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
Awesome
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!!

Feb 09, 2014
older children breastfeeding
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As a very strong supporter of extended breastfeeding, I don't think that a 9 year old is too old to still be nursing! for all of you people who are so strongly against extended breastfeeding, don't worry as to how long any mother decides to continue nursing her child who cares if it's beyond an age that most people would find shocking (let's say about 6, 7, years) besides... it's NOT your child anyway! Breastfeeding is so beneficial and nutritional for any child regardless of his/her age!!

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 :)

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