A letter to The Mirror newspaper

On December 27th 2014 The Mirror published a feature on a lady who breastfeeds her 6 year old daughter. As a mother nursing our 2 year old, I thought it was great to see a publication about natural term breastfeeding, and I drafted a letter to thank them. Suddenly the power of belonging to like-minded social media groups became apparent when the letter was signed by 665 more women. Since publishing this blog there have been some more signatures. I think I’ll just keep on growing it…

And here it is…

Dear Mirror Team,

Thank you for running the story on December 27th 2014 about Denise Sumpter feeding her 6 year old daughter. You have highlighted a little known fact about our species, which is that when left to choose, we humans continue to drink our mother’s milk until anywhere between the ages of 2 and 7+ years old. Anything less than that is a cultural norm. In other words, ending breastfeeding at 6 months old is unnatural for our species, and feeding a 6 year old is not.

This will likely come as a surprise to many people, as it did to most of us!

One of the leading worldwide authorities in the field of natural term weaning, Professor of Anthropology Dr Katherine Dettwyler, Ph.D., is aware of our letter and has confirmed that she would be very happy to talk with you if you should want to know more on the topic. Just let me know if you would like her contact details.

There are in fact a number of children older than Denise’s daughter still feeding in the UK. And there are thousands of us feeding toddlers and older children. We know this because many of us belong to social network breastfeeding support groups, and we are those mothers.

So a handful of us thought we would write you a quick note to say hello!

Many thanks again and kindest regards,

1. Claire, Bristol, feeding our 25 month old son.

2. Charlotte, Bournemouth, feeding my 24 month old.

3. Natalie, Bristol, feeding our 4 year old.

4. Katie, Barnsley, feeding my 18 month old son.

5. Stacey, Hitchin, feeding a 3 year old and a 20 month old.

6. Kelly, Long Beinnington, feeding my 27 month old daughter.

7. Sarah, Somerset, feeding a 4 year old and a 2 year old.

8. Sarah, Edinburgh, feeding a 3 years 3 month old and a 4 month old.

9. Misha, London, feeding a 2 year old.

10. Rachel, Lincolnshire, nursing a 3 year old.

11. Claire, Bolton, feeding a 15 month old daughter.

12. Donelle-Jane, feeding my 25 month old little girl.

13. Emma, Kings Lynn, nursing a 32 month old daughter.

14. Anna, Kent, nursing a 24 month old.

15. Bethan, Merthyr Tydfil, feeding a two year old and an 8 month old.

16. Lisa, Potton, feeding a 5 year old son.

17. Donna, Cheshire, feeding my 3 year old son.

18. Claire, Lancashire, nursing a 38 month old.

19. Zoé, Derbyshire, nursing a 23 month old.

20. Emma, Hadleigh in Suffolk, feeding my 14 month old son.

21. Valerie, Oxfordshire, nursing a 19 month old.

22. Clare, Stockport, feeding my 18 month old son.

23. Charlotte, Nottingham, feeding my 2 year old daughter.

24. Beth, Newcastle, feeding my 14 month old daughter.

25. Emma, Sunderland, feeding our 17 month old son.

26. Amy, Cornwall, feeding my 29 month old son.

27. Denise, Rugby, feeding a 34 month old daughter and a 7 month old son.

28. Lotte, Leicester, feeding our 2.5 year old son.

29. Emma, Wigan, feeding my 27 month old son.

30. Kim, North Yorkshire, feeding my 17 month old son.

31. Helen, Cumbria, my nurseling is 26 months old.

32. Sioned, South Wales, feeding my (just turned) one year old daughter.

33. Kay, Somerset, feeding my 27 month old son.

34. Nikki, Norwich, nursing my 31 month old son.

35. Sarah, Tamworth, feeding my 34 month old son.

36. Lucy, Gosport Hampshire, feeding a 14 month old.

37. Michelle, Scunthorpe, feeding my 2 year old.

38. Jen, feeding a 3 year old.

39. Rebecca, Coventry, daughter aged 22 months.

40. Sam, Wolverhampton, feeding my 15 month old.

41. Lorna, Shropshire, feeding a 2.5 year old daughter and a 10 day old son.

42. Natalie, Port Talbot, feeding my 13 month old daughter.

43. Emma, Hunmanby, feeding my 20 month old and 22 weeks pregnant!

44. Asha, Kent, feeding my 16 month old.

45. Kirsty, South East, nursing an 18 month old.

46. Christine, Port Talbot, feeding a 17 month old son.

47. Rebecca, London, nursing my 20 month old son.

48. Andreia, London, feeding my 27 month old son.

49. Jane, Liverpool, nursing our 16 month old.

50. Sarah, Bristol, feeding a 15 month old daughter and regretting listening to societal

opinion and weaning my eldest at 8 months.

51. Natalie, Kent, feeding my 10 month old.

52. Emma, South Oxfordshire, feeding a 5 year old and a five month old.

53. Katie, Grimsby, feeding a 3.5 year old son with no plans to stop anytime soon.

54. Diana, Gloucestershire, feeding my 28 month old.

55. Charlotte, feeding my 15 month old son and loving it!

56. Andrea, Kent, feeding a 3 year old.

57. Sophie, Derbyshire, feeding my 3.5 year old son.

58. Sue, Great Yarmouth, feeding my 24 month old.

59. Shirley, Buckinghamshire, feeding my 17 month old daughter.

60. Lola, Romford, feeding my 2.5 year old son and pregnant with number 2!

61. Amy-Lou, Weston-Super-Mare, feeding a 21 month old.

62. Joanna, Northern Ireland, feeding my 22 month old son.

63. Pagan, Tamworth, feeding my 22 month old daughter.

64. Claire, Gloucester, feeding a 23 month old and a 4 month old.

65. Christina, South Humberside, nursing a 3.5 year old.

65. Nicky, Kent, feeding my 3 year old son.

66. Erin, Somerset, feeding an 8 month old.

67. Lindsay, Derbyshire, nursing a 20 month old and a 4.5 year old.

68. Nadia, South Yorkshire, feeding my 19 month old boy.

69. Sarah-Jane, Bolton, feeding my 5.5, 4, and 2 year olds.

70. Michelle, South Wales, feeding my 25 month old.

71. Carrie, Kent, feeding a 23 month old.

72. Catriona, Dundee, nursing a 4 year old and a 22 month old.

73. Lisa, Hull, feeding my 29 month old and 13 week old daughters.

74. Kelly, Birmingham, fed my son till he was 2.5 years old and feeding my 17 month

old daughter.

75. Alicia, Co Armagh, feeding a 2.5 year old and an 11 week old.

76. Rebecca, Leeds, feeding my 3 years 8 month old and 4 month old sons.

Previously fed my girl up to 14 months, boy till 11.5 months, daughter for 27 months

and my son till 4 years 1 month.

77. Audrey, London, feeding my almost 3 year old.

78. Lorraine, Durham, feeding my 14 month old daughter.

79. Pennie, Brighton, feeding my 19 month old.

80. Ali, Nottingham, feeding my 1 year old.

81. Jasmine, feeding my 14 month old daughter.

82. Carla, Durham, feeding my 22 month old.

83. Beth, from Somerset living in Scotland, feeding a 3 year old.

84. Rebecca, Glasgow, feeding a 4 year old son and a 21 month old daughter.

85. Rachel, Wigan, feeding my 19 month old daughter.

86. Dawn, East Sussex, nursing my 16 month old.

87. Tessa, Bournemouth, feeding my 16 month old.

88. Federica, feeding a 3.4 year old girl.

89. Julie, Portstewart, feeding a 15 month old.

90. Kerry, Wiltshire, nursing my 3.4 year old daughter.

91. Jessica, London, feeding my 21 month old son.

92. Louise, Northern Ireland, feeding my 5 year old and my 2 year old.

93. Mod, Sheffield, ending a 3 year old and a 3 month old.

94. Kate, Shropshire, feeding my 22 month old.

95. Tamsin, Devon, was fed until 4 myself and am feeding my 26 month old.

96. Kim, Birmingham, feeding a 23 month old son.

97. Laura, Sheffield, feeding a 3 years and five months old.

98. Katy, Herefordshire, feeding a 3 year old.

99. Kelly, Southend, feeding a 2 year old.

100. Laura, Bury St Edmunds, feeding a 25 month old.

101. Amy, Leeds, feeding a 22 month old daughter.

102. Emily, Wirral, feeding my 26 month old son.

103. Nikki, Oxfordshire, feeding a 5 year old. Previous children were fed till 2.5, 4.5

and 6.5.

104. Mirja, Bushey, feeding my 10 month old and fed my first born for 24 months.

105. Claire, Bristol, feeding our 26 month old son.

106. Lisa-Marie, Dudley, feeding a 28 month old.

107. Vicky, Manchester, feeding a 4.2 year old.

108. Kristy, Eye in Suffolk, fed my son for 14 months and still feeding my 2 year old

daughter.

109. Jennifer, Salford, feeding a 30 month old, first fed for 22 months.

110. Mum of 4, Cambridgeshire, nursing a 4 year old.

111. Maria, London, feeding my 3 year old (37 months).

112. Laura, SE Hants, feeding our 30 month old son and fully supported by husband,

family and friends.

