• Extended Breastfeeding Has Been Normal Since The Stone Age

    3 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    I breastfed all my kids until age four. Talk about extended breastfeeding. I tandem-nursed all of them (meaning that I nursed two kids all the time, until my middle child weaned at four, after which I nursed my youngest until he was 4 and 1/2 years old). Turns out I wasn't some nutty hippie. I was going back to my primal roots.
    A study out of the University of Bristol found that our own ancestors actually practiced extended breastfeeding, or the practice of breastfeeding past the age of two, according to Kellymom. In fact, these mamas breastfed their babies way past the age of two: until...
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