8 Truths About Extended Breastfeeding

8 Truths About Extended Breastfeeding

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Hey Y’all, it’s Erin!

There’s been conversation about breastfeeding during the first year. Caitlin shared her breastfeeding journey recently, and it really got me thinking about my own breastfeeding journey.

I’ve been nursing my daughter for the last 18 months. Things look very different today compared to day 1.

Breastfeeding after the age of one is widely considered “extended breastfeeding.”

Jess recently shared all of the benefits of extended breastfeeding!

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Breastfeeding Past One AKA Extended Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Past One AKA Extended Breastfeeding

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Hey y’all! It’s Jess again and I’m here to talk about something near and dear to my heart: breastfeeding.

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Let’s clear up one thing

Breastfeeding has come a long way. It isn’t just baby to breast anymore. I’m talking about anyone who feeds their baby human milk whether it be via donor milk, pumping, or nursing.

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As soon as my daughter turned 1, everyone had an opinion about getting her off the breast. My favorites were “she doesn’t get anything from your milk anymore,” “she doesn’t need it,” “she’s too old for it now.”

My daughter still breastfeeds on demand. Wakes up about 3-8 times (it varies greatly night to night) to nurse and I am comfortable with that. We have no plans of stopping anytime soon.  

Why do people always seem to have an opinion on feeding children?

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Boobs to Bottle & Back Again – Caitlins Breastfeeding Journey and 5 Tips to Help You Succeed

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Hi there! My name is Caitlin and I am so excited to share a little about my breastfeeding story and some tips with you as a guest writer for Lil Helper’s Blog!

First, a little about me…

I am a first time mom to a smiley 5 month old girl, Aileen. I live in Alberta with my husband, daughter, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. Before becoming a mom I was working as a preschool teacher which I LOVED. I have worked with kids my entire life and love all things about tiny humans. BUT having a baby of my own has been a game changer. I’ve learned a lot, and struggled a lot.

One of the biggest challenges about becoming a parent for me has been breastfeeding. Let’s get into it.

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