I Breastfeed My 4 Year Old
I pledge to be more open about the fact that my 4 year old son is still breastfed.
I’m really lucky to have the support of some amazing breastfeeding networks where I can be proud of my breastfeeding journeys, especially tandem feeding my son and daughter, who turned 4 and 1 last March. Yet some of my closest friends friends and family wouldn’t know that my son still has a boob at bedtime and again when he wakes in the morning.
I tell myself I’m protecting my son from judgement, but maybe I’m more afraid of being labelled a weirdo or pervert.
My son and I have a beautiful relationship. He is smart, funny, active, capable, independent, caring, crazy and extremely handsome. If this special guy is a product of my parenting, then I have absolutely no reason to be ashamed of the way I am raising him.
Maybe if my friends and family can see that my son is breastfed at 4 and IS NOT impaired or disadvantaged in any way, we can help fight some of the stigma that breastfeeding past infancy is anything other than amazing.