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#1 of 6 Old 08-07-2012, 01:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone else nursing a child going off to school? I held off on sending DD2 last year so she is starting preschool this year at the age of 4. I know she will do fine and hope I do the same *blush* but I hear from so many people that she should be weaned now that she is going off to school. I am obviously doing child led weaning (if she ever decides to wean).I don't care what they say that doesn't bug me but I know no one else IRL who is or even has for that matter nursed this long and I am feeling a little alone. 

 

Anyone else out there? I know there have been ladies on here who have nursed for years past where I am and am hoping some still are out there. 


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I am nursing my 33 month old but I have no plans for preschool. However, it warms my heart when I hear my friend tell me that there are frequent nursers at the Waldorf school her daughter attends ( for mommy and me).

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I homeschool, so they don't go off to school.  Because then, how would I be able to breastfeed them for their milk at lunch??!! (Please read that last statement with sarcasm).  My oldest weaned right before 5 years old and my middle child right before 6 years old.  My third is only 3.5 years old - so of course he's still nursing!  I don't consider him school age yet though.  I expect he'll be nursing at school age though.

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My LO just started preschool at 3 1/2 and is still nursing. I would not have thought those two things were contrary. Sigh...

You know, though, how people say if they're old enough to tell you they need a new diaper, they should be potty-trained? Well, if similar reasoning were applied to nursing, I'd say his days were numbered. The other day he told me he wasn't "thirsty", he was "nursty". I thought that was a pretty sophisticated little joke for a nursling!

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 The other day he told me he wasn't "thirsty", he was "nursty".

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Dd just started preschool and still nursing. It's a great way to reconnect after 2.5 hours away from me. I've noticed with both my co-sleeping, nursing dk that starting preschool was a breeze in terms of separation from the parent. I just told her, I'll be back soon, and she was off playing.

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Thanks ladies! 

 

I have heard the if she can hold a conversation she needs to be weaned (from my brother), and my mom bugs me all the time about it as well. Like I am doing DD a diservice by continuing to nurse. 

 

I know it is right for my family and appreciate you sharing your stories with me. I agree it is a great way to reconnect (that and cosleeping) after a couple hours away. 


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