Youngest child less likely to be bf

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Youngest child less likely to be bf

Post by Penguin » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:02 pm

Does the youngest child less likely to be bf hold true for anyone here? https://www.uq.edu.au/news/node/118795
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Post by Mummy woo! » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:22 pm

I'm in the longitudinal health study and I had a big whinge to them about their breastfeeding questions not capturing people who breastfed 'full term' or longer!!

I have counselled a reasonable number of mums both in person and on Helpline who are struggling with their second or third baby and the demands of meeting all the needs of everyone in the family are a factor for some of them. All the more reason why new mums should get more help from their families and communities so they can focus on settling in and helping their new bub learn to breastfeed.
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Re: Youngest child less likely to be bf

Post by Esther » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:48 pm

Not true here for us.
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Re: Youngest child less likely to be bf

Post by wilfred » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:31 pm

The exact opposite here.
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Post by Jenbt85 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:51 pm

I feel a bit out of control with breastfeeding here. I fully plan to feed to two years, but lately have started supplementing (sparingly) just to get some rest. I can see how people end up weaning earlier than planned. I'm back in work next week and DH will bring DD to me for feeds rather than expressing (for the first month) to try and prevent early weaning.
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Post by AussieBritLu » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:54 pm

I'll let ya know when this kid is here.
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Re: Youngest child less likely to be bf

Post by snowie » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:02 pm

Not true here, and wasn't true for my mother. I'm the eldest of 7, I was fed the shortest time, 3 months, followed by 6 months, 9 months, 12 months x 2 and 23 months x2. The younger 2 were having a night time feed for several months before bed, but I'm not sure about any over night feeding. Youngest child had her cot in the parents room until she moved into my room at age 2.5years, I was 16 yo at the time. My mum and dad seemed embarrassed by the fact that she was in their room.
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Post by Canola » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:00 am

Definitely true here. Placenta previa resulting in Caesar at 36+5 meant early baby, not a good sucker, breast rejection, nipple shield, low supply, slow weight gain, failure to thrive, 2 other children to look after. We are still persisting with bf with nipple shield at 11weeks. But i won't deny that it has crossed my mind to stop when things have been hard. My other two were bf for 12 months and never had a bottle. DD2 has been having a bottle top up at night of ebm to help her pick up weight.
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Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:54 am

The opposite is true here so far, who knows what #3 will bring. I have heard a few people mention earlier weaning in subsequent children though, for reasons already mentioned above.
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Post by fellare » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:30 am

De seems less interested than ds.ds would easily feed more than she does right now, if I let him. She doesn't seem to care much.
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Post by JennyD » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:13 am

Happened here, DS2 was bottle fed EBM, although the other three each fed a little longer than the last, DD made 2 3/4, DS made 3 and DD2 made 3 1/4, I had hoped to do 3 1/2 with DS2 but it just didn't happen.

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Post by MamaMagoO? » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:35 pm

Definitely not true here although I can see how the demands of a growing family and returning to work could make it so.

Although I would have also thought that many women also feel the same way as me in that it was important to me to breastfeed my second for at least as long as my first. Turned out she continued to feed for another year longer but once I was past the point where DS weaned I thought it would be OK if DD weaned at any point.
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Post by Monicat » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:26 pm

I can definitely see how it would happen, I (personally) placed a really high importance on breastfeeding and prioritised it over things like tidy house, going out a lot etc so it didn't happen here. I did start to feed the twins separately more often after a few months though, as it was easier to do things for the other kids with one hand while feeding one baby rather than being stuck under a twin pillow for half an hour at a time.
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Post by whitto04 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:06 pm

Not true here.
First child had her last BF 2 days before her first birthday. That was back before I knew about ABA, before I learned about full term feeding.
Second child- BF for 5 years 8 months.
Third child- BF for 4 years 2 months.
Fourth child- just passed 4 years 2 months, still feeding. Feeds are definitely winding down. She still feeds to sleep, but has night weaned herself. Some days, we were down to just that night time feed. This weekend, it was back to feeding whenever I sat down- but I have started taking 'brelfies' for a record of our almost-last feeds.
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Re: Youngest child less likely to be bf

Post by Jenbt85 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:18 pm

MamaMagoO? wrote: Although I would have also thought that many women also feel the same way as me in that it was important to me to breastfeed my second for at least as long as my first.
Yep, I feel that way
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