This is the second story we’ve done about Mom’s who breastfeed toddlers. But, given the fact that very recently the CDC recommended mothers actually DELAY breastfeeding to boost vaccines (which is absolute rubbish) and another report suggested we stop referring to breastfeeding as “natural” I figured we still needed to talk about this important topic.
Leanne Allerton is a mother who has a youtube channel where she regularly shares her feelings and opinions on breastfeeding. And the video below, which is an update, has gotten over 1 million views.
“I post breastfeeding videos when I feel like talking about things, because there will always be someone out there who is going through the same thing.You get a lot of nice suggestions but also a lot of abuse — those I tend to block and delete.”1
However, Leanne believes that breastfeeding should stop when a child is old enough to understand what’s happening. And, the American Academy of Pediatrics believes breastfeeding toddlers is fine, too. They recommend that the mother and child breastfeed until they decide to stop.4 One thing we all might be able to agree on- it’s up to the individual parent. It’s their choice.
What is your take on breastfeeding an older toddler? Just remember to be kind when sharing your opinion.
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