I was Googling around for breastfeeding info and came across this video about a woman who is seriously committed to the idea of child-led weaning…she still breastfeeds her almost eight-year-old daughter! (At first I thought the video might be a satire, but it’s not. I found this story about the woman here.)
Anyway, since it’s the middle of the night and I have plenty of time to think as the baby and I work on breastfeeding issues of our own, I’ve been wondering: if you’re a believer in child-led weaning, where would you draw the line in a case like this where the child continues to enjoy it well past baby/toddlerhood? Also, it’s certainly odd, but is there anything *wrong* with breastfeeding a child that old?
I don’t have strong feelings on the subject, but I thought it was interesting. Back to the all night nurse-a-thon…
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