9 years old and still breastfeeding

My son is now nine 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 lunchtime to breastfeed him. I'm just using them as 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 is liquid gold and if you can give it to your child at the age of 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 incredible 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 every day 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 three times a day. I will never stop nursing her until she's ready. We have a powerful 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 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 breast milk 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 seven years old. He is now 37. A few years ago, he asked me why I had nursed him for 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 screwing up your child. What if he starts feeling sexual feelings toward you. You can 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 months 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 joking with my mother saying I was going to breastfeed my daughter forever, and I'll pick her up for lunch every day.

I didn't know people did that! I got my period when I was 10, for God's 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 mom's 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 seven 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 other's 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 look at the breasts as mainly sex objects...we should not put this concept off onto our innocent kids, I have several boys, including 11-year-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 two 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 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 three 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 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 nine 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 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
seriously
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
AM FROM SWITZERLAND
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 two at a time for convenience, ages 6 to 12 including two 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 kid's friends knew about that they would get made fun of continuously.

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

Mar 23, 2015
Breastfeeding supporter
by: Chan Dan

This is the best site I have ever found..so many awesome and kind mothers. You all doing a 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
breastfeeding
by: Anonymous

I am a nudist that breastfeeds my 11 and, 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, because babies have to eat. But breastfeeding toddlers and young adults... no.

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

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

As a straight man, I love breasts, but if I had that memory, I don't even want to 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 mothers 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 kind of 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
Disgusted!
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 nudists?! Everyone is supporting this need to question what they lack in life. You're screwed up, give your kids a chance. A 9 yo with a mother's tit in its mouth is incest point blank period. What is wrong with people?

Jun 02, 2015
Wonderful.
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 a Swiss mom in mid-20s raising my boys nude 24-7

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

Some mom on here has 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 are going to mess your kid up and potentially turn them incest.

I am disgusted with the mums in favor 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
sicko
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 not socializing them properly.

Jul 25, 2015
Seriously?
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 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 mom's tit.

That is more like sex 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
Nasty
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 themselves having a VERY NASTY dirty mind, and 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 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 like to say after looking for some support from extended breastfeeding moms, I'm pleased 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 pleasant 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
Wtf
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
Awful
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 realize that breasts have this second purpose and secondary meaning. They will recognize 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 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 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 there 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 breastfeeders. 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'll often 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-weaned at 5, and he is 12 now. All he knows is that I nursed longer until seven 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 9 pm when we do our homework and go to bed.

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

He thinks it's wrong and I know my mom and him sometimes argue about it. I can't sleep without it I don't understand 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 like me taking meds.

Am I seriously the only 14-year old who still nurses!??? I 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 an 8 yrs girl, I am from India, and I still breastfeed her she is dry feeding now, but she requires this at the time of sleeping at night. I have tried to wean some time, but she started crying, and sometimes it happens like she adjusts my nightdress to get the nipple.

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

Apr 04, 2016
Man
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 22, 2016
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by: milkyboy143

Hello, It's great to see someone from India. Keep it up. I wish you a healthy pregnancy. I want to chat more.. above is my kik id.

May 06, 2016
Disgusting
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 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 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
21
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 breastfeeding. 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 finished 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 okay 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
Creepy
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 can 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 mother's 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 five back in the days when breastfeeding wasn't very popular. It wasn't taboo, but few people would even dare to talk about it publicly back then. My mom nursed me because I wasn't very healthy at the time and being breastfed then helped me much. 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 indeed 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 mothers like her.

Aug 16, 2016
Good
by: Anonymous

I like your bond. We will follow our child's also.

Sep 18, 2016
still breastfeeding your child for pleasure
by: Anonymous

Obviously, you all are still breastfeeding your child for pleasure. You get aroused by it. It's not even beneficial for the child after 2 or 3.

It makes sense for newborns or sick children, but after a while, you should take control of the situation and STOP.

It's child abuse, and it's a fetish. If your husband is turned on by your teenagers sucking on your breast, you both are sick and involved in soft porn.

If you are going by your child school to put your breast in a child's mouth, you lack some stability in life because real adults don't have time to keep going by a school.

As for the 14-year-old still nursing. You're two feedings away from therapy. This is not normal or appropriate.

