Why I Still Breastfeed My 5-Year-Old

February 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

A couple of 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 for millions of years.

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

The most disturbing accusations hurled at this woman were those of “pedophilia” and “child abuse.”