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Old 01-15-2013, 08:33 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Teexie View Post
At first I thought I would want to wean at 2 years, but now I'm planning to let DD lead the way

No. The WHO recommendation is at least two years and as long after as you and baby wish. The AAP recommendation is at least one year and as long after as you wish. Neither recommend a cut off age as your post implies. And your information about breast milk being "simply an emotional attachment" is false as well. There continue to be many many health benefits to nursing well into the toddler years.
This! Breastmilk will always be better for a child than an animals milk. Some studies actually suggest that cows milk is horrible for you as we were never really meant to consume it, or any milk after young childhood but that is for another post lol.
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