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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 #21 of 113
ds is almost 20 months. absolutely no sign of stopping--he still nurses almost as much as he did when he was a newborn.
post #22 of 113
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by AdrianneWe
who voted "8 or older???"
Obviously someone who is letting their child lead the way.
post #23 of 113
Oops, I clicked on the wrong one by mistake! :LOL

Anyway, my nursling is 2 1/2 and still going strong. He will be joined by a baby brother in a few weeks. It will be interesting to see how tandem nursing goes- I can't wait!
post #24 of 113
My gorgeous ds is 10 months old and going strong.
post #25 of 113
Originally Posted by MamaAllNatural
Obviously someone who is letting their child lead the way.

but I still wanna know!
post #26 of 113
You should have included a category for "baby not born yet." (Not that I'm expecting, or have been anywhere NEAR a sperm in over 2 years, but I knew I was going to CLW from the moment I found out I was pg with ds. I'm sure I'm not the only one.)
post #27 of 113
Thread Starter 
Ruthla, the poll is asking how old the children are that you are currently nursing.
post #28 of 113
DS is almost 18months and still nurses anywhere from 5-25 times a day(of course some of those are sips, :LOL) I doubt he will stop anytime soon, it feels like he hasnt cut down hardly any
post #29 of 113
ds is four at the end of the month and dd is 18 1/2 months. ds nurses sporadically. he asked to nurse before bed tonight, but by the time bedtime got here, he just went to sleep. he's down to once every 1-2 weeks now. dd nurses 2-3 times a day and a couple of times a night.
post #30 of 113
My dd is only 14 mos, but clw is our plan. She could win an award for most frequent nurser among the folks I know! :LOL I feel already like we're kinda freaky among the 'wean at 1 if not before' crowd at the playgroups in our neighbourhood, but I LOVE nursing her.
post #31 of 113
Dd has weaned already but I voted anyway because I love polls.
post #32 of 113
Thread Starter 
:LOL I like polls too. I think it's good that you voted because that is the experience you'll be bringing to the board. Besides, she's such a recent weaner.
post #33 of 113
I am mom to 3 CLW children-
Zach weaned a LONG time ago at age 4 1/2--Alex weaned a long time ago at age 5--(I did not put them on the poll)
my soon to be weaned it seems dd is 5.9 months.
They all have done the progression from nursing very often to only at night & in the morning (and when they get a boo-boo)to only at night to skipping a few days to weaned .

It seems like the most natural way-although at times I might have tried to place gentle limits on where or when -I had to follow what my heart said.
post #34 of 113
I put 7...she'll be 8 next week, but I'm pretty sure she won't ask again. Sometimes when people ask, I say she weaned at 5, because after that age, her nursing became much more sporadic. But I'd say she nursed weekly or so through her 6th year---kindergarten was HARD for her, let me tell you--- and some last year. But only a few times this past year.
We talked about nursing just a few weeks ago, but she really FINALLY seems to be at that point of satisfaction with the experience I've been aiming for all along.

Anyway, tho' i guess she's weaned, i wanted to throw her in the mix, 'cause yeah, I have a lot of experinece with clw, even if it is only with one kid.
post #35 of 113
I voted 0-6 months, my DS is 4 months right now so we should have a long nursing relationship ahead of us.

LB (who is feeling like a freshman in a locker room full of seniors! )
post #36 of 113
Hello everyone! I just noticed the new forum. Right now I am tandem nursing, I have my 44 month old who is nursing every other day or so, and my 8 month old, who is nursing every other hour or so, :LOL .

I also have two older children who weaned just before they were 4. One advantage of CLW is that you can breastfeed for what seems like forever...I have been nursing babies almost nonstop for 11 years.
post #37 of 113
dd is almost 4.5yrs and nurses 1-2x/day, sometimes more, rarely less.
post #38 of 113
Originally Posted by sdgirl
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

Good for you, girl! Glad you came out of lurkdom! :LOL
post #39 of 113
My nursling just turned 15 months and still nurses quite often.
post #40 of 113
My ds is days shy of 20 mos. He shows no signs of slowing down and in fact is like a clock lately - every hour on the 45 min mark :LOL
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