How old is/are your nursling(s) who are being CLWed? - 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%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

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#1 of 113 Old 01-02-2005, 09:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just wanted to get an idea of where we all are on the CLW path. I think this forum is so neat because there could be someone with a newborn here too that is committed to CLW. It is my hope that all CLW mamas will be posting here, no matter what age their child is. So, please vote!


I just wanted add that it is multiple choice for the tandem and triandum nursers. Also, I hope I didn't offend anyone by putting 8 and older in one category after all the specific age groups. I felt we could more safely avoid inviting "but how old is too old" threads this way.
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Great poll, dd is three. I am looking forward to the conversations in the months to come. It is such a relief to be able to talk about breastfeeding dd here without anyone asking me "When are you planning on weaning her?"

I do feel sad that the Extended Forum is gone. The lack of that forum will be a gap for some Moms who aren't CLW but EBing.

Hope they reconsider.
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I have two 4 year old dd's.

Huh? The extended nursing forum is gone? Where have I been????
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Oh, sorry Charmarty! The poll won't work for twins. Since my dd is almost 4 and I marked 3, put 5 for one of your girls. :LOL
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My ds is 30 months and still nurses quite often (although we pretty much just nurse at home - I talk about the fact tht I nurse so people know he still does, but when we are out he has so much to do and I'd rather svae nursing for later).


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My DD is 22 months and I am 27 weeks pregnant with #2. I'm sure we'll be tandeming for a while.
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My dd is four, and will be just past four and a half when her little brother or sister arrives. I had never really thought I'd be tandem nursing with my kids 'this far' apart, but of course dd had other plans.

I don't think I set out thinking I would practice CLW, either, but, well, here we are.

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My son is 4, will be 5 in March. He's nursed the longest of the three --the other two weaned at 2 1/2 and 3y 10m. Ds has told me that he'll stop when he's 40. :LOL Right now, he nurses to sleep at night and then first thing in the a.m. When I was a new mom, I never imagined I'd be nursing this long, but I trust that he knows what he needs.

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My nurslings are 2.5 and 4.5 years old. My oldest, now 6, naturally weaned on his fifth birthday (after nursing through two pregnancies and triandem nursing for over 18 months!)

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: just visiting! I am no longer nursing but I did CLW with all three of mine one weaned when I was pregnant he was only 11 mnths. the other two weaned at 4 years 1 month and 1 week and the other weaned a month or so later and he was just about to turn 3
you can see pics of our weaning party here


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flMVM what a GREAT idea! There just aren't enough reasons to eat cake IMO, I will be more than happy to add this one to the list!
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Nursing my 5yo ... I think! He turned 5 a month and a half ago and has recently begun skipping days between nursings. Its been a great journey thus far!
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flminivanmama---

What were the cakes made of (decorations)? Love the two cake idea :LOL



DS is my nursling at 40 months. DD weaned at 50 months and is six now!

 

 

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This will be a great forum. We did CL with our oldest- almost 6- she weaned on her own about a year ago. My middle is almost 4 and still nursing on her own terms. LOL

Its nice to have this support.

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Tired - the cakes were chocolate inside with peanut butter frosting and chocolate frosting and then a circle of peanut butter frosting to look like the aereola and a reeses peanut butter cup to look like a nipple

Callmemama - my four year old did that for probably close to a year LOL ....so the end may or may not be near

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I'm nursing my 3-year old and will soon be tandem nursing. I am betting Alec will still be nursing a year from now!

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DS will be 3 in March (I voted "3")

who voted "8 or older???"

(yes, I'm nosey! :LOL)
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My son is 13 months and had decided to only nurse in the morning and at night (started this when I got pregnant)...but he's not giving that up any time soon. LOL! So, after all we've been through, we're still going!

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Hi, I have been lurking for some time on the other thread. This is my third child but first time to nurse. Because of your wisdom and my curiousity, i am trying to CLW. DS is 17 months and I have no limits so far.

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ds is almost 20 months. absolutely no sign of stopping--he still nurses almost as much as he did when he was a newborn.

mostly WAHM, sometimes WOHM to my : two boys.
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who voted "8 or older???"
Obviously someone who is letting their child lead the way.
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Oops, I clicked on the wrong one by mistake! :LOL

Anyway, my nursling is 2 1/2 and still going strong. He will be joined by a baby brother in a few weeks. It will be interesting to see how tandem nursing goes- I can't wait!
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My gorgeous ds is 10 months old and going strong.
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Obviously someone who is letting their child lead the way.


but I still wanna know!
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You should have included a category for "baby not born yet." (Not that I'm expecting, or have been anywhere NEAR a sperm in over 2 years, but I knew I was going to CLW from the moment I found out I was pg with ds. I'm sure I'm not the only one.)

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Ruthla, the poll is asking how old the children are that you are currently nursing.
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DS is almost 18months and still nurses anywhere from 5-25 times a day(of course some of those are sips, :LOL) I doubt he will stop anytime soon, it feels like he hasnt cut down hardly any
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ds is four at the end of the month and dd is 18 1/2 months. ds nurses sporadically. he asked to nurse before bed tonight, but by the time bedtime got here, he just went to sleep. he's down to once every 1-2 weeks now. dd nurses 2-3 times a day and a couple of times a night.
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My dd is only 14 mos, but clw is our plan. She could win an award for most frequent nurser among the folks I know! :LOL I feel already like we're kinda freaky among the 'wean at 1 if not before' crowd at the playgroups in our neighbourhood, but I LOVE nursing her.
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