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How old is too old to nurse a child?

Posted by on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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In your opinion?

by on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM
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Since all children will naturally wean in their own time I don't think I can put a number on it. The natural age of weaning is between 2.5-7 years, and virtually all children will wean in that timeframe.

In other words, a child who is too old to nurse will not be nursing!
strwberrypatch3
by on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:31 PM
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Aggreed.

Quoting maggiemom2000:

Since all children will naturally wean in their own time I don't think I can put a number on it. The natural age of weaning is between 2.5-7 years, and virtually all children will wean in that timeframe.

In other words, a child who is too old to nurse will not be nursing!


ThePinkRobot
by on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:33 PM
I don't even know if you're asking about the age of the mother or the child…
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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Quoting ThePinkRobot:

I don't even know if you're asking about the age of the mother or the child…

ha ha! I didn't even think of that! I'm 44 (and nursing DD) and sometimes I feel too old!
llove12
by on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:34 PM
For me,18 months. I dont care what anyone else does but I like to have my body back to me.
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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:43 PM
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Too old is when the child can no longer latch due to changes in the jaw due to losing the baby teeth.

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:48 PM

HMMM when they go to college???

I think my limit is between 4-5..I used to say 4 but my guy nursed til 3.5 and it still wasnt wierd at all for me so I think it changes overtimes....at first I thought a year was wierd and then I thought pver 2 was wierd and its changed as my guy got older...

 

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:48 PM

THIS

Quoting aehanrahan:

Too old is when the child can no longer latch due to changes in the jaw due to losing the baby teeth.


lisakansas
by on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:49 PM

For me personally, or an overall rule?  For me personally, past a year.  As an overall rule, I don't think there is or should be a specific cutoff age.

bec94
by Bronze Member on Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:52 PM
I originally thought 1 yr was enough. Walking and talking creeped me out. Well, opinions can change. Dd #2 is going to be 2 on the 31st and still nurses. I'm ready got her to be done but I'm also going to miss it.
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