DS is about to turn 3 and shows no signs of being ready to wean - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 03-30-2011, 07:53 AM - Thread Starter
New_Natural_Mom's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

DS turns 3 next week (joy.gif) and he is still very much into nursing.  Usually we only nurse at night and on the weekends.  I would like to night wean (which will eliminate most of the nursing) but he doesn't seem ready.  I know my DH is getting uncomfortable with it - not that that really sways me either way.  Does it ever end?  Will he really stop on his own?

goorganic.jpgwife to footinmouth.gif, currently WOH and geek.gif on my doctorate. (I'm dissertating!) We: novaxnocirc.giftoddler.gifgd.giffamilybed1.gif  with DS (4/09)!
New_Natural_Mom is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 03-30-2011, 09:01 AM
CheriK's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: central valley, California
Posts: 442
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Yes, he'll eventually stop on his own.  Although when my twins were that age and showed no signs of slowing down, I used to say that worst comes to worst, they could go to the local university and live at home ;-)  They weaned at 5 1/2 and 6, so it did happen.


Are you getting frustrated with his nursing frequency?  Setting some limits will help you keep your sanity.  If he doesn't nursing during the day typically, then night weaning will probably mean weaning fairly soon after, but maybe not.  Depends on what he's attached to (the milk, or the closeness).  Maybe consider limiting to right before going to sleep and early morning.  Or just let things take their course if you're okay with it. 

fencing.gifDD and DS are 11 & toddler.gif DD is 4    hbac.gif  Our car is a bike!bikenew.gif

Sharing our homeschool.gifwith 3cat.gif, 2 dog2.gif & 4 chicken3.gif

CheriK is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off