I hope "Breastfeeding Older Children" one day will be called just.... Breastfeeding. Not extended breastfeeding, not breastfeeding older kids...
It is what it is now. The good news - it's changing little by little. More and more mothers breastfeed beyond infancy as they realize the benefits of extended breastfeeding.
The proper education and support is crucial for mothers as they have to deal with ongoing criticism and wrongful information not only from their family members but from their pediatricians as well. (Yes, I am pointing to those doctors who claim that there is no value from breast milk to a child after 6 months).
Browse through these articles to find all information you need about breastfeeding older children.
Contrary to popular belief, breastfeeding older children doesn't mean that we will make them spoiled, dependent, needy. Attachment theory states that close bond and nourishment increases confidence and ability of children to be able to achieve independence naturally.
Extended Breast Feeding
can change your life
The minimum predicted age for a natural age of weaning in humans is 2.5 years, with a maximum of 7.0 years.
This guideline for a natural weaning age between 2.5 and 7 years allows parents to know generally what to expect if they leave weaning up to their child. It is useful. It allows for a wider range of “normal”, and it encourages parents to follow their children's’ cues.
When To Stop Breastfeeding
is not only up to a mother
To be able to give the best food and comfort for your infant or toddler you need to feel good yourself first. Find that balance between your comfort zone and the needs of your child.
Tips for mother of
YES. It is safe to breastfeed while you are pregnant. If you feel good and your pregnancy is healthy there is no reason why you should stop nursing.
While it is quite easy for some mothers, it can become very challenging for others to breastfeed more then one child.
Breastfeeding While Pregnant
The Ins and Outs
Tandem breast feeding is when you nurse two (or more) siblings of different ages.
Many mothers learn about tandem nursing when they become pregnant and as they breastfeed their toddlers.
While it is very exciting that the new baby is coming to the world there might be some worries too.
Healthy nursing mother can provide enough breast milk to provide for two, three, or perhaps even four children since it works on a supply and demand basis.
Tandem Breast Feeding
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