My current nursling is 19 mos. She is nursing still about 4 times a day/night during the week, and 6-8 times on weekends or days off. She is recently talking so much and I am really enjoying our breastfeeding conversations! Since my LL leader's 3 year old ds recently weaned, I have the oldest nursling in our very little group too!
I did not exactly CLW my older kids, and have varying degrees of - regret? - or something similar about their weanings. My oldest ds I encouraged to wean at just 15 mos. I was only 18 then, and getting a lot of unwanted commentary about his nursing, which somehow at the time seemed more important than it does now. My older dd weaned at 20-21 mos. I was pregnant with ds, and had terrible sore nipples and that fingers on chalkboard feeling every time she nursed. I quit offering, she quit asking, and she weaned quite easily. I felt terrible for a long time about pushing her out of babyhood. My other kids are much further apart, and I always felt she was forced to grow up faster than she should have.
I was determined to nurse younger ds to a ripe old age. He woke up one day at just 16 mos and refused to nurse. I tried every technique I could think of, but his striking went on and on, and eventually I gave up. He was clearly unhappy, I was miserable, but he would not nurse under any circumstances. I'll probably always feel sad about his weaning, which seemed so unnatural.
I hope little dd and I can come to a better final conclusion.