Using "comfort" as the excuse doesn't make it right. You all seriously need help. I couldn't believe that people were this sick in the mind.

I have a friend that teaches breastfeeding classes, and she said this is not normal and truly perverted behavior.

Sep 19, 2016
So wrong
by: Anonymous

It's our job as a mother to teach our children to be independent. Nursing past age two is teaching your child to be clingy and overly attached to their mom.

Children want to grow up. Children are so proud of learning to walk, ride a bike, drink out of a sippy cup, get good grades, etc.

Your children should not remember nursing. When an older child is sucking on a woman's breast, it is considered sexual. Sorry but extended breastfeeding is for the mother.

Oct 08, 2016
what the...
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure if this is real or not. Please tell me there are not that many mothers sexually abusing their children!!!!

I hope you are all full of s#it if you aren't you are disgusting rapists! I have three children, the first I breastfed for a year and a half, the second for two years and one day (stopped due to third pregnancy) & I'm currently at the tail end of nursing baby number 3, who turned two less than a week ago. I plan to stop within a month.

Oct 20, 2016
A little Rant.
by: Anonymous

As women, our bodies are created to feed our children. That is the only reason women have breasts.

I would not nurse my kids past 2 or 3 personally, but that is just my preference.

My 13-month-old nurses and gets breast milk from a cup. To all those people saying that women are doing it for their satisfaction, I don't think yall have ever nursed.

Yes, there is a bond there; but other than that there is no other feeling if anything breastfeeding can be painful or uncomfortable at times.

To those who say this is incest or sexual abuse has their own problems. As long as the children are allowed the choice to nurse and are not being forced, there is nothing wrong with it.

WE as a society make the body a sexual thing, and the people who are nudist realize that there is nothing wrong or sexual about a body as a whole.

Yes, there are certain parts that are used in sex. We don't require our animals to wear clothes, and they are "naked" we don't look at a dog and think "that's a sexual thing we shouldn't look or touch that animal."

Why do people think this way about a woman's body?

Nov 07, 2016
Get a grip.
by: Normal parent.

I'm a mother of two, and we've got to break a few things down here. Humans breastfed infants because they do not have a way to feed themselves.

As the brain evolves and the babies grow into toddlers, they're eating solids. Even then, if you wanted to use the... "it has vitamins" excuse, YOUR CHILD HAS AN IMMUNE SYSTEM at this point. Even then, it's weird but if you wanted them to have breast milk, then why wouldn't you express and give it in a cup?

To the parents who are breastfeeding their SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN and TEENAGERS, you are messing them up!

This is strictly for your emotional dependency, and every single one of you has said you do it because 'the kid is stressed' or 'the bond.' If your child is a SCHOOL age that bond has already been established.

(Some name calling has been removed from this post)

Nov 26, 2016
Ok stop Norma Bates
by: Anonymous

I am not against breastfeeding. However, I do say it's wrong to breastfeed a child who is old enough to start puberty.

That's just wrong; I'm reading 12-16 on here.

People??? A few years back we saw a craigslist ad about a man looking for a woman who was nursing; I'll keep it PG, but he was a victim of a selfish woman who breastfed too long.

You're causing them to be dependent on you & you know it!!

You want to bond with your older child, get a
Board game, talk to them if you swear your milk is still needed, put it in a cup.


Dec 03, 2016
Disturbing
by: Anonymous

Reading these stories of breastfeeding teenagers feels like I'm in the twilight zone.

My opinion is that it is highly dysfunctional and is hugely damaging to your teen.

Hearing that when your high schooler is stressed about school, they want to come home and have a breastfeeding session shows that they are not learning how to deal with life on their own.

Not to mention the sexual aspect of it. It is so incredibly inappropriate in every way.

You mothers have some serious issues that you need psychological help. The one woman who said it turns her husband on to see his teenage children breastfed .. that couple needs to be turned into HRS.

I don't care how you try to explain it away, it's very messed up, and you should be ashamed of yourselves. You aren't helping your children; I'd say you are failing as parents.

Jan 01, 2017
CHILD ABUSE!
by: Anonymous

If the woman who posted this and the ... who agree with her are 100% serious about breastfeeding children close to their teens, then child protective services need to get involved.

I have a web developer who can find your IP addresses, and if I can find out who you are, I will be reporting you.

