Day 6 Roundup - Breastfeeding beyond a year and tandem breastfeeding

June 26, 2014

Today's blogs in support of National British Breastfeeding Week focus on tandem feeding and breastfeeding beyond 1 yr.

Every mother sets her own goals for how long she wishes to breastfeed for with most mums aiming for at least six months. According to the World Health Organization "Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond". NCT have prepared this fact sheet for women who are thinking about breastfeeding for longer than six months and who would like information to help them decide how long to continue. 

Our designer Charlotte breastfed her daughter until she was 14 months and subsequently her son until he was 16 months - far overshooting her personal breastfeeding goals - and in both instances of stopping, it was a natural conclusion. 

What's important is that every mum has the right to make that choice and it's no one else's place to judge her decisions. So we would respectfully like to share a few articles that illustrate the natural progression that led to tandem feeding siblings and breastfeeding beyond a year - their perspectives may surprise you. 

"The Logistics of Tandem Nursing" by Diddle Diddle Dumpling
If you're expecting another baby whilst still nursing a little one, you may find this story puts to rest any anxieties you're feeling. 

A story that shares the reality of nursing aversion whilst successfully tandem feeding siblings. 
Describes this mum's natural progression from tandem breastfeeding her two children to the point when she feels it may be time to stop.
Yet another great blog post by the lovely Sara-Jayne talking sense about the normality of breastfeeding beyond the first year. 

Remember it's the last day to enter the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt to win a host of goodies including our Pretty V Neck Nursing Top.  Best Of Luck! 

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