Health & Wellbeing

So what if I still breastfeed my toddler?


Nothing makes me more mad than constantly being asked when I’m going to stop breastfeeding. From people it doesn’t concern WHATSOEVER!

I’d be a lot richer if I got a pound for every time someone asks me:
“When will you stop?”
“Why don’t you just give him formula?”
“Don’t you think it’s weird?”
“He doesn’t even really need it any more, though, does he?”
“Will you still be breastfeeding him when he’s a teenager?”

No no NOOOOOOOOOOO. There’s so much pressure for mums to not only breastfeed in the first place but to then stop breastfeeding when it’s not necessarily acceptable to society.

NO! I won’t give him formula.
NO! It’s not weird – it’s the best thing I could offer my child
NO! I will not be feeding him when he’s a teenager!

The benefits of breastfeeding a toddler are endless. Why do people see it as their business to comment on someone else’s breastfeeding journey just because they don’t like it?

My child is 15 months old! He’s nowhere near a teenager and he 10000000% won’t be breastfeeding when he is.

Jenna Holt


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