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-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a , who each self-weaned at 4.5 years , who both 'd, who were both, and both: . Also, , and !
|It is recommended that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, and thereafter as long as mutually desired.|
|Nursing Beyond Infancy
Breastfeeding should ideally continue beyond infancy, but this is currently not the cultural norm and requires ongoing support and encouragement.85 Breastfeeding during a subsequent pregnancy is not unusual. If the pregnancy is normal and the mother is healthy, breastfeeding during pregnancy is the woman's personal decision. If the child is younger than two years of age, the child is at increased risk of illness if weaned. Breastfeeding the nursing child after delivery of the next child (tandem nursing) may help to provide a smooth transition psychologically for the older child.
|children should continue to be breastfed, while receiving appropriate and adequate complementary foods, for up to two years of age or beyond.|
|Originally posted by Clarity
Which is a reason the formula companies claims that the WHO marketing code should not apply here is sort of hilarious, in a sad, sick way.