Do some real research, you are unbelievable! And not by Dr. Sears who has made up AP and is the ONLY one who supports these ideas when all other physicians and the WHO have documented scientific research about the benefits of breastfeeding and it is not even past the age of two.

You are abusing your children. At this point, you are tandem nursing, which is wrong and disgusting. There is something seriously mentally wrong with every one of you who has school-ages children breastfeeding. Horrible!!!!

(This post has been edited to remove name calling and unpleasant language)

Jan 06, 2017
Disgusting
by: Melissa

Seriously you need to seek physiological help. Breastfeeding your child at 9 yrs and older is pure incest. Even if you call yourself "nudists," your making up excuses for your perverted feelings. Poor kids. They need to be taken away from you. Disturbing!

(This post has been edited to remove name calling and unpleasant language)

Jan 08, 2017
You may be or have already opened some dark future doors.
by: Clinician 20

I'm all for those who extend breastfeeding into the 3-4.

We have to remember there is a reason for this bond.

Your son should be out of the Oedipus conflict stage of psychological growth. If you extend this, the conflict for the child isn't resolved.

Numerous psychological issues have or will form now later in the child's life. I wish you the best of luck although you may have opened some dark doors for your child.

P.S. In the Victorian era when Breast milk was thought as liquid gold and was even sold for children, who's mothers couldn't breastfeed usually were for children who were only in the oral stage of development. (1-3 yrs old depending on intellectual development)

Jan 10, 2017
?!!?
by: Anonymous

Anyone who breastfeeds their kid who is 9 is mentally ill and should be reported to CPS. I am disturbed and disgusted. I clicked here thinking this was clickbait or a joke. Sadly, I was wrong.

Feb 03, 2017
babies would be born with teeth
by: Anonymous

"A little rant" except breastfeeding a 9 years or older child isn't a "bond" it's straight up incest. If children with teeth period were meant to be breastfed babies would be born with them.

Feb 16, 2017
DISGUSTING
by: Anonymous

You all are seriously disgusting and CPS needs involved STAT.

Feb 16, 2017
Damaged
by: Anonymous

IMO breastfeeding a child is acceptable until they become potty trained. Once the diaper is no longer required the child should be weaned from sucking directly from the breast.

Using a breast pump going forward would solve the argument regarding "nutritional value" being lost. The idea of bonding during feeding by that age is ridiculous.

A good mother will accomplish this by evolving her nurturing skills with the child as he/she grows.

Feb 17, 2017
18 and gf watches?
by: Anonymous

Okay, this is mommy issues at the core. The 18 year old misses it, and the girlfriend watched and decided it was ok? And dad said it turns him on that she is breastfeeding their teenage children? Why does that sound normal to ANYBODY?
It sounds like it should be on the news...

Apr 27, 2017
Outraged and speaking from experience
by: Mom

My ex had some hidden pleasure from playing with my breasts and told me often that he would want to nurse after I had my baby.

He also watched lots of porn and incest was something he was into. He was also a polygamist and a nudist.

He told me many times that he would want the baby (were it a boy) to sleep with me when older and he wanted to co-sleep.

I dumped his perverse ass to the curve, and he's restricted in his visitation with my almost 2 year old (who didn't nurse very long, only because of my work schedule.)

But thank the Lord he hasn't visited in those 2 years because I would be afraid of what he would do to her.

For all you moms out there who breastfeed past 4... You're sick people, and I wish I could rescue your children from your perverse pleasure.

I'm not saying it's a sexual thing I'm saying it's disgusting and that no other species of animal breastfeed that long.

If you want them to be successful give them a chance and make them independent and able to live without mummy's nipple for crying out loud.

May 08, 2017
What do they tell their friends?
by: Anonymous

Some of you report that your children - age eight, ten, twelve - love breastfeeding. That's all well and good. But I wonder: do your kids tell their friends about their "special snacks" with mom, and what they eat during those lunchtimes at home during the school day, and how they fall asleep at night suckling mom's breast at age ten?

The major problem is that you are doing something to your child that is widely considered bizarre, infantilizing, even weirdly sexual, If it gets out at school that your child breastfeeds, it is likely that he/she will be cruelly shamed and mocked for it and will feel betrayed by you for doing this weird stuff.

