Woman In England Hopes To Breastfeed Daughter Until She Is 10 Years Old Woman In England Hopes To Breastfeed Daughter Until She Is 10 Years Old
For some people, breastfeeding is a controversial topic and something that continues to make headlines across the country for various reasons. Whether it’s a... Woman In England Hopes To Breastfeed Daughter Until She Is 10 Years Old
For some people, breastfeeding is a controversial topic and something that continues to make headlines across the country for various reasons. Whether it’s a woman discussing how she was made to feel ashamed for nursing in public or a mother choosing to naturally feed her child for an extended period of time, social media is constantly covering the subject of breastfeeding in a variety of ways.One woman who has been making waves in the online world when it comes to her breastfeeding practices is a 36-year-old mother from England. Check out her story below and let us know your thoughts in the COMMENTS. Afterwards, feel free to SHARE it with others and see what they think.

Mom Breastfeeds In Order To Increase Daughter’s IQ

While most mothers stop breastfeeding before their child’s first birthday, Miira Dawson of Poole, Dorset hopes to breastfeed her daughter, Tara until she is 10 years old — if it is possible. There are a number of reasons why Miira has chosen to breastfeed her child much longer than most women, but the main one is intelligence.
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“I think it is a lovely thing for a baby to grow up and remember being breastfed, as not many people would be able to say this — plus, there are all the health and IQ benefits.”
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Tara Isn’t The Only Child Miira Breastfeeds

Dawson also has a two-year-old son and nurses both him and Tara three times a day. “I don’t think other mums are bothered really. It’s none of their business but they may raise their eyebrows.” 
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They Also Practice Co-Sleeping

On top of breastfeeding, Miira also practices co-sleeping with her children. She sleeps in the middle of the bed with one child on each side. Her husband Jim sleeps in a separate bed for health reasons.
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She Doesn’t Want Her Children To Wake Up Alone Or Afraid

Miira thinks it is unnatural for children to sleep alone and has the same enthusiasm for co-sleeping as she does for breastfeeding. “My children have never had to cry to sleep, or sleep on their own, or wake up in the night and be afraid — because I’m there.”
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What Does Her Husband Think?

Jim says he will continue to allow the breastfeeding to continue for now, but he admits that when it comes to the co-sleeping, he feels left out because he can’t read bedtime stories to his children or spend as much time with them as he would like.
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Weighing The Pros And Cons

However, Miira doesn’t feel that the downsides of her parenting choices outweigh the benefits, and any time she brings up the idea of stopping the breastfeeding, her daughter gets very upset.
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What Do The Experts Think?

The World Health Organization suggests that mothers strictly breastfeed for at least the first six months of their child’s life and can continue for two or more years as long as it is supplemented with proper nutritional foods. According to Dr. Maria Iacovou, a sociologist at the University of Cambridge, “It’s very rare to find someone who is still naturally feeding a child of six years. But there is absolutely no evidence that there is anything wrong, so why would mothers stop if it works for them[?]”
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What do you think about Miira’s breastfeeding and co-sleeping choices? Let us know in the COMMENTSand then SHARE this story to see what other people think.Source: Daily Mail,

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  • Vita

    2017-04-03 #1 Author

    Omg I’m all for breastfeeding but 10 years old 😨😨

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  • Danielle McMillan

    2017-04-03 #2 Author

    Seems like something my sister would do.

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  • Antonio Waters

    2017-04-05 #3 Author

    My wife can’t handle the first month with 1 but Up to 10 years, 3 times a day, along with a 3 Year old, WWWOOWWW😳😳😳

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  • Michelle skidmore

    2017-12-05 #4 Author

    I never breastfed my kids but when the babies hit school age it’s time to stop if it slips out that child could be bullied about it plus I think it more for the mother’s plesure more the anything

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