How old was your baby when you weaned them of BF??? How old is too old?

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Sammie - posted on 05/17/2011

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My daughter was almost 5yrs old, and my son is 4.5yrs old and he is almost weaned. He nurses every few days, for a few seconds before bedtime. Too old? Well the natural weaning age is anywhere between 2.5 to 7 yrs, with the average being about 4yrs old, so maybe anytime after that time frame might be getting "too old". But it's very rare that a child will not wean before the later age of natural weaning.

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Actually Shannon, you didn't state facts at all and you didn't just nicely state an opinion either. You went against community guidelines and were extremely offensive at that. What did we ever do to you to deserve comments like that? I'm glad it got taken off. This community is a great resource if you'd like to educate yourself about extended nursing - you should at least consider using it before you 'bash' others for how they choose to raise their children.

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Well, Shannon.... you may want to leave this group then cuz you ARE associating w/ women who breastfeed past 9 months.... In fact, weaning before 12 months is against this communities guidelines. ;)


You obviously are extremely ignorant about nursing toddlers, but that's ok.... We're more than willing to help you learn what it's REALLY about if you'd like to stay and associate w/ us some more.

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My twins were 15 months. My son turned 3 at the end of March and is still nursing.

Too old depends on the nursing pair and what they are or aren't comfortable w/.....

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My LO is almost 21 months and still nursing tons. We'll stop whenever it's the right time for one of us. No plans so far. You just do what feels right for you.

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Ladies,
Please review our community guidelines:
This group is here to support families that breastfeed. We follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and La Leche League International (LLLI). This group is here to promote breastfeeding and support families who choose to breastfeed. Group Guidelines: 1. We do not encourage the use of Formula. Please refrain from recommending the use of formula. 2. This group does not encourage weaning an infant under 12 months of age for any nonmedical reason. 3. In line with LLLI we do not support or recommend the introduction of solids until around the middle of the first year. 4. Debates about when to wean are discouraged. Any posts that personally attack a member for their weaning choices, be it mother led, child led, or otherwise, will not be tolerated. 5. No posts that violate Circle of Moms No THUMPS guidelines.

We do not allow debates, bashing, etc. when it comes to weaning choices. Each mom and baby are different. This is a community for support and breastfeeding help. It does not matter if you breastfeed for 1 day, 1 year or more as long as your are *respectful* of the choices of others. Thank you.
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Shannon - posted on 06/12/2011

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hows this for all of *you*



my PEDIATRICIAN told me to *STOP* at 9months then switch to pumping then at a year whole milk. and since i TRUST my PEDIATRICIAN i will be switching to pumping at 9 months.



in my OPINION i do not think its a great idea to BREASTFEED until the child is in highschool, to me i would be embarrassed to go to my childs school and breastfeed right then and there every time he/she needs a drink. ALL TO YOU if you do that i PERSONALLY think it would lead to some issues later in life, like when they go to work or if they want to have a family of their own.



NOW not once did i bash anyone OR mention any names OR show any disrespect to all of *YOU*



THIS is my belief and MY opinion.



now honestly when i see a post i disagree with i IGNORE IT and move on i do not DWELL or try to put down that person to where they leave the group or the site because of people that BASH and feel they have a right to PREACH



i do not see where any of *YOU* get off at telling me to leave if you dont want an OPINION from someone who has different beliefs than YOU than please POST it at the bottom so people dont respond and get bashed by all you

Shannon - posted on 06/12/2011

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and no where does it state that in order to join this group that you have to breastfeed forever, and be able to get bashed by mothers and moderators that disagree that i will not breastfeed when my pediatrician tells me to stop.

and if your going to bash my pediatrician for telling me to stop at 9 months ill give you her number

Shannon - posted on 06/12/2011

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i NEVER bashed a mother i simply stated that i dont associate myself with mothers that breastfeed till their child is 5 or more and stuff like that i joined this group to educate myself on breastfeeding period. NOT to have people preach to me to breastfeed your child forever come on what did i ever do to you to make you guys think you have a right to come down on me? i have reported a few of you for your bashing and such and will continue to do so when i get bashed

Shannon - posted on 06/12/2011

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no i just stated facts everyone beware that if you do not state what others believe and agree with them your post will be taken off and you will more than likely get bashed for having a different opinion there is nothing wrong with how i believe about breastfeeding you should not be bashed for believing in something

Kimberly - posted on 06/12/2011

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my son is nine months old this month and i am still breastfeeding. i am introducing him to more solids i am finding out that if i am uncomfertable with like for instance family get togethers he has no problems eating solids all day long. and he has no problems nursing all day and not getting solids. he is the most relaxed child. lol

Lori - posted on 05/19/2011

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My first daughter was 23 months when I weaned her, and my younger one is currently 6 months old and still EBF. I planned on BF for one year with my first one, and this time around my goal is 2 years.

Mel - posted on 05/19/2011

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my baby girl is 10 months still breast feeding lots of times day and night when shes 12 months I will switch her mid morning/mid arvo bf for food and somewhere between 1-2 I will wean completely, 2 is probably too far for me, plus Id like ot be able to get back to work

TerraCotta - posted on 05/19/2011

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I have not weaned my 20 month old yet but plan to gently wean her at 2. The breastfeeding relationship is up to the mother how long she chooses to do it, some mothers allow the child to self-wean and others wean them.

Minnie - posted on 05/19/2011

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12 months for my first, still at it with my second at 2 1/2 years.

When and how to wean is up to only those parties involved. We'll be nursing for as long as we both enjoy it.

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There is no "too old." It's up to each mom and baby to decide when they're ready to wean. My daughter just turned 2 and is still nursing 1-3 times a day. Baby number 2 will be here in July :).

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