Mom Breaks Down Exactly Why Her Child Isn't 'Too Old' to Breastfeed

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As the creator of the popular Facebook page Breastfeeding Mama Talk, Kristy Kemp is all about empowering nursing women. But this breastfeeding mom has experienced more than her share of backlash for raising awareness for breastfeeding not just babies, but toddlers as well. For those who take issue with the concept of extended breastfeeding or simply just don't get it, Kristy wrote a viral post that breaks down exactly why toddlers aren't "too old" to continue nursing.

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"The WHO recommends breastfeeding until the age of two or beyond. Which means according to the World Health Organization there is no cut-off age in which a child should be weaned," she wrote. "I will listen to that recommendation, what my child wants, and my heart before someone's uneducated opinion on the matter."

Mom breastfeeding baby
Breastfeeding Mama Talk / Facebook

For Kristy, breastfeeding isn't just about the milk, and she wants people to understand that it's also just like anything else a child grows attached to -- like a binky, blanket, or favorite stuffed animal. "I will breastfeed my child until he no longer needs me to. I'm his comfort, security, nourishment, and more," she wrote. "Why the rush to rip away something that is so good and beneficial that I'm willing to keep giving for however long he wants me to?"

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Despite what many people assume, Kristy explained that her child still receives most of his nutrients from solid food, but that doesn't mean he isn't still benefiting from breast milk. "Breast milk continues to provide nourishment that cannot be bought at the store," she wrote. "Breast milk is nature's best vitamin and medicine."

All people are entitled to their own opinions, but regarding what comes out of her boobs and who she gives it to, Kristy doesn't care what you think. "If any of the above reasons are too complicated for you to understand, how about this," she wrote. "This is my body, my child, my boobs, so no one gets to decide when my child is too old to breastfeed, but me and my child."

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