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How long, is too long?

How long do you think is too long to breast feed? About what time do you cut them off, if they haven't stopped on their own?

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sissy0604

Asked by sissy0604 at 6:26 PM on Jan. 1, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I stopped when mine were two years old. They both stopped on their own. IF they didn't, I would have weaned them.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 6:27 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • past 18 months IMO
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:28 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • I nursed DD up until she was about 26 months, and I would say after about 1 1/2 or so she was down to only bedtime nursing. I stopped mainly because I think I was drying up anyway, and I was starting to be uncomfortable with it. The weaning process for us after that went quite smoothly. :)
    MamaLisa1976

    Answer by MamaLisa1976 at 6:30 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • IMO In public 2 only because at that point it becomes hard to cover up and the child is old enough to understand they need to wait a few min and since it is no longer necessary for the majority of the child's nutrients... In private when ever the child is ready.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:32 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • For me its 12 months but everyone is different.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:36 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • untill she was 6 months
    LittleBirdFly

    Answer by LittleBirdFly at 6:36 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • For me, 12 months.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 6:48 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • A year and a half is long enough IMO. When they can start asking for it, it's time to stop.
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 6:49 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • This again, huh? It's too old when mom and/or baby no longer wish to continue.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:58 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • My plan was to stop at a year but my dd stopped herself at 11 months.
    JamieLK

    Answer by JamieLK at 9:26 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

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