WDYT about it? I've seen few people do it, but i'm not sure how i feel about it. I feel like once they're a year or two old, it should stop for many reasons. But that's just my opinion
I think after like, 2, 2 1/2, I wouldn't really want to do it anymore. We only made it for 7 months though so I'm not sure. I know that I would still be nursing DD if I could, she'll be 2 next month.
Not for me, but to each their own. Once they're in school, that's excessive, IMO.
I think it can become to much past 3-4.
If its not your kid or your tits then there is no reason to have an opinion about it. If its not for you then its not for you, and thats it.
I think I could handle it to 3 years old. However... I have heard that its not uncommon (im guessing in other countries) to breastfeed until 7 or 8
I think its up to the mom and child honestly. Do I think its weird? Yes I certainly do, but as long as its not causing either person physical or psychological harm then I guess its up to mom and child. I do think though that a child needs to be weened well before they start school though if they are not going to be home schooled.
My daughter is 2years 3months and still nurses a few times a day. It's good for her, helps her right off viruses and infection, calms her when she's overwhelmed, and fills her belly when we are stuck somewhere unplanned and she gets hungry. I plan to let her self wean when she is ready.
My next baby, a little boy, is due in 17 days and I plan to tandem nurse the two to them and let him self wean when he is ready too.
I even pump some milk for my 6year old when he is sick (or just when he wans some) because it helps him get better so much faster and he onows is delicious.
I obviously see nothing wrong with a mother nursing her child (or just providing them with breastmilk) for as long as the two of them desire.
I still bf my almost 15 month old. My sister still nurses my nephew who is 3. I will probably cut DD off at 2 though.
I feel like nursing should stop whenever the child or mother is ready for it to stop. No one else's opinion matters. My kid will be 3 in June and still nurses when he wakes up in the morning.
Quoting linsα:" If its not your kid or your tits then there is no reason to have an opinion about it. If its not for you then its not for you, and thats it. "
Dd is 18 months and I have no intentions other than to let her self wean when she's ready. It's not an inconvenience for me at all, I love it ;) and I don't care how long moms nurse for, it's your tits and your kid
I think if the mother is pushing the child to continue past a certain age then you have an issue. But if a kid still enjoys breastfeeding at 8, then I guess more power to them?
I feel like middle school aged is pushing the envelope.