I was delighted to read this, but then equally saddened (although not surprised) that it caused outrage. What is interesting to me, particularly as a mum who tandem fed their 3.5 year old and 2 year old, is that the mother in question has given up trying to reason with the people who are appalled. Those who think it is perverse, weird, selfish (I know – what is that one about!), and generally just icky I do still try to reason with, but I must admit I have yet to get anywhere. Most just politely agree to disagree. I am convinced, though, that in fifty years (or maybe less) as we begin to understand far more about child psychology, breastfeeding until our child is ready to give up will be the norm. Here’s hoping!
About Chaley-Ann Scott
Chaley-Ann Scott is a parenting author, sociologist, counsellor, and mother-of-four. She writes widely on parenting and education for various publications, and is the author of The Shepherdess; A Guide to Mothering without Control.