HELP! I'm tired of the innuendos being sent my way via my husband and MIL who think there is no physical or emotional reason my toddler (22months) still needs to be breastfed. I am HOPING that someone here can give me valid articles and/or studies to support extended breastfeeding. My son was a preemie and was on oxygen for 3 months at birth. He's not been sick since, etc. and I feel that has to do w/ breastfeeding. I'd like to prove that it increases a toddlers' health/smarts/etc. to continue to bf until self-weaning. And WHY self-weaning is more gentle on the emotional make-up of a baby than just weaning. THANKS!