Everything in life comes with both pros and cons. Breastfed babies are no different. While there aren’t exactly cons to breastfeeding a baby, for moms, there can be some downsides. Producing enough milk can be hard on the body and an emotional experience. Additionally, women wonder what is going wrong or feel inadequate if they cannot produce enough milk.
In contrast, one mom shared that she breastfed her daughter until the age of nine, sparking a lot of controversy. She explained how she believed it to be beneficial but was there a line crossed? Was there no placement of boundaries? Or is she right, did her daughter benefit immensely, or can she just do what she wants?
Sharon Explains Why She Breastfed So Long
Sharon Spink a mom of 4, shared in 2019 that her 9-year-old daughter Charlotte made the decision to stop breastfeeding. Her plan was to be done by the age of 10. She said that Charlotte slowly weaned herself off of breastfeeding and had stooped prior to reaching the 10-year mark. She explained that in the months leading up to no longer being breastfed, her feedings were more spread out. Charlotte would only ask for it when she was feeling under the weather or looking for some comfort.
Sharon said she would have let Charlotte breastfeed for as long as she wanted but was glad to stop. She further stated, “As she’s been reducing anyway, I don’t feel sad about it. If she would have stopped suddenly, I think I would have missed it. But it’s just nice that it’s come to a natural end. It’s how I envisaged it would end. It was her choice and was done in a very gradual way.“