I breastfed my daughter until she was three.
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I breastfed my first until she was just over four, and only stopped because I was going through a very difficult pregnancy. My second is still b/f, mostly just at bedtime, and she's 38 months old.
There is no upper limit to breastfeeding, and studies have shown absolutely no harmful effects to so-called extended breastfeeding. As a matter of fact, children who are allowed to self-wean have been found to be more confident and self- reliant than those who are forced to stop.
You're doing the best for your child, and anyone who tries to tell you you're doing him harm is full of hot air. Ignore them.
To answer your original question, my milk dried up around age 3.5.
Either i was lucky enough to be around accepting people or my "serenely confident" attitude provided a boundary. :smileyhappy:
my sister went ahead of me with breastfeeding and extended breastfeeding, so I never got hassled by family.
You are lucky to have a dr who knows that this is fine and will not damage her.
srprsboy wrote:I breastfed my daughter until she was three.
Hello, and welcome to the board!
I breastfed my first child until he was four, and am currently nursing my second child at about 33 months. I got lots of negative comments about my first child especially, and they seemed to mostly be about him being a boy, as if that made it even weirder than nursing a girl long-term? LOL. I didn't pay any attention. Normal breastfeeding duration was important to me, and I want/wanted to give my children the chance to decide when to wean. You're doing a great job, keep it up and do what you feel is right for your child.