Woman Who Still Breastfeeds Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Says Her Husband Is Not Too Happy With It

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A mother of two, Sophie Mei Lan has been dealing with criticism for quite a while now due to her decision to continue to breastfeed her daughter, Jasmine, even though she's now five.

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The 29-year-old blogger is of the opinion that breastfeeding for as long as possible helps to strengthen the bond between herself and her children.

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But it does not seem to be helping things in her marriage.

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Sophie, who also breastfeeds 2-year-old Arianna says she does not see anything strange about her breastfeeding practice.

Breast milk is nourishing, soothing and it’s free. I must have saved thousands of pounds over the years.

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Medical experts usually advise that newborns should be breastfed for at least up to six months after birth. Breastfeeding longer than that then becomes a personal decision.

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Sophie also makes the boob available for her girls every night as they latch on until they fall asleep.

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While she's completely satisfied with what she does, she cannot help but regret that it has caused a rift between herself and her husband, Chris.

It’s caused a bit of friction in my relationship. Chris would like me to stop because it’s so tiring.

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Sophie also reveals that another downside is all the attention she gets when she breastfeeds in public.

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People stare at her a lot and most of the looks are judgemental.

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Love it or hate it, you cannot deny that Sophie's choice to keep breastfeeding for a long time is quite brave. We imagine she's always on the receiving end of mean comments and surprised looks from people.

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But this is a practice that works for her and her kids. So, who are we to judge?

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Source: UK Sun