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    My baby daughter is now 2

    and a half months old and is exclusively breastfed. I am going back to work in 2 weeks so she needs to learn feeding from a bottle, but she refuses. My husband has been patient with teaching her but it's tiring as she's been crying for 2 nights now. I'm worried she'll end up...
    santismama santismama 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I Have Little Boobs

      All of my childhood friends were boys, boys that beat me at everything we did.  They were always faster, stronger and seemingly more learned in the world of Matchbox cars and Erector sets.  I wasn’t discouraged though, because I knew that one day I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 10, 2007

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    Such A Benifit

    I nursed my son until he was a little over 1, and that was mostly his choice to stop. Now, I've been nursing my daughter, who is 8mo. It can be pretty challenging.I must say that I find it more difficult the second time around. Maybe it is because I also have a 2 year old to care...
    morgana1982 morgana1982 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Re: I Did Too But Not Anymore

    I used to breast feed. Not anymore.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    I don't anymore as my kids are 6,

    5 & 4 but i breastfed each one until they were 2yrs old.Some people might find that a little old to still be breastfeeding but i didn't,i was giving them the best i could. Luckily by the time i had my third child i had stopped breastfeeding the eldest. I also fed them on demand...
    foreverinblue foreverinblue 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I Regret Quitting

    I breastfed my daughter for the first 3 months.  then i got really depressed and stopped eating so my milk supply got really low.  the doc made me supplement with formula cuz she lost weight and then i was just selfish and stopped breastfeeding all together.  shes almost 6...
    EskimoChocolate EskimoChocolate 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    10 Tips For New Moms

      Breast-feeding for BEGINNERS   Everything you need to know about breast-feeding your baby. 1. It's a VERYgood idea to take a breast-feeding class before you have the baby. 2. Find a "La Leche League" support group for breast-feeding moms in your...
    VegaLove VegaLove 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Well, Not Any More, But I Did!

    My husband and I have four kids.  :)  I breastfed all of them up until they were about 15 months old.  I have never felt so supremely powerful in my entire life as when I nursed my children and kept them alive all by myself!!!!  Not only kept them alive, but...
    mj915 mj915 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    I am sitting here, on the computer,

    with my 4 moth old son at my breast. He is easily distracted by the clacking of the keyboard, the humming of the computer, the clicks of the mouse. But though there are so many new things to see and do, he always comes back to the comfort of nursing. When I became pregnant...
    girlint girlint 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Me Too!

    I love nursing my son, I love him so much! Our time nursing together is my favorite part of the day. I know that he is getting the very best food possible!
    micahmae micahmae 22-25, F Feb 1, 2009

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    Got Thrush?

    I couldn't get rid of the bugger. I was on Diflucan, lotrimin cream, vinegar, and gentian violet. The GV took away the pain, but I had to use it so often that I felt that maybe the baby was ingesting too much. Well, I had a brilliant idea. Clorox bleach gets rid of thrush on...
    hyzenfraggle hyzenfraggle 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    My First-help

    I breastfeed and have for 8 months. I have had a horrible experience with no help and no support for anyone esp my family. I love being able to provide the best nutrition for my son but need help weaning! My son doesn't take a bottle nor pacifier and never has. I have now started...
    luvmylt luvmylt 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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    Ttc While Breastfeeding

    Question: he anyone gotten pregnant while breastfeeding? My husband and I have decided to try for a second baby but my 1 year old is still very dependant on the breast. I'm just looking for some positive stories that don't involve weaning. Thanks!
    peTergoe peTergoe 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    I Love It!

    With my first son, I only breastfed him for three very painful months.  Little did I know that he was latching on improperly and that it wasn't supposed to hurt each & every time I nursed.  I mostly didn't enjoy it but did it because I felt it was the best thing to...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2007

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    Need Help From Moms Who Breastfeed Or Pump.

    My son was born 2 months early and the best thing for him and any baby for that matter is breast milk. He is a month old and for the first 2 weeks I stocked up on tons of breast milk that I was pumping myself. Now I am barely getting anything at all. I am not sure if its due to...
    gavinwyattmomma gavinwyattmomma 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    Always Knew

    For some reason I always knew I would breastfeed. It was never an option not to. I'm not sure where that came from. The bond you create and the love and wonderfulness you feel; is just totally worth it. My baby was so easy to deal with. I got really lucky :) I will breastfeed...
    RyliesMom RyliesMom 18-21, F Jan 15, 2011

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    I am looking for ANR (Breastfeeding) partner in

    Egypt, Cairo, serious, long term relation and discreet Thank you
    naderyousef79 naderyousef79 31-35, M Aug 20

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    My son will be 18 months on the 20th of April

    and I still breastfeed. I'm only 16 and he's my first child so I was just hoping for some advice from other mothers. I consulted with my doctor and he said I can breastfeed as long as I'm producing milk. And my mom said I shouldn't continue breast feeding if he finds out what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 11

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    I Tried

    I tried to Breast feed my daughter but it was a failed attempt i tried and tried and tried for a month but eventually gave up. and i will try again with my next kid assumin i have another one. i believe that every mom should atleast try and i mean rly not just oh i cant do it or...
    Ariel703 Ariel703 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    Question for my fellow lactating ladies.

