Originally Posted by MamaE
I voted 2.5-3 years, but I think true CLW is possible any time after the age of 2. I just don't think it's likely if the child has had full access to nursing without any restrictions. That's uncommon in our culture though, where the vast majority of kids are either in cribs and/or nightweaned prior to 2 years (even here at MDC, nightweaning seems fairly common).
Also, many women don't have a lifestyle that necessarily facilitates CLW, and/or they've had to do things that might encourage premature weaning (WOHMs and introducing bottles). I went back to work at 3 mos. PP, and had to introduce a bottle. DD has already started to cut back on nursing even though she's only 11 mos. old. I realized this was a risk.
There are a lot of challenges for mothers in our culture these days.