Renee - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 94 moms have responded )
Ok, I want to see what people's comments are about this! I have a daughter that is 4 months old and I breast feed her whenever I am around her and when she is at daycare (two days a week) she drink milk that I had pumped and stored! I keep hearing people say that you should breast feed your child until they are between 3-5 years old and you should never give them a bottle because it causes other problems! Lets be realistic here...unless you are a stay-at-home mom and home-school your kids, there is no way that that is possible, you can't send your boob to preschool with them. I have heard things about that you should let your child naturally wean themselves off the boob, but be realistic, if you are a working mother is that really possible? I give my daughter rice cereal one time a day, so do you think that is a bad thing? Cause some people on here keep saying you should not give your child anything other than breastmilk until they are 1 year old, what if they are ready to eat real food? My daughter loves her cereal and I just started her on it, it my opinion that is not too early! I use my breastmilk as the liquid in the cereal so she is still getting that along with it, and she usually eats breastmilk after she eats her cereal too! I guess there are just a few things that people have been saying that just urk me, like I am a bad mother if I give my child cereal at 4 months old, or if I don't breastfeed her till she is at least 4 years old. I plan to breastfeed her for at least a year, but I think once they start eating table food, they don't need the boob anymore! I have a five year old nephew and that is WAY too old to be breastfeeding, and he is just fine! I don't know, would love to hear your thoughts...but please, be realistic!