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Susie Prout - Breastfeeding older kids

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

- Instagram


Photo by @gbsngroups