This breastfeeding story was submitted by Amanda Martinez.
I have breastfed all three of my kids.
I have gotten so much hell for it. I have a lot of stories actually, but I’ll just be short and sweet.
I have breastfed them all until they were over a year old. My oldest is 10 and was breastfed until 15 months. My middle child, I breastfed until she was 2 and she’s 7 now. My youngest is 3 and he still nurses.
People can talk all they want . I don’t listen anymore. It’s not about them; it’s what’s best for my children.
One time when my daughter was a baby I had to nurse her in a restaurant. I got so many looks it was unreal. My step-dad was there too and he said, “Eewww”. The wonderful thing is that my husband didn’t get upset or overreact. He just said, “Well, she has to eat too.” I’ll never forget that.