Monica - posted on 11/07/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi everyone! I am 21 years old and attending college full time and my son is 11 months and will be turning 1 on Dec. 1. My boyfriend/son's dad tells me I should continue breastfeeding at least until he turns 2 years old. I was deciding, because I am busy, after he turns one, to just pump breast milk in a bottle. Than my family members can help take care of him over night or just for a few hours. Will my son get the same nutritional value from expressed milk than directly breastfeeding? I am the only one in my family and his who has breastfeed for this long and I am on my own, the disagree with me breastfeeding for this long. I know the benefits and this is why I am willing to continue for my son.