The other day I wrote a question about how people felt about extended breastfeeding...I want to breast feed my next til around two.
some people thought it was weird, so I was wondering if people think that it is different to pump and give a two year old a sippy cup of the breast milk??
I am going to breast feed either way...but I am wondering people's opinion. And once again...please no arguing, this isn't meant to offend people, or cause problems
Answer by lonelymommyof2 at 1:43 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
Answer by navy-wife at 1:47 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
I pumped for 8 months and was so thrilled to stop pumping I can't imagine doing it for 2 years. I still nurse and my son is 16 months. I don't go around advertising it or making a big deal out of it because I know some people think he's too old. It's none of their business so I just don't bring it up.
I don't see anything wrong with BF until the age of 2. I don't think there is a magic age when baby is too old. But I do see a point where mom is trying to hang onto something that is for babies when she is the mother of a young child. It's up to you and your baby when it's time to stop.
If you want to BF do it. Don't pump because you think other people will approve. Pumping is a pain and a wast of time if you can BF.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 1:48 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
Answer by micrespo at 2:10 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
There's no reason to wean a child, especially before two years. There's no magical age when breastmilk becomes invaluable and children suddenly have the nutritional needs identical to a calf. There are SO MANY reason to continue to breast feed until two and longer, far too many to list here. In short, it's natural and über healthy on all levels. Definitely check out the Breastfeeding Tots group, it's loaded with info and support.
Answer by jellyphish at 2:27 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
Answer by wendy46121 at 2:55 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
Answer by JoyeAustin at 3:12 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
Answer by JDmommyJD at 3:15 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
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