The alternative is to carefully coach your child to tell no one "It's our little secret that you... Shhh, make sure you keep quiet about it; because other people wouldn't understand." That introduces the idea that the breastfeeding sessions are shameful and hidden and wrong, a guilty pleasure at the very least. Demanding that your child keeps mommy's secret - a secret that involves boobs and intimate touching is bound to invoke confusing emotions akin to sexual abuse.

That's the main problem: either the child is open about their feeding habits and risks cruel mockery, or they are forced into secrecy and the knowledge that their behavior is too shameful to let friends hear about.

If you live in a nudist colony where everybody does it, that's a different story. But someone here is saying "I pick her up at lunch from school, and her friends just think she likes to eat at home!" Well, do you think your kid feels good about hiding what she does every day at lunch?

Also consider: kids pick up on their parents' desires and try to please. Maybe she wants to stop but understands that this secret activity is oh so crucial to mommy.... Must keep sucking, must keep the embarrassing secret forever, must not let mommy down!

May 08, 2017
Good for you
by: Anonymous

That's great do you do it in public

May 17, 2017
Why not just pump?
by: Anonymous

I believe that women who want their children to have the benefits of breast milk after age 3, can pump and give the child the milk in a cup. I agree with other commenters that state no other species does this because it is true. I can agree that human milk would be best for humans than any different animal. However, we do not suck the milk from the cow's teat.

Human's that came from the lineage that domesticated cows have evolved to consume lactose after age 3. Biologically it is normal to have lactose intolerance after 3-5 years old because at that time we should have teeth and getting nutrition from food.

Also, the way some mother's are describing breastfeeding sounds like codependency. Almost as if you cannot let go of your babies and you're afraid of them becoming independent without you. If you claim that you breastfeed for nutritional value then why not pump the milk? Why do they have to latch on? Are you afraid to disappoint your child by weening them? Are you addicted to the bond? Are these the men that grow up with fetishes of breastfeeding?

May 17, 2017
Very High Percentage Approve
by: Anonymous

I just finished reading all the comments. I was so happy to find out that a substantial percentage of those commenting, approved of mother's who continued to breastfeed their children up and passed the age of nine.

I am presently breastfeeding my son who is now ten years of age. I would not trade one minute of the happiness I've experienced when we are both together.

We have talked about his breastfeeding, what he thought, did he want to stop, and each time he would tell me how much he loved being with me, and the closeness he felt.

Saying he felt he could talk to me about things and how fun it was. Yes, I realize some would think of my son as "A mother's boy" a sissy, or whatever, but I consider it to be times I will cherish for a lifetime.

May 17, 2017
Congratulations!!
by: Anonymous

Congratulations to all the mothers who have chosen their pathway as it pertains to breastfeeding.

I have already commented in an earlier post. In this post, I wanted to refer to all the NASTY post.

I realize we all have different opinions, and this is as it should be, but for those who disagree with breastfeeding older children, I feel you can disagree without being nasty about it.

None of us know the circumstances that each of us face, there are reasons why each of us chooses to continue to breastfeed our older children. Please don't be nasty with your disagreements.

Jun 04, 2017
Sick Mother
by: Anonymous

No comment. You need treatment.

Jun 18, 2017
I'm flabbergasted!
by: ann

I cannot believe this thread I've come across. I'm so disturbed at what I've read.

I breastfed my daughter exclusively for 27 months. Had it not been for medication and strong herbal supplements I probably would've continued until age 3.

I know that in many cultures breastfeeding is considered normal until age 7. While I disagree with breastfeeding that long, at least at age seven you're still young.

These stories of breastfeeding beyond 7 are incredulous to me. My mouth dropped open when reading of 12 year-olds still nursing.

My mouth dropped even lower when I read of 14 year olds sucking on their mother's breast. My mouth is still on the floor from reading about the 18-year-old male who still sucks on his mother breast.

How on Earth all of the mom's out there committing incestuous acts haven't been arrested is beyond me.

I'm so sad for these young people who have not learned to be independent, find comfort on their own and in constructive ways to deal with daily stress, and believe it is normal to still put their mouths on their mother's nipple.

I'm disgusted. This is just plain wrong.

Jun 21, 2017
As an older Mother who nursed
by: Anonymous

I have read each of these items with interest.

I nursed each of my children and wished I had nursed much longer.

