I have a question for breastfeeding moms

Ok I bottlefeed both my kids just my own person reasons. But how long should you breastfeed? Isn't it awkward to have a child with teeth and that can walk and talk still breastfeeding? Personally I'd be a little scared they'd bit. I'm not trying to be disrespectful by any meaning just curious since I never did it. And I bow down to you women that did, I heard its hard and it hurts like hell .

    8Theresa Gould
    I have breastfed for as little as 11 months and as long as 3.5-4 years. The key to the teeth thing is to train your child not to clamp down, which they can still do as they relax and fall asleep nursing....but by then I would just take them off. I got through the teething stage pretty much unscathed, I just yelped a bit when they clamped down! lol!

    It wasn't awkward at all nursing my older children but I usually did not broadcast that I was still nursing my older toddlers and preschoolers because people do not understand extended nursing her in North America. By the time they are that old I would hold them off until we got in the car or got home or guests left our home, since many times they were just nursing in the morning and evening and maybe at naptime.
      Hi. I have four kids and I nursed all of them for different lengths of time. The recommended time is for at least 1 year. The longest I breastfed for was 2 and a half years but it was mainly at bedtime for the last 6 months. The teeth thing is no big deal, but it did get kinda weird when my daughter could ask me for it! I'm currently breastfeeding my 2 month old and its going great. There was some discomfort at times but well worth it. It is the best thing you can do for your little one and for YOURSELF !
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