My son kicks off the covers and rouses from his slumber with a start. When hugs fail to soothe his soul, I honour his request as he tugs at my pajama top, allowing him to nurse and find the comfort he seeks. Relaxation and relief are immediate. And so, one more day turned into one more week.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that continued breastfeeding has benefits for as long as mom and child want to do it. And World Health Organization takes it a step further by recommending that babies be breastfed for two years or more, as long as all their nutritional needs are being met. One of the benefits of extended breastfeeding is the nutritional boost it can give a toddler, especially a picky one. Even if your child eats like a little bird, by nursing he may make up for any deficiencies created by his pickiness.
But I have written enough of those. Drink regular milk? If someone had asked me when he was born about breastfeeding a 4-year-old I would have said that was weird and gross. Now that I am here I can say that it is a lot of things, but it is not weird to us and it is not gross to us. To answer your questions: Yes, Jack does eat food.
Two years is fantastic! Yep, the responses to my extended breastfeeding have drastically changed in a year alone. Now, p eople look on in disgust and roll their eyes.