Join Date: Jan 2004
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My nursling son is 10 months old, and I have been much more profoundly moved by our nursing relationship than I ever thought I would be. I always knew I'd nurse at least a year, and figured that I'd just let DS quit nursing on his own. I guess that's CLW, huh? I am just concerned he will wean or have a strike that doesn't resolve sooner than I hope. I really would like to nurse until at least two, and have no upper maximum age in mind, its up to my lad. But, he's always been a quick nurser, never nursed more than every two hours or so, and sleeps through the night. (Self night weaned) I WOHM full-time and pump for him, and will continue to do so for at least several more months. I am just scared that, since he's a quick nurser already, he'll stop sometime between 1 and 2. Is there anything I can do, other than offering frequently when I am home, and nursing him whenever he gives me cues, to help keep us going? Quitting work is not an option, DH is a SAHD, I keep us going financially.
I get the impression (I don't know where) that its not CLW when your 1-2 yr old stops nursing, its a strike, is that a commonly held belief/fact?
Anyone with a similar nursling that went on to wean at a time when they could articulate that they were weaning?