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Has anyone breastfeed an almost 2 year old?

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June 3rd, 2011, 09:05 PM
mommy2skyty's Avatar Super Mommy
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I know there is a breastfeeding board but it is pretty dead lately. I am still breastfeeding my almost 21 month old son and am soo torn on how to wean am. I love our breastfeeding relationship but I don't want to do this forever, lol! I was thinking I would stop before he is 2 years old in September so I still have a few months to go. I wasn't able to breastfeed my daughter so I don't have any prior experience. My family isn't exactly supportive and their big joke is that "I couldn't breastfeed my daughter and now I can't stop breastfeeding my son." People also assume I got pregnant again because I used breastfeeding as BC and they like to remind me that breastfeeding isn't a reliable form of BC, which I think is funny because that's not what happened in my case. So does anyone have experience breastfeeding and eventually weaning a toddler?
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June 4th, 2011, 06:34 AM
LisanAndy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I've never known anyone, IRL, to nurse past 13 or 14 months but I'm sure the same weaning philosophy would apply. Everyone has said their kids stopped having interest and wanted a cup and food more of the time. So during the times they would usually nurse their kids they would offer a cup instead and ignore the whining when and if it came but it was usually short lived. I've been nursing for 7 months (longest I ever have) and am looking into weaning at 12 months and I'm dreading it but at the same time I'm excited to reclaim my boobs

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June 23rd, 2011, 03:26 AM
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i nursed dd until two and half and hoping to nurse ds until three. i honestly dont have much advice for you on weaning though because i let the children self wean. best of luck though. :hugs:

the only thing that i can think of is maby only nurse at nighttime?
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