Extraordinary Breastfeeding

About the Show

About the Show

We all know that breast is best, but for how long? The World Health Organisation recommends that all children are breastfed until two years, minimum. This comes as a shock to British women, with only 21% of British babies reaching the government recommendation of six months exclusive breastfeeding. Extraordinary Breastfeeding features three women at different stages of the breastfeeding cycle and questions why there is such a stigma attached to the amount of time women breastfeed their children. In this challenging and revealing documentary we will witness the extremes, from one mother who stopped breastfeeding at six months to another who is still breastfeeding her seven year-old daughter.

 
 

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Posted by SharynReport
How are they "crippled" and what makes you think they are not age appropriately independent? How can a natural body function be "creepy"? Breastfeeding is a mutually satisfying experience - that is how it is hardwired into our primative brain. Being a mammal is not unnatural or creepy and being a successful and generous breastfeeding mother is very satisfying, as it should be!
Posted by SharynReport
I think all of these Mums were great but I cringed when the twins were weaned. I think all bubs should wean themselves when they are ready, age is not the issue, readiness is. I have 5 kids including twins. Some of them weaned at 2, some at 3 and my littlest one is nearly 4 and is showing no signs of giving up her booby. I have been feeding for 8 years now without a break and I have loved every minute of it. So have my kids.