20Extended Breastfeeding Builds Health and Bonding
Recommendations about breastfeeding already encourage staying the course. Six months of exclusive breastfeeding is suggested, and moms are encouraged to keep nursing for the first year of a child's life. However, many moms are choosing to breastfeed even longer, letting their children decide when to end the nursing relationship.
decision is still considered strange by some people, there are actually many benefits. Children receive health benefits from mom's milk as long as they are nursing, and mom and the child continue to bond through this precious ritual. The World Health Organization backs extended breastfeeding, saying mom should try to breastfeed beyond one year if possible.