Breastfeeding a newborn – normal. But breastfeeding a toddler, is that normal? Yes, in fact the World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding to 2 and beyond. So why don’t we see it and talk about it more?
Today I speak with IBCLC Susie Prout about the practicalities of breastfeeding older kids.
We cover questions including:
- How long should babies be breastfed?
- Is there an age when breastmilk is no longer beneficial?
- Once solids are introduced, how much should babies breastfeed still?
- Is breastmilk still needed after 12 months?
- Once babies start solids, should they stop breastfeeding overnight?
- When should breastfeeding boundaries be implemented?
- Is it true that toddlers who breastfeed become overly dependent?
- How to prepare for return to work whilst breastfeeding?
- How does breastfeeding affect trying to conceive?
- Is it safe to breastfeed whilst pregnant?
- How does tandem breastfeeding work?
- What is natural weaning?
- How can we wean in a gentle way?
To find out more from Susie check out:
- Podcast - The Australian Breastfeeding Podcast
Photo by @gbsngroups