Are we infantilizing our youth?

A few days ago I was discussing a picture seen online with a friend. The picture showed a woman breastfeeding her two year old. My friend said we seem t be extending babyhood past when it should be for no real benefits.

What are your thoughts on this?

00
    10/17/14
    Bethany Reilly
    I see nothing wrong with it. It should be up to the mom and child. Just because an older child is still nursing it doesn't make them a baby.
    2
      10/25/14
      I agree with what Debi said, there are benefits not only for the child but for the mother as well. I am still nursing my daughter and plan to as long as she wants too. I also have a back up supply to introduce cows milk to her when she's ready.
      0
      About Melissa
      Birth: December 31
      On Moms.com since: Mar 3, 2014
      I am a single mom of two fantastic kiddos that I love to pieces. Currently in school working towards my teaching degree. You can find me most days on www.mommathoughts.com when I am not here chit chatting! :)