Originally Posted by hottmama
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...