**Update: Zoe’s daughters came home! Read her updated breastfeeding story : “Why I Let My Adopted Pre-Schoolers Nurse.” And be sure to follow her on Facebook! **
I really don’t have enough good things to say about her. She is such a fun person with a family that sounds so wonderful I secretly hope that one of my children marries on of their daughters, so I can be a part of it, too!
Now the unique thing about today’s feature is Zoe has no children…yet. They are still waiting for their referral. They are adopting two siblings from Ethiopia.
Tell us about your personal breastfeeding experience with your children.
I’m a supporter, though I’ll admit that I find it odd to see a 4 or 5 year old nursing… probably because it’s so uncommon in our culture that it catches my eye. I’m also a trained counselor so my antennae go up… I can’t help but wonder if it’s actually about the child at that point. But as a rule, I don’t disagree with sustained breast-feeding. It’s a mother’s decision how long she thinks she should breast-feed her child.
Women can be really tough on each other, which is too bad. When it comes to breast-feeding, we should never assume we know a woman’s experience or circumstances.