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Old Oct 31st, 2017, 05:00 AM   21
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This is something that has been on my mind a lot recently.

I think the reason why people find it weird to breastfeed a toddler is because they are just new to the idea and don't know better.

I was one of those people before, but it was really for lack of knowledge. Now I have a 4month old and a lot of people are already expecting me to be stopping. I thought I would continue for one year but now I think I would like to breastfeed her till she's about 3 as I don't want to give her cows milk or formula.

It really just is the natural thing to do and I suppose if you're not in the position yourself you don't understand it. So many people choose not to breastfeed in the first place so to be breastfeeding a toddler is a vary strange idea for them.

For those of you who are breastfeeding a toddler how did your entourage react? I am a little worried of how my family (mom, sister) will react. Did you explain your decision to them? Or is anyone hiding it from family? I spoke to my husband about it yesterday and he seemed to be accepting even though he has previously judged women who breastfeed older children on TV.

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Old Oct 31st, 2017, 05:17 AM   22
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None of my family care that I am still breastfeeding my 3 year old and 5 month old, as my own mother breastfed three kids past two years - my brother until he was 4.

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what anybody else's opinion on the matter is - I'm not about to let down my older child, who still has a psychological need to breastfeed at this point, in order to appease someone else's feelings or validate their notions about what I should be doing.

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