As far as what makes an extended nurser. I suppose it is a matter of perspective. I don't really consider my 2year old to be an extended nurser (maybe at 3, but not yet, certainly ). But there are those that think nursing a 6 month old is extended nursing.
I don't know for certain, but I think formula fed babies are generally given formula for at least a year. I don't know if they get formula after that.
Not perfect, Just amazing!
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I never worried when she was nursing and got sick, because her intense love of the breast meant she would get some life-giving clear liquids. This time (she is 6) she refused everything, including sips of water...I had to practically force them into her. She dehydrated in about 3 days. (I kept trying to get liquids into her, but it just wasn't enough).
That alone would convince me of the value of Extended nursing...but I also remember all the soothed hurts and calmed tantrums...the colds she didn't get because my milk gave her the needed antibodies as I sneezed and wheezed away...the calories she packed on in her marathon nursing sessions before sleep after a day of picky eating and too-busy playing .
It's not for every woman, but it sure was a great thing in this house!!
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