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I was having this conversation with my father today and he is kind of concerned about my parenting choices, haha. We have vastly different opinions, and I am open to hearing what he has to say, but love the way we're doing things. DS is 9 months and still breastfeeding and we don't plan on stopping any time soon. (Also do cosleeping, babywearing, all that other AP stuff!) My dad was trying to tell me that there are ALL these studies out there that have shown that infants breastfed past about 6 months grow up dependent, needy, "mommy's boys", etc. I know this is a common belief by many people, but I've only heard reasons why this isn't true. Of course, I'm not convinced by his arguments. What I am wondering is where ALL this information is. Just out of curiosity, has any one run across real studies that have shown any negative long term effects? My dad is concerned mainly that DS is a boy and that it is inappropriate for him to be feeding from a breast for sexuality reasons! I just don't buy it, but he claims there's all this real information out there and I'd like to see it if really is! I'm being told that I don't ever see it because I'm locked in to my opinions of what's best that I won't hear the "other side."