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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 #21 of 32

DD made it to 4 years and a few months

post #22 of 32

hi my name is tammy and i breastfed several times per day until i was 8.5 years old and it is such a wonderful memory i have of a very sweet time i spent with my mom, im now a mommy myself of a dd and hope i will have the same special times with her as she gets older and will nurse her until she no longer wants/needs that bond with me. i continued to comfort nurse after 8.5 years old when i was feeling down/lonely or wanted to feel close to my mom and it was so special to spend that time with her and made me feel so good and loved. i encourage you moms to do clw (child led weaning) and continue that special time that only a mom can have with her dd or ds and believe it creates such an amazing bond...

 

please let me know if any of you have any questions from a childs stand point as im happy to share my experience.

 

take care and happy nursing!

 

tammy

post #23 of 32


 

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Originally Posted by tammylogan View Post

hi my name is tammy and i breastfed several times per day until i was 8.5 years old and it is such a wonderful memory i have of a very sweet time i spent with my mom, im now a mommy myself of a dd and hope i will have the same special times with her as she gets older and will nurse her until she no longer wants/needs that bond with me. i continued to comfort nurse after 8.5 years old when i was feeling down/lonely or wanted to feel close to my mom and it was so special to spend that time with her and made me feel so good and loved. i encourage you moms to do clw (child led weaning) and continue that special time that only a mom can have with her dd or ds and believe it creates such an amazing bond...

 

please let me know if any of you have any questions from a childs stand point as im happy to share my experience.

 

take care and happy nursing!

 

tammy


Thanks for sharing this Tammy!

 

I remember reading another account once of someone who remembered nursing clearly as an older child, and it was nothing but positive as well.

 

I didnt vote as we are still nursing, and I dont know how long it will go on. But I do plan on letting my DS decide himself when its time. I trust him to know what he needs. As of now though, we are almost 15 months, and going strong! He still nurses for most of his intake during the day (oddly picky about food) and night nurses quite a bit too.

post #24 of 32

DD was 33 months. She would probably have gone longer, but I wasn't okay with going longer.

 

DS is almost 2 and still going. I don't know how long he'll nurse, but I think I'm okay with it if he want to nurse longer than DD did.

post #25 of 32

3 years, or 37 months old to be exact.  He was in no way ready to wean (considering how attached he was and his frequency of nursing), but I had no other choice but to abruptly wean him then. 

post #26 of 32

My DS was a little over 5 years.  I think he would have quit later, but my mother went into hospice and died so I was away from him for about 4 weeks.  He tried it a couple times when I got home, but he was done.

post #27 of 32

DD self-weaned at 3 years, 7 months. I am particularly proud of that, because I was 18 when she was born and I didn't know anyone who breastfed. :) DS is 5 days away from 5 months and I look forward to seeing how long he will want to go.

post #28 of 32
DS was 22 mos, DD was 20 mos. Both MLW. I am expecting again and figure we'll go to 18 months-ish. 12 mos seems young to wean but I dislike it as they get older. So 18-20 mos feels about right to me. We shall see smile.gif
post #29 of 32

Over 4 yrs! I voted, too.

post #30 of 32

I voted 4-5 years.

 

I weaned ODS since I was nursing another child at the same time and wanted to ttc.  (And have rough pgs).  He was a month shy of 5 years old.

I'm currently nursing DD, who will be 5 years old in a few weeks.  And also nursing YDS, but he's a smidge under 2 so he has a while.

 

*DD and ODS had very different nursing habits.  ODS would have nursed every second of every day at even 3 had I let him.  DD cut herself down every step of the way and I had to work hard to get her not to wean from 4-12 months.  Yet, here she is, almost 5 and still nursing daily!

post #31 of 32

DD1 was 4y2m when i weaned her fully. i was ready much sooner. she would have happily kept going. it was a compromise we were both comfortable with in the end. DD2 is one month old and isn't latching, so i'm sad to say i probably will not make it to 2+ years with her (which is what i'd like) unless we have a breakthrough. 3 years would be so good. 

 

 

post #32 of 32
I weaned DS just past his 6th birthday. I never intended to nurse that long but it just happened that way. He would have gladly kept going, but at that point he was only nursing to sleep and I was done. My DD only nursed until she was 26 mos because my ex was the one who gave birth to her and was the nursing mom. She weaned DD abruptly when she had to have major surgery (and DD was a committed nurser and the ex couldn't really handle it and wanted to wean her). I offered to nurse DD, and tried to relactate, but it didn't work out. She's 5.5 now and I've thought of offering her to nurse, but I'm sure my ex would flip and I'm not sure she'd even remember how.

I'm 3 wks into nursing this babe. I hope our TT issues resolve soon so we can have a nice long nursing relationship like with DS.
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