breastfeeding

United States
September 28, 2006 10:12pm CST
How old does a child have to be before breastfeeding becomes wrong?
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24 responses
@ShannaS (559)
• United States
7 Oct 06
DO what feels right and don't let ANYONE tell you different. I BFed for longer than one friend of mine though right but who cares? My child is healthy, happy and never sick. Screw 'em
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@lips8481 (16)
• United States
9 Oct 06
I believe in self weaning and that all depends on when the child is ready. But I hear that most children wean between the ages of 4 and 5 and some wean sooner. All children are different and that bond that is created is special and I believe that some children need that bond longer than others.
• United States
10 Oct 06
I couldn't agree more! Just based on my community of friends, the average age of self-weaning has been 2-4. A lot of children wean when their mothers get pregnant again, as well - the milk changes and supply drops, and many just lose interest.
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@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
29 Sep 06
I think up to two is enough, I also think really at one a child shoud be finished because he can now drink regular milk and eat all the food we eat.
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@bblessed (1822)
• United States
10 Oct 06
Whenever you feel like your ready to quit thats the time to try. The oldest of mine was 2 1/2 before he quit. The others were younger. There is nothing wrong with feeding your child and dont let anyone tell you otherwise. If someone does have a problem with it thats their own problem :)
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@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 06
According to the studies it remain as good as your child still want it.
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• United States
3 Oct 06
i think as long as the child and the mother are comfortable with it and still show interest its fine. who cares what other people think you just have to do whats right for you and your own situation.
• United States
30 Sep 06
i nursed my daughter until she was 14 months and i thought that was plenty long enough,, but some people brestfeed their children until they are 2. i think that it is long enough around a year when they can start eating regular food, but then again my sister brestfed her son until he was almost 4
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
30 Sep 06
Normally 6 months to 1 year should be good enough.
• United States
7 Oct 06
The APP recommends AT LEAST one year, but the WHO says at least 2 years.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
7 Oct 06
There are friends of mine, whose mothers is to say that her son had 2 years of mother's milk feeding.
• India
9 Oct 06
yeah..8 months or say just above 1 year..is enough..tas wat i fell so...
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
13 Nov 06
It is never WRONG! Although, when a child starts tugging at the mother's shirt or taking freedoms in public, then it is time to consider weaning or limiting it to private areas like at home. It is hard to accept a toddler grabbing in public or verbally asking for it when others may hear. I really think at that point they are more than ready to drink cow's milk or goat milk or soy for that matter. They have already gotten the immunity benefits they need.
• United States
8 Nov 06
i think til about 2 is fine
@peetred (272)
• United States
14 Oct 06
Until age 2 is fine. Age 3 is pushing it...
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
9 Oct 06
I would say by the age of 1
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
5 Oct 06
Personally I think if you live in a developed country..1 year is plenty...under-developed or "3rd" world country...it is as long as necessary..ie..it's the only way to guaranttee the childs health and nutrician. Though many different cultures have their own beliefs and no one has the right to tell them any different.
• India
5 Oct 06
I think upto 1 year.
@rakleen (566)
• India
5 Oct 06
03 years
@jaginfo2006 (1757)
• India
5 Oct 06
a little bit of suggestion if ur a mother better go a doc u wiil not regret
@acdc0805 (981)
• United States
5 Oct 06
i htink around 18 months or so.
@edigital (2711)
• United States
5 Oct 06
Two years is must but 2.5 yrs. is enough. More than this is not well.
@van123 (1288)
• India
5 Oct 06
2years to 4 years
@lokesh61 (551)
• India
2 Oct 06
5