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|but it [weaning] seems harder than it is to nurse all the time,|
|I think I like what Dr. Sears says in the Breastfeeding book about don't offer, don't refuse.|
|Katherine Dettwyler's research indicates a natural weaning age for humans of between 2.5 and 7 years. So I guess 2.5 years is a minimum for me, since I believe that our children were designed to biologicall EXPECT at least that amount of 'mommy milk'. But I know that my 3 year old still 'needs' to nurse, so that isn't something I can see myself taking away from her any time soon.|
|We let our children crawl and walk when they are ready--why can't we let them also choose when they are ready to wean themselves?|
|Originally posted by respondentmother01
We let our children crawl and walk when they are ready--why can't we let them also choose when they are ready to wean themselves?
Are you telling me you are so lacking in patience you can't share your breasts with your baby for just a few more months or years?