Mother Taking Heat For Still Breastfeeding Her Child At 4 Years Old

It was not until 1867 that baby formula was created as a means to ensure that babies got the nutrition that they required. Prior to that, breastfeeding was pretty much the only option that was available. Because breastmilk is free, it was often used until children were older because it allowed them to get the right nutrition without excessive food expenses. This was true for women who did not have the financial means to properly feed their children.

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More women have opted for formula in recent decades. There are numerous reasons even though breastmilk is considered to be the superior choice for infants to develop and grow. Even though the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding, United States women abandon this feeding method once their babies hit the six-month mark.

It is estimated that only about 27% of babies are still breastfed at 12 months old. Leanne Allerton takes this type of breastfeeding seriously and chose to continue to provide this type of nutrition to her children well beyond the 12-month mark.

Allerton is a 35-year-old mom, very active in the lives of her children. She has a popular YouTube channel where she posts plenty of videos of her breastfeeding her kids. Her most recent videos caught the attention of people whose opinions are different from hers when it comes to breastfeeding older kids. In this specific video, she is breastfeeding her daughter Poppy who is four years old. This video has over one million views.

Allerton says that she likes to record videos while breastfeeding. It is a good time for her to discuss things and she said that this method has gotten her a number of great recommendations and advice concerning whatever topic she might have been talking about at the time.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of people who support her choices, but there are also plenty who do not. She does what she can to delete the comments and block their authors.

In the video, Allerton tells her viewers that she enjoys breastfeeding her older child because it offers an opportunity to bond. She said she tries to focus the breastfeeding on the time before her daughter goes to bed. In addition to Poppy, Allerton still breastfeeds her son who is five years old.

Allerton had no problem telling the negative viewers that she is perfectly happy with her choices and she has no plans to stop breastfeeding her kids. People told her that her kids were too big or that she is lying about still having milk and she set them straight. The American Association of Pediatrics agrees that breastfeeding for as long as both parties desire it is the best option for a mom and her kids.

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