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At what age do you think a mother should stop breastfeeding her child?

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shortcake120

Asked by shortcake120 at 9:17 AM on Sep. 14, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Health Canada says to exclusively feed for 6 months...anytime after that I guess.
    I fed my first for a year and hope to feed my second longer.
    tobys.mommy

    Answer by tobys.mommy at 9:35 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I fed mine until around 18mo to 20mo. I have seen 4 & 5 yr olds being fed and that was kinda wierd. It is up to you and what you think is good.
    Caoimhe_Oona

    Answer by Caoimhe_Oona at 9:46 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Until the child self weans. WHO recommends 2 years. I say go until the child stops.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:16 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Whenever mom and/or baby are ready to stop. I personally plan on going until about 2 years old.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:54 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • At the very least 6 mo... after that till mom and baby choose to stop. The WHO recommends at least 2 yrs. If you want to speak anthropologically, its normal for a human to nurse between the ages of 4-7.... odd how that is also the same age range that our immune systems really kick in for development.
    daughteroftruth

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 12:50 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • What do the initials WHO stand for?
    shortcake120

    Comment by shortcake120 (original poster) at 5:42 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • What is Health Canada, is it a publication? I'm not familiar with it, since I live the United States. I have never lived in Canada. Don't get me wrong. I'm not insulting Canada. I, just, never had the opportunity to live there.
    shortcake120

    Comment by shortcake120 (original poster) at 5:46 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • :WHO: world health organization
    daughteroftruth

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 1:22 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

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