9 years old and still breastfeeding

My son is now 9 years old and still going strong.

I love the bond it has created, we are like two peas in a pod! I still pick him up at lunch time to breast feed him. I'm just using them like god intended.

I have no intention of stopping any time soon.

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Mar 08, 2012
by: Anon

I think that's great!

Your son probably hardly ever gets sick. People look at me funny when I tell them that I breastfed my son at 4, even now I still pump and give him breast milk lollies...and he knows its breast milk, he loves them.

Breast milk really is liquid gold and if you can give it to your child at the age on 9, why not??

You go girl!

Jan 27, 2014
extended breastfeeding
by: Anonymous

As a very strong supporter of extended breastfeeding; I honestly don't believe that you should NEVER EVER have to stop breastfeeding your 9 year old child; however, if he/she wants to breastfeed in public; I would seriously find a much more private place to nurse your 9 year old for example in the privacy of your home. If your 9 year old child still demands to breastfeed in public always make sure that you have a large cover for his/her head while he/she is breastfeeding then when he/she is finished breastfeeding; you can then remove the cover. Breastfeeding is awesome regardless of the age and it's ALWAYS nutritional for your child no matter how old he/she is. I highly applaud you for breastfeeding your 9 year old KEEP GOING and don't let other people say any rude comments if they do, pay no mind to them; your only giving your child the very best nourishment in all the world... Your Breastmilk!!

Mar 10, 2014
Love it
by: Anonymous

I love this concept. I have a ten year old daughter I breastfeed too! She loves it. I pick her up from lunch evereyday and she has her session. I was wondering what do the kids at school think your son is doing? They think my daughter just likes eating at home. My daughter nurses 3 times a day. I will never stop nursing her until she's ready. We have a very strong bond. At night our nursing sessions sometimes last 3 hours! I LOVE the feeling I have when I breastfeed. It comforts her also! I hope that you never stop breastfeeding until your son wants to. You go girl!

Mar 11, 2014
breastfeeding older kids
by: Steve

to the mother still breastfeeding her 10 year old girl... GO FOR IT!! no matter the age of your child your breastmilk is always beneficial and very nutritional for your 10 year old daughter. I highly applaud you for allowing your 10 year old daughter to continue her bonding through breastfeeding. Who cares as to what other people say or even think? if your 10 year old daughter still enjoys nursing on your breast by all means let her!! (that's in the privacy of your home and not in public!)

Jun 27, 2014
Thank you for posting this and for the comments..
by: Anonymous

This is really encouraging. I know that there are cultures that nurse 9 yrs and more and that breastmilk nutritional value increases over the years.

My daughter is 14 3/4 months and we breastfeed. Sadly though I am going through a custody case with my abusive ex boyfriend and I fear that I am going to have to defend our right to breastfeed past infancy....

thank you for posting this and the comments on this...they are honestly really encouraging and helpful :)

Jul 24, 2014
older kids breastfeeding
by: Anonymous

to the mother who's still breastfeeding her 14 year old; I highly applaud you for continuing to breastfeed your daughter. Mother's breastmilk is always beneficial and nutritional for children regardless of their age.

Only one suggestion, I would highly suggest that you would nurse your daughter in the privacy of your home; if you breastfeed in public, your daughter might get made fun of (and I'm sure your 14 year old daughter doesn't want to be made fun of; unless she's used to it. But, whenever you nurse in public, be sure to do it ''very discreetly'' this way, as your 14 year old daughter is nursing on your breast, only you (her mother) and your 14 year old daughter can only see your breast as she's nursing.

Nov 29, 2014
Something To Think About
by: Anonymous

I breastfed my second son until he was 7 years old. He is now 37. A few years ago, he asked me why I had nursed him so long. He told me that he is embarrassed about it now.

Just something for extended breastfeeding moms to think about. How will your son or daughter feel about it 20 years from now?

Dec 16, 2014
Nursing older children
by: Anonymous

I see nothing wrong with breastfeeding children until they wean themselves. I still am nursing my 8 and 10 year old sons.

