Breastfeeding Myths Debunked For The Skeptic

  1. There’s no benefit past one year

Breast Milk Counts reported:

Breastfeeding should continue as long as you and your baby both want it—to age 2 or older is fine. Children who breastfeed longer continue to get protective benefits from breastmilk, and they tend to be more secure and independent.”

Most mothers will stop their breastfeeding journey at the one year point because of modern recommendations by pediatricians.

And don’t get me wrong, going for a year is awesome! But, if you decide to go longer don’t let societies stigmas on prolonged breastfeeding stop you.

Breastmilk never stops being nutritious just because your child has reached a certain age.

The Le Leche League reported:

Breastfeeding continues to offer benefits to mother and child, both to their health and mental and emotional well being, for as long as it continues.  It is sometimes thought that there is a point where breastmilk no longer offers any benefits but this is not accurate. Breastmilk maintains nutritional value as well as emotional benefits and the World Health Organisation and the Department of Health recommend that breastfeeding continues, with the appropriate addition of complementary foods, for two years and beyond.”

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