26 February 2009

Full-term breastfeeding

We've been nursing for 2 1/2 years now. Sunnyboy says that breast milk tastes better than ice-cream, strawberries, sosmix, cheese, lollipops, lentils and all his favourite foods. The other day I was wearing a t-shirt with a slogan on the chest and Sunnyboy pointed at the writing and told me it said breast milk in there.

Here's a video of us at The Great British Lactivists’ Rally at Parliament Square, London last year. (We only make two very brief appearances so don't blink!)

More information about full-term breastfeeding:
Kellymom: Extended Breastfeeding Fact Sheet
A Natural Age of Weaning by Katherine Dettwyler, PhD
Not Just for Babies: 10 Good Reasons to Breastfeed Your Toddler by Elizabeth Bruce, Mothering Magazine
Extend Breastfeeding's Benefits by Kyla Steinkraus, Mothering Magazine
Mothering Your Nursing Toddler by Norma Jane Bumgarner
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International) by Judy Torgus (Editor), Gwen Gotsch (Editor)

Some great children's books we've got:
I'm Made of Mamas Milk by Mary Olsen
Mama's Milk by Michael Elsohn Ross; Ashley Wolff
Mama Mama by Jean Marzollo

T-shirts we like:
The Mothers Milk Marketing Board


  1. That's fantastic!

    My 5 yr old is down to nursing once, maybe twice, a week. She'll be done soon. My 2 1/2 yr old is still at 3-4 a day and my year old... well, he's still going strong also. It's a wonderful connection to have with the littles.

  2. hey,we were also there :)

  3. I breastfed for 3 years. Loved every day, hour, minute, second of it. My daughter was preemie and has been one of THE healthiest children I have known.

    Cheers to you!