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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 05:12 PM
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47. Thanks everyone. t depends on the mom and baby nd circumstances
in the family. The average age for weaning worldwide is somewhere around 3-4 years. There is not "cut-off" age because weaning is best done gradually.

I tandem nursed my oldest at age 2 with my newborn because my oldest wasn't ready to wean. He was still nursing more frequently. In retrospect, I am really glad I tandem nursed. My two children spent alot of time together in my lap, holding hands, studying one another and getting to know each other. But eventually I weaned the eldest around age 3.

My oldest nursed until age four, but that last year was only about a couple of times a day.

My oldest is 12 and has had maybe three courses of antibiotics in his whole life. My youngest is ten and has had only one course of antibiotics in his life. My boys are physically healthy, although my oldest was born autistic (yes, the signs were there in the first year).

Weaning slowly makes it easier than cutting them off all at once. La Leche League has some excellent information on weaning gradually and with love.
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