A random observation
I was thinking about CLW the other day as I nursed L for the 41st time (he's sick) and realized that I haven't really formed an opinion on the best time to wean. I suppose, theoretically, I am all for CLW. But when I think about nursing a 4-year old, my enthusiasm flags considerably. I truly don't think I could keep this up for another 2 years.
So then I started thinking about other animal species and what they do re: weaning. I started thinking about my cats. I have two, a female and a male. The female is the mother of the male. I remember that he nursed for a while because he was able to stay with his mother. However, at a certain point (I think when the male was @ 5 months old), she started kicking him away when he tried to nurse - a "loving" little shove in the head. Naturally, he soon stopped and that was that.
So then I thought that maybe humans are supposed to help their offspring wean.
I dunno...I have too much time to think, maybe?
Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
'Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.' - Noam Chomsky