Jan 01, 2015
Mother is mentally ill.
by: Anonymous

You are a very ill woman. You are really screwing up your child. What if he starts feeling sexual feelings toward you. You can really damage your son. You shouldn't even have one and you need to be investigated.

Jan 06, 2015
Breast feeding
by: Anonymous

Giving breast milk to your child at an older age is fine but to put your breast in a 9-10-11year olds mouth is not appropriate and you should consider an alternative like bottling. Teach your kids to grow up not remain a baby...let's be real here.

Jan 06, 2015
This is sick
by: Anonymous

I breastfeed my 2 month old.

My goal is 6 months and I highly respect mothers who make it longer than that. But there comes a point when it needs to stop.

I was actually joking with my mother saying I was going to breastfeed my daughter forever, and I'll just pick her up for lunch every day.

I didn't know people actually did that! I got my period when I was 10, for gods sake.

I think that's a little old to be nursing. If you want your children to have the health benefits, why not just pump and give it to them?

Being almost in middle school and still sucking on your moms tit.. That's got to cause some major psychological issues.

Jan 12, 2015
keep on feeding
by: Anonymous

i am a nudist mom,raising my 7 boys nude in nature.24-7.

home-school, cosleep, I believe that the breasts are for nurturing and affection for my children.

Among them are 11 yr. old twin boys, and my oldest.age 12.

They say all they love the nudist life and super love to breastfeed...

yes i breast my ii tr. old twins to-gather, and then my 12 yr old and another.No need to stop.

I believe in child-led weaning By the way, we moms nurse each others kids also.

Jan 12, 2015
breasts are for bonding
by: Anonymous

i am a mom in my mid 20's...i see that some moms still see the breasts as mainly sex objects...we should not put this concept off onto our innocent kids,,,,I have several boys,including 11 yer old twins and a 12 yr old that i am raising as nudists.

24-7..on private property in the tropics.I .breastfeed ALL my boys and usually 2 at a time.).for comfort,security, bonding affection,and love.

they will say when they wish to stop.

Jan 30, 2015
26 yr. old son breastfed ~3 yrs., then "nursed" 'til age 9.
by: Thérèse

After age 2-3 yrs., I began calling it "nursing," because the nursing seemed to be for comfort, and not for nutrition, albeit apparently there still is nutritional value in the milk, but my son wasn't getting that much.

He could go and spend the night at his grandparents, cousins, and when school age, at school friends' houses, and fall asleep fine, not nursing.

His father even took him to England for 3 weeks when he was ~4 = no problem. When he was with me, he nursed and fell asleep (at bedtime), during the day he would take a nip now and then.

He was/is extraordinarily healthy. Even friends and co-workers comment to him now - how he is never sick. He went through college in 2 1/2 years, got a graduate degree, and lives financially independent since those years.

It was no big deal for either of us, I didn't mind, I could say "no," if I wanted to do something else. When he was just going to turn 9, he stopped - no fanfare.

Perhaps because his leading the weaning was such a gradual process, my body responded with producing less and less milk, as his nursing slowly decreased.

By age 9 he possibly wasn't getting enough milk from me, and so lost interest in nursing.

Regarding our society not valuing extended breastfeeding/nursing, my son has picked up on that, but only as an adult.

While he was doing the nursing as a child, he wanted to, and I was happy to accommodate him. By the way, I went back to work when he was 1 1/2 years, and he would drink cow's milk and eat other foods, and when I showed up = breastfeed / nurse.

It's like a dance, both parties involved need to feel good with their moves. 2 Other sisters of mine, stopped breastfeeding their children at age 3 yrs, mostly because my sisters wanted to for their own reasons.

Again, it wasn't a big deal for my sisters to redirect their young children to be satisfied with cuddling and not nursing anymore.

Jan 31, 2015
by: Anonymous

Why would you put your breast in your pre teen and teen child mouth?

I find it disturbing women still breastfeeding their preteens and teens..why not pump and let them drink from a bottle or cup?

Breastfeeding at those ages is no longer a bonding experience and is no longer for the child its for the mom.

Mar 11, 2015
by: Norma Beltaine

I was raised in a nudist family in Switzerland , my siblings and I were nursed into our teens..my mom taught that the breasts are not obscene sex object..they are for bonding and affection first of all for the children !!!

