So what if I still nurse my toddler?
By Laura E. Stachel
Valencia San Diego
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.