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Breastfeeding a Three-Year-Old is Normal


From”Breast-feeding a 3-year-old is normal, anthropologist says” –USA Today, May 11th 2012


Some online are calling it “perverted” and “dangerous” to nurse a 3-year-old, but “it’s normal for our species,” says Katherine Dettwyler, a professor of anthropology at the University of Delaware in Newark.


“It’s not perverted, it’s not sex, it’s not women doing it for some perverse need,” she says. “It’s normal like a nine-month pregnancy is normal.”


Dettwyler, who has published studies on breast-feeding, found that most children around the world are breast-fed for three to five years or longer.


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Melanie Mayo-Laakso

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Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering.com. Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and are at once fierce advocates for children and gentle supporters of parents.



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