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View Poll Results: How old is your "nursling"?
0-6 months 41 100.00%
7-12 months 55 100.00%
13-24 months 159 100.00%
2-3 years 125 100.00%
3-4 years 78 100.00%
4-5 years 25 100.00%
5-6 years 7 70.00%
6-7 years 4 40.00%
7-8 years 2 20.00%
8+ years 1 10.00%
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#1 of 98 Old 01-30-2007, 12:50 AM - Thread Starter
 
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just curious I know there is a wide range of ages...I'm wondering if there any here with "younger" nurslings who have already decided CLW is the path they're going to take. How many with "older" nurslings......
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Wow youre in Wisconsin? ME TOO My dd is 14 months and took the CLW path. She is down to 3 times a day, but when she is sick or hurt she comes to the breast for comfort. She doesnt nurse throughtout the night anymore, kinda just stopped that herself. She sleeps 12 hours...wheww I wish I could some days lol..
I think by the time she walks on her own that she might be sick of mommy by then..we shall see.

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my dd is 19mths, i was going to wean at 24mths but i'd rather ise clw now cos it doesn't seem right really what would i do say right your 2 now so no more mummy milk :

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I have a 4 yr old & 2 yr old that are clw-ing.

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Brandon is 3 years 2 months old right now.

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Well my only nursling is only 10 months, but since I nursed the last two to 5 1/2 and 4 1/2, I think we count as CLW'ers.

When my first was around a year I had no intentions of weaning him any time soon, but I didn't know about CLW and I had no idea he'd make it to nearly 6. I figured he'd just stop before about 18 months, don't all kids
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henry self-weaned at 16 months, and that was just so early for me, i wasn't prepared. hopefully b will want to go longer, and now i have more resources that will help me continue.

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I nursed my oldest for 30 months, and my second for only 14 months. I regretted allowing her to wean that early for years afterwards- I couldn't even handle going to breastfeeding boards- it was just too painful- until I got pregnant again. Needless to say, as soon as I found out I was pg I knew I would let this child self-wean. DS weaned when he was a little over 4.

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13 months and just over 3 years.
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DS is 15 months and I guess I decided somewhere around 6 months that I decided I would CLW. I had never thought it wasn't a possibility, but just hadn't really given it too much thought yet. I just can't imagine having him ask for milkies and me telling him no. How could I take away the thing that is most comforting for him, especially when I know about all the nutritional/health benefits?

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My little man is almost 20 months - a new "record" for me since my first only nursed 18 months.
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ds#2 is 28m and in 8 weeks I'll have another little nursling

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DS is 28 months, DD is 6 months.

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I just can't imagine having him ask for milkies and me telling him no. How could I take away the thing that is most comforting for him, especially when I know about all the nutritional/health benefits?

My nursling is also 15 mos. and I feel the exact same way.... so I think we are on the CLW path.
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DD is just over 3-1/2 years old now. Sometimes I wish she would wean, but I don't plan to try and push her because she seems to really need it emotionally and we don't do dairy.

Some days I feel really touched out still and might ask her to wait a few minutes until I can be in a better frame of mind, but I think that's better for our relationship than letting her nurse when I would be resenting it the whole time.

A few weeks ago, I thought she might be going to weaning herself, but after this week, I'm pretty sure she is not. I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. I know when she does wean, I'll miss it. But at the same time, sometimes I am really ready to have my body back.

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My first weaned herself at 45 months (3 years, 9 months), and I knew I was going to let her wean herself when I got pregnant. Admittedly, I had no idea she would nurse that long!

I was not able to nurse my second, and pumped exclusively for a year for her, before weaning myself from the pump. She will wean herself off the bottle when she is ready (she says when she's 5).

My third is 14 months, and still going strong. I will do everything I can to keep her nursing for at least 2 years, then I'll let her decide. I knew when I was pregnant with her that I would let her decide how long she would nurse.


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my oldest still nurses 1-2x's/day. he'll be 7 in april.
2nd is nursing as often as 1st. he's 5 1/2
3rd nurses pretty often throughout the day. she'll be 3 in march
and the 4th is 6mos and is definitely following the nursing path set by his sibs

i've never even considered the younger ones weaning when the oldest hasn't even done it yet
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She's 3 years and 3 months. I keep telling her that mama doesn't have any more milk in her boo-boos (she has always called them boo-boos) but she says "There's still some milk in there, and I'm gonna drink it!"
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Mine are 41 and 16 months. I never thought I'd nurse much past a year (until I got involved in LLL), let alone tandem for well over a year!
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I like how you can pick more than one answer

I have a 39 mo and a 18 mo old.

I first heard about the concept of CLW when I was pg with my first and I liked the whole idea of it then. Once I had my son I pretty much knew from day 1 I would want to let him wean when he was ready. As he gets older the whole idea seems even better. I can see how important it still is to him and in some ways I think it would be even more traumatic to wean him now than when he was younger. It's funny too how when my son was 18 mo I felt like "WOW I am nursing a full-fledged toddler!" and now since I am also nursing a 3 yo nursing an 18 mo doesn't seem like a big deal at all. I am a lot more relaxed about nip with her than I was with my son at the same age too.
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3 month old and 21 month old for me! Honestly I don't think I've chosen to child led wean so much as that I've chosen to not bother with trying to wean. I just don't understand how I would do it, even if I wanted to. I have an added boost of confidence in letting weaning happen naturally since my 21 month old DID night wean on his own (and while co-sleeping) towards the end of my pregnancy...people led me to believe that would never happen on it's own.
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My DD will be 18 months Feb 4th and we have decided CLW is the way to go. I'll admit there are some days I wished she'd wean but I'd never force her no matter how sleepless mamy of my nights are.
I only breastfeed my 2 oldest girls for 4 mths though.

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I nursed ds1 until he was about 32 months old. We probably would have gone longer, but he had a nursing strike at 11 months for over 2 weeks. He eventually went back to nursing to sleep, but he never did nurse again during the day. He was only nursing for about 5 seconds every few weeks at bedtime just before he quit.

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My son is 2 years and 3 months old and I am committed to let him nurse til he is done.
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I'm just a lurker since my DD is only 6 months old, but I am commited to doing CLW with her and hope I can nurse her as long as she wants. :
I come on this board all the time and just read the threads (sorry if that sounds creepy!) and I really admire all of you for the love and dedication you have for your children, and hope to follow in your footsteps as my DD grows...

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