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Sarah - posted on 02/13/2010
I'm still nursing but am in the process of weaning. I nursed my 4 1/2 year old until she was 10 months and with my 17 month old I think we both love the closeness of nursing but it's just getting time to stop. She's just as satisfied with snuggling and a sippy cup during the day, so we're down to 2-3 times a day. When she wakes up, just before she goes to sleep, and occasionally in the night.
Daye - posted on 02/09/2010
Just wanted to add yet another "yes still breast feeding" to the list. My daughter is 18 months old. If it is working for both of you please don't quit just because other people think that nursing a toddler is weird. It isn't!
But if you are ready to quit, then that's a separate issue. Make sure YOU want to quit NOT your mother in law or society or whatever.
Ambre - posted on 02/08/2010
Hi Suzanne, Im going through a divorce so I weened my boy about a month ago at sixteen months. He was luckily loosing interest anyway and he didn't cry more than a minute when i put him in bed. I also really didnt want to ween him but Im going through a custody evaluation and so my attorney said I better. I sortof mad at my attorney for that stupid advice! Because I ended up winning custody last week, but I think maybe Will was getting too old. :)
Elizabeth - posted on 02/05/2010
We just weaned this month. It was a joint solution. She quit nursing at night on her own about 2-3 months ago, then we would just be busy in the day and I'd give her her sippy cup of water and she'd be fine, then I'd realize it had been 12 hours since she last nursed! We kind of weaned like that... once she was comfortably going 12-18 hours with no bm, I decided I could encourage this a little more, besides, if she was nursing, she wouldn't eat and since she's still so tiny, I wanted to see what she would do if we weaned. She's now eating more, and gained 1/2 a lb! For us, weaning was a good solution to several problems, but I think nursing until 2 is ideal, that was our goal, but I think she was ready... you have to do what is best for you and yours! :) Good luck!
Silma - posted on 02/04/2010
yes I am..I'm going to continue until my baby girl is two years old (my husband agree about it)... I'm nursing her three times a day: morning when she wakes up, and noon and evening before she goes to bed. but sometimes more than three times, it depends on her condition :)
the funny thing is sometimes my baby girl said that my breast is empty (by pointing her finger to my breast and said empty..empty..and then ask the other breast)
well i still enjoy BF. we love it..
Jannah - posted on 02/03/2010
Still feeding my nearly 18 month old and we love it! Morning, bedtime and on days when we are at home she tries whenever I sit down! I don't mind but try and keep her busy in the day as we've love to have another and i wonder if all this boobie action in stopping it from happening. Anyway, no hurry to give up. would love to tandem feed if we are able to have another!
Nicky - posted on 02/02/2010
I am breastfeeding my nearly 18th old. He feeds at 5-6am in morning and will sleep until 8.30 which is great! He also feeds at night just before story time & bed. I don't have any plan on weaning as yet and guess he will self wean at soon stage. I am happy to continue until he is at least 2 yrs.
Kara - posted on 01/30/2010
I agree 2 is a good age to stop Breast feeding or getting them to self-wean. Once they start really talking it probably gets embarassing when they shout I want boobie (it happened to my sister in church)! LOL. I was told by my lac. consultant that once you introduce solid foods and regular milk you have already started the process of them self-weaning. D will drink milk from a cup but prefers mum-mum milk when I'm around. Amber if you don't already have one, take your daughter out to get a special cup for drinking regular milk. She'll love it!
Allison - posted on 01/29/2010
I still breast-feed my 17month old daughter, only around 4 times though: once when she wakes up, once when she goes down for a nap during the day, once in the afternoon, and finally when she goes down to sleep at night. I am also 16 weeks pregnant, so planning to wean her off the night time feed. She has fallen asleep without me a couple of times without me before.
Satu - posted on 01/29/2010
I am and I'm going to continue until she is two years old (for minimum)... I'm nursing her now three times a day: morning when she wakes up, and noon and evening before she goes to bed. We just had six months fight over nighttime nursing... she is the most stubborn baby I have ever met, even comparing to my other kids :)
Amber - posted on 01/29/2010
I don't mind nursing her, she likes it and it makes her happy so why stop. Its funny because before I had a baby and nursed for myself I would always say woman who nurse their child past the age of one are crazy, because it didn't seem right to me. But now that I do, I don't see a problem with it at all. I know I won't go longer than 2, because that's old enough for me.
He's not bossy he just wants them back for himself he says. :) Says she has had them long enough and the next baby will have them for a year too. I guess I can understand what he means :)
Kara - posted on 01/29/2010
Yup, 17 month old boobie boy. I will stop when he wants to. I work so once in the morning about 7 am before I leave then about 6 when I get home and once at bed time. I supply teach so I don't get a chance to pump but its been fine. I've also lost so much weight that I think I'll put it back on if I stop. He's happy, I'm happy.
Shahana - posted on 01/29/2010
We actually stopped nursing right around the time she started walking (ten and a half months). I think at first we put her on formula for night time feedings and I nursed during the day, but I'm also a full time working mom, so I kinda got fed up with pumping. I also noticed that she started getting more frustrated with nursing the more comfortable she got with walking. I think she just wanted meals that could move with her!
Amber - posted on 01/29/2010
I am still nursing my 17 month old daughter. I would like to stop but she gets very upset if I don't let het. She only does it at nap and bedtime? And first
thing in the morning. And advice on weening. I have cut the feeding times back, she only does it for about 5 min. I want to stop so we can have another baby soon. Help!
Jenny - posted on 01/27/2010
I just weaned, just after my DD turned 17 months. She seemed to be getting frustrated at the breast, like she wasn't getting anything, and it was getting uncomfortable for me (she became an aggressive nurser, pushing her hands hard into my breasts - I think to try and release more milk). I really think my supply was almost gone at that point. I was ready to wean and the night we did, she did fine, didn't ask for it, no tears, so I felt good about it. So, it's been about a week and a half since we weaned. I have noticed that my breasts are sore though; am hoping that goes away soon!
Nhung - posted on 01/27/2010
Yes, I'm still breastfeeding my daughter- she is 17 months old. Normally, if you don't stay with your baby at home all day, that will easier to stop it earlier. But I'm working from home and I'm with my daughter all the time. I think there is a issue for my daughter, she won't eat solid food much as she should do. But i have no way to stop breastfeeding now.
Any advice? As I'm with her all day long, she is very happy to have breastfeeding...! But she won't eat solid food well- this is only my concern about.
Ladan - posted on 01/27/2010
Hi! I'm still breastfeeding my 17 month old. She only nurses for her afternoon nap and for bedtime. Just started to wean her from middle of the night nursings (4-5 times a night). We'll see how that goes. I am all for self weaning but the middle of the night feedings were wearing on me.
Erin - posted on 01/27/2010
Yep, still breastfeeding my 17 mo. old little boy. We night-weened about a month ago, he was wanting to comfort nurse 3-4 times a night and I just couldn't do it anymore so my wonderful husband stepped in and helped us night-ween. It's been wonderful!
Johnny - posted on 01/26/2010
Still nursing. Still pumping. Plan to let her self-wean. Although if she gets to be 3 my boobies may just "break". And I'm thinking of quitting the pump soon. She hasn't nursed at night since about 13 months. Just morning, afternoon (1), and bedtime.