Extended nursing taken to the extreme?
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|Tue, 11-04-2003 - 10:09am|
I remember hearing about this a while back. This article is from last week. Now I realize extended nursing has been debated recently on this board...I've come to accept that different people have different ideas wrt self weaning. I may not share those ideas, but I can respect them. I compare it to differences in other areas of parenting, like potty training for example. Some parents feel it's best to wait until the child trains himself. Some, like myself, feel once a physical ability to potty train is shown, a little consistant guidance and they're trained in a week.
But 8 years old and nursing? I can't even imagine! From reading the article I genuinely feel the mother thinks it's in the best interest of the child. But IMO, 8 years old is waaaay too old to be nursing! The mother says she thinks it's OK to nurse "right up until the teen years". ((((SHUDDER))))
Edited to fix link and to add that the actual story was from July of 2002 not last week.
Edited 11/4/2003 10:36:14 AM ET by oneproudmama