113. Emma, Exeter, feeding my 11 month old.

114. Chloe, East Sussex, feeding a 4.5 year old.

115. Sophie, Port Talbot, feeding my 12 month old.

116. Cara, Bristol, feeding my 17 month old.

117. Carrie, Northamptonshire, feeding mt 26 month old.

118. Helen, fed eldest for 4 years and currently feeding a 2 year old.

119. Caroline, Wolverhampton, feeding my 20 month old daughter.

120. Julia, Sheffield, feeding an 8.5 month old (might not seem old but getting a lot of

pressure to stop).

121. Emily-Anne, Warminster, feeding my 2 and 4 year olds.

122. Sherry, Lincoln, feeding our 23 month old daughter.

123. Laura, Lincolnshire, feeding a 13 month old son.

124. Emily, Surrey, feeding my 13 month old son.

125. Nicola, Herts, feeding my 29 month old.

126. Caroline, Bristol, feeding my 18 month old daughter.

127. Adele, South Yorkshire, feeding my 21 month old.

128. Kimberly, Aberdeenshire, feeding my 2 year old son.

129. Laurel, formerly of London (now in Canada), feeding my 34 month old.

130. Joanne, Llandudno, feeding my 2 and 4 year olds.

131. Miriam, Leicester, fed all babies for over 2 years and currently feeding my 24

month old.

132. Lizi, Yorkshire, feeding our 17 month old son.

133. Steph, Fring in Norfolk, nursing a 26.5 month old son.

134. Simone, Sheffield, nursing my 19 month old daughter.

135. Carey, North Yorkshire, feeding an 8 month old and fed middle child into

toddlerhood.

136. Elaine, Sunderland, feeding my 32 month old daughter.

137. Jo, Manchester, feeding my 16 month old daughter.

138. Michelle, Wales, feeding my 4 year old daughter.

139. Helen, Stokenchurch, feeing my 18 month old.

140. Kerri, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, feeding my 2 year old.

141. Libby, Edinburgh, feeding our 27 month old son.

142. Abbie, Birmingham, feeding our 18 month old.

143. Geraldine, Sheffield, feeding my 27 month old.

144. Eleanor, Coventry, feeding a 13 month old.

145. Aleksandra, Nottingham, nursing a 12 month old son.

146. Helen, Derby, feeding my 3 year old.

147. Sophie, Spalding, feeding our 20 month old.

148. Leann, Carmarthenshire, feeding my 13 month old son.

149. Lisa, Huddersfield, feeding an 18 month old.

150. Kerri, Gloucester, feeding a 20 month old.

151. Stephanie, Grimsby, currently feeding my 28 month old son having fed my

daughter for 3 years.

152. Claire, South Yorkshire, currently breastfeeding my 2 and almost 4 year old girls.

I also breastfed my 3 older children.

153. Steph, Bournemouth, 29 months and counting.

154. Sarah, Cwmbran, feeding my 2 year old son.

155. Nadia, South Wales, currently allowing my 4yr old to self wean.

156. Flo, Canterbury, feeding my 20 month old daughter.

157. Elle from London, feeding 3 year old.

158. Jess, kent, feeding our 27.5month old daughter.

159. Jo from Cheltenham feeding my 3 year old daughter.

160. Agnes, London, feeding 38 month old son.

161. Paula from Kent feeding 16 month old daughter.

162. Helen, Wetherby, feeding a 30 month old son.

163. Julie, South Wales, currently feeding my nearly 3 year old.

164. Emma, South Yorkshire, feeding my 2 year old.

165. Lisa from Romford feeding my 27 month old.

166. Ingrid, Warminster, feeding 3 year old & 20 month old.

167. Sarah, Oxford, feeding my 3 year old and 1 year old.

168. Kerry from Cork, Ireland – feeding my 3 and a half year old.

169. Charlotte, Coventry, feeding 21 month old daughter.

170. Lisa, Norwich, currently feeding a 2 year old.

171. Megan, Dagenham. Feeding my 1 year old.

172. Anna, Coventry, feeding my 3.5 year old.

173. Josee, Huddersfield, feeding my 25 months old.

174. Donna, Atherton, feeding my 13 month old.

175. Abi, Burnham on sea, Somerset, feeding my 11 month old.

176. Naomi, Norfolk, feeding my 4 year old.

177. Katie, Teesside, feeding a 30 month daughter and currently pregnant with 2nd.

178. Emily, Coalville, feeding a 33 month old child.

179. Sara, London, feeding a 3 year old.

180. Julie, Sheffield – feeding my 27 month old and fed my older child until he was

almost 4 years old. I have many friends who feed their children until they naturally

weaned at 2, 3, 4 or more.

181. Tzeni from Surrey, feeding a 3.5 y ear old.

182. Joan, Surrey, feeding my 20 month old.

183. Natasha, Shrewsbury, feeding our 4 year old and 17 month old daughters.

184. Angelika, Surrey, feeding my 2.5 year old.

185. Natalie from Coventry, feeding my 22 month old.

186. Lhea, Derry, feeding 19 month old.

187. Victoria, Devon, feeding 3 & 5 year olds.

188. Leanne, Liverpool, feeding my 33 month old.

189. Ashley from London, feeding a 5.5 year old and 5 day old.

190. Nicola from Leeds, nursing my 27 month old daughter.

191. Morgan, Abergavenny, nursing a 20 month old.

192. Alexandra, Eastbourne, nursing my 15 month old daughter.

193. Emma, South Wales, nursing an 11 month old.

194. Jen, nr Pontypridd, feeding a 17 month old son.

195. Caroline, West Sussex. happily nursing my 26 month and 15 month old children.

196. Kate, Basingstoke, nursing my 2 year old daughter.

197. Janine, Suffolk, nursing my four year old.

198. Iulia, Essex, feeding a 1 year old.

199. Cushla, London, feeding my almost 3 year old son.

200. Emma, Cambridgeshire, feeding 3 1/2 year old.

201. Clare from Hampshire feeding 22 month old premature twins

202. Kerri, Derby, nursing a 15 month old.

203. Hannah, Northampton, feeding my 3.5 year old and 9 month old daughters

204. Eleanor, Freckleton feeding my 34 month old daughter.

205. Eleanor, Birmingham, nursing my 26 month old..

206. Karen, Manchester, fed our daughter till age 5.5 years old.

207. Berengere from Worcester, feeding a 14 months old.

208. Ellie, Lymington, feeding my 16 month old.

209. Michelle from Stirlingshire, still feeding my 3.5yo xx

210. Carolyn, Buckinghamshire, nursing our 25 month old.

211. Sue, North Herts, feeding a 27 month old.

212. Laura, Cheshire, feeding a 3 year old and a 3 month old.

213. Tara, London, nursing my 12 month old son.

214. Eve, feeding my almost 5 year old.

215. Louise, Poole, feeding and 21 month old.

216. Kirsty, Cambs, nursing my 20 month old.

217. Sam, West Sussex, currently feeding a15 month old, also have 3, 4, 6 and 7

year olds who regularly ask for milk (though have lost ability to latch so I have to

express)

218. Jacqueline, Staffordshire. Feeding my 4 year old son and my 8 month old

daughter.

219. Jacki in Bolton, Lance. Feeding a 19 month old.

220. Margaret, Glasgow, feeding a 4 year old and 1 year old (16months).

221. Claire, Nottinghamshire, still feeding nearly 4 year old son.

222. Anna, Sheffield. Feeding 26 month old for as long as she needs.

223. Claire, Spennymoor, Co. Durham, feeding my 16 month old x

224. Lyndsey, Nottingham, happily feeding my three year old son

225. Jennifer, London, feeding 3 year old x

226. Kerry, Warrington. Breastfeeding 24 months old girl

227. Emily, North Wales feeding a 17 month old.

228. Corinna, Cheshire, feeding 18 month twins and my 7.5 year old son still latches

when he wants to. X

229. Jen, Essex, nursing a 2.5 year old and 11 month old.

230. Norma, London, feeding my 11.5 month old son.

231. Michelle, Lancashire, feeding a five year old son.

232. Lucy from Leeds, happily feeding a thriving 2 year old x

233. Sinead, Leeds, feeding a 23 month old. x

234. Sharon, London, feeding my 2 year old son.

235. Sarah, surrey, feeding 15 months and going strong until she self weans x x x

236. Natalie, Baldock, feeding our 4.2 year old xx

237. Liz, Bracknell. Currently nursing my 3rd child who is 2 weeks. Previously nursed

my nearly 4 year old and nearly 2 year old until ages 13 months and 11 months.

