|View Poll Results: At what age did your child self wean?|
|Less than 12 months||11||73.33%|
|12 months to 18 months||21||100.00%|
|18 months to 24 months||28||100.00%|
|25 months to 30 months||34||100.00%|
|31 months to 36 months||38||100.00%|
|8 or older||4||26.67%|
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I nursed my second child until just a couple of weeks before her second birthday. I was getting really tired of it and she was down to less than once a day. One day I realized we'd gone 3 or 4 days without nursing and I decided we weren't going to go back. I think she asked twice after that and was easily distracted to something else.
Still nursing my youngest, she's only 11 months
Barbara: an always learning SAHM of Ilana (11) and Aiden (8) living in Belgium with my amazing husband.
So I gradually tapered off and stopped, much as I did not want to do it, I figured a sane mama was at least as healthy as breastmilk.
I guess he self-weaned. It certainly was his choice, not mine!
Erin , Happy wife of Honey Bear , mom of Curly Miss (11/04), Little Mister (10/06), Princess Abi (3/08), and The Bean (9/09) <>< oh, and I blog.
So, I guess I can't really help you out except to say that at 3 1/2 and soon to be 2, both of my kids are still nursing!
My second (and third) are still nursing. My second is 3.5 years old and has followed a more normal nursing pattern. I've never felt the need to cut her down since it's always been managable. Very recently, she dropped one session so she's down to 2-3 times a day now. I would guess that she will be nursing still a year from now, but we'll see!) My third is just a baby so we're a long way off.
DD was 7, was down to once/month in those last several months. She's now 10.
Dd2 is not near weaning yet. She'll be 24 months tomorrow.
~Sara, WAHSingMomi to girls R and AV, S.O.A.R. Scout Leader and Homeschooling In Detroit Blogger
tHE SECOND CHILD WEANED AT 5 (ON HIS BIRTHDAY ) BECAUSE OF FAMILY PRESSURE OR WOULD HAVE NURSED A BIT LONGER.
#3 WEANED AT ALMOST 6 .
#4 IS STILL NURSING AND WILL BE 3 IN DECEMBER!
I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE NURSED SO LONG!
Momma to 4 Indigo kids ,22,19,11 and 3
trottin', pole dancing, Norway and Sweden lovin' , ,WOHM Kiddos born 12/11/06 and 08/09/08
with #3 EDD:01/2013 So in love with my sweet Swede and my bonus-son 10/25/98
I want my son to go at least to 3 (largely to get him through flu season) and then I might try to nudge him off. I've about had it with nursing a roving/sleepless toddler.
ETA: I did CLW w/ DD. I just don't know if I can manage that with DS if he goes much beyond 3. Must...get...sleep...
I'm a little sad to see our nursing relationship come to an end (it was such a rough journey in the beginning but we persevered!) Weaning is all up to him but I'm also a little sad to think that our particular circumstances may have led the relationship to end a little sooner than it may have otherwise. Then again, it could be just his time though. I'm thankful for the time we've shared!
I am not sure if he truly was ready or if it has to do with me being pregnant and thus my milk changing. I night weaned him about a month ago and that may also have contributed.
I am mostly happy. All along I wanted him to lead. But it feels like such an abrupt end to me.