Coming up on Friday’s 20/20 will be a discussion of what most people call Extended Breastfeeding. ABC is referring to it as Extreme Breastfeeding. How long is too long?
Everyone has a different comfort level with breastfeeding. Prior to becoming a mom, I thought that one year was enough. Once I became pregnant myself and started reading up on it, I thought “one year, possibly two”. I was lucky enough enough to have many positive influences in my life – including many friends who breastfed for two years or longer. I am currently breastfeeding my toddler and have now surpassed any of my previous limits for breastfeeding.
I’d like to hear from you.
How many of you are nursing toddlers?
How long did you nurse for?
How did your child wean, did they self-wean, did you encourage weaning?
For those of you who haven’t nursed a toddler, but have nursed a baby – I’d like to hear from you too. How do you feel about nursing beyond the one year mark?
A good friend of mine, when she had her second baby, told me that she wished she hadn’t given in to societal pressures to stop nursing at age one. Does anyone else feel that way?