Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding
If you do decide to continue with supplemental breastfeeding beyond one year, there are many benefits that are associated with extended breastfeeding.
With all the vitamins and minerals present in breast milk, it can promote a healthy future including lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol. Extended breastfeeding also continues to boost your child’s immune system as they receive antibodies from your breast milk.
In addition to health benefits, it can be an additional comfort to your child, giving them confidence to be a bit more independent knowing they can always return to the breast.