The closeness that you have with your child is for a "season." To hold them and share that private time with them is so short in a lifetime.

So quickly we turn them out to the world and wonder why they are not back in our arms.

I was not a clingy Mother and taught my children to stand on their own, but to have them at your breast in your arms smelling their hair is the closest you can get to heaven.

Keeping your children close as long as they desire it also is never wrong but nurturing.

With each of those that breastfeed their children into the teens and beyond was always with the note that this child is still close to the parents. They have learned it is okay to be close and that they were loved.

The breast is comfort, nutrition and a place that is safe. When we assume that breastfeeding an older child is wrong, you have never had a special needs child that needs much more nurturing. Each child develops at their own pace.

So today I would encourage any Mother that wants to nurse into whatever age, rely on the child to let you know when he or she is ready to leave your breast. Until then, it is a lot of work, and I commend you for your skills as a parent.

Jun 23, 2017
Enough with this incestual BS
by: Beverly Hills momma

I sucked my thumb purely for comfort until 24 (I'm now 34) I nursed my son until he was 18 months (he's now a healthy 7 yr old) & still nurse my 15 month old daughter. I would NEVER nurse an older child, let alone teen, however, if at that age the kid is okay with it then why not? It's for comfort & bonding, not an incestual act. I never saw my thumb as foreplay or time to brush up on my bj skills. Purely for comfort, no different than a cuddle. Now that being said, my reason for not nursing an older child would be the same for not disclosing my thumb sucking. Although it was comforting & the ONLY way I could fall asleep, I never revealed it to anyone (including my husband ) for fear of being made fun of. I was bullied throughout my life & know how difficult it is to be made fun of which is why I disagree with nursing a preteen or teen. Kids & adults can be so cruel! Nursing between a mother & child is for comfort, bonding & should never be considered incestual no matter what the age.

Jul 05, 2017
Awful
by: Anonymous

Everyone who believes in extended breastfeeding are setting your children up to be messed up!! Especially boys.

Jul 07, 2017
Wow.
by: Anonymous

I think it is impressive that you have the guts to do that. It is lovely that you do that, especially with all the negative comments here.

Jul 16, 2017
Older Boys and Nursing
by: Anonymous

I have read that breastfeeding boys at an older age can cause too close a relationship with the mother..by this I mean a reliance/closeness that can lead to the mother babying the boy...and this can cause the boy growing into what is called a sissy image.

Example being an accident, fall, cut finger etc..mother puts the boy to her breast for a cure-all.

Many women desire a clingy son, one who is at her side almost every minute of the day. There have been mothers who feel that they would like to turn the boy into a more girlish image..start to try girls clothes on them, long hair, even make-up, telling themselves, "I just wanted to see what he'd look like.

Breastfeeding boys is a beautiful thing for nutritional values, but doing so into his later years is not....just my opinion.

Jul 17, 2017
Nursing a teenager is coercion
by: Anonymous

Commenters that claim that their preteen and teenage children WANT to nurse have to realize there is some level of coercion, manipulation, emotional instability or other psychological issues going on here.

Yes, some children are naturally more clingy and needy than others, but to coddle them by physically nursing them is not doing them any justice.

They have to grow up and go out into the world at some point, and being affectionate and frequently talking to their parents should suffice as a close bond or connection into adulthood.

Children are still children and are not able to differentiate between what they think they want, and a parent is fostering an unhealthy relationship to keep the child closer to them.

This sounds like the ultimate extreme of coddling and helicopter parenting.

Teenagers need to learn coping skills and independence if they are going to survive a challenging world on their own. There is a line that gets crossed between nurturing and codependence.

If breastmilk is required, there is no reason any child over seven cannot drink from a glass. You are not helping your child to break unhealthy physical attachments to parents, and it could lead the child to have difficulty in mature adult romantic relationships in the future.

Jul 18, 2017
Effect on male children.
by: Anonymous

I was wondering if continual nursing into the almost age of puberty can have a direct effect on a male child, contributing to a clingy/mommies boy.

Jul 23, 2017
Question
by: Anonymous

All you mothers breastfeeding your children who are in jr high/high school, do any of you have husbands/ significant others? How do they feel about this? I can't imagine them being OK with it.

