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At what Age do you believe women should Stop Breast Feeding AND why?

Note: In Europe and for Cultural Reasons many Breast Feed Past 1yr...


Asked by emily1230 at 3:52 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • When the kid stops.

    Breastmilk doesn't magically become un-nutritious. And if I have HUMAN milk, why would I give my kid Cow milk? My kid isn't a cow, it's a human. And kids will mostly stop before age 5 anyway. So, I just let my child ripen at the breast and refuse to remove them before they are fully ripened.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:07 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • When the baby/child is ready to be done.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 3:53 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • By 4 years of age. They start schooling and socialization. Up to that point it is up to the child.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 3:53 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Between 1-3. I personally plan to stop by 2yrs as I think 3 is pushing it lol. But theres nothing 'wrong' with it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Whenever mama and baby are both ready to be done, as long as it doesn't cross school age. I think regardless of the health/bonding benefits, a child should be able to be "mama-free" by school age. Personally, I was done well before then, haha but that's just my opinion.

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 3:55 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • i would say at 12-18months..

    Answer by TezMoM at 3:55 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • i agree with tezmom

    Answer by tnm786 at 3:58 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • before 3 years.

    Answer by mommy5409 at 4:01 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • when the offspring can no longer suckle properly (developmental milestone)

    Answer by LaughterHugs at 4:09 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I would have to say 50 or 60 would be the upper limit.... I mean I'm all for bonding and whatnot but really by then I would want to be traveling and enjoying my golden years. I wouldn't want to be bfing my grandkids after all. But to each her own.

    Answer by terpmama at 4:10 PM on Oct. 4, 2010