Why I Still Breastfeed My 4.5-Year-Old

February 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm




12752117_10156681566035106_1255400245_oTwo years ago, I came across a story about a mother who still breastfeeds her 5-year-old daughter. I’m not really sure why it was newsworthy, but people were shocked to discover a woman feeding her small child the same way all mammals have fed their offspring for eons.

All kinds of bloggers picked up the story, and busybodies jumped in on the comments sections calling the dedicated mother of four every name in the book — “gross” … “disgusting” … “indecent” … “unnatural” … “sinister” … “perverse” … “what’s wrong with the world.”

But to me, the most disturbing accusations hurled at this woman are of “pedophilia” and “child abuse.”