Did you breastfeed beyond 1st birthday?

Hi, I know a lot of moms stop BF after first birthday. But me and my baby are not ready to give that up. Was wondering if there are moms out there who continue to BF beyond 1st bday. Was/is your baby eating a lot of solid food? Because my is not a big eater she still mostly relies on boobie.

  • Raji
    Jan 23

    My kiddo just turned 14 months and I’m still breastfeeding. I want to stop eventually but I feel like she is not drinking enough whole milk or water yet. I’ve read that it’s actually better to keep breastfeeding as long as you want. So there is no negative to keep breastfeeding if you want. My daughter does eat three meals n snacks in between; just need to drink more liquids.

  • anonymous mom
    Jan 23

    If my daughter hadn’t developed a strong bottle preference after starting daycare (leading me to exclusively pump from 12 weeks to 12 months) I would have breastfed until she (and I) were ready to quit! My mom told me I stopped breastfeeding a few weeks after my third birthday. You can go as long as you and your child want!!

  • Clarinda
    Jan 23

    World Health Organization actually recommends it until 2, so you're doing great mama. My eldest is 3.5 yrs old and still going. My youngest is 1 yr old and no end in sight. In many cultures, including mine, this is very normal and not considered "extended breastfeeding". Keep going if it's comfortable for you and baby 😊

  • Courtney
    Jan 23

    Almost 15 months here and no end in sight. Goal of 2 years. Honestly, she’s not the best eater in terms of consumption but she’s always interested and willing to try. So you win some, lose some 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I would like to go from being her primary source of nutrition to secondary. But I can’t stress about it or I’ll go nuts.

  • Lee
    Jan 23

    13 months here and still going! I wasn’t planning on it but we are.

  • Lynn
    Jan 23

    Uh. Still going at 2 years and 3 months. I’m kind of ready to stop. She’s not.

  • Tiffanie
    Jan 24

    My son just turned 2 years old and he's still breastfeeding. I'm so ready to stop, but he is definitely not.

  • Lily
    Jan 24

    Mine is turning 17 months in a week and she still gets BF multiple times a day. I love it and so does she. it is still so good for them! Keep it up as long as you and the little one are liking it

  • Erica
    Jan 24

    Hi, I BF my LO until he was 36 months. I let him decide when he was ready to ween. I am currently BF my LO and she is 17 months. I am kind of ready for her to be done but I am trying to be super patient but it is so hard cuz I kind of want my body back to myself but I do love the cuddles and our time together ❤️

  • Lindsey
    Jan 24

    Still bf my two year old, waiting till he’s ready.

  • Taylor L
    Jan 24

    I’m still nursing my 16 month old 4 times during the day and twice at night (trying to night wean.) I’m going to do it through the winter and then wean completely ❤️

  • Vicki
    Jan 25

    About to turn 3 and still going. Never interfered with eating.

  • Astrid
    Jan 25

    My baby is 18 months, I was going to stop breastfeeding at 12 months but she didn't want to . So, here we are . She doesn't really like eating solid foods unless if its fruit or quesadillas or plain tortillas .. She prefers the puree pouches and of course the breast

  • Crystal
    Jan 26

    I BF my son until he was 15 months old. I was not ready to be done either. Honestly, I would have kept going longer, but I found out we were pregnant and was advised by my doctor to wean him. At 15 months, we were pretty much down to just two feedings (when he woke and before he went to sleep), so he was eating a lot of solids.

  • Carena
    Jan 31

    Mine didn't really start replacing milk with meals until 13/14 months, so hang in there. Then between 12 months and then I transitioned out of pumping for daycare, and followed her lead. We are still breastfeeding when we are together at 18 months! I am her wake up and bedtime snacks, as well as come home from work/school relaxation snack, and on weekends, sometimes adding in also a later morning snack. :-) It's great! My goal is to go to at least 2 yrs. We will see where this journey takes us.

  • Key
    Jan 31

    My son is 21 months and I still breastfeed

  • jing
    Jan 31

    Mine is 19 months old and still ongoing. I'm planning to quit when she turns two. I would say breastfeeding is not a essential factor in terms of good eater. My little one didn't eat "a lot" when she was around one year old. Reflecting back, I guess it was mostly because of her teething pain instead of drinking too much milk. Now she shows great interest in food especially adult food. And one more thing to be counted for breastfeeding is that your kid will get used to your family's diet. My DD is able to eat some light spicy food. She eats meat happily and is willing to taste new food. Just dont give too much pressure on your baby and yourself. Mom knows best.

  • Brianna
    Feb 11

    Just celebrated little man’s 3rd birthday and am breastfeeding as I type this. We are mostly down to nursing before and after sleep, and I am so very ready to be finished but he is not. I’ve been trying to stick to the “Don’t offer, don’t refuse,” method, but he’s showing no signs of stopping. Hang in there mama, you can do it👊🏽