I'd be seriously worried about any mother who is judging another based on NO proven reason why judgement is necessary ( again, if you can show proof that extended breast feeding in any way HURTS a human offspring then by all means correct my wrongness and judge away)
The who guidelines are applicable to ANY nursing mother who choses to follow them, I see no alternatives which stipulate certain environmental factors determining their guidelines
The question simply was what is the oldest YOU personally know a child has breastfed til,
You didn't even answer the question ...
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What a wonderful thread, let's not ruin it with arguments I'm so sad for last couple of days because I took antihistamine and it drained out my milk. Breastfeeding has been a beautiful thing to me and I'll do it as long as DS still wants it.
PS. The oldest I know is 4 yo and there were a lot of pressure from family, friends on the mother to stop bf.
Last edited by lovesushi; 17-04-2012 at 21:52.
OP I know one who went to 7, her brothers were all 4 or 5 when they weaned. I know lots who bf to 4, and most people I know bf til between 2 and 3. It is more common in my circle to bf to 3+ than wean under 1.
Lolz83 - A childs immune system is not fully developed until around 7 years of age, so yes, continually getting the goodies via bm is very beneficial, especially if they have any health issues.
My second son weaned at 5 and a half years, and it was quite amazing the amount of sicknesses he picked up in the 6 months after weaning, I'm sure the two were related, it was so sudden.
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