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1/3 of Moms Don't breastfeed for as long as they say they will

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Old 06-06-12, 02:17 PM
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I think the support also depends on how vocal and firm the mother is- I wouldn't say I had an overwhelming support of BF, but I was determined and didn't care what anyone else said. But I've seen many women give in SO easily when the going gets rough. But since I obviously was not there in the hospital or at home with them 24/7, I have no idea how supportive the father, other family, and friends were.

Anyways, with my 1st I was super nervous and said if I got to 6 months I would be happy. After it got easier I said that I wasn't sure how I felt going past 12 months. We ended up stopping at 9 months. (but was already supplementing with formula from 4 months on) With my 2nd, I said as long as I went the same as big sis, I'd be happy. The 2nd time turned out to be much easier with the amount I was producing and I did not have to supplement until 6 months. After that it seemed to go quickly down hill and I couldn't keep up and he didn't seem as interested, so we also stopped at 9 months. Seems like my majic number!
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Old 07-19-12, 07:33 PM
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I'm planning on breastfeeding exclusively for at least 6 months, up to a year. But there are so many factors, I would never judge anyone for their choices in this matter.
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Old 07-21-12, 01:01 AM
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I wanted to and tried.. She just would not latch on, i wasn't producing enough. at 3 days old HAD to do formula so she could have something to eat. i even tried pumping but could never get anything out (like 1-2 mL at most) it was so heartbreaking on my end, but i still have a healthy babygirl and that's all that matters to me!
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Happy to hear she's healthy and you're happy
 
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