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How old is your nursling

Poll Results: How old is your "nursling"?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 8% (41)
    0-6 months
  • 11% (55)
    7-12 months
  • 31% (159)
    13-24 months
  • 25% (125)
    2-3 years
  • 15% (78)
    3-4 years
  • 5% (25)
    4-5 years
  • 1% (7)
    5-6 years
  • 0% (4)
    6-7 years
  • 0% (2)
    7-8 years
  • 0% (1)
    8+ years
497 Total Votes  
post #1 of 98
Thread Starter 
just curious I know there is a wide range of ages...I'm wondering if there any here with "younger" nurslings who have already decided CLW is the path they're going to take. How many with "older" nurslings......
post #2 of 98
Wow youre in Wisconsin? ME TOO My dd is 14 months and took the CLW path. She is down to 3 times a day, but when she is sick or hurt she comes to the breast for comfort. She doesnt nurse throughtout the night anymore, kinda just stopped that herself. She sleeps 12 hours...wheww I wish I could some days lol..
I think by the time she walks on her own that she might be sick of mommy by then..we shall see.
post #3 of 98
my dd is 19mths, i was going to wean at 24mths but i'd rather ise clw now cos it doesn't seem right really what would i do say right your 2 now so no more mummy milk :
post #4 of 98
Mine is 3.
post #5 of 98
I have a 4 yr old & 2 yr old that are clw-ing.
post #6 of 98
Brandon is 3 years 2 months old right now.
post #7 of 98
Well my only nursling is only 10 months, but since I nursed the last two to 5 1/2 and 4 1/2, I think we count as CLW'ers.

When my first was around a year I had no intentions of weaning him any time soon, but I didn't know about CLW and I had no idea he'd make it to nearly 6. I figured he'd just stop before about 18 months, don't all kids
post #8 of 98
pak

henry self-weaned at 16 months, and that was just so early for me, i wasn't prepared. hopefully b will want to go longer, and now i have more resources that will help me continue.
post #9 of 98
I nursed my oldest for 30 months, and my second for only 14 months. I regretted allowing her to wean that early for years afterwards- I couldn't even handle going to breastfeeding boards- it was just too painful- until I got pregnant again. Needless to say, as soon as I found out I was pg I knew I would let this child self-wean. DS weaned when he was a little over 4.
post #10 of 98
Almost 6 months and almost 3 years.
post #11 of 98
13 months and just over 3 years.
post #12 of 98
18 months.
post #13 of 98
DS is 15 months and I guess I decided somewhere around 6 months that I decided I would CLW. I had never thought it wasn't a possibility, but just hadn't really given it too much thought yet. I just can't imagine having him ask for milkies and me telling him no. How could I take away the thing that is most comforting for him, especially when I know about all the nutritional/health benefits?
post #14 of 98
My little man is almost 20 months - a new "record" for me since my first only nursed 18 months.
post #15 of 98
2 years old

TODAY!!
post #16 of 98
ds#2 is 28m and in 8 weeks I'll have another little nursling
post #17 of 98
DS is 28 months, DD is 6 months.
post #18 of 98
DS is 3.5 yo
post #19 of 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ambyrkatt View Post
I just can't imagine having him ask for milkies and me telling him no. How could I take away the thing that is most comforting for him, especially when I know about all the nutritional/health benefits?

My nursling is also 15 mos. and I feel the exact same way.... so I think we are on the CLW path.
post #20 of 98
DD is just over 3-1/2 years old now. Sometimes I wish she would wean, but I don't plan to try and push her because she seems to really need it emotionally and we don't do dairy.

Some days I feel really touched out still and might ask her to wait a few minutes until I can be in a better frame of mind, but I think that's better for our relationship than letting her nurse when I would be resenting it the whole time.

A few weeks ago, I thought she might be going to weaning herself, but after this week, I'm pretty sure she is not. I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. I know when she does wean, I'll miss it. But at the same time, sometimes I am really ready to have my body back.
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