Breastfeeding your Older Baby
As long as your toddler continues to breastfeed, there are important vitamins and minerals that your toddler will receive that help to keep your toddler healthy.
Your toddler can receive many benefits from breastmilk even though most of his nutritional needs are being met from a well balanced diet of solid foods.
Reasons to Continue Breastfeeding your Toddler
- Breastfed toddlers tend to get sick less often than non-breastfed toddlers.
- Breastmilk is produced specifically for your child. The properties of breastmilk are made up of living, protective cells that change to meet the needs of your growing child.
- Breastfeeding can provide reassurance and emotional support during a time when your toddler is becoming more independent.
- Breastfeeding is convenient, especially when travelling or going away from home for a few days.
Weaning your Child
When you and your child are ready, you can gradually wean him ot her off breastmilk.