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    Default How old when your children weaned?

    Those who followed entirely child-led weaning, when did they stop breastfeeding? Or if you fed until toddlerhood, did you give a few nudges to promote weaning? Or cut them off a bit more forcefully? How did that go down?

    Just curious We're coming up to 2 years and I'm just contemplating what our breastfeeding future might be!

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    Anywhere between 20 months and nearly 3 years.

    All needed nudging by me in the end because I was over it.

    The two breastfed to nearly 3 can still remember being weaned. Must have been a significant event in their lives for them to remember.

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    9 months (way too early but she just wouldn't feed snymore) to 3 years.

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    Only my 4th self weaned. The other 3 I "encouraged" (my first I forced at 15 months so we could resume IVF). I was really disappointed as she was my last and the day she turned 1 she stopped it herself.

    My son (my 3rd) was weaned at 12 months by me but he had started to lose interest as had I.

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    Dd self weaned at 11 months ds was 9/10 months and just refused which was a little disappointing

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    2.5 years.

    He was forceably night weaned at around 20 months when I was hospitalised for a few nights. After that, he just didn't want to comfort suck as much as he did. So breastfeeds were a lot more manageable all round.
    Eventually we stopped feeding when we were out, due to him being old enough to want to do activities etc and be distracted. So it slowly cut down to morning and night. I did the "don't offer, don't refuse" thing. Worked well for us.

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    16 months. DS wasn't really all that interested anymore, he was having hardly any and my supply dropped way down. I knew I was starting a new medication so decided to do the last feed the night before. Next night he literally did not even notice that he didn't get fed, had his cows milk and off to bed happily. He hasn't looked or asked for it since and I was happy that my supply just dried up without any discomfort/engorgement, he must have been having so little by the end.

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    I'm still feeding maybe once a day at 2.5yrs. I don't really mind so I've done nothing to try to wean, we don't feed to sleep because she wakes up looking for me.

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    I kinda weaned him as he would have fed a little longer but he was about 2.5yo. I was pregnant. So sick with MS. I don't think he got much milk and it was only night feeds.

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    2 years 8 months. I wanted him to self wean but it just never happened. We did it very gradually though, I was also 3 months pregnant by the end so I think the taste changed and that helped. If I hadn't gotten pregnant i would probably still have been struggling on to wean him.


 

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