Mum still breastfeeding her five-year-old daughter claims her child has avoided the usual viruses children are exposed to at school.
Emma Shardlow Hudson, 29, from Grimsby, in North East Lincolnshire, breastfeeds her daughter Alex, five, and son Ollie, two, in between other meals and even feeds them both at the same time.
Emma says she’s convinced that her daughter has dodged many of the germs that are often rife in nursery and school settings because of the ‘goodness’ of her breastmilk, shares Daily Mail.
Emma said: ‘It’s one of the biggest achievements of my life for sure, being able to nurture a child with my own body.
‘It’s a completely selfless thing to do, but it’s probably the hardest thing I have ever done in my life too.
‘When she started nursery there were quite a few bugs going around and she had nothing in comparison to her classmates.
‘My kids are rarely ill, and I’m almost 100 per cent positive that that is because of the antibodies in the milk.
‘She’s always been a comforted baby and wants milk when she’s upset but I do think there’s a lot about the antibodies which is really good for her.
‘She’s continuous because it’s not just for the milk – but I do think she’ll stop soon, she’s heading that way.’
We have previously shared the benefits of extended breastfeeding toddler and beyond including, how breastfeeding has long been associated with positive outcomes for children, such as higher intelligence, better gut health, and stronger immune systems. Read more HERE.
I think this post from Breastfeeding Mama Talk sums it up well…
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