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post #81 of 91
i heard of a mommy (neighbor of an acquaintance) who decided that 5 was her limit, so she had a little party for her child to celebrate "the end". (of course they only invited nursing-supportive people.)

i just thought what a neat idea that was! how affirming for her child.
post #82 of 91
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Originally Posted by nyxx View Post
my DD is 8 and still nursing sometimes.
i don't have a limit. that's CLW.
post #83 of 91
I'm tandem nursing right now (4.5 and 2). I think I'm just too lazy to think about weaning them from the breast (okay, I love BF too much to put any effort into stopping it). I was really glad that my oldest was still nursing earlier this year when he had his first ear infection as breastmilk was all that he wanted to eat for 2 days.

I figure as long as my DC want it, I'd keep the milk factory open for production
post #84 of 91
I'm useless here because I didn't have a limit ... though once my kids all hit 5 or so I would try to imagine them nursing (they all weaned at 3, 3.5, in that range) and it was just impossible.

I can see it still at 4, but my kids at 5, no, they were just too big for me to picture it.


But the reason I'm actually posting on the thread is I just saw this


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Originally Posted by thismama View Post
Plus if all goes well I will have a nursing babe in the house when she is 4.5

and it made me . And then noticed your new sig.






Happy happy times. Feel good, mama ...

post #85 of 91
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Originally Posted by cdmommie View Post
My DH and I decided if DD is still nursing when it's about time to start school I will wean, but not because of age, just because it would be hard on her (and me too ) if she is not here when she wants to nurse.
I am not trying to talk you out of that idea, but I really don't think that would be a concern at the time. DS was still nursing while he was in kinder and it was no more an issue than the fact that I wasn't there *at all*, kwim? Also, at that age few children are nursing regularily during the day because they are upset, it is generally more a before bed/occasional thing.
post #86 of 91
I do not have a limit. DD & babe on the way may nurse as long as they wish. I am 100% commited to total CLW.
post #87 of 91
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But the reason I'm actually posting on the thread is I just saw this

and it made me . And then noticed your new sig.



Happy happy times. Feel good, mama ...

Thank you merpk!!
post #88 of 91
I always thought two would have been my limit, but DD1 is almost six and still nursing once or twice a week. DD2, on the other hand, self-weaned a couple of weeks ago and says she's had enough boobie now.

Part of me thinks it's time to consider other methods of comfort for DD1. Another part says she won't be nursing when she's a teenager and who am I to deprive her of something she really needs? And the other part says I'm pregnant and nursing a babe and maybe that's my personal limit, you know?

I'm holding out hope that she'll stop of her own accord.
post #89 of 91
Yes. I think five is my limit. I weaned my first daughter at the age of four, but part of that was because I was tandem nursing and that was quite a handful. Also, she was sort of drifting off nursing on her own.

I am thinking of night weaning my four year old, though.
post #90 of 91
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I am not trying to talk you out of that idea, but I really don't think that would be a concern at the time. DS was still nursing while he was in kinder and it was no more an issue than the fact that I wasn't there *at all*, kwim? Also, at that age few children are nursing regularily during the day because they are upset, it is generally more a before bed/occasional thing.

I was going to say the same thing. This is ds's second year at kindergarten and he's only just really slowed down in the last few months.

I went back to work full time when ds was 11 months old and we've continued to nurse when together for over 4 years.
post #91 of 91
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My son stopped at a little past 4 and I hadn't hit my limit. However, had you asked me when he was little, 4 would have been way beyond my comfort level.
I hoped to nurse my dd when she was born. Due to some medical problems, I didn't know if I would be able to nurse her beyond a couple of days. I had to work so.d*mn.hard to get her to gain weight. and then i had cracked and bleeding nipples for 4 1/2 - 5 months.

When she was 3 weeks old I asked another momma how long she planned to nurse her dd. She told me that she didn't plan to wean her based on some arbitrary date on the calendar. That really resonated with me.

I had a friend when dd was a baby who planned to wean her son at age 2. I thought I might nurse that long. At age 2, nursing was very important to my daughter. I wasn't about to take something away from her that was so important because of an "arbitrary date on the calendar."

DD is 6. She still nurses once a day or every other day. It is what she needs.

I never thought I would be nursing a 6 year old. But it is what is best for my daughter.
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