Breastfeeding: How will you know when it's time to wean?

I am still nursing my two year old. People think I should stop, but I have no wish to. However, how will I know when it's time to give up breastfeeding? I am enjoying it because I know it won't last.

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Debbi Donovan

Debbi Donovan is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, as well as a retired La Leche League Leader. For more than a decade, Debbi... Read more

It's wonderful that you and your son continue to enjoy the breastfeeding relationship. You will know when it is time to wean your little one because it will feel right for both of you. It's as simple as that.

You're right, breastfeeding won't go on forever. Enjoy this special time with your son, knowing that the closeness you share will continue to grow as he transitions from your breast (when the time for weaning does come). My best wishes in mothering.

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