Nursing should not be seen as sex, but a natural manifestation of love and affection ....if you give your kids hugs and kisses,why not breastfeeding?

of course if you are a nudist family it is a lot easier...we home-school,co-sleep.I am 27 ,WAS A MOM AT 15, and breastfeed my boys usually 2 at a time for convenience, ages 6 to 12 including 2 sets of twins, 7 and 11.there is no age limit on kissing and hugging your kids or mate,why have a limit on breastfeeding?

moms what say you

Mar 11, 2015
You do it for your own reasons
by: Anonymous

Are use serious. Wtf. I can see doing it till your 3 or 4 but 9,10,11, or 14 are you serious. If your kids friends knew about that they would get made fun of continuously.

You do it for your own reasons not cause its good for them. Your crazy. And one day your kids are gonna be like wtf mom. You will see

Mar 23, 2015
Breastfeeding supporter
by: Chan Dan

This is best site I have ever found..so many awesome and kind mothers. You all doing great job..please keep it up. I wish I had moms like you all...wish to chat with such moms..I am FB :)

Apr 29, 2015
by: Anonymous

I am a nudest that breastfeeds my 11 and 12 year old sons.I nurse the 5-10 times a day

May 13, 2015
This is some messed up sh!t
by: WTF?

I'm all for breastfeeding your babies, even in public, cuz babies gotta eat. But breastfeeding toddlers and young adults... no.

We as human brings are not meant to remember ever having breastfed from our mother's tit anymore than we are meant to remember our births.

It'd be too traumatic and confusing. I don't want that memory in my head anymore than I would want to ever witness my parents having sex.

As a straight man, I love breasts, but if I had that memory, I don't even wanna think about how that might affect my sex life as an adult, let alone my social life as a child.

I'd probably become an alcoholic, trying to forget it. Some mother's really need to learn that the umbilical cord has been cut. You can't keep your kids little forever, they do grow up.

If the mother of my children were doing this to our kids at such an old age, I would be livid. Plus, it kinda makes a person wonder if there's not something else going on there, like inappropriate, you know like sexual incest type inappropriate.

Emotionally speaking, it's incredibly unhealthy and you're causing greater harm to your child by continuing to do this type of thing.

May 18, 2015
by: Anonymous

Every grown woman breastfeeding a 6-20 year old child is disgusting and need psychiatric help.

What more can you expect from a bunch of nudist?! Everyone supporting this need to question what they are lacking in life. You're obviously screwed up, give your kids a chance. A 9 yo with a mother's tit in its mouth is incest point blank period. Wth is wrong with people?

Jun 02, 2015
by: Anonymous

I think it's wonderful. I have 4 kids, 2 sons of 14 and 10 and 2 girls of 12 and 8 and I still breastfeed all of them. My son started high school this year and every day he comes home from school he gets his milk. I have wonderful bonds with my children and they never get sick. I still produce milk and I believe my body will tell me when my children don't need my milk anymore.

Jun 21, 2015
beauty of breastfeeding
by: Norma

this is Swiss mom in mid-20.s raising my boys nude in nature 24-7

6 to 12 yrs old incl 2 sets twins,7 and 11 whom i nurse 2 or 3 times per day.

Some mom on here have been raised to see nursing beyond their arbitrary age of weaning, as stupid sex - how filthy of a mindset.

The nurturing is the all impotent thing, the love and security - the sensations of the nipples and the breasts.

Let the innocent kids enjoy...this is a holy and spiritual thing, as Joni Mitchell wrote..."and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"....please.

Actual moms respond...who believe the very same way..

Jun 24, 2015
Weird and shocking.
by: Anonymous

This is incest. As an adult, you have foreplay, where your partner may suck your breasts etc.

I don't know how some women can happily say that they enjoy breastfeeding their child too much to stop.

It is just disturbing and weird. You gonna mess your kid up and potentially turn them incest.

I am disgusted with the mum's in favour of this. I think it's terrible and you need to sort your heads out before drumming it into your kids head that it is "normal" and as nature intended.

