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So..what is the oldest child you have breastfed?

Poll Results: What was the oldest child you have nursed?

  • 1% (1)
    8 Yrs and above
  • 5% (4)
    6 to 7 yrs
  • 33% (24)
    4 to 5 yrs
  • 26% (19)
    3 to 4 yrs
  • 29% (21)
    1 to 2 yrs
  • 2% (2)
    less than 12 months
71 Total Votes  
post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 

I was watching the BBC documentary on EBF.. and I wanted to ask this question.. What was the oldest child you have nursed?  


I am not asking how long you have been breastfeeding or have breastfed.

post #2 of 32

20 months, but still going. 

post #3 of 32

My second child nursed until she was 5 1/2, and probably would have continued for much longer if it had been completely up to her.

post #4 of 32

DS is 22 months and still going strong- I LOVE documentaries, what was the name of the one you watched? 

post #5 of 32

My eldest daughter will be five in May and I fully expect she'll still be nursing.

post #6 of 32

My daughter will be 4 in May...and we are still going.  I have actually tried to wean her but I'm inconsistent and a total pushover when it comes to giving her "boobie" when she sounds really desperate.

post #7 of 32

DD is 3.5 and nursing. I'd like her to wean by 4 but doubt she'll want to...

post #8 of 32
We prepared DS1 for weaning by talking about it for at least 3 months. We kept talking about how when he turned 4 he would be a big boy and didn't need to nurse anymore. He was down to once a day at that point anyway and was all for stopping when he turned 4. One his birthday he woke up and announced that he didn't need his "nilk" anymore. He was pretty good about it but did ask to nurse 3 or 4 times after that. I allowed it because it wasn't every day he was asking. There was never any crying, begging or anything like that.
post #9 of 32

age 2 is my cut off

post #10 of 32

5 years 2 months.

post #11 of 32

Have a toddler and a 6+ yo who ocassionally still nurses.  

Edited by elaine_benice - 3/12/12 at 9:52pm
post #12 of 32

I breastfed dd1 for 4 years. Her older brother was breastfed for 3 years.

post #13 of 32

Oops, I just voted wrong. I voted 4-5 yrs, but now that I pause to think about it ds was just shy of turning four. I think he was 3 yrs and 10 months. He had voluntarily said he was going to wean when he turned four (really with a little coaching from dh, irk). But when I became pregnant it was just too painful to continue and we gradually cut back until he was done.

post #14 of 32

 I would have said 5. But now i will have to say 51/2. Last week ds got his first ever ear infection (blame breastfeeding for that) He suggested he nurse again, saying 'do you think nursing will make me feel better?'  I dont think he got much, but was better by the morning.

post #15 of 32

DS is 3 yrs and 3 mos and still nurses once a day.  He would nurse more if I were up for it.  I don't see him stopping anytime soon.  DS2 is 1 and is also nursing.  They have had very different nursing habits since day one so i'm interested to see how long he nurses compared to his big brother.

post #16 of 32
31 months
post #17 of 32
Thread Starter 

Wow.. look at the number of 3-4 year olds and 4-5 year olds .. way to go mammas!!  Also - a couple of 6+ yo's .  I am sure there are more EBF out there.  Maybe some closet nursers too.. :)  can we get all the ladies in here to vote pls.. and also put your comments!

post #18 of 32

5 years and 11 months. One week before his 6th birthday. The day he was born I knew we would have a very long nursing relationship. I just knew it! He weaned himself. I never pushed him in either direction!

post #19 of 32

DD1 is 32 months and going strong. 

post #20 of 32

27 months for dd, 17 months and going strong for ds

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