How old is too old to continue breast feeding?

A woman continues to breast feed her 6-year old son.

Many find that shocking, but when you consider that “the average age of weaning around the world is 4 years old and there are no studies saying it is harmful,” is it really?

While psychologists wonder whether it will impede the ability to “develop the capacity to soothe oneself, the capacity to tolerate frustration,” mothers claim a close bond to their children when they get older.

With the lack of long term studies, nobody knows the answer, ensuring that the topic will continue to be controversial.

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