So, my 20 month old is almost the LAST toddler nursing (with any frequency) in our playgroup. There are 6 toddlers: 1 self weaned at 20 months; 1 nurses 1x a day and recently skipped several days; 1 is only 14 months and nurses a couple of times a day; 2 were weaned by 18 months. Then there is my DS who nurses 4-6 times a day (usually around five times, but the last week or so 6+) all of which are fairly lengthy nursing sessions. He is a good eater of solids and is 50th percentile for weight and 75th for height--the curve he's been on since about 9 months.
I'm feeling a bit isolated. My playgroup is full of progressive moms who would describe themselves as "crunchy" but my kid is the only one who can't make it through playgroup without needing a nursing break--and I feel self conscious about this. I can also tell that the other moms are surprised by how often he nurses (they are supportive, but they are obviously surprised). My intention has been to pursue child led weaning but I don't know if I'm prepared to nurse beyond 3 years of age and I'm just wondering if my son is unusual at this point.
So, BTDT moms--when did your toddler start cutting back on their nursing sessions? If you have/had a toddler who nursed this frequently at 20 months how old were they when they weaned (using don't offer, don't refuse)?
And, could I just have a hug?