Breastfeeding my two-year-old is wonderful and I'm in no rush to stop – Hayley Matthews

My youngest turns two at the weekend and we're still breastfeeding.

By Hayley Matthews
Saturday, 24th October 2020, 12:30 pm
Hayley did not plan to breastfeed for this long but finds it helps both her and her young son (Picture: Getty Images/Polka Dot RF)
Hayley did not plan to breastfeed for this long but finds it helps both her and her young son (Picture: Getty Images/Polka Dot RF)

I didn't plan on feeding him myself this long but it's just kind of happened and I'm doing my best to go with the flow.

At times it can be quite trying because he likes to nurse whilst sleeping, and it's the only thing that settles him for bed.

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His communication is phenomenal for a kid so young and his latest ask is for a "tittee seat". It's quite funny and incredibly sweet.

He puts cushions on the sofa getting it all cosy for me and taps the sofa. He lines it up so he can nurse on the sofa whilst watching the television – he is a genius!

He knows what he likes which I love about him and as trying as feeding throughout the day and night can be, it's absolutely worth it.

It's wonderful for our bonding, his health and settling us both and I'm in no rush to have it any other way so if anyone is looking for me, you know where I’ll be sitting.

So what do we get our two-year-old for his birthday? I did ask the banker if we could get him a mini ride-on kids Audi TT to zoom along the pavement on but the banker said no.

So I am thinking we will just have to spend a day on the sofa in his favourite seat, watching cartoons and having a snuggle. Oh and cake, we'll be eating lots of cake!

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