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    Default At what age do they wean typically?

    I'm still nursing my 18 month old about 4-6 times per day. Just curious if there is an average age when they wean themselves? I don't want to wean, just curious. Thank you Mommas!

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    Default Re: At what age do they wean typically?

    It really varies quite a bit depending on lots of different factors. I think at least one study has shown that the natural age of weaning is somewhere between 2 and 7.
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    Default Re: At what age do they wean typically?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    It really varies quite a bit depending on lots of different factors. I think at least one study has shown that the natural age of weaning is somewhere between 2 and 7.
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    Default Re: At what age do they wean typically?

    Somewhere between 2-7 years old. Here's a link to the article: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...6/ai_20135603/
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    Default Re: At what age do they wean typically?

    Never.


    At my LLL meeting I remember my leader telling me that in the USA the typical age is between 2-3.
    Lisa

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    Default Re: At what age do they wean typically?

    up to 7????? Oh my goooooooddddddeeessss!!!!!

    Wowee. Wow. I'm not sure I can hang on THAT long.

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    Default Re: At what age do they wean typically?

    I'm thinking you shouldn't get freaked out by the top of the range. Nobody said you have to nurse until age 7!!
    Tracie

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    Default Re: At what age do they wean typically?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy2lilah View Post
    I'm thinking you shouldn't get freaked out by the top of the range. Nobody said you have to nurse until age 7!!
    heheheh, you're right, BTW LOVE your due date! How cute is that!

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