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women who bf over one yr.?? edit*what happened?

Posted by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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This is by no means a bash or judgement.

But why?  Why do some women keep breast feeding so long?  Some women here have said they do it as late as 18mo and 2yrs.  The child is eating solids by then, why still bf?

everything was civil, left for an hour and the bitch crew came over.  The snark and defensiveness is sad

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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PEEK05
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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It's beneficial.  It's one way to ensure your young toddler is still receiving EVERYTHING they need.  Breast milk does not lose it's 'magic' when the child turns 1.  It's great for everything still! :)

KairisMama
by Emerald Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM

 I quit at 15 months. It was a weaning process.

Jessica_Esqueda
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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We're at 20 months... won't quit til he's ready, which is typically around 3. Im nursing him now... will tell u why when hes asleep. SO MANY REASONS!!!

JenB1983
by Platinum Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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Why not? It still is packed with nutrients, and unlike bottles, it's not detrimental to the mouth's development.
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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Because breastmilk still has nutritional benfits
Because it was a bonding time
Becuae my ds didnt want to stop and I didnt want to force him
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428pm
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM

what benefits does it have that the food they are eating don't have?

Quoting PEEK05:

It's beneficial.  It's one way to ensure your young toddler is still receiving EVERYTHING they need.  Breast milk does not lose it's 'magic' when the child turns 1.  It's great for everything still! :)


svolkov
by Emerald Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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Many reasons. The world health orginization reccommends at least 2 yrs. It doesnt suddenly lose its health benefits when a baby reaches one. That being said when mine turn one they are prob getting 90% of their nutrition from reg food.
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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Antibodies

Quoting 428pm:

what benefits does it have that the food they are eating don't have?

Quoting PEEK05:

It's beneficial.  It's one way to ensure your young toddler is still receiving EVERYTHING they need.  Breast milk does not lose it's 'magic' when the child turns 1.  It's great for everything still! :)


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audreesmama
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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http://kellymom.com/ages/older-infant/ebf-benefits/


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  • The Centers for Disease Control breastfeeding report card found that since 2000: breastfeeding of newborns has increased from 64 to 74 percent, Breastfeeding at six months increased from 29 to 43 percent. However at one year only 21 percent of babies continue to be breastfed.
  • Breastfeeding mothers reduce their risk of ovarian, uterine, thyroid and endometrial cancer.
  • Breastfeeding studies have found a significant inverse association between duration of lactation and breast cancer risk.  Every year a woman breastfeeds, she reduces her risk of breast cancer by an average of 4.3 percent. For example, if you had three children and nursed them each for two years, your risk for breast cancer would be reduced by 46.8 percent. In fact, one study found that women who’ve nursed for six years or more reduced their risk of breast cancer by as much as a 63 percent.  The multi-study report estimated that breast cancer rates could be cut by more than half if women increased their lifetime breastfeeding duration.”
  • Mothers who breastfeed reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
  • Breastfeeding may also help prevent lupus and obesity.
  • For each year of breastfeeding, a woman decreases her chances of getting type 2 diabetes by 15 percent.  Consider the woman from the aforementioned example, in her six years of breastfeeding she’s earned a 90 percent reduction in her risk of developing diabetes.” Breastfeeding decreases insulin needs in women already diagnosed with diabetes.
Quoting 428pm:

what benefits does it have that the food they are eating don't have?

Quoting PEEK05:

It's beneficial.  It's one way to ensure your young toddler is still receiving EVERYTHING they need.  Breast milk does not lose it's 'magic' when the child turns 1.  It's great for everything still! :)




                                       

PEEK05
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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Um, lots? The same benefits it has when the child is an infant and not on foods. Sounds like you don't know much about breast milk. ;)

Quoting 428pm:

what benefits does it have that the food they are eating don't have?

Quoting PEEK05:

It's beneficial.  It's one way to ensure your young toddler is still receiving EVERYTHING they need.  Breast milk does not lose it's 'magic' when the child turns 1.  It's great for everything still! :)






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