Jun 29, 2015
by: krissi

Breastfeeding a pre-teen/ teen is purely kinky!! I think it's sexual abuse plain and simple

Jul 15, 2015
Um..because YOU like it
by: Anonymous

I'm pretty sure you're all nursing well into your children's young adult years because YOU like it, and that makes you pretty messed up in the head.

Listen, you can find a group of people on the internet that relate to your cause no matter how wacky it is and by thinking it's okay because four other 'nudists' breastfeed their kids into their teen years, doesn't make it okay.

You're screwing them up and you're definitely not socializing them properly.

Jul 25, 2015
by: Anonymous

Am I the only one who finds all of these stories of teens and tweens still breastfeeding a little hard to believe.

I mean, yes I personally know of a couple of people who nursed until 3-6 years. That's still far from 10 or 12yrs. I think there may be some trolling going on here :/ But, anything is possible I guess.

Jul 26, 2015
The Heck!!
by: Anonymous

Breastfeeding a kid in middle school is disgusting. Children like girls have their periods by then and they are still sucking on their moms tit.

That is more like sexual than mothering. Your child needs to grow up and live the world than worrying about when will there next tit sesh will be. God sake they are teenagers. Get over yourselves and let that child grow up.

Jul 31, 2015
by: Anonymous

The nurturing is the all impotent thing...the love and security..the sensations of the nipples and the breasts....

Are you F'ing serious???!!! sounds like sexual activity. Breastfeeding pre teens= SEXUAL ABUSE.
Social Services should take those kids away NOW!

Sep 11, 2015
the persons who say
by: Anonymous

the ones that say breastfeeding " older kids " is nasty...are them-selves having a VERY NASTY dirty mind,,and obviously have been raised to believe that the body is evil and good feeling are also evil and also have a phobia concerning the breasts...

i am a nudist raising my kids nude 24-7 as this is the most natural way...my oldest boys are 11 yr old twins and a 12 yr old ...how can i refuse the beauty and closeness and bonding of breastfeeding ? you have a sick mind ..i will pray for you to release that gook out of your mind.

Sep 28, 2015
Nursing is beautiful
by: Anonymous

My babies didn't wean until they were in their teens. One son nursed until he was 13 and the other until he was 15.

Nov 17, 2015
It's ok if it works 4 u
by: Anonymous

I think that older kids don't really need it but if that's what works for you, DO IT! No one can tell you to stop doing something you love!

Dec 27, 2015
Breastfeeding mom
by: Anonymous

Hi there, I'd just like to say after looking for some support from extended breastfeeding moms, I'm really happy I came across this site.

I breastfed my son until age 13. And Id like to put some controversial issues to rest. There is nothing remotely sexual about breastfeeding your child no matter what age.

Yes there is a nice sensation, but that is only natural and will be experienced breastfeeding a child at any age, it is a bonding experience.

Yes, it is nutritional to my child. Yes, we only did it in the privacy of our home where we felt most comfortable, and no my boy has not grown up with attachment or socialization disorders. It was a wonderful experience and I fully support any mother who breastfeeds.

Jan 07, 2016
by: Anonymous

Recently started "baby" sitting a 3 year old , 2 weeks ago , i have a 1 month old baby and pump every 2 hours I noticed the kid always staring at my boobs when i pumped, today i found out his mom still breastfeeds & I thought to myself WTF this lady is crazy i do not intend at all to breastfeed my baby for that long!

Come on, i go on here & see these crazy people breastfeeding 14 year olds LMFAO you ladies are sick if you think that's Okay ! IT'S NOT

Jan 17, 2016
by: Anonymous

This is awful, breastfeeding your children to that age. Breastfeeding is great for babies. But any benefits from breast milk past infancy are negated by the horrible psychological effects of breastfeeding your child past the point at which they will remember it as an adult!

Of course breastfeeding is not sexual, and in humans, breasts have two purposes, one as a source of food an comfort for an infant, and the other is as a secondary sexual feature for attracting a mate.

When your child grows into an adult, they will realise that breasts have this second purpose and second meaning. They will realise that for adults breasts are seen as erotic, for males they are sexually attracted to breasts and for females they are aroused by having their breasts touched or kissed when with a sexual partner.

