Extended Breastfeeding: Don’t be afraid to do it
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Extended Breastfeeding: Don’t be afraid to do it

18 months and counting. To think that I didn't expect to make it past month 1 after those first few painful weeks. This is what is referred to as "extended" breastfeeding. Extended breastfeeding is generally used to describe breastfeeding past one year of age. It has a name because, to put it simply, it's not the norm. Like in many countries in Western Africa and Northern Europe, for example, it should be allowed to be the norm. I believe that it could be if people were better educated about the benefits of breastfeeding beyond the first year of life. Unfortunately,…

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