238. Erika, London, feeding a 29 month old son.

239. K, West Wales, feeding my 19month old.

240. Emily, feeding my 21 month old and 34 weeks pregnant.

241. Lou, Stockport, feeding 12 month old and 2.5 year old.

242. Charlotte from Crawley, West Sussex, feeding my 19 month old son xxx

243. Lisa, Lancashire, feeding my 23 month old son until he weans himself.

244. Samantha, Chester, feeding 33 month old son.

245. Ellie from kidderminster. Feeding my almost 14month old.

246. Sarah, Shoreham, feeding my 14 month old as much as she likes.

247. Josie, Sheffield, feeding my 2 year old and 4 month old.

248. Anna, Beverley, feeding my 2 and a half year old daughter. X x

249. Claire, Leicester, feeding 4.5 year old and 2 year old.

250. Kathryn, Staffordshire, feeding 15 month old daughter . . . Lots!!

251. Rosalind, Hertfordshire, feeding my 13.5 month old daughter.

252. Hollie, Essex, feeding my 15 month old daughter.

253. Suzy. I live in Airlie Beach, Australia but am from London. Breastfeeding my 3

year old son.

254. Ali, Liverpool fed eldest until 4 years 7 months. Now feeding a 2 year old & 9

month old and an 11 week old.

255. Chelsea Marie, Bristol, feeding my 2 year old daughter.

256. Talie, Norfolk, feeding my 28 month old with no plans to stop until she wants to

xx

257. Felicity from Teeside feeding my 18mo little girl till she decides otherwise. X

258. Caz, Berkshire, feeding a 28 month old x

259. Abi from Reigate, Surrey, feeding a 15 month old x

260. Kate from Cannock feeding a 2 year old.

261. Jo, Southampton, nursing our 3 year old son.

262. Nicola, Tamworth, feeding 2 years 2 months little girl.

263. Meg, Brierley Hill (West Midlands) feeding 14 mo old daughter (previously fed

son to 18 months) x

264. Mary from Stourbridge, West Midlands, feeding a 26 month old son.

265. Jenn, Worcestershire, pregnant and feeding our 18 month old.

266. Jo from Devon, feeding our 24 month old daughter.

267. Robyn, Bristol, feeding our 17 month old daughter.

268. Sally, Weymouth. fed our first till 3.5 year old & currently feeding 9 month ild.

269. Sophie, living in Switzerland, currently feeding our 2.5 yo toddler, our fourth

happily breastfed child.

270. Natalie, Middlesex feeding my 14 month old (and also giving my almost 4 year

old some of the expressed milk).

271. Catherine, Edinburgh, feeding our 33 month old son x

272. Emma from Exeter, Devon, feeding my 31 month old son x

273. Lucy from Essex feeding a 2 year old.

274. Rachael from Norfolk feeding my nearly 3 year old son x

275. Lucy, Wolverhampton, fed our son till 2 and feeding our 24 month old daughter

now.

276. Phaedra from Hull feeding my 3.4 year old daughter x

277. Kathryn from Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, fed a 2yo who self weaned during

pregnancy but still demands expressed milk, and feeding a 2 month old.

278. Fran, Herts, feeding a 25 month old son.

279. Mirrie from Suffolk, feeding my 3.5 year old & 10 month old.

280. Lisa, Staffordshire, feeding my 2 year old son x

281. Alison, London, feeding our 2 year old.

282. Natalie, Leicester, feeding a 15 month old daughter.

283. Dawn from Stoke-on-Trent still feeding my 31 month old once or twice a day with

child number two due in March.

284. Lou from Essex, pregnant and breastfeeding our 2.5 year old.

285. Angela, Manchester, nursing my 4 year old.

286. Mel from Wellington, nursing our 22month old son.

287. Katie, Gloucester, feeding our 18 month old and plan to let her self wean x

288. Michele in Kent, fed my daughter until 3 years 7 months and intend to feed my

newborn son full term too.

289. Heather, Isle of Wight, feeding my 14 month old daughter.

290. Hannah from Worcestershire, feeding a 26 month old.

291. Tamsin, Gloucestershire, nursing our 20 month old.

292. Heather, Greater Manchester, nursed to 4.5 years when she self weaned.

293. Cath, Nottingham, nursing our 3 year 4 month old son and 8 week old son.

294. Lisa, Surrey, feeding a 30 month old and 8 month old.

295. Ebony, Gorleston-on-sea Norfolk, feeding my 2 year old.

296. Sadie, Shropshire, nursing our 2.5 year old.

297. Laura from Kent, feeding my 2 year old

298. Sarah, south Yorkshire, feeding my 31 month old.

299. Sarah from Penllergaer, South Wales. Nursing a 14 month old.

300. Charlotte, 22, feeding a 20 month old, Warrington x

301. Michelle from Caerphilly, South Wales feeding her 9 month old and no sign of

stopping!

302. Hannah, Haverhill, feeding my 32 month old.

303. Sarah from West Sussex, feeding my almost three year old daughter.

304. Lisa, North Wales feeding my 28 month old son.

305. Valeska, Shetland, feeding a 32 month old and a 16 weeks old.

306. Staci, Wales, my kids naturally weaned at 5.5 and 3 years.

307. Hafsa, Bristol, feeding a 24 month old little boy.

308. Maddie, breastfed our son for 14 months and daughter for 4.5 years.

309. Lucy, nursing my 18 month old.

310. Christine, Moray, feeding an 18 month old son.

311. Eleanor, Cambridge, feeding 23 month old son.

312. Emily, Northamptonshire. Nursing my 3 years and 4 months old daughter until

she decides to stop.

313. Jessie, Bristol feeding a 5.5 year old.

314. Aileen. Feeding our 18 month old daughter. X

315. Sushila, Essex, feeding a 22 month old.

316. Emma, Co Durham – currently feeding a two year old and previously fed my

daughter to four. For a short while I was feeding both x

317. Sophie, Norwich, feeding my 21 month old.

318. Angela, Lincoln. Fed eldest for 3.5 years. Currently feeding a 33 month old and 5

month old.

319. Lorraine, near Derby feeding an almost 2.5 year old & previously fed until 26

months.

320. Alison, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, feeding my 2.5 year old girl.

321. Karen, Swindon, nursing my 17 month old little boy.

322. Lili, Hampshire, feeding my two year old daughter x

323. Yvonne, London feeding my 20 month old daughter.

324. Patricia, Derbyshire, feeding a newborn and a 17 month old and will continue to

do so until they are both ready to stop. X

325. Zoe, from Neath, breastfeeding a 13.5 month old with no plans to stop soon.

326. Rosalind, Switzerland (but from Surrey), breastfeeding 8 and 27 month old boys.

327. Kerry, Liverpool, feeding a 24 month old daughter and won’r stop until she

decides.

328. Shirley from Bridgend, currently nursing a 35 month old and fed my boys for 18

months and 3 years x

329. G, Swansea, feeding 29 month son and he shows no signs of wanting to stop

soon!

330. Jessica in Swansea, feeding our daughter nearly 3 years old.

331. Jude, Liverpool, our daughter is 2 and 3/4.

332. Saffron, Hemel Hempstead, feeding our son, 10 months.

333. Ally, Teignmouth Devon fed my son until 23 months & will be feeding new squish

until they chose to stop.

334. Louise, Southend-on-Sea, feeding my 2-year-old daughter.

335. Emily, Staffordshire. Founder of Free to Feed. Mother of two. Currently nursing

19 month old daughter.

336. Eleanor, Cambridge, feeding my 21 month old.

337. Catherine, Gloucester, nursing my 24 month old.

338. Caroline, Cwmbran, nursing our 28 month old

339. Amanda, Devon, feeding my 26 moony old.

340. Sarah, Brighton, feeding Wynne at 18-months.

341. Sarah, Leicester, feeding a 3 year old.

342. Jennifer, New Zealand (ex-pat), feeding my 33 month old with no plans to wean.

343. Sarah, Loughborough, fed my eldest to age 5.

346. Rosemary from Rotterdam but living in West Wales feeding almost 4 year old

and no signs of stopping.

347. Catriona, Tayport, Fife, feeding my 2 years and 7 months old son and he

appears to not be planning on stopping soon.

348. Lauren, in London. Feeding my 34 month old and no plans to stop until she

chooses to.