The fact that your children will grow up with a memory of having your breast in their mouth every day until they were almost a teen, will really mess them up when it comes to their future romantic and sexual relationships.

I am so grateful for the fact that my mother stopped breastfeeding me when I was a baby and I have no memory of it. I can't imagine how repulsed and horrible I would feel towards her if she had carried on throughout my childhood.

You are doing it purely for your own selfish reasons, to try and enforce an unnaturally dependent bond between your child and yourself, with no thought for how this will affect them in adulthood.

You should be preparing your children to be happy independent adults, that's what parenting is. Instead you are preparing your children for a lifetime of dependency on you, with messed up issues around sex and relationships that will haunt them well into adulthood and making them desperately unhappy. Why would you do that to your children?! It's wrong.

Jan 26, 2016
I think it's great
by: Anonymous

I am currently breastfeeding my 18month old. I intend to carry on until he is ready to stop. I think their is nothing wrong with feeding an older child. It gives them confidence and high self esteem.

To all the people saying its sick need to get a life. Modern society has made us think breasts are sexual. If mums were not meant to breastfeed older children then why do their bodies carry on making milk?

To you lovely ladies extended breast feeders. You should be very proud of your self x

Feb 08, 2016
I am still breastfeeding
by: Anonymous

I am 14 years old and I still nurse from my mom.

Usually I go to school, come home to my mom and I'l usually ask her if I can nurse. I've been nursing my whole life, but since starting high school this year I nurse more.

My mom said I can still do this as long as no one knows about it. She doesn't seem too happy about it nor does she want to stop. I ask her if it bothers her because even online I can't find anyone else who does what we do.

She said she enjoys it and it keeps us close in bond. So I get home from school and nurse for an hour then il have a snack and she makes dinner.

My younger brother then gets home from sports, but has no idea that I nurse still. He self weened at 5 and he is 12 now. All he knows is that I nursed longer until 7 but we both quit at the "same time".

He has no idea I still nurse.
After dinner we all watch tv until my dad gets home around 9pm then we do our homework and go to bed.

When my dad falls asleep I usually go to my parents room to ask to nurse. My dad is the only other person besides our pediatrician that knows I nurse but he hates it.

He think it's wrong and I know my mom and him sometimes argue about it. I can't sleep with out it I don't know why. It just gives me comfort.

The more stress I get at school for tests etc, the more i nurse. I nurse the most at night because it gives me time to think and de-stress.

Stress is very prominent in my life. I have adhd and my mom doesn't really like me taking meds.

Am I seriously the only 14 year old who still nurses!??? I just feel so alone and I don't want to like it, but I do and I can't see myself stopping any time soon.

Mar 26, 2016
Breastfeding my daughter at 8
by: Anonymous

I have a 8 yrs girl, I am from India and I still breastfeed her, obviously she is dry feeding now, but she require this at the time of sleeping at night. I have tried to wean some time but she start crying and some time it happens like she herself adjust my night dress to get the nipple.

Now I am 8 week pregnant, and she is excited to know that soon she will get real milk again.

Apr 04, 2016
by: Anonymous

That is odd. By that age your son would get sexually attracted to his own mom.

Apr 22, 2016
to 8 year old daughter breastfeeding India
by: milkyboy143

hello It's great to see someone from India. Keep it up. I wish you healthy pregnancy. I would like to chat more.. above is my kik id.

May 06, 2016
by: Anonymous

If you are having him latch on, it is now abuse. You do not want to let your son develop his own identity. It is selfish and narcissistic of you to subject your son to this.

You should be turned in to child protective services! If you are just pumping and giving him the milk, that is your own business and no one else's.

I sometimes wonder where the husbands are in these situations.

Do we just have a nation of wimps now? It seems that men are afraid to be men anymore.

Jun 06, 2016
Honey, let's talk
by: Anonymous

No species of animal of the non-human do this shit. It's not natural. Especially the idiot feeding their 14 year old.

Jun 06, 2016
People need to understand different lifestyles
by: Luna

It's funny how we're expected to tolerate homosexuality, transgendered and every other sexual deviant. Nobody has a problem with that. But when they hear my 11 and 16 year olds breastfeed, they insist that I'm the pervert. Go figure.

