I do not know many mothers who have breastfed their children past the 3 year mark (I’m not talking about breastfeeding different children one after the other; I know some mothers who have been breastfeeding for six years or more!). Those who do so probably do not need to read the following quote, although a little tap in the back once in a while can be encouraging. So, for those who wonder if breastfeeding past “x” (fill in the number) month/year will is spoiling their child, this quote is for you. Everybody else, enjoy:
There is no upper limit to the duration of breastfeeding and no evidence of psychologic or developmental harm from breastfeeding into the third year of life or longer.
American Academy of Pediatrics