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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 #101 of 113
I am currently nursing my two year old, but my son weaned just before his 4th birthday.

Kathleen
post #102 of 113
Alec weaned a few weeks ago. He was 3 years, 9 months, 1 week, 1 day old. It was bittersweet, but mostly I'm happy. I still have another baby to nurse, which is enough for me!
post #103 of 113
My dd will be 3 in a few days. Holey moley! I can't believe it...'scuse me while I dab at some tears...

When she was born, I said I wanted to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months and bf at least a year. When she was 1, I said I wanted to nurse at least until she was 2, since she wasnt' slowing down and WHO recommended it. When she was 2, I started considering CLW b/c I couldn't stand the thought of weaning of: too traumatic for both her and me! Now that she'll be 3, I'm just interested in how long she will nurse.
post #104 of 113
DD will be 5 in Sept. And I won't be suprised if she's still nursing then & well into her 5th year.

Chole
post #105 of 113
My youngest is 10months nursing. My two oldest self weaned themselves at 16 months. I nursed until 5 mo pregnant with my second until my oldest weaned and then during my entire pregnancy with my third (they are 12 mo apart) and tandem nursed after my third was born. I was constantly told to quite nursing both babe's while pregnant by dr's and family/friends. Needless to say I didn't listen! They both self weaned so early to me that I was kinda shocked. I guess it's okay since I really wanted to nurse them until they were ready to give up. Although i will admit i don't think i would have done it past 3. but that's just me
post #106 of 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamamillie
Well, I voted (ds turned 3 today), but I am no longer certain we will do clw. I believed the LLL when they said most kids naturally wean between 2-4, but I now see that this is absolutely untrue. I can't see "cutting him off," and will continue for a good while longer, but I really don't know that I could continue if he wants to go to 6 or 7 or 8 or older. But then, when he was newborn, I couldn't imagine nursing a 2 or 3 year old!
I hope I don't have to lead, but I have been under enormous pressure for 2 years now and my mom frequently reminds me (she said it once in front of him and I told her she needed to voice these concerns privately) that he could be taken away from me if I don't wean him. So, I am still hanging in here and ds still needs it...I would say he nurses approx. 8x a day, counting night nursing, but of course this varies...
I want to do clw, but I may not be able to.
Hello, my name is Steve McPhail and as a strong supporter of extended breastfeeding; I would have to say; you should let your child decide when he's through with breastfeeding
I've actually heard of children breastfeeding beyond the age of 4 years; as long as you are allowing him to nurse; why stop now?.
post #107 of 113
My dd is 16 months.
post #108 of 113
I have tandem nursers. Peyton is 3 and Jadyn is almost 16 months. I am gradually setting some limits on P as otherwise she is nursing more than the baby. As in, literally wants to be latched on for HOURS
post #109 of 113
DS#2 just turned 5 a couple of days ago. I asked him when he's thinking he'll be done. He thought about it for a minute, then said, "I think when I'm 13." lol Since he's only nursing at bedtime & sometimes when he's sick... I doubt it'll go on that long. :P For now, we're at a good place - if it starts to hurt, he has no problem stopping; he can fall asleep without it, most of the time.... It's a very gentle weaning.
post #110 of 113
Should have added - DS#1 self-weaned when I was 5 months pregnant. He had just turned 2 a couple of weeks before. It was quite abrupt. My milk changed & he was done. (I didn't know it was a multiple choice poll, so I didn't cast a vote for him.)
post #111 of 113
My son is 16 months old, and I am 10 weeks pg, so I am hoping he will hang in there so I can tandem feed, but we will just see what happens.
I love to read about so many wonderful mamas who are committed to CLW!!

Angie
post #112 of 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by smcphail2005
Hello, my name is Steve McPhail and as a strong supporter of extended breastfeeding; I would have to say; you should let your child decide when he's through with breastfeeding
I've actually heard of children breastfeeding beyond the age of 4 years; as long as you are allowing him to nurse; why stop now?.
Who are you and why are you posting at MDC? A brief intro in "Pleased to Meet You" would be very nice, considering that all of your posts here are about supporting extended breastfeeding. Are you a father? How have you come to be so interested in extended breastfeeding?
post #113 of 113
Yes Steve I'm curious too! Although I am heading tword CLW I am interested to know what you are basing your beliefs on...........
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