Updated: Jun 8
I am not a mother yet. But my mom breastfed me until I was 4.
I know a lot of people might think breastfeeding a 4 year old is too much.
To be honest, I don't think any mother plans to breastfeed their babies this long.
It happens. My mom told me she did it, firstly because she wanted me to be healthy and she knew all the benefits of breastfeeding, secondly she wanted me to wean naturally and by the time I finally said, "I don't want boobies anymore" I was 4.
And every now and then, she reminds me that I have good healthy because she breastfed me for so long, we both do have really good health and we are very thankful.
Every time I read about the benefits of breastfeeding, it just makes sense, so I like to spread the message.
That's why I started "Breastfeeding An Act Of Love" so people would slowly get used to seeing more breastfeeding photos and accept it as it is: a normal, natural thing. But I also hear from a lot of mothers about how hard their experiences were and how frustrating it can be.
One thing I know for sure, one day, when I become a mother, I will try my best to breastfeed my baby for as long as they want.
The World Breastfeeding Week (1st to 7th of August 2018) is meant to encourage more mothers to support each other and try breastfeeding, and less people to judge or ask them to cover themselves, to help normalise something that IS normal, to make mother's feel comfortable when breastfeeding in public. I know this can be a very delicate topic to lots of mothers and I also know they all do their best!
Whatever way you feed your baby, I’m sure you do it with LOVE and in the end, that’s what really matters.
Have a lovely day,