When I was still breastfeeding Charis past a year, people often asked, "When are you stopping?" Yes, it was sometimes discouraging, but I reminded myself that 1.)I was in the minority, 2.)They were honestly curious-instead of being cruel, and 3.)It was a good opportunity to educate them about the benefits of breastfeeding past a year. I also told them that Charis and I were both mutually enjoying our breastfeeding relationship and that every parent is different.
A few other toddler breastfeeding issues that I struggled with are:
But despite the few difficulties I've had, overall I have received support and understanding from friends, and I would encourage others to give support to other mothers as well.
What struggles or issues have you faced with breastfeeding a toddler?
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