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Old 02-12-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Whats the oldest youve nursed?

How old have you nursed till? Who wins the prize for oldest kid they've nursed? I know I am not the "winner" but I am just curious what others have done
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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4 years, 364 days.

I would not do it again however! LOL. DS1 has SPD and had major feeding issues (still does to some extent). He ate barely any solids until age 2. Breastmilk was a major nutrition source for him. I had to cut him off at some point so I finally just told him "when you are 5 that will be it" and he was OK with it, mostly. He was down to nursing at bedtime only by then anyway. DS2 is weaned, I think--he hasn't nursed in several days and that is A-OK with me since he is not a gentle nurser at all (DS1 was or we would never have gone that long).
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4.5 years with boy #3 hoping to beat that record though
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4 years 7 months - she would still be nursing but I forced her to wean last month because I am pregnant with number 3 and couldn't imagine nursing a 5 year old, 3 year old and newborn It's still sad but it was a good transition <3
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Wow! Impressive everyone! What's it like nursing a 4+ yo?
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Wow! Impressive everyone! What's it like nursing a 4+ yo?
It's really not odd, toward the end I only nursed DD before bed at night for a few minutes and if she got hurt and needed comfort I would nurse her then. People always look at me funny when I tell them how long she nursed but to me she's still my baby and it didn't really feel like she was too old. Idk... When I look at her now that she's not nursing it seems like she has grown up so much in the last month. She depended on nursing to bed at night just like my 2 year old does and to me it wasn't a big deal/difference.....
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It's really not odd, toward the end I only nursed DD before bed at night for a few minutes and if she got hurt and needed comfort I would nurse her then. People always look at me funny when I tell them how long she nursed but to me she's still my baby and it didn't really feel like she was too old. Idk... When I look at her now that she's not nursing it seems like she has grown up so much in the last month. She depended on nursing to bed at night just like my 2 year old does and to me it wasn't a big deal/difference.....
I don't think it is odd, just curious what its like good for you!
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2 is the most I have nursed to.


I would nurse until 3. Thats my limit. I have been pregnant and nursing for 10 years now and I am just feeling done.
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16 months. I stopped nursing DD yesterday.

I probably could've gone a little longer, but she would constantly demand to be nursed, and if I didn't she would scream bloody murder until I either nursed her or left the room. It really put a strain on my relationship with her.
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