What a nursing toddler REALLY looks like and my thoughts on extended breastfeeding

I’m sure by now you’ve all seen or heard about the recent cover of TIME magazine. If not, it was a mom nursing her child. No biggie, right? Well, her child is 3 (actually almost 4) and is standing on a chair in order to nurse while his mom stands with a hand on her hip.

Honestly, I like the photo. YAY for breastfeeding making it to the cover and yay for awareness of extended breastfeeding. It’s the title (“Are you mom enough?”) and the blurb (about attachment parenting moms going to extremes) that

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Breastfeeding babes

After the whole debacle with Facebook removing beautiful breastfeeding photos from Earth Mama Angel Baby’s fan page, I collected nursing photos from readers to share on my blog. After I posted it, I heard from more readers who wanted their photos shared too–so here is round two!!! I love it! Sweet and beautiful pictures 🙂

From Me As A Mommy:

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Breastfeeding photos

Not too long ago I wrote a post called Dear Facebook, boobs are made for feeding. For some reason, facebook can’t seem to handle breastfeeding photos…. so I wanted to collect some from my readers and post them here to show how beautiful and sweet and simple they are. Enjoy 🙂

Me–breastfeeding at a couple weeks old and at 16 months old 😉

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Dear Facebook, boobs are made for feeding.

You’ve probably heard a story here or there about Facebook removing a breastfeeding photo because it’s against their terms of use–because it’s inappropriate. Last night I got an email from Mama Melinda from Earth Mama Angel Baby–a company I love and respect. She said that facebook removed a breastfeeding photo from their fan page. Frustrating and annoying, yes. And then I continue reading to see that they had TWO breastfeeding photos on their page, but facebook only removed ONE of them. Let’s take a look:

Beautiful photos, right?

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Extended breastfeeding: am I a mom or a bottle?

Ryan is 15 months old and is still breastfeeding. My goal was 1 year. I don’t know what I thought would happen at that point… he’d magically stop? It’d just go away? It’s not so easy.

I’m not saying I want to quit because I don’t. I don’t see how I could! Ryan runs over and either gives me the sign for “milk” or he simply rips my shirt off–really. We’re trying to teach him that this is not okay to do in public haha… so then he just sticks his hand down my

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Whoooo! Tax breaks for breastfeeding!

You may have already heard the news (the article I’m citing was published 2 days ago so I’m a little late), but in case you haven’t…. Breast-Feeding Supplies Win Tax Breaks From I.R.S!

This affects purchases made starting in 2010. If you have a flexible spending account, you can use that for breast pumps and other supplies. Otherwise, you can just claim a deduction of the costs of your breastfeeding items (as long as your total unreimbursed medical expenses exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income).

The article talks about a study

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Breastfeeding Blog Hop!

Yep, we all know how much I love being a breastfeeding mama! Ryan is one year old and still breastfed. A year was my goal, but now that it’s here I can’t imagine stopping… when Ryan comes to me and asks for it. He knows sign language for milk… or he simply yanks my shirt off, hahaha.

So when I stumbled upon this blog hop, I had to join and support the other breastfeeding mamas! I found it at Life with Levi so go check it out and link up!

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