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My son declared shortly before his 5th birthday that he would stop nursing when he turned 5. He was down to a quick nurse in the mornings only (DH and I joke it was like his morning cup of coffee).<br>
He nursed a few more times the week after his birthday and then that was it. We went on a family camping trip and a 2 week road trip and he didn't ask once during any of it.<br>
Then this week he said "So do I get a weaning party now that I am all done nursing?"<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/kid.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="kid">:<br><br>
For his party he said he wants our neighbors, chicken legs, cupcakes, popcorn, balloons, and a day out sailing. I am all for that!<br><br>
So 5 years and about one week and completely self weaned. No night weaning, no nothing. I thought I would be sad, but I guess I was ready too. It feels right. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> CONGRATULATIONS!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
That weaning party sounds awesome--- are you going to do something to celebrate *your* accomplishment too?
 

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My oldest weaned at 5 and now my current 5 year old is weaning....<br><br>
I have never had a weaning party but it sounds fun!!!
 

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can i come to your weaning party? sounds fun!<br>
congrats to you both!
 

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aww, how wonderful!<br><br>
The weaning party sounds really fun.
 

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my ds2 did just like yours, except we both forgot to nurse one last time on his b-day! thats how nautral the progression toward non-nursing was. LOL we had our last nursing about a week or two later and that was 2 yrs ago.<br><br>
i wasnt brave enough to have a weaning party, since even my extended-nursing friends think i am weird, but if theres aever a dc3, i think i will go for it.<br><br>
happy weaning, mama and son!
 

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Our older one weaned about a month after turning 5. It was time, he was ready-though he didn't think so at the time. He was only nursing if he took a nap, and was only taking a nap maybe once/week by then. That day, he discovered that he'd forgotten how.<br><br>
It was pretty funny, though he didn't see or appreciate the humor at the time. It was a mom thing I guess. The idea of a nursing party hadn't occurred to me, so life just moved on.
 
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