Listen to Monday's Jane's World about breastfeeding, or read the details under the podcast. The matter of breastfeeding has been a hot topic over the past few months. There have been arguments on the internet about public breastfeeding , which some feel really strongly about. While that argument continues on certain parts of the internet, another social media debate has broken out concerning one mom's choice to breastfeed her nine-year-old daughter. She believes that it brought them closer, and helped build a strong bond between them. Sharon decided to openly speak about her story to break down the stigma, and create awareness of 'extended nursing', a term many use to describe breastfeeding after the age of 12 or 24 months.
By Jo Tweedy For Mailonline. A mother-of-four has shared how she breastfed her youngest daughter until she was nine - after the youngster decided she no longer wanted 'mummy milk'. Sharon Spink, from Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire says the extended nursing has cemented a lifelong bond between them and her daughter has enjoyed good health because of the milk's nutrients. The schoolgirl decided to stop taking her mother's milk eight weeks ago, a decision that was supported by Sharon.
We have breasts in order to breastfeed. The mother of four said that she had difficulty breastfeeding her three older children, but that it came easily with her youngest, Charlotte — to the point that the child refused to wean herself, and Spink says she chose not to make the decision for her. Extended breastfeeding is a rarity in modern British society — just 36 percent of babies are still breastfed at a year old, according to Yahoo. But according to researchers , the actual biological age for human weaning typically ranges from 2.
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