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Old 08-11-2011, 08:33 PM   #93
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Re: Extended breastfeeding and the benefits

Originally Posted by ArtyMtnMama View Post
Stupid question maybe...if your toddlers nurse say three times a day what else are they drinking? I'm assuming no other milks? Just juice and water?

I'm at 4.5 mos with my LO and look forward to making it to 18-24 mos. Thanks!
All 3 of my extended-breastfed babies would just drink sippy cups of water and nurse. Sometimes I will put almond milk in oatmeal or something like that, but that's about it. We don't drink much juice (besides homemade smoothies) but they drink it once in awhile. I haven't seen a need for any other milk than mine, even when they are down to only nursing a few times a day. However, human milk is really important for toddlers' brain growth especially through the 2nd year, so I try to nurse my toddlers to 2 years old or longer. Hope that helps!
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