349. Beth, Cornwall. Feeding our 15 month old with no signs of stopping soon.

350. Ruth near Neath nursing my 16 month old.

351. I’m Julie, Jersey, I’ve fed 3 babies and am currently feeding no 3, 18 months old

and I intend to feed until he chooses to stop xxx

352. Hannah in London, feeding a 3 year old. My older child stopped at 5.5 years.

353. Beth, Liverpool feeding my 14 month old.

354. Allison in Headcorn Kent, feeding a little boy, 2 at the end of the month x

355. Helen, Cheshire, feeding a 15 month old x

356. Hannah, Sheffield, feeding 14 month old twins.

357. Kirsty, London, feeding our 18 month old.

358. Michelle, Bognor Regis, feeding a 33 month old.

359. Leanne, West Yorkshire, and a 26 month old nurseling.

360. Sharon, Leeds, feeding a 6 year old.

361. Kerry, Ipswich, 21 months

362. Claire, Harwich, 31 months

363. Gail, Ipswich, feeding a 16 month old.

364. Rebekah, Lowestoft, fed my first to four years and now feeding a 15 month old x

365. Amy, Ipswich, feeding a 17 month old.

366. Kerry, Ipswich, 3 years 6 months.

367. Pree, Ipswich, 18 months x

368. Georgie, Ipswich, feeding my 21 month old.

369. Tally, Ipswich, feeding our 24 month old.

370. Laura, Ipswich, feeding 3yrs 10 months.

371. Georgia, Ipswich, feeding my 17 month old.

372. Christine, Felixstowe, fed my 1st till 13months still feeding my 2nd at 14 months

xx

373. Cate from Suffolk, loving feeding my 3.5 year old son x

374. Tracey from Suffolk, feeding our 31 month old daughter x

375. Kelly from Suffolk, feeding our 19 month old.

376. Emma, Suffolk, nursing our 3 years 27 days old.

377. Hannah, Suffolk, nursing our 18 months strong

378. Rebecca, Suffolk, Currently nursing my 7 month old, but also nursed my eldest to

3 years and 3 months. 🙂

379. Alice, Bristol, feeding my 2 year old and occasionally my 6 year old

380. Elisabeth, Lancashire, breastfed both my sons till the age of two, one of whom I

am still feeding at 26 months . X

381. Jade, Nottingham, currently feeding my 18 month old daughter.

382. Stacey, Berkshire, feeding a 3 year 4 months old.

383. Anna, Ipswich, feeding our 14 month old.

384. Gem, Pembrokeshire. Fed my first until 2.2 years and my second is feeding now

at 2.5 years.

385. Karen, Leeds, feeding a nearly two year old, soon to be feeding 2.

386. Jennie, Sandwich , feeding a 13 month old, also fed a 22 month old.

387. Fran, living in France, feeding my 13 month old and occasionally my nearly 4

year old if he asks.

388. Sharon, Bristol, feeding 36 month old son with pride.

389. Philippa, Wiltshire, feeding my 2.5 year old son.

390. Kirstie, North Tyneside, feeding my 15 month old son.

391. Aimi, feeding 2.5 year old, Wiltshire.

392. Mhari, North Yorkshire, feeding a nearly 2 year old.

393. Nicola, Cardiff, feeding a nearly 2 year old.

394. Vikki, Neath, South Wales, feeding 14 month old.

395. Charlotte, Eastbourne, feeding an almost 2 year old.

396. Sara, Bridgend South Wales, feeding a 2 year 3 months old.

397. Francesca, Derby, feeding a nearly 3 year old.

398. Liz, near Derby. Nursed son till 39 months until he weaned during subsequent

pregnancy. Now currently feeding his 3 month old brother.

399. Cathy, Swindon, feeding my 2 & a half year old daughter.

400. Emma, Leicestershire, currently feeding a 3 year 6 months old.

401. Pamela, Glasgow, fed my daughter till she was 4 years 8 months.

402. Corrine, Bedford, feeding a 2 year 10 months old.

403. Jennifer, London, feeding a 26 month old.

404. Francesca, Kent, feeding my daughter at 2 years 10 months with no plans to

stop before she’s ready.

405. Lauren, Oxfordshire, feeding Hazel aged 18 months.

406. Charlotte, Berkshire, feeding Felicity, 18 months.

407. Tricia, Bristol, feeding a 22 month old.

408. Sarah, North Yorkshire, feeding a 30 month old.

409. Debbie, West Yorkshire, nursing a 2 year old.

410. Theresa , Ipswich, feeding 30 month old and pregnant with no 2.

411. Jodie, Surrey, feeding a 15 month old.

412. Naomi, Hertfordshire, feeding our 26 month old.

413. Emma, greater Manchester, feeding my 9 month old.

414. Kate, Cambridge feeding my 12 month old daughter, with no plans to stop until

she’s ready.

415. Leaha, Wakefield, feeding our 13 month old daughter with no plans to stop, and pregnant with number 3 xx

416. Charlotte, Tamworth, feeding my 2 year old and very occasionally my 4 year old.

417. Sam from Oxfordshire, feeding our 20 month old son.

418. Amy, Northern Ireland, very happily feeding our 19 month old son.

419. Kayleigh, Bristol, feeding a 16 month old.

420. Emma, Cornwall, feeding 15 month old son.

421. Victoria, Liverpool, feeding 3 year old and 13 month old daughters.

422. Alice, South Devon, feeding a 16 month old.

423. Kim, West Wales, feeding my 21 month old daughter.

424. Georgie, Shropshire, currently feeding our 15 month old son, with the intent to

allow him to self wean whenever he will be ready to do so.

425. Stevie, Sheffield, feeding my 1 year old daughter.

426. Charlotte, Bridgwater, feeding my 26 month old.

427. Sophia, Sheffield, feeding 10month old daughter.

428. Rose, Somerset, feeding my 33 month old.

429. Sarah, Kent, feeding my 29 month old.

430. Tasha, Scunthorpe, feeding 22 month old son.

431. Caroline, West Yorkshire, feeding my 5 year old daughter.

432. Laura, Suffolk, feeding my 18 month old.

433. Emma, Wigan, feeding a 15 month old.

434. Laura, Portsmouth, feeding a 34 month old & a 10 month old.

435. Kelly, Stockton-on-Tees, feeding both a 4 month old and 19 month old

daughters.

436. Laura, Yorkshire, feeding my 2 year old.

437. Charlotte, Chatham, feeding my 10 month old daughter.

438. Sara,York, feeding a two year old. Fed three other kids till at least 18 months.

439. Nicky, Bedfordshire, nursing my 21 month old daughter.

440. Sheila, Cornwall, feeding my 17 month old.

441. Maggie, Basingstoke, feeding my 16 month old daughter.

442. Carrie, Uxbridge, feeding my 2.4 year old and 11 month old.

443. Philippa, Gloucestershire, feeding my 18 month old daughter.

445. Kate, Bucks, feeding my 32 month old son.

446. Hayley, Dudley, feeding 16 month old boy.

447. Hannah, Kent, feeding my 26 month old and 26 weeks pregnant.

448. Andrea, Durham, feeding my 33 month old twin daughters and fed my older

children until they were 4.

449. Demi, Worksop feeding my 17 month old.

450. Sarah, Wales, feeding my 21 month old daughter.

451. Anja, Wiltshire. Nursing my 19 month old daughter .

452. Lauren, Oxfordshire, feeding my 3.5 year old and my 17 month old daughters.

453. Holli, Torquay, feeding a 13 month old girlie.

454. Kirsti, Suffolk, feeding my 17 month old son.

455. Megan, Glasgow, fed eldest till two and about to start again.

456. Nadine, Glasgow, feeding my 14 month old daughter.

457. Kate, Cornwall, feeding my 22 month old son.

458. Lynsey, Essex, feeding 5 and 3 year old sons. 1st son weaned aged 7.

459. Debi, feeding a 28 month old.

460. Louise, Halifax, feeding a 33 month old.

461. Sue, Chester, feeding a 3 year old and a 1 year old.

462. Lucy, Kent, feeding my 22 month old daughter.

463. Ali, Felixstowe, happy to be feeding my 6 year old daughter.

464. Elisa, Dorset. Feeding my 21 month old daughter.

465. Sinead, Derbyshire, fed my son until 15 months, currently feeding my 16 month

old.

466. Emma, Buckinghamshire, feeding my 2 year 1 month old, and occasionally my 3

year 5 month old.

467. Anna from Coventry, feeding my 7month old son, no plans to stop anytime soon

x

468. Keren, Worcestershire, feeding my 18 month old.

469. Sam, Gloucester, feeding my 9 month old daughter.

470. Laura, York, feeding my 2 year old.

471. Naomi, Milton Keynes, feeding a 34 month old, and a newborn.

472. Susie from Bristol, feeding my 31 month old with no sign of stopping any time

soon.

473. Rachel, Cheshire, feeding a 7 week old. Daughter aged 3 fed until 13 months.

474. Gill, Cheshire, Breastfeeding William age 5 years, and Harriet age 9 months.

475. Helen, Cheshire, Fed daughters now aged 11 and 9 years old, plus son aged 5

until they were 13 months.

476. Jenny, Manchester, Currently feeding 11 month old and fed other daughter until

2 years.

477. Louise, Cheshire, Charlie 7 months and Ruby 15 months.

478. Tracey, St Ives, Cornwall. Currently breastfeeding 2.5 year old son. Also

breastfed 1st son until he self weaned at 21 months.

479. Paula, Lincolnshire. Breastfeeding my 6 month old daughter Ada with the full

intention to keep going for 18+ months.

480. Jennie, Hampshire. Breastfed daughter for 15 months.

481. Elena, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, son aged 3 fed until 23 months.

482. Catherine, Dorset, fed eldest daughter until aged 15 months, now currently

feeding a 10 month old.

483. Helen, Cheshire, currently feeding our 8 month old daughter.

484. Melanie, Manchester, feeding my one year old son.

485. Rebecca, London, feeding my three year old son.

486. Rebecca, West Midlands, fed 1st baby for 13months, currently feeding 7 month

old.

487. Kelly, Cornwall, my son is only 4 months but plan to continue until AT LEAST 12

months.

