Originally Posted by TiredX2
Not really the point, but I wanted to point out that when I nightweaned DD (at 25 months) it was for 4-5 HOURS a night, not "half the day" (twelve hours). I point this out because it emphasizes how many shades of grey there are within CLW. For example, if a person came on and said that there 25 month old had CLW, there would be support. So it feels kind of odd that my attempts to get at four consecutive hours of sleep and demand feeding the rest of the time is somehow "less than" if you kwim. Of course, as we have previously discussed, because of that nightweaning and the limits I placed starting early in pregnancy I do not consider DD to have been "truly" CLW.
Now DS, who didn't give me that 4 hours for another 18 months past DD... he'll be CLW
I totally get what you are saying. I think there are tons of shades between the two examples. I would never want to assume to say if someone was clw, or mama-led weaning. Just for me personally, if I nightweaned, I would consider that mama-led. However, if I weaned one or two (or x) number of nursings to get 4 hours of sleep, at a certain age, I certiantly would not be feeling guilty! Also, I don't consider any type of weaning "less than" unless it was under a year. But that's just my personal take, I'm really just happy there are so many moms going past the year. And believe me, I am NO expert on clw, I just come here for encouragement