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#1 of 18 Old 06-10-2009, 06:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My son's birthday is fast approaching (Aug), I can not believe he will be 7! This journey of mothering my son has been more than I could have ever imagined, it is so wonderful. I just love him more with every breathe he takes, he is amazing.

Anyone else made it to 7?!
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WOW, congrats mama!!!

Since '05 just me and B, but in 2/08 E made three!
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Not me, ds weaned at 4 and a few months, no idea when dd will wean, but wanted to say well done to you. Your son is a very lucky boy!
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an early happy birthday to your son (and the way time flies it won't be long). Congratulations on you and your son's incredible journey and way to go following your instincts:

my oldest turned 7 in april 07. he was still nursing at least once a day. but once summer came along, we were busy with swim team and other things, he really tapered off. i think the last time he nursed was on a beach camping trip, when my youngest turned one (end of july 07). about a month after that my son still hadn't nursed so i took just him out to dinner to celebrate our nursing experience. that last year of his nursing i was nursing 4, so to have one actually wean was a little weird. the 2nd pretty much weaned about 6 mos later. he was only 6 1/2.
my 3rd is 5 and still nurses daily (twice) so i figure she'll at least nurse through kindergarten. i'm pregnant so the milk isn't always abundant
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My cousines son have self weaned when he was almost 6,5 y.o
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My dd nursed some at 7. Not very frequently, probably, but she knew she could ask for it anytime.

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Congrats, mama! My DD is 8 yo and still nursing almost every day. An amazing and unexpected journey, to be sure....
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DD once told me that she was going to continue nursing until she was 8.
Four months after she turned 7 was her last nursing, down to about once/month by the time her birthday had rolled around.

DS was 5.

"What will you do once you know?"
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my dd's 7th bday is coming up in sept. and even though its just at night for a minute or so, its still v. important for her.

it wont surprise me if she goes till she is 8.

i have no issues with it.

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Congratulations! :

We're still going at six.
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My oldest will be 7 in November. He doesn't nurse a whole lot but I don't see him weaning immediately either.

Misty, mama to my nurslings William(11/4/02) and Parker(7/13/04).
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I really needed to read all you wonderful, extended, nursing, moms celebrate the length of your children's nursing....instead of reading how I can deal with my own nursing challenges. That is what I really needed to read!! Moms who have nursed for so long, who wanted and love it!!!!! I love it too and it all passes so quickly I am done with worrying about my tandem DS at 2.5 nursing too much. Now I am going to celebrate it. I love BFing mommas!!!!!!!

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congrats mama! we may make it that far, - my oldest will also be 7 in august and had pretty much weaned when he turned 6, but our 3rd little one was born in february and with the 2 others nursing he has had a few sips.....wonderful to read all you other mamas stories!!!!

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my ds is 5 and he and I are fighting a not very child led battle over weaning. I want him to wean, he does NOT want to wean. I'm vaguely considering rethinking my position. Interesting to read this.

Congrats Mamas!
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Congrats mamas who have gone beyond seven, or even 5 for that matter. My DS self-weaned when he was a few months shy of 6, but DD1 at past 5 is still continuing; she loves to tandem with DD2 who is 29 months old. Yes, it is a wonderful feeling and bond with children that only a mother can experience.
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Congratulations mama. My daughter is now 12 1/2 so it's been a long time since I've been here in the forum. She stopped breastfeeding, by choice, at 7 1/2yrs. I just wanted to pop in real quick to express my support.
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Thank you all!
He turns 7 on the 3rd of Aug. 7!!! Uh, it goes by so fast.
Child led weaning has been the best mothering decision I have made.
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Wow! That's wonderful! I never made it past 3 for a lot of reasons, but now with a 9 month old DS, I can't wait to see where our jouney takes us!

Congrats!
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