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Old 02-13-2013, 07:36 AM   #11
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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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Old 02-13-2013, 07:50 AM   #12
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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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Old 02-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #13
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I think I will win dd2 was 6 years and 2.5 months!

It was a health issue that bfing really helped with. It wasn't weird but I wouldn't plan on doing it again. It was a really long time to be lactating since i only had 4 months off since my odd was born. Then I got pregnant with ydd 4 months after weaning dd2 so in the past almost fifteen years I have been lactating all but 8 months.

My odd was 4, my DS was 22 months and my ydd is 28 months and still nursing.
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Re: Whats the oldest youve nursed?

Compared to these others, I feel like I need to say "ONLY" 38 months.

After tandeming for 9 months, I was just done. She had already begun weaning on her own (skipping days, etc.). She asked one day, and I said, "I think you've gotten too big for nursing." Her response was, "I guess." That was it, she was weaned. I hope to make it to at least 3 with DD2, but am currently tandeming with DD3, so we shall see.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:30 PM   #15
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #16
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Re: Whats the oldest youve nursed?

I didn't find it weird to nurse a 4 year old (nearly 5). The nice thing about it is that limits can be set and they understand! IE not unless we are at home, you must stop in 2 minutes, if you bite you are done (possibly forever lol). I guess ds2 is not done because he nursed yesterday for a few minutes.. well, whatever..
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Re: Whats the oldest youve nursed?

DD is 4y5m and shows no signs of stopping. I asked her when she thought she would be done and she said when she is 6. :lol I have been tandeming since DS was born almost 2 years ago, and it works fine for us, but we want to have another baby sometime soonish, and I'm pretty sure I can't nurse three kids.
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Re: Whats the oldest youve nursed?

4 yrs 3 mnths. I wanted to wean earlier, dh was against it. She whine & complained about the weaning for years!!!

My oldest was weaned at 9 months (her choice, crazy kid!!!) and the others at 3 1/2. My youngest is 3 yrs 2 months & I am very ready to be done!

My Aunt nursed one of hers til 10. insanity!!!
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I'm pretty sure I can't nurse three kids.
well, not all at once
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