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THE MANY BENEFITS OF EXTENDED BREASTFEEDING

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by Dagmar's Momsense

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

Well, I created quite a stir when I participated in the discussion "Breastfeeding in Public" in McKMama's BlogFrog community.  I mentioned that I'm still breastfeeding an almost 4-year-old.

Oh, the sh*t storm that created!

My being so open about being an extended breastfeeder actually started a very interesting dialogue between many women on that forum. Most were supportive, and some moms just thought breastfeeding a child that can ask for breast milk is disgusting. By now over 40 entries have been recorded.

I love this kind of dialogue between women because I think that as long everyone respects each other's opinion, we hopefully all learn from each other. Ultimately, I hope that discussing extended breastfeeding will lead to more education in the U.S. about the many advantages of it.

Don't believe me that there are many benefits to extended breastfeeding? Kellymom, one of the best resources for breastfeeding, offers this very educational article, citing countless studies: Breastfeeding Past Infancy: Fact Sheet.

Besides being the best for your child's health and yours...

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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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