I’m a guy and I don’t have any kids so I’m fairly ignorant about the subject of breastfeeding, but it seems like it’s a necessary part of the development of newborn babies from what I’ve seen. I’m not sure when mothers stop breastfeeding their babies, but I’m fairly sure they shouldn’t still be doing it at the age of five.
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Nevertheless, this 29-year-old woman named Sophie Mei Lan revealed that she was still tandem breast feeding her two daughters, 5-year-old Jasmine and 2-year-old Abigail. She appeared on ‘This Morning’ yesterday to talk about it, and you can see the interview below, although I’ve picked out some key quotes too:
I just went with the flow of my children wanted, what they needed.
Ariana feeds between eight and ten times a day whereas Jasmine just feeds at night time. It means I rarely share a bed with my husband Chris, but that’s OK because I’m looking after my daughters.
I don’t think there’s anything strange about feeding your children.
Breast milk is nourishing, soothing and it’s free. I must have saved thousands of pounds over the years.
Her husband Chris revealed that the children can go to sleep without feeding which sparked accusations that Sophie was just doing it for herself and she got off on it. I really don’t have a clue about breast feeding and don’t want to say something offensive about it, but it does seem kind of weird that she’s still doing it for a five year old and one of her top reasons for justifying this is because it’s saved her thousands of pounds. I guess if it works for her though, who am I to judge?
For more breast feeding, check out this woman who breast feeds her son and his friend and calls them milk brothers. Icky.