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    What, in your opinion, is an appropriate age to stop breast feeding a child?

    What is your opinion about this woman who still breast feeds her young children?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxv6R9fUO74



    I also posted this below: If you don't want to watch the video, it's about a woman who's still BFing her 7 year old, and her other child stopped at 5 years old.
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    Up to the mommy! I, personally, wouldn't do it over a year and a half at the most. THAT could change once I have Bella and b/f her but for now, that's my opinion.

    NO OFFENSE WHATSOEVER to ANYONE who nurses longer than that!
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    There have been a LOT of debate threads about this very subject. They're usually not very pretty

    Personally..... I'm thinking 12-18 months is ideal. (ETA: I'm not a mom..... so this is just a guess)

    But you need to do whatever works for you & your kids
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    Ooo good S/O! I was thinking the same thing when reading the other thread earlier!
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    If you don't want to watch the video, it's about a woman who's still BFing her 7 year old, and her other child stopped at 5 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mraynee88 View Post
    If you don't want to watch the video, it's about a woman who's still BFing her 7 year old, and her other child stopped at 5 years old.
    I've seen the video before.

    Honestly, I question how healthy it is. Supposedly it's one of those "comfort" things to help the kids cope.

    This concerns me.... by 5 and 7, I personally feel that the children should have developed coping skills that do not involve relying on breast milk.

    Like I said, personal opinion. Definitely not for me.
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    I think that might be like the norm for other countries that are poor? I'm not sure.
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    I think once the child is old enough to drink cows milk then they are old enough to stop BFing JMO


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    personally i'll be pumping longer than i breastfeed so the baby can still get the nutrients of the breast milk. i'll only be breastfeeding @ first & only when i'm home. but thats me personally.

    otherwise just in general, i think that if the child can ask for it, than you should have stopped a while ago.
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    I bf Miss K until she was 23 months old and would have gone longer had she not gone to visit her great-grandparents for a couple weeks. I will let Little K self-wean as well. IMO it is completely up to mother and child to decide when to stop bf
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