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    Pressure from ppl to quit breast feeding?
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    cyavca05 posted:
    Just wonder if any of you get this. My boy turned 1 today, my goal was to breasfeed him for 1 year, well here we are, we did it. As of last week I was still pumping at work, I was planning to slowly quit. Let me mention that it doesn't bother me at all to breasfeed him but here lately I get comments like "when are you going to quit breast feeding thAt baby, he is almost one", or ppl would tell me Are you still breasfeeding your baby, wow! It bothers me that ppl is more interested on me quitting breasfeeding than myself, what if i wanted two do it for another 6 months?..should I feel bad for wanting to Breastfed my baby for this long?? Last I knew breasfeeding was to be encouraged not discouraged...sorry I had to vent. For the girls that are out there trying to Breastfeed for awhile, it can be done and is an awesome experience, still think Is really good for your baby! Good luck to all of you!
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    breastfeedingpeer responded:
    I would reply, "Thank you so much for your concern, however, I have decided to follow the recommendations of the American Acadamy of Pediatrics and breastfeed for at least a year IF NOT LONGER." As stated on their web site "The AAP recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months of life. This means your baby needs no additional foods (except Vitamin D) or fluids unless medically indicated. Babies should continue to breastfeed for a year and for as long as is mutually desired by the mother and baby. Breastfeeding should be supported by your physician for as long as it is the right choice for you and your baby." By the way the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for at least 2 years.
    The sassier part of me would like to say to them "I'm sorry where did you say you received your doctorate?"


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