'Breastfeeding Myths Debunked' Day 4: There are no benefits to breastfeeding over a year
Today's myth we are debunking is breastfeeding over a year offers no benefits
We're told by many, especially those in the medical profession that there are no benefits of breastfeeding past a year, that you should wean, however the WHO (World Health Organization) recommends breastfeeding until at least 2 years, if possible.
A child's immune system isn't fully mature until sometime between the ages of 2-5. Until it is fully matured, offering breastmilk can help to complement and boost baby's immune system, protecting them further.
Did you know that the WHO recommends breastfeeding until the age of 2? Does this make you want to continue breastfeeding past a year? How long have you been breastfeeding?