I think it's great. He points at my breast any time he wants to nurse. He's been a little forceful sometimes but I gently correct him and tell him not to be and he generally just points now.
But my mom came up and she told me "if he can ask, it's time to stop breastfeeding"
I know a lot of people feel this way, but, why??
I see people on here say it all the time. But. Why?? What do you think will happen if, say, a child remembers nursing?
Is there any references/studies about how it will affect development negatively, not just your own personal theory/what you've heard/anecdote? Dead serious with the last question.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on May. 5, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on May. 5, 2010
People don't know what they are talking about when they say stupid things like "they are too old ...
Normal age for weaning in humans is somewhere between 3 and 7 years. The question should be, what experiments have been done to determine the damage done by not breastfeeding at least 3 years? There are lots of us whose children remember breastfeeding.
You might like to read some of the writings of anthropologist Katherine Dettwyler. Go to google and enter her name. She has done this kind of research. Check out the Mothering Magazine website.
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