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breast feeding

when do you stop how old?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on May. 12, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • i stop at 1 year, but everyone is different

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:18 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • My dd's 1 yr & 2wks & I'm still nursing. Its the hardest thing I've ever done, I feel physically drained everytime I feed her but its the best thing for her so I continue.

    Answer by Nyx7 at 8:31 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Whenever you want. There is no set time to stop. Some moms never do, some do til the child is 3, some do for a few weeks, some for a few months, some for a year, some for 2 years. It's all personal preference. World Health Organization says til 2 is best.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • I stopped with my first daughter at 21 months. My LO is still going at 15 months, but I'd like to stop soon.

    Answer by Rileysmom425 at 9:41 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • My daughter self-weaned at 23 months.

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:05 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • we're still going strong at 22 months, plan to let him go till he's ready to stop

    Answer by bethany169 at 10:21 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • My first I BF just 10mos. I was pregnant when he was 6mos with baby2 so between that and BF'ing I felt tired and sick.

    My 2nd and 3rd child were BF 20mos.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on May. 13, 2010

  • It all depends on your comfort level and your child. My son was only 3 months. My dd weaned herself at completely at 18 months and my second dd weaned herself at about 12 months.

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 12:44 AM on May. 13, 2010

  • Just a quick clarification, World Health Organization does not say to stop at two years, they say that at least two years is best, and thereafter until mutually-wished by mother and child. My daughter is almost 20 months and I don't have any plans to stop until she decides to, which I gather usually happens between 2 and 4 years. Based on the health benefits, and especially the new research on how breastmilk literally kills cancer cells, I don't see any reason to stop prematurely. So, as others have said, there is no set time. Around the world though, in cultures where mothers follow instinct rather than guidelines, mothers typically breastfeed into toddlerhood.

    Answer by Bellarose0212 at 2:57 AM on May. 13, 2010

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