488. Suzi, Shropshire. Fed my 3 year old until 22 months.

489. Hannah, Wiltshire, fed eldest until 13 months, second eldest until 17 months, fed

third eldest until 22 months and currently feeding 4 month old and will carry on as long

as possible for both of us.

490. Lisa from Doncaster, feeding my 16 month old daughter.

491. Sarah, Glossop, eldest self weaned just before her second birthday, youngest

still going strong and showing no signs of stopping at 22 months.

492. Lydia, Walsall, fed until 20 months.

493. Katie, Wilmslow, fed until 13 months.

494. Jennifer, Dorset. Currently feeding my 13 month old with no intention of stopping

anytime soon.

495. Victoria, Sheffield. Fed my eldest child until 14 months, currently feeding

youngest at age 2.

496. Sarah, Durham, fed till 2 years.

497. Lucy, Dorset, feeding our 14 month old.

498. Ellie, Dartmouth, fed until 22 months and now 6 months with second so far.

499. Kerri, Nottingham, feeding at 6 months until whenever he decides to stop.

500. Sam, Cheshire, feeding my 6 month old son and I will continue for as long as he

wants me

501. Alexis, Cornwall, feeding our 12 month old.

502. Laura, Cheshire, fed until we were both ready to stop at 18 months.

503. Ayla, living in Darwin, Australia, 6 months and going strong!

504. Sarah, Germany (British RAF posting) currently feeding my 7 month old and will

continue until he is ready to stop.

505. Lauren, Herts, feeding my almost 1 year old.

506. Agnieszka, Norwich, nursing our 3.5 year old plus our 4 month old x

507. Maria, Devon feeding our 4 year old.

508. Anna Knight, fed our first till 3.5, and now feeding our 4 month old.

509. Elisa, London, feeding my almost 1 year old, previously fed our son until 15

months.

510. Ruth, Bristol, feeding my 18 month old.

511. Bruna, Rugby, feeding my 14 month until he self weans x

512. Liz, Bristol, 20 weeks pregnant and feeding a 28 month old.

513. Rachel, London, feeding my 20 month old.

514. Eve-Marie, Edinburgh, feeding my 28 month old.

515. Trish, Manchester, feeding my 19 month old.

516. Shelley, living in Detmold Germany, feeding my 15 month old.

517. Aimee, London, feeding my 12 month old.

518. Bonnie, South Devon, feeding my 22 month old.

519. Jo, living in Zürich Switzerland, feeding my 3 year old. Older child self weaned at

4.5 years old.

520. Elizabeth, Devon, feeding my 24 month old son.

521. Seirian, Sheffield, feeding my 15 month old son.

522. Katy, London, feeding my 4 year old.

523. Thais, Leighton Buzzard, feeding my 10 month old and no intention to stop just

yet.

524. Katya, Surrey, currently feeding my 14 month old little girl.

525. Terri, Essex, feeding my 26 month old.

526. Ella, South Devon, fed my two older daughters until 2 years old, and still feeding

little one at 2.5.

527. Caroline, Essex. Fed my son until 18 months and currently feeding my daughter

of 21 months.

528. Yvonne, Paisley, feeding my 2 year old son x

529. Zoe, Gloucestershire, feeding my 2 year old son.

530. Temitope, London, fed my son until 2.5 years.

531. Chhaya, Northamptonshire, feeding my son who is nearly 2.

532. Rowenna, Wales, feeding my 2 year old.

533. Antonia, Manchester, feeding my 26 month old.

534. Viv, Gwynedd, feeding my 20 month old son.

535. Lynsey, Uxbridge, feeding 15 month old son.

536. Laura, Gloucester, feeding my 2 year old.

537. Kat, Bristol, fed until 22 months and looking forward to doing the same for any

future children.

538. Rosie, Swindon, feeding a 20 month old.

539. Julia from Plumstead, feeding our 2 year old.

540. Katherine, Liverpool, feeding my 3 year old.

541. Stefanie, Poole, feeding my 3 month old daughter and 2.5 year old daughter.

542. Rachel, Shrewsbury feeding my 17 month old and 34 weeks pregnant.

543. Jenny, Bury, Lancs, feeding my 22 month old son.

544. Carly, Wolverhampton, nursing our 28 month old and 23 weeks pregnant.

545. Nikki, North Yorkshire, feeding a 29 month old.

546. Georgina in Bristol, nursing my 13 month old daughter.

547. Lucy, Orpington, fed first son till 13 months, second just weaned himself at 4

years old.

548. Michelle in Sheffield, nursing a 9 day old baby and a 27 month old toddler.

549. Kim, Herts, nursing my 18 month old daughter.

550. Amy, Norfolk, nursing a 20 month old.

551. Catherine, South wales, feeding my 27 month old.

552. LJ, West Yorkshire, nursing a 2 year old who is 3 in May and no sign of stopping.

553. Melissa from Bristol, nursing my 29 month old and 4 month old boys.

554. Trudi, North Lincolnshire, also nursing a 2 year old who is 3 in May.

555. Chris from Bath, currently nursing my 28 month old and 2 week old sons.

Previously fed my daughter until she was 3.5.

556. Victoria, living in Bergerac, feeding my 18 month old son x

557. Vicky from Nth Lincs, currently nursing my 32 month old son xx

558. Helen, Hampshire. Nursing a 2 year old and due to start feeding a newborn in a

couple of months.

559. Kirsty, North Oxfordshire, currently nursing my 2 year old son.

560. Lauren, Devon, feeding my 24 month old.

561. Louise, Flintshire. Feeding 3rd child, latest one 16 months old.

562. Theresa, Devon, happily feeding my 20 month old daughter.

563. Claire, Bristol. Proudly feeding my 1 year old son.

564. Jo-Anne Kennedy, feeding my 9 month old and 3.5 year old.

565. Lizzie, Birmingham, happily nursing a 15 month old.

566. Cheryl, Gillingham (Kent), nursing our 20 month old son.

567. Jennie, Derbyshire, nursing our 23 month old daughter.

568. Justine, Bristol, feeding my 2 year old son.

569. Rebecca, Swansea. Feeding my 23 month old x

570. Karen, North Wales, feeding our 3.5 year old and our 17 month old.

571. Chloe, Dudley (West Midlands), nursing our 13 month old Son x

572. Deb, Kent, feeding our 34 month old.

573. Holly, York, feeding my 12 month old.

574. Ellie from Cambridge happily nursing my 3 year old, she loves it and we’ll keep

going until she decides to stop.

575. Gilly, Gloucestershire. Feeding my 23 month old.

576. Sophie, Gloucester. Feeding my 25 month old.

577. Kendra, Preston, feeding my 2 year old.

578. Denise, Exeter, feeding my 11 month old.

579. Rhian Doyle. Fed my daughter till 2 and still feeding my son now 2.

580. Beckie, Miskin, feeding a 15 month old with no plans of stopping.

581. Julie feeding twins who are 4 in March.

582. Jo, Rugeley, feeding my 15 month old x

583. Catherine, York, feeding my 11 month old until she’s ready to stop x

584. Catherine, Devon, feeding 12 month old twins.

585. Sandra, feeding our 4 year old.

586. Amy, Liverpool, feeding my 23 month old daughter.

587. Dawn, Nr Norwich. Happily feeding 28 our month old & 36 weeks pregnant, so

preparing to feed both together.

588. Katalin, Cheshire, feeding 22 months old daughter.

589. Becca in Staffordshire, feeding our 15 month old son and planning to continue

for the foreseeable future.

590. Ashley, Edinburgh, feeding my almost 2 year old daughter.

591. Fiona in Cornwall, feeding my 16 month old son and occasionally my 8 year old

daughter.

592. Katie, Holmfirth, still feeding 23 month old son.

593. Katherine from Armitage feeding my 16 month old daughter.

594. Vicky, Leicester, feeding our four year old just at bedtime now, for as long as he

needs it.

595. Jenny, North Essex, feeding my 18 month old son.

596. Emma, Essex, still feeding my 19 month old daughter.

597. Amy, New Forest, still feeding my 2.5 year old.

598. Laura, Lichfield, still feeding my 16 month old.

599. Eve, West Sussex, feeding an 18-month-old son.

600. Sarah, London, feeding an 18 month daughter x

601. Emma, Preston, feeding my 31 month old and planning on also feeding our baby

due in march.

602. Lesley, Stirling, feeding a 14 month old.

603. Jennifer, Dumbarton, feeding a 4 year old.

604. Julie, Lanarkshire, feeding my 17 month old daughter.

605. Gemma, Inverness, nursing a 16 month old.

606. Nicky, Cheltenham/Glasgow, feeding my 21 month old son.

607. Laurna, Inverness, nursing my 17 month old daughter.

608. Pamela, Lanarkshire, feeding our 17 month old son. Only stopped feeding my

3.5 year old last month.

