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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I know many people who self weaned after they started school 5-7, my MIL fed her two granddaughters (a year apart) until they were 7 and 6.
    Your MIL fed her two granddaughters? I'm confused..

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    The UK documentary was called "Extraordinary Breastfeeding". You can view all 5 (I think there are 5) episodes on You Tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElizaDoLittle View Post
    Your MIL fed her two granddaughters? I'm confused..
    It's a cultural thing that the eldest grandchild is given to the grandparents. She relactated to feed her. Then when the daughter was ready to return to work after having her second, MIL did the day feeds for the second granddaughter. They have a strong communal BFing culture, the younger granddaughter has fed one of my kids when I couldn't be bothered going home to get more formula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    It's a cultural thing that the eldest grandchild is given to the grandparents. She relactated to feed her. Then when the daughter was ready to return to work after having her second, MIL did the day feeds for the second granddaughter. They have a strong communal BFing culture, the younger granddaughter has fed one of my kids when I couldn't be bothered going home to get more formula.
    That's really cool. Which culture is this? I know here in NZ it is quite common for Maori children to be raised by grandparents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    It's a cultural thing that the eldest grandchild is given to the grandparents. She relactated to feed her. Then when the daughter was ready to return to work after having her second, MIL did the day feeds for the second granddaughter. They have a strong communal BFing culture, the younger granddaughter has fed one of my kids when I couldn't be bothered going home to get more formula.
    That's awesome! Would love to know where she's from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM View Post
    That's really cool. Which culture is this? I know here in NZ it is quite common for Maori children to be raised by grandparents...
    Yeah, she's Māori. I grew up around similar situations with the breast feeding grandparents. More commonly the grandparent weans their 4-7yo child and feeds the new grandkid though, MIL is the only grandparent I've met who has relactated.

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    Know personally? Id have to double check exactly how many months chels weaned her DS because her and I would be neck & neck. I think she may have fed longer because her DS is a month older and we weaned around the same time. So approx 37 months (jasper)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I know a few people who breastfed until 7

    I saw a doco from the U.K. once and I think the woman was breastfeeding her two girls who were older than 7. Can anyone remember the one?
    Yep they were 8 and 13 by memory, there's a clip on YouTube.

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    I am related to 2 women who BF their kids until 6/7 (school age)

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    I was really disappointed that I had to stop BF my DD's at only 3 months as I planned to feed them until 2-3 years.
    I really could not imagine having a school aged child that still BF, for me personally I find it strange.
    I really used to enjoy BF and the bond I felt it created, I would definitely have an issue with somebody else BF my child.
    Please nobody take offense to any of that, just my personal view.


 

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