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    Someone actually said something to me yesterday about DD 21 months feeding, and that I 'wasn't setting any boundaries' by letting her feed when she asked.

    Without even thinking I said, 'well, yanno, every time she feeds she gets a big hit of probiotics, antibodies and vitamin C. So there are much worse things she could snack on.'

    Quite proud I thought of it on the spot like that hehe!!

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    Oooh good come back purplecat. Plus some good fats, protein & calcium

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    If they ask if you are still feeding just ask then why and whether it is because they have ran out of milk for their coffee
    Ha ha good one! This appeals to my sense of humour. Geez my mum would FREAK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Yeah I had lots of 'you know he's just feeding for comfort?'

    'yeah... And?'

    I mean FFS lock me up! Call DOCS! I'm comforting my child!
    ha ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplecat View Post
    I also love (and quote) the statistics on the aba website under feeding a toddler section. (originally from WHO website)

    Baby's over 12 months get
    31% of their daily energy needs
    38% of protein
    45% vitamin A
    And a whopping 95% of their vitamin C
    Needs from breastfeeding.

    I was blown away when I read that.

    Alot of people think breastfeeding a toddler is "just" about comfort (like that's such a trivial thing...), but nutritionally it is so much more.

    As well, they still get all the antibodies and immune protection in the same way a younger baby does - their immune system is still developing at that age (I think it is fully mature at around 2?), so that's a good one to remind them about
    Interesting. Might print that off the site for mum! Thanks PC

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    Ok here we go! On the road now. Travel safe everyone. Have a happy Christmas and good luck with your snappy/ informative/ deflecting responses to those "helpful" suggestions from family and friends to wean. Kia kaha wahine. Stay strong women! happy holidays

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    Well we had our big family Xmas today, and it was suggested that I need to start putting vicks on my nipples to put dd2 21 months off breastfeeding : i just laughed and said we're not ready to wean yet. I know it sounds like a pretty awful thing to say to a bf'ing mum, but I think the intent was to help (?). I guess the assumption is that if a toddler is still feeding at this age you want to stop them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplecat View Post
    Well we had our big family Xmas today, and it was suggested that I need to start putting vicks on my nipples to put dd2 21 months off breastfeeding : i just laughed and said we're not ready to wean yet. I know it sounds like a pretty awful thing to say to a bf'ing mum, but I think the intent was to help (?). I guess the assumption is that if a toddler is still feeding at this age you want to stop them..
    some people are so uneducated


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