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How old is/are your nursling(s) who are being CLWed?

Poll Results: How old is your nursling(s)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 7% (32)
    0-6 months
  • 12% (50)
    7-12 months
  • 19% (80)
    13-18 months
  • 11% (46)
    19-24 months
  • 20% (87)
    2 years old
  • 15% (66)
    3 years old
  • 7% (32)
    4 years old
  • 3% (13)
    5 years old
  • 0% (4)
    6 years old
  • 0% (3)
    7 years old
  • 0% (2)
    8 years old or older
415 Total Votes  
post #1 of 113
Thread Starter 
I just wanted to get an idea of where we all are on the CLW path. I think this forum is so neat because there could be someone with a newborn here too that is committed to CLW. It is my hope that all CLW mamas will be posting here, no matter what age their child is. So, please vote!

I just wanted add that it is multiple choice for the tandem and triandum nursers. Also, I hope I didn't offend anyone by putting 8 and older in one category after all the specific age groups. I felt we could more safely avoid inviting "but how old is too old" threads this way.
post #2 of 113
Great poll, dd is three. I am looking forward to the conversations in the months to come. It is such a relief to be able to talk about breastfeeding dd here without anyone asking me "When are you planning on weaning her?"

I do feel sad that the Extended Forum is gone. The lack of that forum will be a gap for some Moms who aren't CLW but EBing.

Hope they reconsider.
post #3 of 113
I have two 4 year old dd's.

Huh? The extended nursing forum is gone? Where have I been????
post #4 of 113
Thread Starter 
Oh, sorry Charmarty! The poll won't work for twins. Since my dd is almost 4 and I marked 3, put 5 for one of your girls. :LOL
post #5 of 113
My ds is 30 months and still nurses quite often (although we pretty much just nurse at home - I talk about the fact tht I nurse so people know he still does, but when we are out he has so much to do and I'd rather svae nursing for later).

post #6 of 113
My DD is 22 months and I am 27 weeks pregnant with #2. I'm sure we'll be tandeming for a while.
post #7 of 113
My dd is four, and will be just past four and a half when her little brother or sister arrives. I had never really thought I'd be tandem nursing with my kids 'this far' apart, but of course dd had other plans.

I don't think I set out thinking I would practice CLW, either, but, well, here we are.
post #8 of 113
My son is 4, will be 5 in March. He's nursed the longest of the three --the other two weaned at 2 1/2 and 3y 10m. Ds has told me that he'll stop when he's 40. :LOL Right now, he nurses to sleep at night and then first thing in the a.m. When I was a new mom, I never imagined I'd be nursing this long, but I trust that he knows what he needs.
post #9 of 113
post #10 of 113
My nurslings are 2.5 and 4.5 years old. My oldest, now 6, naturally weaned on his fifth birthday (after nursing through two pregnancies and triandem nursing for over 18 months!)
post #11 of 113
: just visiting! I am no longer nursing but I did CLW with all three of mine one weaned when I was pregnant he was only 11 mnths. the other two weaned at 4 years 1 month and 1 week and the other weaned a month or so later and he was just about to turn 3
you can see pics of our weaning party here

post #12 of 113

flMVM what a GREAT idea! There just aren't enough reasons to eat cake IMO, I will be more than happy to add this one to the list!
post #13 of 113
Nursing my 5yo ... I think! He turned 5 a month and a half ago and has recently begun skipping days between nursings. Its been a great journey thus far!
post #14 of 113

What were the cakes made of (decorations)? Love the two cake idea :LOL

DS is my nursling at 40 months. DD weaned at 50 months and is six now!
post #15 of 113
This will be a great forum. We did CL with our oldest- almost 6- she weaned on her own about a year ago. My middle is almost 4 and still nursing on her own terms. LOL

Its nice to have this support.
post #16 of 113
Tired - the cakes were chocolate inside with peanut butter frosting and chocolate frosting and then a circle of peanut butter frosting to look like the aereola and a reeses peanut butter cup to look like a nipple

Callmemama - my four year old did that for probably close to a year LOL ....so the end may or may not be near
post #17 of 113
I'm nursing my 3-year old and will soon be tandem nursing. I am betting Alec will still be nursing a year from now!
post #18 of 113
DS will be 3 in March (I voted "3")

who voted "8 or older???"

(yes, I'm nosey! :LOL)
post #19 of 113
My son is 13 months and had decided to only nurse in the morning and at night (started this when I got pregnant)...but he's not giving that up any time soon. LOL! So, after all we've been through, we're still going!
post #20 of 113
Hi, I have been lurking for some time on the other thread. This is my third child but first time to nurse. Because of your wisdom and my curiousity, i am trying to CLW. DS is 17 months and I have no limits so far.

I am very teachable

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