I breastfed my daughter until she was three.
Welcome to the debate board. It's wonderful to see you posting here and I hope that you will stick around and post more often.
There are several of us here who nursed a child past two years old. My 2nd son nursed till he was 3.75 years old and my youngest till he was 5.75 years old. My mother always gave me a hard time about nursing the boys for so long. One day my two older sons sat me down one day to explain to me why I needed to wean their younger brother!
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I breastfed my youngest child for two and a half years. I let him go as long as he wanted without weaning him, even though I had not heard of extended breastfeeding at the time, as he was allergic to a lot of things. I was able to follow an elimination diet, so at least my milk did not cause him to react.
Hello, and welcome to the board!
I breastfed my first child until he was four, and am currently nursing my second child at about 33 months. I got lots of negative comments about my first child especially, and they seemed to mostly be about him being a boy, as if that made it even weirder than nursing a girl long-term? LOL. I didn't pay any attention. Normal breastfeeding duration was important to me, and I want/wanted to give my children the chance to decide when to wean. You're doing a great job, keep it up and do what you feel is right for your child.
srprsboy wrote:I breastfed my daughter until she was three.
You are lucky to have a dr who knows that this is fine and will not damage her.
To answer your original question, my milk dried up around age 3.5.
Either i was lucky enough to be around accepting people or my "serenely confident" attitude provided a boundary. :smileyhappy:
my sister went ahead of me with breastfeeding and extended breastfeeding, so I never got hassled by family.