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#1 of 4 Old 12-11-2009, 11:10 PM - Thread Starter
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Just wondering...we are NOT at that point yet, but, I have thought we were at least 5 times over the past 6mos lol...he goes over a week without nursing sometimes and then he will want to nurse several times in one day...not worried or complaining or anything, just wondering at what point other people consider a child "weaned" I don't know to many people who have done CLW.
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With DD we had an official day of weaning (her "choice) and so that was quite obvious. That said, she continued occasionally nursing (or trying to--- she just couldn't make her mouth work right) for another 14 months. So, we consider her to have weaned at 4 years, 2 months, though she nursed up til she was 5 years, 4 months.

With DS I realized he hadn't asked to nurse in a few weeks and I asked him about it. He was very proud and emphatic that he had weaned and he did never ask again. He was 5 years, 8 months. He also fully night weaned on his own.



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My DS started putting his hand over my nipple and saying "cup." That was the end of it for us. DD is still BF.

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dd just started going longer and longer stretches. When it had been about 6 weeks since she last nursed I considered her weaned although she has asked a couple more times (about once a month) since then.
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