I was watching 20/20 the other night and some women in PA actually still breastfeeds her 5 yr old son. I couldnt believe it i mean seriously 5? Thats a bit much is there anyone else out there who actually go beyond 2?? I think even beyond 18months is a bit much.
Answer by hgibsonorc at 4:10 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:42 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
I too watched the 20/20 special and thought it being a little odd to breastfeed a 5 year old. I breastfed all four of my children my twins I breastfed for sixteen months. What works for one person may not work for another. If my 5 year old needed comfort I would give them a cuddle not my breast.
Answer by mommiedear at 4:43 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
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Answer by boystimes2 at 5:35 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
I personally would not go til 5, but I nursed my first until 15 months and my second is 2 1/2 years and still going. There is nothing wrong with extended breastfeeding. There are so many benefits to nursing that go well beyond 12 months. The world wide average for weaing is between 5 and 7. We in America sexualize breasts far to much and when they are used for what G\od gave them to us for it is thought of as horrible or worse gross. I know it is not for everyone, but I would not change it for the world.
Answer by Carajust at 5:41 PM on Jan. 6, 2009