For those of you who have taken a child-led approach to weaning, I'm wondering at what age your child self-weaned? DS is only 10 months and I plan to nurse into toddlerhood so I have awhile before this will be an issue but I'm just wondering. I've read that the natural age of weaning can be anywhere from 2-4 years, which is a pretty wide range. Do most children fall closer to the 2 year end of the spectrum or the 4 year end?
My DS LOVES nursing and is very attached to it, and ideally I'd like to follow his lead and nurse until he outgrows the need, but I really don't see myself nursing a 4 year old, and probably not even a 3 year old. Do you think there is a reasonable chance that he will outgrow the need before he turns 3 or am I going to need to do some gentle mother-led weaning if I want it to happen by then? I don't really want to take it away from him before he's ready
I realize every child is different, etc. but I'm wondering what your experiences have been. Thanks in advance!