I remember the first time I saw a woman breastfeeding her 4yr old I was shocked! But I knew that it was societies conditioning causing that reaction still took a bit of getting use to now it's just normal for me. If you think about it from the mothers perspective you don't suddenly start breastfeeding a 4 yr old, they grow into it. I also remember when I had DS2 DS1 had stopped feeding after his birth I was expressing and giving him milk in a cup when DS2 was 2 weeks DS1 came back to the breast and that was a shock feeding this seemingly huge toddler with a mouth full of teeth he was only 14mths not really old at all!
For what it's worth, even as someone who didn't take to it, I'm a big supporter of breastfeeding irrespective of the age of either party .
It's the same reason very few people actually know I still nurse my son at 2 1/2,
I get very uncomfortable when people as about his nursing as I never know what their reaction will be when I say well actually he is still nursing (except for my family I have only ever recieved positive comments though I imagine that will stop the older he gets)
I didn't always getmuch choice bfing in public. Jasper worked out if I put him in the ergo on the front (before I was confident putting him on my back) the moment I put my hands behind my neck to click it he'd have my boob out and latched. Freaking ninja. That was 18-24ish months.
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Its definitely not for me, i can't imagine letting my 3 year old biter near such a sensitive part of my body. Lol . I honestly couldn't care less what other people do, her age is irrelevant 20 or 50 who cares. Good luck to her and anyone else who beast feeds older children
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