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nursing past toddlerhood Platypus Due March 17; 1 child; Massachusetts 2633 posts
20th Apr '13

WDYT about it? I've seen few people do it, but i'm not sure how i feel about it. I feel like once they're a year or two old, it should stop for many reasons. But that's just my opinion

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
20th Apr '13

I think after like, 2, 2 1/2, I wouldn't really want to do it anymore. We only made it for 7 months though so I'm not sure. I know that I would still be nursing DD if I could, she'll be 2 next month.

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65328 posts
status 20th Apr '13

Not for me, but to each their own. Once they're in school, that's excessive, IMO.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
20th Apr '13

I think it can become to much past 3-4.

linsα Sayama Hills, TY, Japan 31255 posts
20th Apr '13

If its not your kid or your tits then there is no reason to have an opinion about it. If its not for you then its not for you, and thats it.

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 6192 posts
20th Apr '13

I think I could handle it to 3 years old. However... I have heard that its not uncommon (im guessing in other countries) to breastfeed until 7 or 8

I declare a Time War 1 child; Ohio 1591 posts
20th Apr '13

I think its up to the mom and child honestly. Do I think its weird? Yes I certainly do, but as long as its not causing either person physical or psychological harm then I guess its up to mom and child. I do think though that a child needs to be weened well before they start school though if they are not going to be home schooled.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
20th Apr '13

My daughter is 2years 3months and still nurses a few times a day. It's good for her, helps her right off viruses and infection, calms her when she's overwhelmed, and fills her belly when we are stuck somewhere unplanned and she gets hungry. I plan to let her self wean when she is ready.
My next baby, a little boy, is due in 17 days and I plan to tandem nurse the two to them and let him self wean when he is ready too.
I even pump some milk for my 6year old when he is sick (or just when he wans some) because it helps him get better so much faster and he onows is delicious.

I obviously see nothing wrong with a mother nursing her child (or just providing them with breastmilk) for as long as the two of them desire.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31000 posts
20th Apr '13

I still bf my almost 15 month old. My sister still nurses my nephew who is 3. I will probably cut DD off at 2 though.

JΔ$ Georgia 76506 posts
status 20th Apr '13

I feel like nursing should stop whenever the child or mother is ready for it to stop. No one else's opinion matters. My kid will be 3 in June and still nurses when he wakes up in the morning.

MysticWitchKat 2052 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting linsα:" If its not your kid or your tits then there is no reason to have an opinion about it. If its not for you then its not for you, and thats it. "


*Fist bump*

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23801 posts
status 20th Apr '13

Dd is 18 months and I have no intentions other than to let her self wean when she's ready. It's not an inconvenience for me at all, I love it ;) and I don't care how long moms nurse for, it's your tits and your kid

MysticWitchKat 2052 posts
20th Apr '13

I think if the mother is pushing the child to continue past a certain age then you have an issue. But if a kid still enjoys breastfeeding at 8, then I guess more power to them?

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
20th Apr '13

I feel like middle school aged is pushing the envelope.

Big D! Due October 7 (boy); 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
20th Apr '13

I don't see a problem with it until the child or mother no longer wants to or the child reaches puberty.