609. Julia, Stirling, feeding my 32 month old.

610. Holly in Auchendinny feeding my 17 month old

611. Carrie, Inverness, feeding an 18 month old.

612. Rachael, the Scottish Borders, feeding my 27 month old.

613. Charlotte, Derbyshire, feeding my 18 month old son.

614. Jana, Cambridgeshire, feeding my 16 month old girl.

615. Keri, Gravesend, feeding a 28 month old and a 7 month old.

616. Eleanor, Portsmouth, feeding 39 month old son.

617. Nicola from Glasgow feeding my two year old son.

618. Charlotte, feeding our 18 month old.

619. Zoe, from Ripponden, feeding 2.5 year old (31 months)

620. Jennie, Cheshire, feeding my 3.5 year old son (literally as I type) and 27 weeks

pregnant. Planning to feed our newborn as well, after breastfeeding both my first two

children together for 18 months, until my daughter was 4.5.

621. Michelle Taylor, from Clacton on Sea, feeding my 39 month little lad.

622. Lucy from Lancashire feeding my 2 year old.

623. Fiona feeding a 17 month old x

624. Laura, Durham, feeding my 26m girl who will hopefully self wean when she’s

ready x

625. Donna, from Cardiff, feeding a 4 year old.

626. Louise, Durham, feeding my 25 month old girl x

627. Colleen from Salford, Manchester, feeding my 27 month old. x

628. Emma from Devon feeding my 3rd 3 year old.

629. Sarah, St Andrews, feeding a 16 month old.

630. Felicity, Helensburgh, feeding a 21 month old.

631. Michelle, Dumfries, feeding my 18 month old boy.

632. Hannah, West Yorkshire, fed my little one for 17 months.

633. Rachel, Herts, feeding my 25 month old.

634. Nicole, from Essex, feeding my 17 month old son x

635. Charlie, from Norfolk, nursing my 32 month old son.

636. Zoe, Kent, feeding a 37 month old girl.

637. Rachel, Bristol, feeding my 34 month old daughter.

638. Alison, near Dundee, feeding our 20 month old and previously fed older sibling to

27 months.

639. Valerie, Suffolk, currently nursing our 21 months old daughter, but also nursed

our son until he was 13 months.

640. Teresa, South East London, currently nursing 14 month old daughter – intending

to feed till she naturally weans.

641. Jenny, from Warwickshire, feeding my 12 month old daughter.

642. Caroline, from Portsmouth, feeding my 22 month old son.

643. Fiona, from Reading, nursing my 29 month old son.

644. Claire from West Calder, feeding my 16 month old daughter.

645. Miriam, Helensburgh, feeding our 21 month old.

646. Buffy, Helensburgh, nursing our 20 month old.

647. Cecilia, Wales, feeding two little boys aged 34 months and 5 months.

648. Elanor, Greater Manchester, feeding my 34 month old.

649. Julie Anne, Rochdale, nursing my almost 3 year old daughter and previously

nursed my son until until he was 5 years old x x x

650. Penny, Essex, nursing our 32 month old.

651. Sarah, Darlington, feeding a 2 year old.

652. Helen, Devon, feeding my 14 month old.

653. Michelle. Colchester, Essex, feeding a 2 year old and a 7 hour old!

654. Kate, Bolton, feeding a 3 year old and an 8 month old.

655. Ruth in Devon, fed my first until 2 years 7 months, now feeding my 14 month old

‘until she’s done’.

656. Jess, Buckinghamshire, nursing a 3 year old and an 11 month old, and fed my eldest until he was 2.

657. Jade, Wirral, nursing a 12 month old until natural term.

658. Lyndsey, Warwickshire, nursing a 34 month old and 6 month old.

659. Katherine, currently feeding baby number 4 after feeding my 36 month old.

660. Lauren, Liverpool, feeding our 21 month old.

661. Amy, Lincoln, feeding a 2 year old and a 9 month old.

662. Libby, Lincoln, feeding a 2.5 year old.

663. Becs, Essex, feeding a 3 year old and 14 weeks pregnant.

664. Rebekah, Lincoln, feeding a 15 month old.

665. Emma, Lincolnshire, Feeding my 20 month old.

666. Abi, lancashire, feeding a 13 month old.

667. Kelly Louise, Barnsley, feeding my one year old, another baby due July who will feed as well.

668. Katie, East Sussex nursing my 18 month old little boy (and wishing I’d nursed my first two much longer!)

669. Becky, South Derbyshire. Nursing a 19 month old little girl.

670. Hayley, Essex, feeding a 14 month old gorgeous girl.

671. Simone, nursing my 22 months old baby boy.

672. Nina, North Yorkshire, my daughter is 3 on March 12th and breastfeeds daily.

673. Jenny, North Wales. Nursing a 6 month old. No intentions to stop anytime soon.

674. Rachel, Feeding my first baby. He’s 6 months old but planning on feeding for as long as he wants to…

675. Nicole, County Durham, fed 2nd till 23 months and still feeding 3rd at 8 month old x

676. Hannah, happily nursing her almost 31 month old, in Conwy, North Wales.

677. Syreeta, breastfeeding my 28 month old daughter zinnia, my third breastfed child, my second full term fed child.

678. Amy, Carlisle, feeding my just turned one year old until she weans.

679. Sian, Cheshire, feeding my 22 month old son.

680. Alice in Cardiff, nursing my 14 month old son.

681. Jenny, Essex, happily feeding my 2 1/2 year old daughter.

682. Helen, Chester, fed my now 7 yr old for 6 months and still nursing my 2 1/2 yr old..no chance of him stopping yet!!

683. Cindy, Feeding my 11 month old.

684. Louise, Littleborough, Lancashire, still feeding my nearly 3 year old son 🙂

685. Lisa, Birmingham, still feeding my 18month old daughter.

686. Claire Louise, feeding my 6 month old baby boy, and no plans to stop until he’s ready x

687. Isabel, Berks, fed my son until 3 and my daughter till 4 (feeding them together for 1 & 1/2 years) 19 to 20 years ago.

688. Lise, Bristol, feeding my 3 year old.

689. Jennie, Ellesmere Port, currently feeding my 7 month old and will continue until she wants to stop.

690. Victoria, South Yorkshire, currently feeding my 2.5 year old son who has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Fed my first born son for 23 months, he weaned during pregnancy.

691. Suzanne, Bury, fed my first til 27 months, currently feeding my 18 month old and no intentions of stopping until he wants to. X

692. Elizabeth, Cheshire, happily feeding my 16month old. Go us!!!!!

693. Emma from Manchester fed my first till 3yrs and my second till 2yrs 🙂 x

694. Fed all of my kids, number three still going at almost 3 years old.

695. Ellie, Greater Manchester, fed my eldest son for 23 months, weaned during pregnancy and now feeding my 12-week-old twins.

696. Sarah, Bristol, feeding a 4 year old and a 10 week old x

697. Sarah from Ipswich, fed my first baby until he naturally weaned at 25 months when I was 6 months pregnant with second baby who is now 16 months old, still feeding and loves it.

698. Jess from Northamptonshire currently feeding my 8 month old girl and intend to continue as long as she likes.

699. Victoria, Liverpool, still feeding my little girl, she is 19 months old.

700. Tina, SE London/Kent. Feeding my 16 month old son, and will do until he self weans.

701. Sarah, Manchester feeing beautiful number 2, still going strong at 16 months.

702. Roisin, fed my son for 3 years. Now feeding my daughter who is 4 months.

703. Esi, London, still feeding my 22 month old twins.

704. Anna, Chester, happily feeding my 29 month old daughter.

705. Abbie from Burnley, full term feeding my 2.5 year old daughter and 4 month old son.

706. Rachael from Cornwall, fed my eldest till 15 months, & currently feeding my 18 moth old.

707. Rachael, Kent, fed my first until 17 months, my second until he self weaned at 24 months and currently feeding my youngest at 24 months with no signs of stopping.

708. Phoebe, Manchester, fed my son until he self-weaned at 24 months a week before his baby sister was born. Will continue to feed my daughter until she decides to self-wean.

709. Amanda, Cheshire, feeding my nearly 3 year old and 7 month old.

710. Catherine, East Yorkshire, happily feeding my 21 month old twins.

711. Natalie, Nottingham feeding my 24 month old.

712. Nadine, Essex, feeding my 18 month old daughter.

713. Susannah, Somerset, happily feeding our happy 2.5 year old.

714. Sheryl, Hove, Feeding my little boy who turns 4 in 10 days. Also fed my other children until 12m, 18m, 2.5yrs and am 32 weeks pregnant.

