|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%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll|
Multiple choice for multiple children.
Now if only I'd lose some of these boobs....there's no reason for there to be so MUCH of you "girls" now, ya hear? Be gone!
Glenn 11*09 Joe 4*04 Me & Hubby
that was 5 and a half years ago & a few weeks later I had just ordered then a back issue of Mothering in which there was an article about a poll of about 4000 self weaning moms (I think, don't have the issue at hand right now) the conclusion seemed to be (as I recal) that 2.5 years was the average age
at the time I found that VERY comforting to feel that somehow my DS and I were bang up "in the middle of the norm" ... especially since there were very few moms self weaning around me & the part time day care had made trouble for us when he was 18 months "still breastfeeding at that age... so probably unable to wean by herself due to psychological problems of some sort etc ..."
DS is almost done at 5.25 years
DD 9 DS 7 yrs
Ds2 around 4.5, a gradual process, only nursing once a day (for naps) the last year.
#2 twin I think has basically self-weaned now (31 months). It's been a couple of weeks at least since he nursed. His brother, twin #1, certainly takes more comfort in it and asks to nurse almost once per day. In the last 6-9 weeks, though, it's been every-shortening and increasingly half-hearted, so I think he'll also self-wean within the next couple of months.
Not sure that I'm crunchy, but definitely a "tough chew".
DS#2 is still nursing 1-2 times a day and he will be 5 in Sept
DS#3 will be 3 in Nov and I have no idea how many times he nurses a day...
Mama to Xavier (July 02) , Colin (Sept 04), Khéna(Nov 06) & Wilhelmina (Jan 10)
DD2 weaned at only 14mo, but then used a bottle until age 4, so I certainly couldn't vote in this poll for her.
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults
Middle guy still asks to nurse every couple of days or sneaks in a nursing in the early morning occasionally (maybe three times a week?) He will be 5 in January.
Youngest is 2 and nursing at nap and bedtime, less interested since my milk production stopped during this pregnancy. I am sure we'll have lots more nursing time with him when the baby is born!
Mama to DS (10), DS (8), DS (5), DD (3), & DD (6 months).
Lucky Wife to My Techy DH for 11 years.
We Homebirth, Full-term Breastfeeding,
Connection Parenting, Life Learning, our LDS faith.
SAHM to 6
Niamh is mostly weaned at this point 4.75 years. She nursed right through my pregnancy with Isla without missing a beat.
Isla is still nursing at 2.5 years. I don't see her weaning anytime soon (and I am 6 months pregnant right now).
Married 6/16/01 ~ WOHM to DS1 4/29/06 and DS2 2/13/08 ~ ALMOST an RVT ~
Liz Lovin' DH DS (12) and forever missing DD (12/02/07)
From the withered tree, a flower blooms~ He's here!!! So crazy in love with my boy!!! 12/14/11
Dylan ('08) and expecting a July 2010!!
Jessica, single mother by choice to Alexander (8) and Ian (6)
I voted last month but that was about my previous child so I cannot vote this month concerning my last baby ever .... wish I had started my family earlier ... I might have had a 4th one .... it's a bit late now & am all nostalgic that my breastfeeding years are now behind me ...
No milk... it has been nearly a year since he nursed.
Katreena, 39 year old Alaskan Mama to 1 and 1
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