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What counts as extended breastfeeding?

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chequersandchess Tue 28-Oct-08 08:26:14

Just wondered at what point b/f is seen as "extended." Is it after one year, two etc?

"Natural term" makes more sense to me, as I understand it this is when the baby/child decides when b/f ends, is that right?

What are the benefits of feeding beyond two years? Just interested really.

terramum Tue 28-Oct-08 10:19:58

Nothing counts as extended imo as, unless you are literally forcing the breast on a child (which tbh is impossible), a child will continue feeding until they are ready to stop.

Also as it is natural and normal (although not common) to feed beyond 2 years there are no benefits...just disadvantages to stopping.

liahGeneMutatedMonster Tue 28-Oct-08 10:23:41

stopped feeding mine at

6 mths, (pressure, "baby is starving") she wasn't

2 yrs, stopped at 2nd birthday, my choice

14 mths, my choice was preggers and sick

15 mths stopped to get preggers

18 mths next week, no plans of stopping. TTC so we will see.

am i an extended bf'er

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