How long is too long…..

5 10 2006

Do you think that breastfeeding for a year is too long? How about over a year? I breastfed my son for over a year and he is hardly ever sick…I am now breastfeeding my daughter only for a year. This is my opinion and views about this.

Mother’s milk is healthy and very beneficial. I do not see any timeline on how long you breastfeed, but if the child is like 2 and older, that just concerns me. The child at that age knows what breasts are and I just wouldn’t feel comfortable nursing a toddler. I am all for breastfeeding….just not into the toddler years…

What do YOU think? I would love for you to share your opinions and views on this subject.

Thank you for reading and being a part of the Network….

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17 10 2006
Kelly

I’m still nursing (once a day) and my son is 18 months old. Like yours, he has never been sick a day in his life, and I attribute that to breastmilk, among other things. He’s a full-fledged toddler now, and he DOES know what breasts are. BUT, he doesn’t think of them as sexual organs, because that’s not what we are teaching him. Breasts are for nourishing your children, not making your significant other happy, and if that’s what you teach your children, that’s what they will think.

17 10 2006
aconn73

Hi Kelly,

First, I want to say kudos to you for breastfeeding for as long as you are!!!
I totally hear what you are saying . I am not against nursing into the toddler years but I wouldn’t nurse past 2 years old (just my preference). If my daughter has a hard time weaning herself off the breast when she is a year old then I will nurse longer. It all depends on what she wants and how weaning will go. I do not teach my children that breasts are just for enjoyment. They know they are for nourisment and that is why women have breasts. The world needs more people that will breastfeed. I support it all the way!!
Thank you for your comment and please come back and visit…I look forward to hearing from you in the future.

-Angie

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