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#31 of 137 Old 09-23-2007, 02:06 AM
 
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Just east of Seattle, nursing an almost-5 and a 1 1/2. I do have the oldest current nursling I personally know.

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I'm in western NY tandem nursing a soon to be 4 year old and a 26 month old. One thing I have noticed recently, I can nurse my daughter anywhere and no longer think about it. When my son was her age I was a lot more self conscious in certain public situations to nurse (not that I did not nurse him if it was needed at the time, I just felt uncomfortable). It is nice not to feel like that anymore! I know very few people irl who have nursed past two, but I am lucky to know a few, including one who is past 5 and also a tandem situation with a younger sibling.
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I wonder if our kiddos have similar personality traits?



Um ... I don't think so ...





Just going by my b'H 4 kids (all nursed till 3&change) and how wildly different they each are from each other ...

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south alabama here.... ds just turned 3 and still nursing strong. I know one other mom who is nursing a toddler.
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'Burbs East of Seattle here. My DD is 4 years, 3 months right now. She still loves to nurse. I know at least one other mama out here IRL that still nurses her 4-1/2 year old, but I met her through MDC!

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Starflower --

You know another Eastside mama who nurses a 4-year-old? We should have a Huge Nurslings playgroup or something! :-p

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I'm in southern Indiana, nursing a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old. I definitely feel alone here. All the moms I know weaned at one year because that's what the doctor recommended. Now my mom did nurse my little brother till he was three but I've never known anyone who nursed beyond that.
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In Texas tandem nursing my 4 year old and almost 16 month old.

Long cry from the woman who would NEVER breastfeed because it was so disgusting.
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My DS is almost 3.5 and I'm in Maryland. My other friend nursing a 3-ish year old and I joke that we're the only people we know IRL who have nurslings "this old"!
Even our other crunchy friends all dropped off at about age 2.

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I am in a little town near Olympia, WA - I am nursing my 4 year old dd, and her two best friends - 3 years and 4 1/2 years old - are still nursing, too!!!
But these are the only children I know IRL that are still nursing.
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Bay Area, CA nursing a 4 yr 2 month old, 1-2 times per day. He lurves nursing, the sweet taste of the milk. I want him to remeeember what it was like when he is older.

don't know anyone IRL who nurses at this age, not even at LLL.
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Denver, CO, here. My son just self-weaned in August, after 3 year, 9 mos of nursing.
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nursing my 4.75 yo dd. :
my friend is nursing a newly 3yo. That is the oldest toddler i know being nursed.
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I'm in the Hudson Valley in NY. DD is about to turn three and it does not seem she'll be done before Nov (her bday). I know a few others who've nursed past babyhood but only one or two actual people who have nursed past two!
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So-Cal- and Little Man just turned 3- I hang around a crunch crowd- so there are plenty of other nursing 3 yo's around us!!!

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Nursing a four year old in Central Texas! I am surprised that the state that brought George Bush to power is such a center of extended nursing!
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I'm on the the Eastside of the Seattle/Puget sound area. I'm nursing my 3yr2mos son. I know of people who nursed up to 2 1/2 in the past but none in real life. Nice to find out you're not alone isn't it?!
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Northern Michigan, nursing a 3 and a 2 year old!

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I am in Vt. peacefully nursing DS 2 who is 3.3 years old DS1 weaned around 3.5 yrs. I don't know anyone who is nursing a toddler or "preschooler". I met one women this spring who was nursing her little 2 year old. It made me feel not so alone and i wanted to chat with her about the joys of older nurslings but I didn't want to scare her away. I just wish more people did
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I'm in Georgia nursing my almost 4 year old and 13 month old daughter. It's nice to hear that there are others out there.

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I weaned at 24 months but many of my friends are or have nursed their children age 3+. SW Missouri.
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In Japan nursing an almost 4y.o and an 8 month old.
up to 2 seems to be the norm around here.
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southwest WA (near Olympia). I have been nursing my 3 1/2 year old and my 2 year old.

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In Georgia, nursing my 3.5 year old and 4 mth old. Wish I knew others, but I don't

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I'm in Michigan...my oldest nurser is 3.5 and I tandem nurse with his sister who is 17mos. I know a few mom's in my area who nurse 3+ but not very many. I do believe that many more do than admit to...although I'm not sure why it'd be such a big deal. I assume mine will CLW together when they are ready.
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Vancouver, BC nursing a 3.4 year old
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Sotheast Arkansas nursing my 3y 7mo old and 9 mo old. DS1 weaned at 4yr.

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New York City - and I nursed DS until he was about five years old when he self weaned.
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I'm in Ann Arbor, and I don't know of any 3+ yr. olds who nurse here except my biggest nursling. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that any 3+ yr. olds are nursing, though-- lots of mamas around here babywear and there are lots of LLLs. I moved here a couple months ago from Louisville and have one friend who weaned her son shortly after he turned 4, and several who weaned their kids around 2, and lots of still nursing 1.5-2.5 yr. olds. I also knew, through LLL, someone who nursed until her son self-weaned after 4 and one who weaned her son when he turned 5.
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.
Ummm, there are LOTS of mama's with older ones in Ann Arbor! I was one of them until I just moved!!! Go check out the 3rd Wednesday LLL meeting at Knox Presbyterian and tell them that Elizabeth sent ya!

I'm still nursing my oldest, she will be 4 in November. She shows no signs of stopping, is still quite passionate about her "nurnie." I've been tandemning about 1.5 years now. I also have two friends in Greenville, SC who are nursing their 3 yo's. I think we're around everywhere, but some of us don't come out unless we know it's safe territory.

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3yo still nursing on the fly. 7mo exclusively nursing. We're in Ga.
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