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If your child has self weaned...what age?

Poll Results: If your child self weaned, at what age?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 25% (61)
    less than 2 yrs old
  • 22% (53)
    2-3 yrs
  • 24% (58)
    3-4 yrs
  • 13% (32)
    4-5 yrs
  • 7% (18)
    5-6 yrs
  • 1% (4)
    6-7 yrs
  • 2% (6)
    7-8 yrs
  • 2% (5)
    8 + yrs
237 Total Votes  
post #1 of 82
Thread Starter 
I know the "natural" age of weaning is between 2.5-7 years, for those who've already had a child self wean, what age did they wean.
post #2 of 82
Emily just eventually stopped asking sometime around 3.5 years old. After she turned 3, she was only usually nursing once a day, and then started skipping days/weeks until she just finally stopped asking.
post #3 of 82
My oldest ds weaned about a month before he turned 4 and my middle ds weaned right before he turned 3.
post #4 of 82
Mine have yet to wean, but I am very interested to see some more responses to this poll, please
post #5 of 82
25 months for ds and 19 months for dd
post #6 of 82
just over four years for DS1, just over 2 years for DD. DS2 is still nursing at 16 months.
post #7 of 82
Ds self-weaned about a week after his 3rd birthday. At that point, he had been nursing once a day for about 6 months, I was beginning to think he was going to be hanging on to the before bed nurse forever
post #8 of 82
Isaac self weaned at 20 months a couple weeks shy from my EDD. That was the same time I started producing colostrum and he didn't like that at all. He was fine, mommy was a wreck.

The younger two are still nursing strong!
post #9 of 82
DD1 weaned herself right before her 4th B-Day.
post #10 of 82
Only one truly self weaned and that was around 2 1/2 years old. Technically she still asked a few times after that, but she didn't really nurse - just held on for few seconds and then was done. The other two actually nursed LONGER than she did though - until 3 1/2.
post #11 of 82
Thread Starter 
Do'h!
I didn't answer my own poll though it's in my signature....Ds1 weaned June 4, 2006 at 51 1/2 months I was both sad and relieved- tandem nursing was a challenge for me, but I still miss nursing him very much. DS2 just turned 16 months and I just can't imagine he'll ever want to wean- ofcourse I didn't think my first would either...It really is true, they really do stop nursing in their own time, when they outgrow the need!
post #12 of 82
DS#2 self-weaned at 4 yrs, 1 month when I was pg with DD. He said the nursies were "broken" (my milk supply was very dwindled). I believe he would have been closer to 5 yrs old for self-weaning had I not gotten pregnant.

I offered him the opportunity to nurse after his sister was born but he was truly done and would not even try anymore.
post #13 of 82
DD self weaned at 17 months. DS is 27 months and still going strong--no end in sight!
post #14 of 82
My oldest was 3.
My second son was 2 (although I was 16 weeks pregnant and had excessive morning sickness, so my supply may have been gone).
post #15 of 82
#1 A little over 3 and 1/2 years

#2 15 mos ( thought child 'self weaned', but no way in retrospect)

#3 A little over 3 and 1/2 years

#4 Over 4 years and more
post #16 of 82
Dd weaned at 7 1/2 years.
post #17 of 82
I just wanted to add that dd has 2 friends (whom she met here at MDC) who nursed as long as or longer than her. And, when dd was 4-5, I met 2 women online who nursed their dc past 7yrs (they were a huge influence on my decision to trust dd's needs and my instincts). And I've met several wonderful women since then who have nursed as long, or nearly as long as (or longer than) us.

I just wanted to add that because I don't think they're around here anymore to add their votes.

eta: I see someone already added their vote as I was writing this post.
post #18 of 82
Thread Starter 
YOU, mother sunshine were my inspiration to allow Josh and now David to lead the way! If I had not *met* you way back when on the "other" board, I'm not sure if i would have given it serious thought, but YOU and your dd and your experiences encouraged and inspired me
post #19 of 82
Thank you Lish. I felt like such a freak on that board, I had to eventually leave, but I also felt like I needed to share my experience in case someone was listening (present or future). I never want anyone to feel the way I did....to feel like you're the only one. I'm so happy to hear that you were influenced.
post #20 of 82
Janelle was 4 years and 3 days old the last time she nursed...I hate to say when she weaned cause every time I've thought she was weaned she's asked to nurse again...but it has been almost 5 months now...

Kincaid was 23 months old when he weaned.
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