Here’s why this mom is still breastfeeding her 9-year-old daughter

Here’s why this mom is still breastfeeding her 9-year-old daughter
Sharon Spink and daughter (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Because she’s got a screw loose?]

A British mother has revealed how she will miss breastfeeding her daughter after the youngster finally weaned – at age 9.

Sharon Spink, a mom of four, insisted that feeding daughter Charlotte until earlier this year was completely normal and has cemented a lifelong bond between them.

She said despite breastfeeding for almost a decade, she is happy the schoolgirl made her own decision to stop two months ago.

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Spink, who supports natural-term weaning, claims Charlotte is healthy and rarely ill, thanks to the beneficial properties of breast milk.

And despite facing a backlash from critics who have accused her of child abuse, Sharon, 50, wants to break down the stigma around breastfeeding older children – believing there are many mothers out there who are doing it.

Spink, of North Yorkshire, said: “When I came to have Charlotte, I had decided on natural-term weaning. It’s nice for the child to be in control of when they want to wean, rather than forcing the issue.”

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