Does anybody here have a child older than two that is still breastfeeding actively?
I recently met a woman who is still bf-ing her 4-yr-old DS. She has a 7-yr-old DD, a 9-yr-old DD and 11 yr-old DS, all of whom, she says, weaned around the age of six, so she's in no hurry to wean her 4-yr-old. Her kids are a picture of health, very happy, popular, well-adjusted kids, doing EXTREMELY well in school and in after-school activities. She and her husband are very involved parents, and going by her children's physical and emotional health, it looks like she's doing something right here. Her 4-yr-old is an active, healthy, well-adjusted child, too. I believe that she wouldn't have been able to do it without her husband's support.
I *have* seen and heard of children being nursed upto age 5 or 6 in other countries / cultures (especially Asia and Africa), but never in the US.
What are your thoughts, ladies? If you had a choice, would you choose to breastfeed your child up to the age of 5 or 6?