Breastfeeding a Toddler Glances of disgust, unsolicited advice from your mother-in-law, lack of support from your friends, your motives being questioned…these are what you may be encountering if you are breastfeeding a toddler.  You enjoy those quiet moments with your toddler at your breast and at the same time feel guilty when you are faced with comments like “he’s too old for that” and “Don’t you think it’s time to wean her?” A Global View of Breastfeeding Duration Extended breastfeeding (breastfeeding beyond 12 months) may raise eyebrows and criticism in our culture, but let’s take a more expanded view on the matter.  Typical breastfeeding duration across the globe is 2-4 years. 

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Breastfeeding a Toddler Glances of disgust, unsolicited advice from your mother-in-law, lack of support from your friends, your motives being questioned…these are what you may be encountering if you are breastfeeding a toddler.  You enjoy those quiet moments with your toddler at your breast and at the same time feel guilty when you are faced with comments like “he’s too old for that” and “Don’t you think it’s time to wean her?” A Global View of Breastfeeding Duration Extended breastfeeding (breastfeeding beyond 12 months) may raise eyebrows and criticism in our culture, but let’s take a more expanded view on the matter.  Typical breastfeeding duration across the globe is 2-4 years. 

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