So here's a hot topic, I'd like to say, but would like to hear the different views. Why is there such strong ideas about breastfeeding a toddler 26 months and up? I think many of us are so stuck on what others think or how we are raised to believe certain things or feel about breastfeeding, it has prevented some women to enjoy or even experience the benefits of what breastfeeding brings. I'll be the first to say that I've been bombarded with looks and opinions about breastfeeding my little girl who is 2 y/o that it has left me questioning myself. I'm almost an emotional wreck and it is affecting me and my little girl. I don't think it is bad that she still nurses because of all the benefits that come with it like closeness and nutrients. I just wish that even my loved ones could just lay off. I understand the different views, but to try to force me to follow suit when it's not what I feel, is just draining.Answer Question
Answer by elizabr at 7:42 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Because breasts have been sexualized over the years. Some people do not see them as a means to feed an infant (let alone a toddler). I have honestly heard mothers say to me "oh god no, I don't want my baby sucking on my nipple that's just gross! That is for my husband!"... Pretty sure evolution didn't give us mammary glands and nipples for our husbands. Keep doing what you are doing. The next time someone gives you unsolicited advice, give them plenty back... When a friend of mine said I shouldn't be nursing my 17 month old, he's too old...I told her she shouldn't be letting her 2 year old eat McDonald's and drink soda, he's going to get diabetes or cancer. She shut up real fast...
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