Mom That Breastfeeds 6-Year-Old and 5-Year-Old Sons Before School Claims It Comforts Them

This mum still breastfeeds her two boys – aged five and six – before and after school and says she won’t stop until the lads decide it’s time on their own.

Sheryl Wynne, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, insists that breastfeeding her school age sons is completely normal as it has cemented a lifelong bond between them and made them ‘closer’.

The 39-year-old nurses both her sons before school, in the evening and throughout the night.

Sheryl claims that ‘mummy milk’ is the ‘ultimate parenting tool’ as it helps calm the children and comforts them when they’re upset or ill.

She does admit, however, that she often receives negative comments from family members who question if her children’s behavior is somehow connected to the fact that she still breastfeeds them.

She claims that she had originally planned to stop breastfeeding the boys when her elder son was three years old, but she now wants them to be a part of the decision.

Sheryl, a hypnobirthing teacher and doula, said: “I think about when I’ll stop all of the time. It’s never felt right to end it unnecessarily. It’s what they’re asking for and it’s biologically normal even if it’s not in society.

“It’s not like I don’t have a choice, a lot of the time they ask for it and I’ll tell them to get off.

“It’s made us closer. It’s the fact they know they can come to me and be comforted any time.”

The 39-year-old doesn’t seem to be too bothered with the negative comments she receives from family and friends, and she sees breastfeeding as a way to connect with her sons and uses it to comfort them.



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