I have been breastfeeding for 12 months now and do not plan on stopping anytime soon. I was just curious when other mamas stopped and why you made the decision to stop? Is there a cut off age?
I am a CLC.
My daughter fed till she was 6. In some countries the average is between 4-7
I breastfed my first born till she was 3.5 years old. We stopped cause she chose to stop. I’m all for breastfeeding till the age of 5 cause of there immune systems fully mature by then
I’m still breastfeeding my son at almost 21 months.
I nursed my first until 2. She self weaned.
I think it’s really up to you and your comfort. For me I stopped when my lo got the first teeth. My lo bit down on my nipple and it bleed for a day, I couldn’t pump it at all until two days after when the bite healed a little. My one boob got swollen, and huge. It wasn’t what I wanted to do initially but I chose to continue to pump until the first year was over, but I stopped breastfeeding at I think 10 months. My lo still got breast milk, just not in the ideal way.
My sister nursed until 18months, another friend went until 2 years.
Here the thing by the time they are 6 months -1 yr breastmilk should still be a good portion of intake in addition to the solids. You can offer breast and then top off with solids or alternate a breastfeed and a solid feeding as they get older.
By the time my daughter was 2 she was feeding maybe 3-4x a day sometimes more if she was sick or hurt and needed the comfort. By the time she was 3 it was 1-2x/day and by the time she was 4 it was every other day or 2-3x/week. Once she was 5 it was once a week and stayed that way until she weaned and yes you still produce that long the nutrients change to meet the child’s needs it will be a lot less in quantity but more concentrated at the same time
It’s truly up to each individual to decide what age is the cut off. Some nurse until 12 months, some nurse for less, some nurse for years, and some don’t nurse at all. There’s no right or wrong answer.
Feed for as long as you like . I feed my 5th daughter to 16mths she was my longest
First one 2 1/2 years, second one 18 months (she just stopped ) and third one was 3.
My daughter was born with teeth, bit me nonstop but didn’t stop feeding til she was 3.5 it’s up to you what you wanna do
There is no cut off age, I believe the natural age for natural weaning though is between 3 and 7. It’s recommended to breastfeed for at least 2 years if you can. My son only feeds to sleep, he’s 2.5 years at the moment but I plan to wean him before he start school if he doesn’t wean himself
I did it till they would use their sippy cups,they would not take a bottle,I had Three none would take a bottle!!!
It is not indecent it is not something to be ashamed about and it continues to provide needed antibodies as the get older they don’t have a full immune system until about 7-8 yrs and breastmilk greatly contributes to a stronger immune system.
It’s also ok to nurse through a pregnancy, or have a new baby nursing and also nursing an older child off and on as well. The cool part is if your 3-4 yr old goes to preschool comes home with pink eye, gooky nose/eyes, or cuts/scrapes your milk if still breastfeeding can help them get better faster. Putting expressed milk in a syringe and drop in eyes and nose when sick/stuffy can help it clear up so much faster too even if no longer breastfeeding that particular child
Its all up to you momma. Some people say stop as early as 12 months cause “you’re a perv if not”, and others say later dates. It’s all up to you and when you’re ready.
I nursed my first till I had my second which was 20 months. It’s all dependent on how you feel.
I breastfed my 4 year old for 3 years. He slowly breastfed less and less until one day he just stopped. There is no cut off age, go for as long as you and baby want/can.
There is sooo much social pressure to wean at 1… or even 6 months… it needs to be renormalized to natural term weaning. As long as you are comfortable with it you can go as long as you want I promise they’re usually fully weaned by 6 or so. Don’t let people pressure you to feel bad for continuing past 1 or longer. Your baby your body your choice period
I personally feel like 3 years is about enough lol 2 is ok but ehhhhh.