I'm still breastfeeding my 22-month-old son. I'm OK with it, but everyone makes comments. I'm a stay-at-home mom, so it doesn't bother me to feed. I just want everyone to understand.
I applaud your efforts to continue to breastfeed. In many parts of the world, it is quite common to breastfeed until your child is 2 or 3 years old. Where you live, this is much less common, and unfortunately, we live in a society that doesn't fully embrace long-term breastfeeding.
If you are comfortable with breastfeeding, making sure to eat well by maintaining a diet high in calcium-rich foods and seeing that your child still enjoys breastfeeding, you are making a healthy choice. I continued with nighttime breastfeeds until each of my children was between 24 and 30 months. Perhaps having you as a role model will help some people in your community become more accepting of long-term breast feeding.
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