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EXTENDED BREASTFEEDING PAST THE TODDLER AGE

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An excerpt from a post by one of our favorite bloggers, Dagmar Bleasdale, the mom behind Dagmar's Momsense.

Today is quite a special day--I have been breastfeeding my son for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days. Yay for extended breastfeeding!

To my surprise, I surpassed breastfeeding him for three years a few months ago, and L has no intention to stop. I still nurse him to sleep every night, and depending on the day we have, he either nurses just a couple of times during the day or many times. He can go a whole day without breast milk when he is out and about with his daddy, and he really doesn't ask to be nursed anymore in public. Not because he feels it's inappropriate--I have never made that suggestion--but he is just too busy exploring the world. Only when he gets hurt in public does he sometimes ask to be comforted by being held and getting a few sips of warm, sweet milk. Wmart kid!

Breastfeeding my son is one of my proudest accomplishments in life. It was such a struggle in the beginning, yet I stuck it out, and I am so glad I did. I gave him the best start health-wise and thankfully L is a very healthy child so far.

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Dagmar is a mom, blogger, columnist, proofreader, editor, entrepreneur, and social media consultant who writes about motherhood, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, green and frugal living, decorating, blogging, and her love for Twitter and Nutella.



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