Mayim Bialik was amazingly patient with her son Fred, but now he's finally ready to Blossom!
The Big Bang Theory star writes on her blog that she waited until her son was good and ready to stop breastfeeding, and apparently that took over four years! She said:
"I loved nursing Fred. And Fred loved and needed nursing. It was the best nutrition, nurturing, and bonding ever…
Fred nursed for four years and change. And then Fred weaned because he was ready. And we were ready."
That may sound like a REALLY long time to breastfeed, but medically there's nothing wrong with it. The American Academy of Pediatrics says:
"It is recommended that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, and thereafter for as long as mutually desired."
And it sounds like it was definitely mutually desired in this case!
In case you were wondering, the child on the infamous Time Magazine cover that shocked the nation? He was three.
[Image via KVELLER.]
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