I am currently nursing my two year old, but my son weaned just before his 4th birthday.
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.
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?.