Originally Posted by loving-my-babies
but I don't think I want to nurse until he's 6, for example, but I don't feel comfortable taking something so important away from him, so when is it ok? 2 years old? 3 years old?
I guess, for me personally, judging other people, I'd say AFTER 15 months.
But, I really don't pass judgement on people for this.
If you ask me to give you a #, that's mine.
I really wanted to do child-led weaning. I was absolutely determined to BF till he was 2. I thought he'd self-wean around 2ish.
At 3.5 he was still going strong (nursing at night and sometimes during the day) and I knew I'd have a 5 yr old nursling if I didn't wean. So I did.
(BTW, I have no problem with other people who want to nurse past 5. It's just something * I * didn't want to do.)
Honestly, it's up to the mama/child pair. Ideally, they go past a 1.5 yrs, but the world is not an ideal place.