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Success Second Time Around
I breastfed both my children but with dd (#1) it only lasted 4 months. I was supplementing with formula and didn't pump as often as I needed to. Pretty soon my supply dropped and it was a downward spiral. I got very discouraged and quit nursing. I still recall nursing dd for the last time (sob). When ds was born, I think that my experience with dd really helped me to realize the importance of safeguarding my milk supply. Ds is 23 months and we are still nursing. I'm not pumping anymore during the day but I nurse before I go to work in the morning and when I get home at night. I stopped pumping just before ds turned 2 years old. And ds is a super "na-na" hog on weekends and days off! Now the supply isn't important, since he is older, but the closeness and cuddling is wonderful.