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Jennifer, Naturopath and mom
humans need a full-fat milk for at least 2 full years. If you allow your child to nurse to a natural weaning age (2yrs or more) then there is no need for any other milk.
|- The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that breastfeeding continue throughout the first year of life and that "Breastfeeding beyond the first year offers considerable benefits to both mother and child, and should continue as long as mutually desired." They also note that "If the child is younger than two years of age, the child is at increased risk of illness if weaned." (AAFP 2001)
-A US Surgeon General has stated that it is a lucky baby who continues to nurse until age two. (Novello 1990)
-The World Health Organization emphasizes the importance of nursing up to two years of age or beyond (WHO 1992, WHO 2002).
-Scientific research by Katherine A. Dettwyler, PhD shows that 2.5 to 7.0 years of nursing is what our children have been designed to expect (Dettwyler 1995).
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