My daughter Ava is 2 yrs old (29 months) now and she is a healthy child. She does a lot of different things at home and is always getting in trouble. She plays well with her siblings. It's when we go out to play with other children her age, the other children seem to be more outgoing and participating in park activities or pretend play etc.. Ava seems to want to do her own thing or stayed glued to me. I am still nursing her ( just pretty much during night time and she sleeps with me). Alot of people have said it was because I am breastfeeding and I feel bad because I don't want to cripple her independence. Can I get some positive advice please? Anyone experienced with a situation such as this?Answer Question
Answer by getrealmama at 1:48 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
It is the norm for a child to be breastfeeding at age 2. It's what humans have always done throughout time. It's everyone else that is abnormal. You are doing the best thing possible for your daughter by breastfeeding. The World Health Org recommends all children be breastfed at least 2 yers.
She may not be ready for group play. That's ok. You don't need to tell anyone she is breastfeeding. We live in such an unsupportive society and you don't need to hear it. You might like to get involved with La Leche League or another moms group that supports extended breastfeeding.
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