Should breastfeeding continue over the age of two?
Many mothers decide to wean their babies at six months, because of preconceived ideas in society about breastfeeding older children.
When some people think of breasts, they think of them as sexual objects, instead of what they really are: They are a natural, beautiful parts of a woman’s body that were originally made to nourish and feed a child.
The health benefits of breastfeeding, continue for as long as you breastfeed, so why not continue?
(Your baby is considered a toddler, from 13 months to three years of age. The world average age of weaning is 4 years)
There is no “perfect” or “right” time to stop breastfeeding your baby or toddler.
Breastfeeding, nutrition after six months
The transition away from the breast should be a gradual one for your baby and at your baby's own pace. Studies show that the majority of children will wean naturally, between the ages of 3 and 4. So why not allow nature to take its course? Don’t feel pressured by friends, family, or even your own pediatrician to stop breastfeeding. Do what works best for you and your toddler.
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