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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Theres a teensy weensie age gap between 4 and 15 though isn't there? Like a decade.

    I wouldn't lay with a 15 year old until they fall asleep every night (without some reason like SN/trauma) but I'll lay with my 4 year old every night until he goes to sleep. But just because I won't do this in a decade doesn't mean I should stop doing something beneficial and age appropriate for him now.

    I never understand the jump to comparisons between breast feeding a child of X age and breast feeding a child three Times older.



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    It was more for the sake of conversation, hypotheticals and all that. Being that (I would guess) the majority of people probably don't know about humans being all but engineered to breastfeed up to the age of 7 (something I certainly didn't know until tonight) it's possibly not surprising that a many people might find something like this a little in contrast with their western understanding of breastfeeding. Hence articles like this never failing to raise discussion I guess.

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    I would be surprised if I saw a woman breastfeeding a 4yr old in public, simply because I've never seen an older child being breastfed before.

    I've heard that it happens, but I don't know anyone IRL who has, and I've never seen it while out and about. So, shocked is the wrong word, but I would be surprised. I think statistically it is unusual (certainly in western cultures), and therefore it kind of makes sense that there's a magazine article about it as it is not the norm for our society.
    Most women who breastfeed for an extended period of time (myself included) don't feed when they're out and about. So I think it's more common than many realise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WineTime View Post
    It was more for the sake of conversation, hypotheticals and all that. Being that (I would guess) the majority of people probably don't know about humans being all but engineered to breastfeed up to the age of 7 (something I certainly didn't know until tonight) it's possibly not surprising that a many people might find something like this a little in contrast with their western understanding of breastfeeding. Hence articles like this never failing to raise discussion I guess.
    That's cool. Sorry sore spot. Too many "blahblah wean him now you don't wanna be breast feeding him when he's 6 etc blahblah"

    I am glad it's being discussed.

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    Default 50 year old woman breastfeeding 4 year old...? what do you think?

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    Most women who breastfeed for an extended period of time (myself included) don't feed when they're out and about. So I think it's more common than many realise.
    I never did after my kids were 2.5+ only in friends homes who were comfortable with it or who I knew really didn't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    Most women who breastfeed for an extended period of time (myself included) don't feed when they're out and about. So I think it's more common than many realise.
    Lol I felt like I did my bit for the education of the public. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    That's cool. Sorry sore spot. Too many "blahblah wean him now you don't wanna be breast feeding him when he's 6 etc blahblah"

    I am glad it's being discussed.

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    It's cool, I'm finding it all very interestng so far! Breastfeeding is not a topic I know much about so I like discussions like these...if they stay friendly!

    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 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    Most women who breastfeed for an extended period of time (myself included) don't feed when they're out and about. So I think it's more common than many realise.
    I stopped nursing ds in public after 1 year, couldnt deal with the omg seriously just feed the kid instead of giving it tit reaction tbh,
    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)

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    Default Re: 50 year old woman breastfeeding 4 year old...? what do you think?

    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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    Default 50 year old woman breastfeeding 4 year old...? what do you think?

    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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