Extended breastfeeding. I’m not sure of the current trends in breastfeeding. There certainly is a lot of advocacy for it around and you see more and more cafes and restaurants display a breastfeeding welcome here sign. When they are tiny babies not many bat an eye or those prude and small minded tut and look away, but then there comes a time once you’ve started the weaning process where people ask- Are you still breastfeeding?
I know I shouldn’t have to justify myself, but I am finding that people around me are surprised that I am still breastfeeding my 8 month old. With my two older children, Little Miss stopped at 9 months, when I fell pregnant with Little Man and Little Man stopped at 7 months. This time I’ve had less of the previous issues and gritted my teeth in the beginning, built up more confidence and now I hope I’ve sussed this breastfeeding thing enough to carry on … for a while at least.
Having come across others who have faced similar quizzing looks when breastfeeding an older baby I thought I would open the door to others to write about their experiences and link up their posts.
To help here are some questions you might like to answer:
- How old is your baby?
- Why do you still breastfeed?
- How often do you breastfeed in a 24 hour period?
- How long is does breastfeeding take?
- What about teeth? Have you been bitten?
- What is your favourite position to breastfeed?
- Any nuances in breastfeeding relating to this age?
If you fancy, feel free to grab a badge to this linky
Copy and paste:
<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”http://www.mumonthebrink.com/?p=2188″ ><img alt=”” src=”http://www.mumonthebrink.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/breastfeeding-badge-.jpg” border=”0″ ” title=”Baby led breastfeeding- breastfeeding beyond 6 months” alt=”Baby led breastfeeding- breastfeeding beyond 6 months”/></a></p>
Please share your related posts below: