~Breast Feeding Toddlers


Because more and more women are choosing to breast

feed their babies, more and more are also finding

that they enjoy it enough to continue longer than

the first few months they planned on.  Breast

feeding to 3 - 4 years of age is common in much

of the world recently, and is still common in

many societies for toddlers to be breast fed.

Because mothers and babies often enjoy to breast

feed, you shouldn't stop it.  After six months,

many think that breast milk loses it's value -

which isn't true.  Even after six months, it 

still contains protein, fat, and other important

nutrients which babies and children need.

The fact is, immune factors in breast milk will

protect the baby against infections.  Breast

milk also contains factors that will help the 

immune system mature, and other organs to develop

and mature as well.

It's been shown and proven in the past that 

children in daycare who are still breast feeding

have far less severe infections than the 

children that aren't breast feeding.  The mother

will lose less work time if she chooses to 

continue nursing her baby once she is back to


If you have thought about breast feeding your

baby once he gets passed 6 months of age, you 

have made a wise decision.  Although many feel

that it isn't necessary, And toddlers.  Breast milk is the

best milk you can give to your baby.

No matter what others may tell you, breast feeding

only needs to be stopped when you and the baby

agree on it.  You don't have to stop when someone

else wants you to - you should only stop when 

you feel that it's the right time.

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