Feeding past one /full term nursing/ extended breastfeeding / natural term breastfeeding /Prolonged breastfeeding.
What do you call it where you are from?
Its all amazing!
▪️Did you know that the average international weaning age is 4-7 years.
▪️Ireland has a long way to go....
▪️Breastfeeding is recommended for the first 2 years of life as a minimum by the world health organisation.
▪️By weaning your baby from the breast you are putting them. At an increased risk of developing illnesses.
▪️Many mums will fall pregnant before this 2 years comes to a close and so go on to tandem feed both baby's. Breastfeeding tandem may reduce jealousy & help to increase bonding between siblings. It also boosts the immune systems of both children due to the body's abilities to make antibodies based on what bacteria your baby is exposed to .
Breastfeeding boosts the children's brain development & those that are breastfed the longest stand to show the greatest gains.
The results are cumulative. Meaning, the longer a#womanbreastfeeds, the greater benefit to her.