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Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting MommyToWesley:" I would, and I think that a lot of adults who are educated on how beneficial it is would agree."

Well i doubt very many men are educated on it. I have a 4 year old son and i would feel really weird if i were breastfeeding him.

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" SO is extremely grateful to his mom for breastfeeding him as long as she did, and I actually don't understand at all why my mom stopped breastfeeding me after 9 months :?"

Thats good, glad some people are happy about it. I just personally wouldnt be able to do it.

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
13th Dec '12

3 is my limit, personally...

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21501 posts
status 13th Dec '12
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" SO is extremely grateful to his mom for breastfeeding him as long as she did, and I actually don't understand at all why my mom stopped breastfeeding me after 9 months :?"


My mom said that pretty much all three of use went on nursing strikes at around 10 months and so she stopped and started us on whole milk. I think that's a normal time for a "nursing strike" and a lot of women think there babies are self weaning.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
13th Dec '12

its not for me... id be very upset and distrubed if i saw a child that old breastfeeding... i'd also be equally upset seeing a 4 year old with a bottle. just no need for it.

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
13th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting shes*almost*one!:</b>" its not for me... id be very upset and distrubed if i saw a child that old breastfeeding... i'd also be equally upset seeing a 4 year old with a bottle. just no need for it."</blockquote>




Imo again it's up to the parent and child. What we view as wrong doesn't mean others do. I wouldn't give my child a bottle that old or nurse that old but to each their own.

user banned Minneapolis, Minnesota 612 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Ryloonjimama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" IKR. I bath/shower, walk around, get ready, ... [snip!] ... see an adult mother breast feeding an adult child but hey, if that's how they roll who am I or anyone else to say that's wrong."


Well just like you all expect others to respect your opinions on breastfeeding you should do the same. If she is not comfortable being nude in front of her kids so be it-her choice...I have daughter and have no problem with it, but if I had a son I may feel different-but my decision.

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
13th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Susan Schultz:</b>" Well just like you all expect others to respect your opinions on breastfeeding you should do the same. ... [snip!] ... so be it-her choice...I have daughter and have no problem with it, but if I had a son I may feel different-but my decision."</blockquote>




Where exactly did I disrespect anyone's opinion?

Lorrilove 1 child; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 451 posts
14th Dec '12

I totally get that some parents like to like their child self ween, and they like to nurse... To each their own... It doesn't matter to me and iwould never give someone a dirty look for BM any child.. I don't really care.



but what i do not understand is the whole health benefits thing, unless they are getting glasses of BM instead of nursing, then i get it but.. for a 4-5-6-7 year old children are school aged.. and in after school programs, sports ect... because most are. They only probably nurse 20-40 minutes a day and hour tops.. Who has more time than that.. Unless the nurse all night long. What health benefit does BM have for a child who nurses 20-40 minutes a day at age 4-7, I don't see a big enough health benefit to soley continue for that reason. (unless pumped and given full glasses a few times a day.) For me the health benefit is out the window, its mostly of a comfort thing in my eyes.. Which is totally fine. Just my thought.

Lorrilove 1 child; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 451 posts
14th Dec '12

Also, everyone has their opinions and is entitled to them... Just because one doesn't agree with another doesn't mean they are being disrespectful.. Some people don't agree with BFing at that age.. and they are more than welcome to voice that.. Same as those who are for it.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Lorrilove:" I totally get that some parents like to like their child self ween, and they like to nurse... To each ... [snip!] ... For me the health benefit is out the window, its mostly of a comfort thing in my eyes.. Which is totally fine. Just my thought."


If you had even taken a minute to type it in to google you would have found plenty of information about the benefits of extended breastfeeding. H/o I'll find you some good links.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Lorrilove:" I totally get that some parents like to like their child self ween, and they like to nurse... To each ... [snip!] ... For me the health benefit is out the window, its mostly of a comfort thing in my eyes.. Which is totally fine. Just my thought."


It's not "just your thought". It's completely wrong.



As a nursing toddler reduces the frequency of feedings, the antibodies contained in the milk is found in higher concentrations. These antibodies foster the continued growth of the child