Mother reveals why she is still breastfeeding her 9-year-old kid

As weird and strange as it may sound, to this mother, breastfeeding her 9 year old daughter is right, and even has some healthy benefits.

Mother reveals why she is still breastfeeding her 9-year-old kid lailasnews


The British mother revealed how she will miss breastfeeding her daughter after the youngster finally weaned – at age 9.

Sharon Spink, who is a mother of four, insisted that feeding daughter Charlotte until earlier the age of nine was completely normal and has cemented a lifelong bond between the pair.

Spink, who supports natural term weaning, claims Charlotte is healthy and rarely ill, thanks to the beneficial properties of breast milk.

And despite facing a backlash from critics who have accused her of child abuse, Sharon, 50, wants to break down the stigma around breastfeeding older children – believing there are many mothers out there who are doing it. She said;

“When I came to have Charlotte, I had decided on natural term weaning. It’s nice for the child to be in control of when they want to wean, rather than forcing the issue.”

“She naturally self-weaned earlier this year. It was a gradual process and her choice. She was feeding about once a month if she wasn’t feeling great or was feeling a bit run down and was going longer and longer without feeding.

“Now she hasn’t done it for about two months. She told me she would stop when she was 10 which will be in April next year but it seems to have come to a natural end earlier, although I would have allowed her to continue for as long as she wants to.”

Sharon claims Charlotte is very healthy and rarely gets ill due to breast milk’s boost to the immune system.

She said she was determined to breastfeed Charlotte after struggling to do it with her other three children Kim, 30, Sarah, 28, and Isabel, 12.

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  1. I saw someone here in Nigeria breastfeeding her 4 yes old son, she said she did same to her other children,that they hardly fall sick, hmmm!!! me I can’t oooo

  2. She shouldn’t stop at all she should continue till the daughter becomes an adult and gets pregnant that is when it is good to stop.

  3. These white people will never cease to amaze me. Madam you can ignore yhr girl and continue breastfeeding her even after marriage you can continue so she won’t get ill

  4. There is nothing my eat will not hear in this world, no why stopping she should continue may when she marry u will package d breast as send off gift.

  5. There is nothing my ear will not hear in this world, no why stopping she should continue maybe when she marry u will package d breast as send off gift.

  6. I don’t blame this woman at all. Sometimes its so hard to wean. It all depends on the baby. Sometimes the may thought of losing that bond between mother and child makes it even more difficult

  7. It’s a matter of choice not a mandated standard. She’s doing it, seeing the benefits thereof and she’s not complaining, no big deal.

  8. She shouldn’t stop at all she should continue till the daughter becomes an adult and gets pregnant that is when it is good to stop.

  9. Apart from Wonderful boost to immune system, it also fosters good mother-child relationship. Our mothers back then do that. I was told though. Our new mothers cultivate that habit. Instead of weaning your child prematurely, let them go to school, come back, pulls and sits you down for some good suck while simultaneously devouring a big bowl of eba. Lol

  10. This is strange, I have not seen such a thing in my life. Anyway, since it has health benefits, I think she should continue oo.

  11. This is really strange breastfeeding a nine year old child. Hmmmm, if it is her choice and she is benefiting from it what else can i say.

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