Extended Breastfeeding

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Tifannif - June 26

Am I the only one that thinks its weird to br___tfeed your 2, 3, 4 or 5 year old? I have two daughters and one is 10 months old and the other is 4 years old. I can not even imagine br___tfeeding my 4 year old, she is too big. I say if they are old enough to ask for it then they are too old to br___tfeed. Is there any health benefits after a year? Or is it the moms that can not stop br___tfreeding?

 

cab - June 26

It is a personnel choice. And yes there is health benefits. My doctor once told me if you have to go to school to bf them, then it is too long.

 

Ginny - June 26

Did you guys see that episode of Desperate Housewives where the lady was br-feeding a 5 yr old? I missed it, and everyone was talking about it at work the next day, even guys!

 

Tifannif - June 26

a 5 year old! no I did not see that. How big was this 5 year old? sorry but I just dont think that is normal.

 

Christy - June 27

That was a hilarious DH! Lynette gave the kid some chocolate milk and then he weaned himself right after that. The mother was devastated because bf was what kept her thin. LOL.

 

Christy - June 27

Here is a lively old thread on "when to stop." I hope this thread is a little nicer than that one was. :) http://www.pregnancy-info.net/QA/answers-when_to_stop_/

 

Ginny - June 27

Oh, my goodness! This thread made me remember that one, too, but I couldn't find it! Boy, that thread kept me entertained at work for days. I wonder that the floodgates haven't opened up on this one - are we all just mellowing out?

 

Sarahsmommy - June 27

To answer your question yes their are health benefits after 1 yr. Your milk continues to change to provide some nutrient plus immune benefits for the child. It is also extermly comforting for the child.

 

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