Breastfeeding Moms

ashleywagoner
How old is too old to nurse a child?
July 24, 2011 at 11:26 PM

In your opinion?

Replies

  • maggiemom2000
    July 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM
    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
    July 24, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    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
    July 24, 2011 at 11:33 PM
    I don't even know if you're asking about the age of the mother or the child…
  • maggiemom2000
    July 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 llove12
    July 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.
  • aehanrahan
    July 24, 2011 at 11:43 PM

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

  • tabi_cat1023
    July 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
    July 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
    July 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 bec94
    July 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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