It seems like if u still BF past 6 months people look at you like u have 3 heads!!!
bc most ppl were tought that bfing past 3 or 6 mos was bad. I still bf my 3 yo, and my friend keeps telling me i should stop. Well, she did, until i told her that new studies show longer bm in kids is better for their growth inside and out. I also asked her why drs subscribe bm to cancer patients if it's so bad for you, lol.
could I join you on that island?!
Quoting MonicaV1982:could I join you on that island?!
I plan to stop at 1 year at the breast. But I plan to pump as long as possible. Everyone says I better stop at 1 year. And gives me dirty looks and tease me. I am 21 and i feel that has a lot to do with it. On lt like 2 of my milliion friends with kids actually breast fed.
Quoting vwd_johnson:I *personally* have a problem with it because I think the young ages are the times where a kid really starts learning their personality. And I feel that kid who is still nursing on the breast is going to be less independant and more of a "baby" type. I feel they get too attached to mommy, and less learning to be dependant and how to be a kid. Also, I feel with how rude people are nowadays, I would hate for someone to say something to a mom about it, and have a child hear and think they are doing something wrong.
I don't care whether a Mom wants to EBF or not. It's not my life. I just would never do it with my kids.
Just FYI research has proven every single one of your concerns wrong. Breastfeeding into the toddler/preschool years actually leads to kids who are MORE inde[pendent and self assured. My DD will be 3 next month and is still breastfeeding and is a perfect example of this. She is fiercely independent! She sure has her own well developed personality as well.
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