Do you know others nursing "older" children?
all this is just to say, "yeah - i'm curious too."
when i think about it i don't know how many people know she still nurses.
so maybe there are other pairs i don't know about.
i guess i'll wait to see who replies to this thread!
We have cows in our town, how crunchy do think we are?
But really, you have to get to know people to know whether their 3+ yr. old (especially 4+) is still nursing. My son stopped NIP at 3.5, except for major injuries, and altogether by 4. I'm rather open about the fact that my kiddo is still nursing, because I want to normalize extended nursing, but most people aren't.
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I've met a few other mom's IRL nursing 3 yr olds.
As far as nursing the older ones, unless you are nursing out in the open, it doesn't really come up in conversation. I like to think that there are many more out there nursing IRL.
My oldest nursed until he was 3.5, and may have gone on longer, but he did not particularly like sharing it with his baby brother.
My mom nursed my little sis until she was 4.
We all live in central California.
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Makes sense that with the older ones fewer of us are nursing in public as much so we don't find each other as much as those nursing baby babies.
Honestly, I found myself not getting involved in LLL because even there it seemed really unusual to be nursing a child older than 2ish. I danced in and out thinking that more of "us" ought to stick around to show how it's a great thing, but, it just didn't work out.
I'm looking forward to even more mamas signing on here...
I wonder if our kiddos have similar personality traits? Or, we do? Hmmm...
What makes a nursing mama and kiddo pair decide to nurse as long as the child wants to nurse?
Hmmm... thinking 'bout it...
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