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post #41 of 137
Bay Area, CA nursing a 4 yr 2 month old, 1-2 times per day. He lurves nursing, the sweet taste of the milk. I want him to remeeember what it was like when he is older.

don't know anyone IRL who nurses at this age, not even at LLL.
post #42 of 137
Denver, CO, here. My son just self-weaned in August, after 3 year, 9 mos of nursing.
post #43 of 137
nursing my 4.75 yo dd. :
my friend is nursing a newly 3yo. That is the oldest toddler i know being nursed.
post #44 of 137
I'm in the Hudson Valley in NY. DD is about to turn three and it does not seem she'll be done before Nov (her bday). I know a few others who've nursed past babyhood but only one or two actual people who have nursed past two!
post #45 of 137
So-Cal- and Little Man just turned 3- I hang around a crunch crowd- so there are plenty of other nursing 3 yo's around us!!!
post #46 of 137
Nursing a four year old in Central Texas! I am surprised that the state that brought George Bush to power is such a center of extended nursing!
post #47 of 137
I'm on the the Eastside of the Seattle/Puget sound area. I'm nursing my 3yr2mos son. I know of people who nursed up to 2 1/2 in the past but none in real life. Nice to find out you're not alone isn't it?!
post #48 of 137
Northern Michigan, nursing a 3 and a 2 year old!
post #49 of 137
I am in Vt. peacefully nursing DS 2 who is 3.3 years old DS1 weaned around 3.5 yrs. I don't know anyone who is nursing a toddler or "preschooler". I met one women this spring who was nursing her little 2 year old. It made me feel not so alone and i wanted to chat with her about the joys of older nurslings but I didn't want to scare her away. I just wish more people did
post #50 of 137
I'm in Georgia nursing my almost 4 year old and 13 month old daughter. It's nice to hear that there are others out there.

post #51 of 137
I weaned at 24 months but many of my friends are or have nursed their children age 3+. SW Missouri.
post #52 of 137
In Japan nursing an almost 4y.o and an 8 month old.
up to 2 seems to be the norm around here.
post #53 of 137
southwest WA (near Olympia). I have been nursing my 3 1/2 year old and my 2 year old.

(single mommy to Emma, 3 1/2 years and Angela, 2 years)
post #54 of 137
In Georgia, nursing my 3.5 year old and 4 mth old. Wish I knew others, but I don't
post #55 of 137
I'm in Michigan...my oldest nurser is 3.5 and I tandem nurse with his sister who is 17mos. I know a few mom's in my area who nurse 3+ but not very many. I do believe that many more do than admit to...although I'm not sure why it'd be such a big deal. I assume mine will CLW together when they are ready.
post #56 of 137
Vancouver, BC nursing a 3.4 year old
post #57 of 137
Sotheast Arkansas nursing my 3y 7mo old and 9 mo old. DS1 weaned at 4yr.
post #58 of 137
New York City - and I nursed DS until he was about five years old when he self weaned.
post #59 of 137
Originally Posted by hottmama View Post
I'm in Ann Arbor, and I don't know of any 3+ yr. olds who nurse here except my biggest nursling. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that any 3+ yr. olds are nursing, though-- lots of mamas around here babywear and there are lots of LLLs. I moved here a couple months ago from Louisville and have one friend who weaned her son shortly after he turned 4, and several who weaned their kids around 2, and lots of still nursing 1.5-2.5 yr. olds. I also knew, through LLL, someone who nursed until her son self-weaned after 4 and one who weaned her son when he turned 5.
But really, you have to get to know people to know whether their 3+ yr. old (especially 4+) is still nursing. My son stopped NIP at 3.5, except for major injuries, and altogether by 4. I'm rather open about the fact that my kiddo is still nursing, because I want to normalize extended nursing, but most people aren't.
Ummm, there are LOTS of mama's with older ones in Ann Arbor! I was one of them until I just moved!!! Go check out the 3rd Wednesday LLL meeting at Knox Presbyterian and tell them that Elizabeth sent ya!

I'm still nursing my oldest, she will be 4 in November. She shows no signs of stopping, is still quite passionate about her "nurnie." I've been tandemning about 1.5 years now. I also have two friends in Greenville, SC who are nursing their 3 yo's. I think we're around everywhere, but some of us don't come out unless we know it's safe territory.

OK, I stopped reading after the post I quoted, off to read the rest of the thread...
post #60 of 137
3yo still nursing on the fly. 7mo exclusively nursing. We're in Ga.
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