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|View Poll Results: How old is your nursling(s)|
|2 years old||87||100.00%|
|3 years old||66||100.00%|
|4 years old||32||100.00%|
|5 years old||13||100.00%|
|6 years old||4||36.36%|
|7 years old||3||27.27%|
|8 years old or older||2||18.18%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll|
Originally Posted by busybusymomma
Ds is 20 months and still going very strong. He nurses as much now as he ever has! I wouldn't be at all surprised if I get my chance to tandem nurse this time around- and we're not even TTC again yet! :LOL
At this age, my dd was done as she nursed her last time between 20 and 21 months old. Also CLW, but I was pregnant again and working p/t so I think that influenced her weaning. Then again she was never as dependent on nursing for comfort as ds is. Either way, I never denied her when I was with her and never initiated weaning!
Homeschooling mom to four kids, ages 18, 18, 10, and 6.
Originally Posted by mamamillie
Well, I voted (ds turned 3 today), but I am no longer certain we will do clw. I believed the LLL when they said most kids naturally wean between 2-4, but I now see that this is absolutely untrue. I can't see "cutting him off," and will continue for a good while longer, but I really don't know that I could continue if he wants to go to 6 or 7 or 8 or older. But then, when he was newborn, I couldn't imagine nursing a 2 or 3 year old!
I hope I don't have to lead, but I have been under enormous pressure for 2 years now and my mom frequently reminds me (she said it once in front of him and I told her she needed to voice these concerns privately) that he could be taken away from me if I don't wean him. So, I am still hanging in here and ds still needs it...I would say he nurses approx. 8x a day, counting night nursing, but of course this varies...
I want to do clw, but I may not be able to.
Originally Posted by smcphail2005
Hello, my name is Steve McPhail and as a strong supporter of extended breastfeeding; I would have to say; you should let your child decide when he's through with breastfeeding
I've actually heard of children breastfeeding beyond the age of 4 years; as long as you are allowing him to nurse; why stop now?.