715. Terri feeding my 9 month old.

716. Joanne from Middlesbrough, currently feeding my 1 year old son.

717. Laura, Cheshire, feeding my 22 month old boy and he definitely won’t be stopping anytime soon.

718. Hannah, London feeding a 14 month old.

719. Anna, Gateshead, nursing my daughter she is 1. Hope to continue until a time that feels right for us.

720. Charlotte from Middlesbrough, feeding my baby girl who is 22 weeks old and will do so until she decides to stop.

721. Cara, Saltburn by Sea, feeding my little girl who is 13 months with no plans to stop unless she wants to.

722. Lindsay, Stockton-on-tees, feeding my 2 year old and no sign of stopping any time soon.

723. Kathryn, Swindon, allowing my 4 year old daughter to decide when she wants to stop breastfeeding.

724. Amy, Stockton on Tees, I’m breasting my 12 month old daughter. We will stop when she is ready to.

725. Emma, North Wales, breastfeeding our 29 month old and almost 36 weeks pregnant.

726. Laura, Kent, nursing my 24 month old son.

727. Adele, Bristol, breastfeeding a 3-year-8-month-old and an 11-month-old.

728. Steph from Suffolk, feeding my 3 year old girl until she self-weans 🙂

729. Lisa, from Hull, feeding a 21 month old.

730. April, Bristol, feeding my 11 month old son. No plans to stop until he’s ready.

731. India, Wirral. Currently nursing my (nearly) 1 year old and will do until he selfweans. Nursed my eldest until 23 months when he weaned himself off, one month before his brother was born. X

732. Heather, Swindon, feeding my 20 month old.

733. Francesca, Swindon currently nursing my 23 month old and 7 week old.

734. Rachel, Swindon, feeding our 13 month old.

735. Nathalie, Swindon feeding my nearly 4 yr old.

736. Lorna, Derbyshire. Currently breastfeeding my 26 month old daughter.

737. Claire, West Yorkshire, my eldest daughter had her last feed aged 5, currently feeding my younger daughter, aged 3 years and 4 months.

738. Beth, London, feeding our son who is 3 years 8 months old.

739. Di, Cambridgeshire, nursed one to 3 years, one to 6.5 years, currently nursing our 3 year old.

740. Breastfed both my children until they self weaned at 18 months and 3 years. Still ‘breastfeeding’ the odd doll or stuffed animal at the request of my daughter.

741. Morree, Swindon, nursing my almost 3 year old boy.

742. Tania, Nottingham, fed my first daughter until she was 3 years 4 months, and currently feeding my 6 month old.

743. Linda, London, nursing my 3 year old boy and not intending to stop until he self-weans.

744. Emily, Aylesbury, nursing our 14 month old.

745. Diana, still feeding my 15 months old.

746. Sue, Yorkshire, nursing my nearly two year old daughter. Plan on feeding until she is ready to stop.

747. Mary, from Cheshire, feeding a 4 year old and 15 month old.

748. Georgina, West Yorkshire, nursing my 3.5 year old.

749. Shauna, Staffordshire, nursing my 19 month old. x

750. Karen, Swindon, nursing my almost 5 year old. Tandem nursed my older two who nursed until 2.5 and 16 months.

751. Kristabel, Nottingham, feeding a 3 year old and a 5 month old.

752. Toria, North Wales, currently feeding 22 month old Daughter, having fed son for 14 months.

753. Rebecca, Hull, feeding my 8.5 month old daughter.

754. Karen, Berkshire, feeding my 8 month old and planning to continue as long as he wants to.

755. Alison, Saddleworth (near Oldham), nursing my 5 month old daughter. My son weaned at 2.5 years xx

756. Nicola Orr, Reading (born Belfast). Breastfeeding my 23 month old with no signs of stopping anytime soon.

757. Bryony, Reading, still feeding my 27 month old!

758. Alix, feeding my 3.5 year old.

759. Helen, Cambridgeshire, nursed my son until he was 30 months old. Now feeding my six month old with no intention of stopping anytime soon.

760. Lindsey, Berkshire, nursing my 19 month old.

761. Laura, Nottingham, feeding our 22 month old.

762. Claire, Norfolk, currently feeding my 8 month old, with plans to feed until she self weans.

763. Michelle, boobing my 6 month old and not planning on stopping until shes ready to stop.

764. Kerstin, Ipswich, with a 2 year old who will self wean.

765. Clare, Gosport, Hampshire. Exclusively breast Fed my daughter until she was 15 months.

766. Jessie, in bed feeding my 13 month old 🙂

767. Gillian, Dundee, nursing my amazing 19-month-old girl.

768. Lindy, Devon feeding my 2.5 year old toddler.

769. Lisa, Wales. Nursing our 30 month old daughter.

770. Milly, currently feeding our 5 year old. Previously fed 5 years and 3.5 years. Will stop when she wants to.

771. Michaela, Oxford, nursing my nearly 1 year old daughter and continuing until she self weans.

772. Laura, Derby, feeding 20 month old with no signs of self weaning occuring any time soon!

773. Lisa, Wales, nursing my 29 month old, and going strong!

774. Wendy, Devon, feeding my daughter, 18 months.

775. Catherine, Oxfordshire, breastfeeding my 5 week old baby girl with no plans to stop until she self weans.

776. Leanne, Newport South Wales, fed Son till he was 3 (now 18 yrs old) feeding daughter 20 months till she self weans also.

777. Lina, Harrogate, currently feeding my 12 month old, no plans on stopping until he chooses to.

778. Kelly. Feeding my 15 month old boy!

779. Linsey, Manchester feeding my 11 month old.

780. Suzanne, Berkshire, fed my daughter to 20 months, and hope to feed my 1 year old son to 2 years.

781. Lisa, Dundee, nursing my 8 month old son.

782. Katie, Berkshire. I fed my daughter to 15 months (she self weaned) and my son is still currently feeding at 2yrs and 5 months – with no plans to stop until he is ready.

783. Becky, Cambridge. Harry 2 years, Tom 2.5 years, Barnie 18 months, Freddie 2 years, Lottie 3.5 years.

784. Amanda, Wittering, Cambridgeshire, breastfeeding my 15 month old, and breastfed my eldest until he self-weaned at 3 years and 4 months.

785. Sophie, Brentwood, nursing my 11 month old.

786. Emma, Cardiff, feeding my 13 month old son day and night!

787. Georgina, South Wales feeding my 17 month old.

788. Lorette, Rugby, feeding a 4 year old.

789. Emma, Shropshire, nursing my 25 month old until he decides to stop.

790. Emma, Northamptonshire, first daughter fed for 2 years 3 months. Currently feeding second daughter at 18 months, and 15 weeks pregnant.

791. Rachel, Oxfordshire, feeding my 19 month old and intending to tandem feed with no.2.

792. Toddy, London, fed 2 daughters to 3.5 and 3 and 1/4 years old, and now feeding a son at 3 years 5 months.

793. Rachel, stoke on Trent, nursing our 16 month old and will do until she decides to stop.

794. Michelle, feeding our 17 month old son and will continue until he naturally weans.

795. Cherelle, Birmingham, nursing my 8 month old son.

796. Jo, cardiff, feeding both my 18 and 28 month old girls.

797. Lisa, Lanarkshire, feeding 9 month old son & won’t be stopping anytime soon.

798. Laura, Berkshire, so happy to be feeding my 18 month daughter until she would like to stop.

799. Aimee, Milton Keynes, nursing a three and nearly five year old. I will stop when they are ready.

800. Wendy, Gloucester, nursing our 2 year old (33 months).

801. Abby, Bristol, nursing a thriving 7 month old baby girl.

802. Rachel, nursing my 19 month old little boy day & night.

803. Bex, London, nursing on demand an amazing 16 month old, no plans to stop any time soon.

804. Jennifer, Reading, nursing our 28 month old son and 4 month old daughter.

805. Lynn, Lancaster, feeding my 10 month old.

806. Emma, nursing my 9 month old until she’s ready to stop.

807. Kate, Devon, happily nursing my 7 month old daughter.

808. Zoe, I’ve breastfed all three of mine until they have self weaned.
My third is nearly 15 months and still nursing.

809. Joanna, nursing my 22 month old whilst awaiting the arrival of her little brother.

810. Marta, Berkshire, nursing our 18 month old.

811. Ana, Lowestoft, nursing our 16 month old baby boy, looking foward to starting tandem nursing in August.

812. Emma, Dumfries and Galloway, proudly breastfeeding my 2 year old whilst 5 months pregnant.

813. Kate, South Wales, feeding both my 3 year old and 21 month old daughters.

814. Nicola, nursing a 13 month old. Will stop when she wants to.

815. Tammy, Cambridgeshire, exclusively feeding my 7 month old with no plans of stopping anytime soon.

816. Victoria, London, 18 month twin girls, will continue as long as they want to nurse.

817. Candice, Surrey, Mum to 3, feeding my 6 month old until he’s ready to stop.

818. Sarah, London, feeding my 15 month old little girl, going for self weaning.

819. Maria, Thornton-Cleveleys, feeding my 2 year old daughter.

820. Marcia, Gloucestershire, breastfeeding my 5 month old son and no plans to stop unless baby wants to.

821. Rachel in Bournemouth, breastfed my 2 year old.

822. Julie, Derbyshire, feeding my 3yr old (37mths) and 17 month old.

823. Cathy, Berkshire, feeding my 4 year 11 month old (and no sign of stopping!) and his 3 year 1 month old brother.

824. Skydi, Lowestoft Suffolk, feeding my 3 year old and 15 month old.

825. Meriel, Lincolnshire, nursing my 34 month old and 10 month old daughters.

826. Stacie, Stockton-on-Tees, nursing my 4.5 year old.

827. Michelle, Reading, feeding my 25 month old little boy.

828. Louise, Reading, feeding my 18 month old x

829. Jo, London, nursed eldest daughter until 15 months, and still nursing youngest at 12 months and 2 days. Still going strong.

