In fact, the nonprofit health group says, "Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to 2 years of age or beyond."
But some moms unfortunately know people can say some terrible things to those who breastfeed longer than a year — or even six months — as strange as that is to hear. Comments from people on the internet are the absolute worst, but some folks feel like they can say whatever crappy thing that comes to mind, either via text, email or face-to-face.
If you're skeptical about a mom's nursing habits, first ask yourself why you care so much and also consider whether it's any of your business. The answer to that last question is typically no. If you do feel compelled to say something that isn't sweet and positive, just don't. But definitely don't say or ask any of the following, because even though this list isn't all-inclusive, these are simply the worst.
If you know a mom who breastfeeds longer than a year, you might want to keep these questions and statements to yourself. Because, really, how long a mother breastfeeds her child has absolutely zero bearing on your life. And asking a mom a judgmental question about her breastfeeding habits is presumptuous, rude and just plain crappy. It can put your friend or relative on the defensive and makes you come across as a huge butthole.
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