Aug 05, 2017
overly attached
by: Anonymous

You only breastfeed your child still because you are overly attached. You're going to raise someone with no social life.

Do you think anyone is going to let their children spend the night at your house when they find out your 9 yr old son is breastfeeding? No! You're not even giving your son a chance at a social life because of your issues. You're probably single too for obvious reasons. Cut the cord. (bad language and name calling removed)

Aug 09, 2017
Nursing past puberty..
by: Anonymous

Many of these comments admit to either actually nursing a boy past puberty, or comments agreeing to it being alright to do so.

It is a natural change in a male child that certain things take place once past or approaching puberty.

A boy's hormones at this point in his life, are running wild. Sexual changes are taking place, also awareness of sexual thoughts and feelings.

Would I be wrong if I said continual nursing of a boy past puberty could lead to incest?

I know this is a subject not often talked about, but it does happen. Giving a young boys thoughts concerning the female body, combined with nursing at his mother's breast, to me is flirting with trouble. Just my thoughts. Comments please.

Aug 12, 2017
What?
by: Anonymous

I'm a woman with no kids- I'm also a nurse. I'm all for breastfeeding, but you women who are taking your children out of school to nurse should think about your motives.

You who are nursing teenagers - Of course, other cultures might do it, but they also had no access to food.

Aug 12, 2017
Nursing older male children and puberty.
by: Anonymous

I'm a forty year old mother who has nursed my son for eight years.

I have enjoyed my experiences so very much. The reason I stopped, was when I became aware that he was approaching puberty and normal reactions were taking place, the beginning of erections.

I know this is normal in male children when they approach puberty, but I began to feel uncomfortable when I was nursing him.

I'm also aware that even newborn male babies experience the same thing, but babies and eight year old are an entirely different thing.

I'm not sure how mothers of teenage boys continue to nurse under those circumstances. I'm not a judge or jury, just my feelings. I have read comments concerning this same thing; I'd like to know how others deal with this subject.

Aug 22, 2017
Shocking
by: Anonymous

I find some of the comments about teenagers still sucking on mommy's breast outlandish...no way it can be true. Can it?

Especially the 18 year old..he is no longer a child, but an adult..what is going to happen when he gets married?

Is he going to move in with his new bride above the garage so he can just run downstairs for a breast-sucking date?

I am seriously disturbed and frightened if this is at all true.

14 year olds sucking on mommy's breast after they had a lousy day seriously need to go into therapy to learn better-coping skills...for real. Cut the cord already it's just not normal. Heck, I think its abnormal for a five year old to breastfeed.

My nephew is 6; he stopped breastfeeding at six months; I can't imagine him breastfeeding at 5-6 years old.

If you're old enough to ask for it, you shouldn't have it. That goes for bottles and pacifiers too.

These parents that allow this perverse behavior (teenagers..really I still can't believe it) to happen are seriously abusing and crippling their children.

Anyone who breastfeeds a child that can ask for it needs to evaluate what is going on.

It's no longer about nutrition anymore, it's about comfort, and there are other more appropriate ways to get comfort when it's needed.

Aug 23, 2017
Too old for breastfeeding
by: Liz Bon

I am stunned to see people breastfeeding children past the toddler age and even well into their teens. I am all for being free around each other's bodies, and I do not think breastfeeding or breasts are sexual, but this to nurse a teen is extreme to me.

I know that in Western society, we keep our children young until a very late age. In most countries and in prehistoric times, a 14-year old would already be considered a man, ready to start his own family, so I am very curious in what society it is normal to nurse past the age of 3-4 years old. Especially, when people would generally already have younger babies to breastfeed as well.

Also, it seems that there are more mothers and sons nursing till an older age than mothers and daughters. Is my assumption correct?

Furthermore, like it or not, I am assuming you all live in Western society. I think it is damaging for children here to nurse them for that long.

I am assuming you have stopped wiping their butts at some point too. I think it is alarming that that seems to be the only way to have intimacy with your children. They should be able to be comforted in other ways than nursing.

Again, I am no prude. I live in North-Western Europe, and there is no shame with regards to nudity or breastfeeding in my family. But nursing a teen. No. I am very judgmental of that.

Aug 30, 2017
Sick
by: Anonymous

Woman are sick. Breastfeeding after 1-2 years is just sick.

