I nursed a 13-month-old and an 18-month-old once…my now 8.5yo weaned at 21 months.
The video is an extreme (and hence funny) case, but it’s rather sad when an 8yo hasn’t found other methods of nutrition and coping and still “needs” breastfeeding.
Veronika is a nutcase and her girls have some very odd ideas about breasts and breastfeeding, which makes me think their late weaning ages were anything but natural. But quite aside from that, if they wean at 8, they’re most certainly not babies when they wean.
Let me guess, you really truly believe that the average age of weaning world wide is 4.2 years and the natural range of weaning is 2.5-7…right? LOL…read my blog, you might learn something!
And no, I’m not insecure about my parenting. My kids are long weaned, they’re good, normal children and showing every sign of not growing up to be axe-murdering psychopaths. As a younger mother, however, I resented deeply the APers telling mothers like me that if they didn’t child-led wean/cosleep/sling, etc., their children would be damaged…all this upon the flimsiest of evidence. So I decided to write this blog as a resource for mothers, so they can answer deluded fools who fall for those scare tactics and show them what the science actually says on these topics.