    .. So I've been a wet nurse for two years now and I've had those usual ups and downs. But since weening the baby last week I've gotten a terrible soreness, unusual tightness. Since yesterday my skin around my nipples are cracking but my skin is still soft. I'm thinking is always...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    The Best I Can Give My Children

    I'm proud to have breastfeed my now four year old son for the first 11 months of his life. I also helped to other young mothers learn the art of breastfeeding. so if anyone has any questions feel free to ask! I feel that breastfeeding is the best you can give your children after...
    msbhaven msbhaven 22-25, F Sep 10, 2007

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    ITSDONENOW ITSDONENOW 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 17

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    Breastmilk Vs. Formula Feeding

    Why BREAST is BEST It takes commitment, sacrifice and determination to breastfeed your baby, especially when you have to do it in public or around other people. While out shopping during the holidays with my newborn I got the weirdest looks from people. First, I should...
    VegaLove VegaLove 31-35, F 11 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    I really want to be breastfed today I feel

    so sick I think breastmilk will help me feel better got a really bad sore throat 😞
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Hard Road

    I've been breastfeeding my son for 5 months and it's been a rough road to travel! For starters, no one warned me of just how painful it would be at first. I was prepared to watch for dry, cracked nipples and the like, but just latching on in the first month was murder! Add to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    My 2 Month Old

    I didn't breastfeed my first child because I was young and had the mindset that breasts were purely sexual. When I first found out I was pregnant again I was determined to breastfeed and I did from day 1 and have been ever since. I don't know when I am going back to work but I'm...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    I Am Looking For A Female Loves To Breastfeed For A Loving Anr Or Abf Relationship In Tampa Bay, Fl.

    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . i am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in tampa bay, florida. if you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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    The Protocols for Induced Lactation A Guide for Maximizing Breast milk Production Introduction to the Protocols for Induced Lactation The protocols that follow are designed to...
    LongLongfello67 LongLongfello67 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I read some awesome statistics about breastfeeding. A woman who is breastfeeding burns 600-1000 calories more everyday. That's the equivalent of a 5 mile walk. A woman who...
    ratgirl73 ratgirl73 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am breastfeeding three of my kids currently. They are age 2, 3, and 4. I really love breastfeeding my kids and the bonding is wonderful between us.
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    I have a three year old and I am considering extending my breastfeeding with him. He loves drinking my milk and I have no problems with breastfeeding him for a longer period. I...
    debbielovescruises debbielovescruises 41-45, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am looking for a woman who wants a man to breastfeed from her in Washington State!
    wantayounglady wantayounglady 46-50, M Sep 10

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    I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 3mo and also pumping 16-24oz per day for my 2yo, and I am I damn proud of myself and my body!
    ModernHippieMama ModernHippieMama 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just love the feeling of suckling
    mommyissues21 mommyissues21 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 10

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    I agree so any yummiest mummies who are fancy messaging me bk
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    It has gotten very difficult to have meaningful adult discussions on EP!!!
    dennisjohnson dennisjohnson 41-45, M Sep 12

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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...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 3 Responses Sep 15

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    There is not enough time... There's never enough time suckling.... I miss it, need it, crave it... Dream about it when we're apart. Don't go, just five more minutes, please...
    Myjuju Myjuju 36-40, F 10 Responses Sep 16

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    It is beautiful, life giving, and very natural. Love seeing the bond forming between a mother and her child.
    mudguppy mudguppy 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    I want to be breast feed.I did it years ago and want it again
    vlminc vlminc 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    That features compact ones, as someone that utilised to obtain v. big breasts (in fact They may be at this time DD's so you can envision how major they was once!I Have a very...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    The thought of losing feeling definitely bothered me, but the concept of not having the ability to breastfeed failed to seem like a big deal to me, Truthfully. I had been method...
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    I am another woman who has a family bed. I have 3 youngers that I am breastfeeding in my bed. I love the family bed for bonding with my smaller children for breastfeeding...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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