Jun 07, 2016
by: Andrea

I have seven children, ages 21, 19, 18, 16, 16, 14 and our surprise, age 1.5.

My first child (now 21) I weaned at six months because of pressure from others. I never felt comfortable with that and regret caving under pressure to this day.

My second child (now 19) was weaned at age four. Again, I only stopped due to pressure from people who insisted it wasn't normal. My third, fourth and fifth babies were still breast feeding. He was so hurt that I was feeding his siblings, but not him, so I began allowing him to feed for about an hour at night after I put the babies to bed. He was about five and his older brother was seven. My seven year old asked if he could try, so I said yes. At first I hid it from my husband because I was afraid of what he'd think, but when he walked in on it about a month later, he told me he thought it was fine. My oldest stopped after about two months. He was still seven. I think he was just curious, but my second oldest continued. When my now 14 year old daughter came, all but my oldest were still nursing. The ages each child stopped are as follows:

My 21 year old stopped at six months, then resumed for two months when he was seven.

My 19 year old stopped briefly at four and resumed at five. He stopped at 11.

My 18 year old self-weaned at six.

My twins, 16 (a girl and a boy) both stopped about two years ago at 14.

My 14 year old daughter still nurses and insists she wants to continue. I think part of that may be jealousy over her baby sister. She was the youngest for nearly 13 years. Nursing seems to help her understand that she's still valued.

My youngest is 1.5 and of course, she still nurses.

When my youngest came along, my 19 year old (then 18 years old) sheepishly admitted he missed it. He had stopped at 11, but seemed to want to do it pretty bad. So I said yes. We did this in secret for six months when he admitted what he did to his girlfriend. She was upset at first. She thought it was sexual. We asked her to watch which she reluctantly did. She then realized there was nothing wrong. It was just mother/son bonding. He still nurses for a half an hour when he comes over. His girlfriend says she wants to nurse their children for extended periods (she's expecting my first grandchild in November). My 16 year old twins also periodically nurse. Not every day, but if they have a bad day at school or something upsets them, they find a half an hour of nursing settles their nerves. It makes me happy that I can help them.

My husband is absolutely ok with all this. He said it turns him on to watch. I believe him since we're now expecting child number eight. ;)

Jun 13, 2016
There's nothing wrong with it!
by: Anonymous

I applaud all you mothers who breastfeed your child up until they're 10 or older. Unlike most people I honestly don't think it's a bad thing at all either. Nutritional and a mother/son nurturing so I say keep doing what you're doing. If I saw a mother breastfeeding her 10 year old son or daughter I wouldn't think anything of it, other than to initially think that it's a beautiful thing to see a close mother/child bond. Anyone who gets offended need to open their eyes up more and accept that it's them that has a small mind.

Jul 07, 2016
by: Anonymous

I find some of the comments here just creepy. Having young adults still feeding off of the breast? It's disgusting. There is a point of no return, many (most) of you have reached it.

I pray these children that breastfed into adulthood are able to live productive lives without the need for thousands of hours (and dollars) in therapy. Though I doubt it.

People need to learn to "deal" with stress without their mothers breast in their mouth.

We take the pacifier away from children before pre-school for a reason. This is no different.

Jul 07, 2016
fetish breastfeeding
by: Joyce

There is no way breastfeeding a preteen or teen is done for any reason beyond the pleasure of the mother. A child should be more independent at that age and they are beyond needing breastmilk. This is just a kinky fetish and the mothers are in denial.

Jul 10, 2016
I nursed until I was 5
by: Anonymous

I am older now,but I nursed until I was 5 back in the days when breastfeeding wasn't very popular. It wasn't taboo but few people would even dare talking about it publicly back then. My mom nursed me because I wasn't very healthy at the time and being breastfed then helped me greatly.I am grateful that she did.

Jul 10, 2016
I believe it is great to nurse older children.
by: Anonymous

I find it lovely for mothers to be able to breastfeed their older children, no matter their age.They certainly find it comforting in itself and very caring.

I applaud the mom that breastfed her son after he demanded it from her. Bravo to her and other mother like her.

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