 31-35 11 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    I wonder if all of you women out there have men

    who are all for breastfeeding and cosleeping. I wonder if I am the only woman who has a husband who is against breastfeeding and cosleeping. Yeah, it is strange that I didn't end up with someone with the same values, but I didn't know that my guy wouldn't want to sleep with our...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I Love My Family

    I am 28, I have a beautiful 14 month old daughter with my wife. My mothering journey has taken a complete 180 from what I thought it was going to be. I never wanted to breastfeed. I knew I wanted to pump for the first year because that was best for baby. But that changed the day...
    Rosarah711 Rosarah711 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    I'M Breastfeeding And Cosleeping

    I have a sweet 8 month old son who sleeps with my husband and I and breastfeeds. I love breastfeeding and that is saying a lot since it was a little difficult for my son to latch on correctly. It was so painful at first. But I kept at it and now I'm glad I did. I feel like my son...
    ProudMama8612 ProudMama8612 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    3 1/2 Months Strong!

    My baby girl was born a month (to the day) early, and since then she has slept with me and my husband. She still has choking episodes and one night her dad decided to put her in her bassinet to sleep. Bad idea. I woke up as soon as I felt something was wrong, I quickly turned on...
    KermodeMomma KermodeMomma 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    I don't see how some people still find

    breastfeeding and co sleeping to be so "taboo". Every single medical association in the world recommends breastfeeding for at least the first 6 months of life. The benefits don't ever disappear though! I will be letting my little one decide when he is done. As far as cosleeping...
    EvansMommy33014 EvansMommy33014 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 13

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    Lovin' My Life

    I was one of those women who said that I would never be a stay at home mom, I'll never let my baby sleep in the bed, and now here I am- a breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby wearing, stay at home mom!  Once I became pregnant my husband insisted that I stay at home if only part...
    CherithDawn81 CherithDawn81 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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