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Real Mum Stories - Ep. 2: Extended Breastfeeding Should Just Be Called Breastfeeding

Extended - adjective: lasting longer than is usual or expected; prolonged. “If they’re old enough to ask for it, they’re too old” “Breastfeeding too long makes them clingy” “Mums who breastfeed past infancy are doing it for themselves” “Breastmilk loses its nutritional value after 12 months” I’m sure you’ve seen or heard these types of comments before. “Extended breastfeeding” is a term used in Western society to describe breastfeeding beyond 12 months of age. In many non-western cultures breastfeeding into toddlerhood and early childhood is the norm. The biological norm is to breastfeed until the child self-weans at approximately 2-7 years of age.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝕊𝕌 & 𝕊𝕆 ℕ𝕦𝕣𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔸𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕖𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕣 (@suandsocollection) on Aug...

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Real Mum Stories - Ep. 1: Did Breastfeeding Come Naturally?

We talked to three different mums about their breastfeeding journey. We asked them whether breastfeeding came naturally to them or if they had any challenges. Here are their responses.  Name: ChelseaProfession: Early childhood educatorIG: _chelsea.k.wilson_Family: Husband, 2 year old daughter and 8 month old son Chelsea: Easy enough, I knew from the moment I found out I was pregnant I wanted to breastfeed. I did a lot of reading on ways to breastfeed. The only hurdle I had was damaged nipples which then led me to use nipple shields for the first three months, then one day I decided I didn't want to use them anymore and my daughter latched perfectly. I was lucky enough to keep feeding my daughter during...

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Real Mum Stories Introduction

Real Mum Stories is a blog series by Su & So Collection where we talk to real mums and ask them about their experience with motherhood, breastfeeding and staying active. We want to normalise so much more than breastfeeding - we think it’s important to talk about all the issues that mothers go through, from cosleeping acceptance to miscarriage awareness and everything in between. Would you like to be featured on Real Mum Stories? Get in touch via the Contact Us page to share your story. We’d love to hear about your journey.

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