Breast-Feeding Past Infancy: 'I'm Comforting Him'
A Mom Talks About Her Decision to Continue Breast-Feeding Her Older Children
By GWEN GOWEN-ABC
Jan. 2, 2009—
Robyn Paul, her husband and their three children look like the classic American family -- until you find out that Tiernan, their kindergartner, is still breast-feeding.
Many people are shocked by the idea of nursing a child who is nearly 6 years old, but Paul remains determined to do what she says is best for her child.
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"In this culture, breasts are viewed as sexual," Paul said. "We use breasts to sell everything from beer to motorcycles, then a toddler is in mom's arms nursing for what they're supposed to be used for and everybody freaks out."
No one is sure how many women in the United States are breast-feeding older children, but Paul said she suspects the nu
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