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post #121 of 169
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Originally Posted by mom2threenurslings
No limit. Just as I wouldn't limit how much love or comfort I give my kids or how much broccoli they can eat. My mamamilk doesn't have an expiration date.
post #122 of 169
Awwww, shucks! Thanks!
post #123 of 169
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Originally Posted by mom2threenurslings
He's asked to nurse a couple times since then and I've let him ... he's ended in hysterics both times because he's forgotten how!
That's so sad! Poor little guy. 5 is such a fun/funny age.
post #124 of 169
at this time i dont see my breastfeeding anyone after the age of 40!

(then again my dad was a change of life baby when his mother was 44)

post #125 of 169
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Originally Posted by QueeTheBean
That's so sad! Poor little guy. 5 is such a fun/funny age.
Sorry, that should have been HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER!!! He thinks it's funny that he forgot so quickly ... and he loves for us to joke that he's a "weaner" (weiner).
post #126 of 169
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Originally Posted by LdyBluNH@aol
at this time i dont see my breastfeeding anyone after the age of 40!

(then again my dad was a change of life baby when his mother was 44)

oops - I thought you meant that you wouldn't bf a child who was older than 40 :LOL
post #127 of 169
I've been thinking about this one. My duaghter nursed a couple months before she turned 4, although there were a few sort of 2-second "test nurses" during the next 6 months or so. And I had a shirt-staining letdown when she as 5 1/2 and I heard the neighbor's baby crying...

The oldest nursling I've known personally was 8, and he was a big 8 yr old, maybe 80 pounds. I dunno... I'd known nursing 7 yr olds and that seemed fine, but his nursing seemed weird. There was sort of an odd family dynamic there, where nursing had become the way he got attention from his mom, who tended to put him off when he wanted other kinds of attention but would pretty much always nurse him, because a big part of her self-identity was an a sort of crunchy extended-nursing mom.

Thi is all kind of beside the point, I guess. I don't have any real maximum age...

dar
post #128 of 169
I'm just curious why this thread hasn't been moved to the breasfeeding forum...is TAO just an open forum to talk about anything? I thought it was for stuff that didn't fit under the other forums...
Just curious.
post #129 of 169
Yeah, come to think of it, Mamamoo, you're right! This thread is in the wrong place!
post #130 of 169
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Originally Posted by mom2threenurslings
Sorry, that should have been HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER!!! He thinks it's funny that he forgot so quickly ... and he loves for us to joke that he's a "weaner" (weiner).
Oh--thank you for posting that clarification! I felt so bad for the little guy!

And I love the "weiner" joke, too. Should come up with a song to the tune of the Oscar Meyer theme!
post #131 of 169
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Originally Posted by mamamoo
I'm just curious why this thread hasn't been moved to the breasfeeding forum...is TAO just an open forum to talk about anything? I thought it was for stuff that didn't fit under the other forums...
Just curious.
I think the mods have been pretty busy with other threads and this one was probably overlooked.
post #132 of 169
I moved it to EB. And I don't have a limit on breastfeeding. As long as they want/need it I'll do it.
post #133 of 169
It's a bird, it's a plane... It's
post #134 of 169
:LOL
post #135 of 169
Thanks mama!! I'm glad to see this over here, felt weird to me to have it in TAO.
Debi
post #136 of 169
No upper limit planned. We're at 4.5 years and counting (ok, ds is 4.5; I'm 45 and counting )
post #137 of 169

I have no BFing age limit

If they're young enough to ask for it, then they're young enough to still need it.
post #138 of 169
No limit here.

Most children will wean by the age of 7 or so and if they a go a little longer no big deal
post #139 of 169
For me there is no set 'stop nursing' age.
Before I had my oldest I could not imagine nursing a baby over the age one...untill I did it. The I could never see myself nursing a 2 year old...then he turned two. Then I said that 3 would be the cut off...then he turned three. After that I said, there is no way I could nurse him when he is four..well, he turned 4 and was still nursing
He ended up stoping a few months after he turned 5. He will be 6 next month, and right now I say that I could never nurse a 6 year old...

I'm right now nursing my 17 month old, and even though I say now that I could not nurse a 6 year old, I have already proven that what I say I can't do, isn't always true, lol
post #140 of 169
My minimum is 2. My maximum is probably around the 4th birthday. I never thought I'd nurse a toddler, but my girl is now almost 2. So anything can happen. I believe in child led weaning and I nurse on demand, but I wonder about myself, I'm assuming that at some point I will get sick of the demands on my body. Maybe, maybe not. Time will tell.

-Kate
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