Sep 02, 2017
Breastfeeding Is a Human Right to be Protected
by: Anonymous

I fully support extended breastfeeding. It's a continuation since the birth of a method of feeding your son or daughter, so the child is not going to suddenly switch to having some wrong reason for continuing what he or she is used to.

The reason why we hear some people try to criminalize it becomes clear by watching Fox News. Democrats are all about control and mischaracterizing people's motives to take away every existing human right until none remain.

The nutrition and bonding are both positives, and I don't see any mentally or physically disabled victims of extended breastfeeding. So I say go for it and thank God for the good things in life. Oops, there's that G-word that the Dems want to eliminate.


Sep 02, 2017
Cannot include email address, when I tried to enter.
by: Anonymous

I wanted to address the concerns of the forty-year-old mother who was nursing her eight-year-old son, and felt she had to stop because of the approach of puberty. I would gladly communicate with her, but when I tried to fill in the part where you can add your email address, I found it was not working. I am a forty-five-year-old mother who went through what she did. Not sure if this will be excepted, but my email address is [email protected] Would be glad to talk.

Sep 03, 2017
Breastfeeding and Puberty
by: Anonymous

Those nursing into the age of puberty should know what will occur in male children at that point.

I don't understand those that say, "It made me feel uncomfortable" surely you knew this was going to happen, why continue to that point?

I am not against those that breastfeed into that age period but know when to stop. There is a possibility you will raise a child (male) that will depend on his mother's care/closeness, into his 20's. Then what?

Sep 04, 2017
Natural Instinct
by: Anonymous

I'm a thirty-eight-year-old mother nursing my ten-year-old son. I enjoy every time that he and I nursed.

As others have commented, puberty can be a quick stop gate to extended nursing. I will admit during our time of nursing we did nurse after puberty, and I did experience seeing signs of what happens during puberty.

I chose to ignore his reactions, and continue to nurse him. Nothing happened, the roof didn't fall in, my breast didn't drop off...it is what it is, if you have to stop because of puberty, then stop, if you can see yourself continuing, then by all means continue.

Sometimes we make big deals out of little things. Some will agree, some will not, that's how things are.

Sep 08, 2017
Why do mothers choose to nurse into the teen years?
by: Mary K.

I have read all the comments concerning mothers who nurse into and sometimes past toddler and teenage.

I have yet to see any mention of why mothers continue to nurse into this age range. I cannot understand why.

Surely a teenager does not need the nutritional values that a baby or even a toddler would find value in.

Would it be to create a dependency between say a child and the mother?

I've read there have been cases where a mother just cannot part with the idea that her child no longer needs to depend on many things a mother provides (Nursing/Breastfeeding) when they are much younger. When a mother is nursing her child, and at that time the child is dependent on mother to continue to nurse, could it not go on and on into the toddler or even the early teen years?

Could you blame the mother? Yes, many, many make comments that it is wrong...and in some respects they are correct. There is no reason an eighteen-year-old needs to be nursing, and I'm sorry, but in my mind, at that age (Eighteen) it would have to be sexual.

Remember I said eighteen!! Early teens, I don't have a judgment, perhaps there are special needs, I am not a doctor, just a mother who nursed her son to an age that I was comfortable with.

I wish someone who is in agreement with nursing a teen or pre-teen could explain her reasons for nursing at that age.

Sep 09, 2017
Overly Protective
by: Anonymous

My thoughts concerning nursing children, toddler through it's been mentioned, thirteen years of age, is when the mother just can't let go.

I'm not even going further in age than that. Any older is just beyond my imagination. I could make a case for anything over three years old is too old.

I will leave that to those who have a different viewpoint. I could say perhaps thirteen-year-old nursing is the child's fear of losing the closeness he and his mother share....or vice versa.

I hate to condemn anyone...without knowing their real reason. It seems to me for the child to be nursing at age thirteen; it must have been agreed to by both mother and son...or daughter.

Plus if a boy is close to or is in his puberty period, for him, it would be more difficult to give all this up. With mother's encouragement, with no stop signs, it goes on and on. I've heard at a very early age; boys are more dependent on their mother then girls are.

Should that dependency be encouraged by the mother, where nursing is like holding out a carrot..dependency may go on for a long time. I nursed my son till he was almost two, even then I heard how I was doing something wrong.