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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...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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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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    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...
    girlint girlint 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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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...
    EskimoChocolate EskimoChocolate 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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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...
    gavinwyattmomma gavinwyattmomma 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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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...
    hyzenfraggle hyzenfraggle 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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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 1 Response Mar 29

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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...
    RyliesMom RyliesMom 18-21, F Jan 15, 2011

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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...
    VegaLove VegaLove 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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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...
    TeenMomHannah TeenMomHannah 16-17, F 8 Responses a week ago

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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...
    morgana1982 morgana1982 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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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...
    Ariel703 Ariel703 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 10, 2007

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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...
    VegaLove VegaLove 31-35, F 11 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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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...
    msbhaven msbhaven 22-25, F Sep 10, 2007

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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...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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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...
    foreverinblue foreverinblue 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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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...
    mj915 mj915 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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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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    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...
    peTergoe peTergoe 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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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...
    luvmylt luvmylt 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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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...
    santismama santismama 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    All of my kids started out sleeping with my husband and I while I was breastfeeding them. It makes it so much easier when they are in bed with you for night feedings. They all...
    babymamajenn babymamajenn 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    People make a big deal, generally uninformed males, on the topic of a woman breastfeeding a child in public. You are darn right if my child are hungry and I am in public I will...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 27 Responses 2 days ago

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    My husband and I believe in letting our children breastfeed as long as they want. We feel breast milk is better for them and the special bond it creates between mother and child is...
    babymamajenn babymamajenn 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I've recently been having fantasies about breastfeeding a man. I'm not lactating, actually I'm 18 and I've never had a baby. The thought of a sexy man latching on my breast and...
    lzgroupie96 lzgroupie96 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 9

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    I am dating a wonderful guy and now trying to get pregnant again. After the baby is born I will breast him or her for possibly extending my breastfeeding time to a longer period...
    singlemominusa singlemominusa 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't have a husband yet, but will do soon... I hope he is interested enough to want to participate... I'd like to do this for him... I've heard and read so many good things...
    kotahi kotahi 46-50, F 10 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am trying to stop exclusively pumping for my son but my milk isn't drying up and in am extremely swollen and sore. Any suggestions/tips on relief? I'm desperate.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Mar 24

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    Hey guys! So since I joined EP, I've been getting a lot of questions through email and message about my pregnancy experience and my life as a teenage mom so I decided to do a Q&A...
    kalaniesmommy143 kalaniesmommy143 13-15, F Mar 27

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    All I have pierced now are my ears. I once had my nips pieced but now i am breastfeeding again. Once I have stopped breastfeeding I will again have them pierced. I do not desire...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm a mother now ! My son was born 5 hours ago and I'm so happy . I've been in the hospital for 17hrs and I want to go home . So I had Kaine at 5:15 am around that time and I've...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 22

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    I am lonely and sad because I hate my body. I am an African and I have droopy boobs and I don't think that any man will ever love me,with these breasts.I had nice breasts until I...
    AshaKayMary AshaKayMary 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I believe so much in the benefits of breastfeeding that I nursed all four of my children past a year old. (Husband too). And I especially loved the bonding with each one of them...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F Mar 28

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    My 19 yr old daughter met a guy and they started a relationship a little over a year ago. My daughter brought him to our house a few times and we all liked him....fast forward...
    woozey513 woozey513 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    This morning was good, since we had sex. Really fast. The baby was in another room with the kids. I shut and locked the door and got on top of him, knowing he has morning wood...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 13 Responses Mar 30

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    My mil and fil just moved about 45 minutes away from us. Before they lived about 5 or 6 hours away. Before they moved my fil answered the phone when I called to talk to mil one day...
    Jpgirlie Jpgirlie 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I seldom wear underwear because I love the freedom to go commando if I desire to do so. When I do wear panties, I wear crothless panties, g strings, thongs, or silky ones. When...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    I totally agree mother's milk is better than bottled milk for babies. I am in my 40s and have been breastfeeding a long time and truly believe my milk is so much better for my...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F Apr 2

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    Over the years, I have had a family bed. My husband is in the military and on constant maneuvers away from home so I would let my kids sleep with me when they were young and I...
    femaleoncruiseship femaleoncruiseship 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I was adopted when I was 3 months old, my biomom had me at the hospital and chose to leave me there for adoption. Someone else mom was kind enough to breastfeed me until I was 3...
    luisafern luisafern 22-25, F Apr 8

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