830. Sam, Lowestoft, feeding my 17 month old daughter.

831. Debra, Bath, still nursing my daughter who is 4 in March.

832. Donna, Sunbury on Thames, feeding my 35 month old boy.

833. Anna, currently feeding my 7th child (8.5 months). Have breastfed all my children to varying lengths, the longest has been 51months.

834. Adnaloy, breastfeeding my 4 year old Son and 7 month old daughter.

835. Kirsty, Berkshire, fed daughter until she self weaned at 26 months and currently feeding 21 month old son.

836. Tracey, feeding my 14 month old daughter and no plans to stop soon. Also breastfed my oldest daughter until she was 4.5 years old.

837. Polly, Cherry Green, Hertfordshire. Currently feeding Elyse, 17 months.

838. Heather, Saffron Walden, feeding my 17 month old son.

839. Katie, North Essex, secretly tandem nursing my 11 month old and 3 & 3/4 year old.

840. Cori, I nurse my 3.5 year old daughter before bed every night and will continue until she no longer wants her mommy milk.

841. Lisa, London, have been breastfeeding my little one for almost 9 months with no plans to stop. Going to self wean.

842. Ellen, Norfolk, feeding my 12 month old with no plans to stop soon.

843. Janis, Glasgow breastfeeding my 16 month old daughter.

844. Sharon, NE Scotland, feeding my 2.5 year old daughter.

845. Cat, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, still feeding my 2.5 year old.

846. Sara, London, fed my first for 18 months, my second for 28 months and currently feeding my almost 6 months old with no intention to stop anytime soon.

847. Claire, Berkshire, feeding my 10 month old with no plans to stop til she wants to.

848. Carrie, Northern Ireland, feeding my son, 8 months.

849. Tammy, Reading, breastfeeding a 23 month old girl.

850. Lisa, Lanarkshire, currently breastfeeding number 3, hopefully till she wants to stop.

851. Janie, currently feeding my 21 month old and 3 week old until they both decide to stop.

852. Donna, Rotherham, feeding my 16 month old for as long as she wishes.

853. Courtney, been nursing for nearly 4 years. Fed my first until 2 years 3 months, until my second came who is now 21 months.

854. Kelly, Lowestoft, Suffolk, feeding my 2.5 year old.

855. Anya, Surrey, fed my son until 3.5 years when he naturally weaned.

856. Corrin, Warwickshire, feeding a 2 yr old. My older child weaned at 4.5 years old.

857. Jay, Bristol, breastfed both my boys. 2nd till 10 months (stopped when I got pregnant again). Now breastfeeding my daughter. My goal is a year (hopefully longer) this time round 😉 sad that I stopped with my 2nd as I would have loved to tandem feed.

858. Jen, Bristol, fed my eldest til 23 months & currently feeding my 18 month old & 4 month old.

859. Cathy, County Derry, N Ireland, fed my 1st till 26 months, tandem fed for 4 months and currently feeding a 2 year old.

860. Catherine, Lanarkshire, feeding my 7-month-old daughter AND an unknown number of sick children (age irrelevant and unknown) as I am a breast milk donor! Also, this letter has opened my eyes – I will do natural-term breastfeeding. Thank you!

861. Nicola, Dorchester, nursed three babies through toddlerdom; total breastfeeding journey eight and a half years.

862. Becky, Bedfordshire, feeding my 19 and 4 month old daughters.

863. Amanda, feeding my 16 month old daughter.

864. Laura, Co.Durham, breastfeeding my 8 month old baby girl with no plans to stop until she self weans.

865. Lindsay, Northamptonshire, feeding my 24 month old daughter.

866. Kimberley, Glasgow, nursing my 16 month old.

867. Miira, Poole. Currently feeding my 5 year old daughter and my 22 month old son, I will be carrying on until they are both ready to wean.

868. Bukky, Walsall, feeding my 14 month old son.

869. Holly, York, feeding my 12.5 month old until he self-weans.

870. Lucinda, Bournemouth, tandem feeding my 7.5 year old and 2.5 year old girls. x

871. Katalin, feeding 23 month old daughter.

872. Rowena, Milton Keynes, fed eldest son to 19 months, currently feeding his 13 month old brother.

873. Leanne, Nottingham, still feeding my 28 month old.

874. Alison, London, feeding my 15 month old x

875. Melanie, Bristol, feeding my 26 month old.

876. Louise, Lanarkshire, nursed all three children, longer each time. Last over 3 years old. I wish the other two had been left to choose how long!

877. Caroline, Essex, feeding my 2.5 yrs old son.

878. Colleen, Lichfield, feeding my 23 month old.

879. Charlotte, Wolverhampton, fed all 3 children, currently feeding my 3 year old daughter with no signs of stopping yet.

880. Julianne, Nottingham, fed my son until he was 2 x

881. Louise, Cambridge, nursing my 35 month old.

882. Kate, Cornwall, feeding our 4 year old.

883. Jodie, Devon, fed my first son for 15 months, feeding my second son still and he was 3 last week.

884. Holly, Dorset, feeding my 17 month old. Also fed my eldest daughter till she was nearly 20 months : )

885. Felicity, Brighouse, feeding my 13 month old little girl.

886. Donna, Leeds, feeding my 2.5 year old, and plan to let her self-wean.

887. Jamila, Bedford, feeding my 4 year old and 23 month old.

888. Sarah, kent, still happily breastfeeding my 25 month old.

889. Nina, happily feeding my almost 17 month old son, with no sign of letting up any time soon.

890. Donna, Warwickshire, feeding our 18 month old.

891. Clare, Christchurch, currently nursing my 13 month old little boy to natural term.

892. Sarah, Liverpool, currently feeding my 27 month old.

893. Naomi, Somerset, nursing my 19 month old and intend to continue until she self weans.

894. Rachel, Cheltenham, currently feeding my 16 month old daughter until she is ready to stop.

895. Zoe, Derby, feeding an 11 month old & a 3 year old xx

896. Rachel, cambridgeshire, nursing my 16month old daughter with another one on the way, hoping to tandem feed.

897. Abi, Farnborough, nursing a 21 month old, with no plans to stop.

898. Wiebke, Sevenoaks, breastfeeding my 14 month old girl until she self-weans.

899. Claire, Sheffield, feeding a 3 year old daughter, also fed my first daughter till she was 23 months old.

900. Elke, Kent, currently feeding my 2.3 year old, but have also breastfed my eldest until 19 months, 2nd child until 2, and 3rd until 4.5 years old. Babies no 3 & 4 were tandemfed for just over a year.

901. Sandra, breastfeeding my 10 month old son, who is a happy, vibrant, healthy, and independent infant, with no plans of stopping until he wants to.

902. Ali, Aberystwyth, feeding my 2.5 year old daughter daily with no signs of stopping.

903. Nikki, Cornwall, currently breast feeding my 2.5 year old. Breastfed eldest until 22 months when he self weaned.

904. Katie, Lowestoft, feeding a 28 month old.

905. Rebecca, feeding our 1 year old until he naturally weans x

906. Helen, Swindon feeding her 11 month son, no plans to stop until he decides to.

907. Carly, feeding my 15 month old till she decides to stop.

908. Summer, nursing my 20 month old with no end in sight.

909. Noelia, Forest of Dean, feeding our cutie Leche addict with no sign to cut down!

910. Joy, Suffolk, feeding my 4.5 year old and 2.5 year until they choose to self wean. Just as nature intended.

911. Kristin, Northamptonshire, nursing my 19 month old twin girls until they choose to stop.

912. Lorraine, Bristol, breastfed my now 8yo boy until self-weaned at 7yo and still feeding my 4yo daughter until she also chooses to stop.

913. Emily, Bristol, feeding our 21 month old with no sign of stopping yet x

914. Rebecca, Newport, feeding a 15 month old.

915. Catherine, Henley-on-Thames, feeding my 9 month old. Fed my daughter till she self weaned.

Paintings: Mother Courage and Multitasking by Ricky Mujica Thank you for painting and for lending us the images of these gorgeous pieces Ricky…

245 thoughts on “A letter to The Mirror newspaper

  1. Louise, Lanarkshire nursed all three children, longer each time, last over 3yrs old. I wish the other two had been left to choose how long!

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  2. Currently feeding my 16 month old daughter until she is ready to stop. I have been surprised and very sad how people, even in this day and age feel it is wrong to breastfeed past the tiny baby stage. Breastfeeding is natural and nothing to be ashamed of.

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  3. breastfeeding my 10 month old son, who is a happy, vibrant, healthy, and independent infant, with no plans of stopping until he wants to – even if that does mean feeding him until anatomy no longer allows it (when his adult teeth come in).

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  4. Lorraine, Bristol, breastfed my now 8yo boy until self-weaned at 7yo and still feeding my 4yo daughter until she also chooses to stop.

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  5. Catherine, Henley-on-Thames, feeding my 9 month old (which seems to be making people feel uncomfortable when I do it in public 😥) Fed my daughter til she self weaned.

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