How old is/are your nursling(s) who are being CLWed? - Page 4 - Mothering Forums
View Poll Results: How old is your nursling(s)
0-6 months 32 100.00%
7-12 months 50 100.00%
13-18 months 80 100.00%
19-24 months 45 100.00%
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%
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#91 of 113 Old 06-06-2005, 10:26 AM
 
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So glad to see this forum here. Last time I was here was before child led weaning was a forum. My 4 yo has been through many shifts since then. I'll be around for a while yet

Mother Mel, I hope something works out for you. A 7 hour drive would have been disatrous for my son, so I might have found other ways of "being there" with my support and connection to friends. But certainly if I had made my kind up about being anywhere, my son would come with me.

So sorry for your friend's passing.
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We're at 14.5 months and still committed to following his lead in weaning, so not anytime soon!
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Thanks for the advice on my dilemma, mamas. My wonderful DH reorganized his schedule so he can come with me and watch over DD while I'm at the funeral. It's so great when a whole family can support a mama and child in CLW, even in the face of tragedy.
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my son is 2 1/2. last year he nursed endlessly and recently we are only nursing 2 times a day! woohoo! i never thought we would ever see this day. a few months ago he nursed 6 times a day and I cut it in half without as much fuss as I thought it would be.

I talked to him about weaning one night and the next morning he did not nurse. This only lasted two mornings. On the third morning he asked and I diverted his attention by telling him we should go downstairs and see daddy. So now he gets up and has cereal with daddy. I'm really amazed we have gotten this far!
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So sorry! It's late and I think I posted on the wrong thread. I was confused and thought that child-led weaning was different from natural weaning.

Power to all of you!
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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!
The first time I posted ds was 20 months... now he's almost 26mo and still nursing strong with no end in sight.
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I couldn't vote, as i have had 4 nurslings and they all weaned at different ages.
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I can't believe i never posted here before!! Dd is almost 27 months. My original goal was 3 months. Isn't life beautiful?! Full of surprises..........
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I'm no longer nursing but I picked 6. My dd weaned a few months before her 6th birthday. She will be 9 in Oct
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I am currently nursing my two year old, but my son weaned just before his 4th birthday.

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Alec weaned a few weeks ago. He was 3 years, 9 months, 1 week, 1 day old. It was bittersweet, but mostly I'm happy. I still have another baby to nurse, which is enough for me!

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My dd will be 3 in a few days. Holey moley! I can't believe it...'scuse me while I dab at some tears...

When she was born, I said I wanted to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months and bf at least a year. When she was 1, I said I wanted to nurse at least until she was 2, since she wasnt' slowing down and WHO recommended it. When she was 2, I started considering CLW b/c I couldn't stand the thought of weaning of: too traumatic for both her and me! Now that she'll be 3, I'm just interested in how long she will nurse.

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DD will be 5 in Sept. And I won't be suprised if she's still nursing then & well into her 5th year.

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My youngest is 10months nursing. My two oldest self weaned themselves at 16 months. I nursed until 5 mo pregnant with my second until my oldest weaned and then during my entire pregnancy with my third (they are 12 mo apart) and tandem nursed after my third was born. I was constantly told to quite nursing both babe's while pregnant by dr's and family/friends. Needless to say I didn't listen! They both self weaned so early to me that I was kinda shocked. I guess it's okay since I really wanted to nurse them until they were ready to give up. Although i will admit i don't think i would have done it past 3. but that's just me
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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.
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?.
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My dd is 16 months.
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I have tandem nursers. Peyton is 3 and Jadyn is almost 16 months. I am gradually setting some limits on P as otherwise she is nursing more than the baby. As in, literally wants to be latched on for HOURS

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DS#2 just turned 5 a couple of days ago. I asked him when he's thinking he'll be done. He thought about it for a minute, then said, "I think when I'm 13." lol Since he's only nursing at bedtime & sometimes when he's sick... I doubt it'll go on that long. :P For now, we're at a good place - if it starts to hurt, he has no problem stopping; he can fall asleep without it, most of the time.... It's a very gentle weaning.

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Should have added - DS#1 self-weaned when I was 5 months pregnant. He had just turned 2 a couple of weeks before. It was quite abrupt. My milk changed & he was done. (I didn't know it was a multiple choice poll, so I didn't cast a vote for him.)

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My son is 16 months old, and I am 10 weeks pg, so I am hoping he will hang in there so I can tandem feed, but we will just see what happens.
I love to read about so many wonderful mamas who are committed to CLW!!

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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?.
Who are you and why are you posting at MDC? A brief intro in "Pleased to Meet You" would be very nice, considering that all of your posts here are about supporting extended breastfeeding. Are you a father? How have you come to be so interested in extended breastfeeding?
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Yes Steve I'm curious too! Although I am heading tword CLW I am interested to know what you are basing your beliefs on...........
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