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Will it harm my 2 year old to continue breastfeeding?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on situation

If you both enjoy the encounter it is fine, but be aware at this point it is more nurture than nutrition.
Some kids need more nurturing & this is a simple way to fill the need. If, however, you have to chase the child down to feed, or they squirm to get off after a fee minutes, they are signaling their desire to move on. Sometimes we have to let them leave the nest.

In brief: Depends on situation

If you both enjoy the encounter it is fine, but be aware at this point it is more nurture than nutrition.
Some kids need more nurturing & this is a simple way to fill the need. If, however, you have to chase the child down to feed, or they squirm to get off after a fee minutes, they are signaling their desire to move on. Sometimes we have to let them leave the nest.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Pediatrics

In brief: No.

As long as you and your toddler continue to both enjoy the breastfeeding experience there is no harm to continue to feed your child breast milk.
It would be wise to perhaps continue your prenatal vitamin while breastfeeding, to assure that your nutrition remains stable. Certainly if there are other specific concerns or questions you should consult with your routine pediatrician.

In brief: No.

As long as you and your toddler continue to both enjoy the breastfeeding experience there is no harm to continue to feed your child breast milk.
It would be wise to perhaps continue your prenatal vitamin while breastfeeding, to assure that your nutrition remains stable. Certainly if there are other specific concerns or questions you should consult with your routine pediatrician.
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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