Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Breastfeeding Past One Year {#BFBlogHop}

04 April 2013

Breastfeeding Past One Year {#BFBlogHop}

Never did I imagine I would breastfeed one child for almost two years.  I was just going to be happy to breastfeed for one year, but as the year went by, I decided not to wean my daughter.  Why?

  • She was still nursing about 4-6X/day-once in the morning, once at night, and grazing during the day, and I was not wanting to stop and battle it out with her.
  • She still received the antibodies from breastfeeding.
  • Breast milk still met her nutrients.  The World Health Organization states, 
"The transition from exclusive breastfeeding to full use of family foods is a very vulnerable period. It is the time when many infants become malnourished, contributing significantly to the high prevalence of malnutrition in children under five years of age worldwide."
  • I loved the small, quiet moments during the day.  It was easy to comfort and calm her.
Did you breastfeed over one year?

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