Some moms continue to breastfeed their toddlers beyond the 12-month mark for many of the same reasons they breastfeed infants -- nutrition, security, comfort. Here you'll find what you need to know about breastfeeding older children.

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Coco Austin is Still Breastfeeding Her 5-Year-Old—Here's Why That's OK
The famous mom was bashed on social media for her decision. Here, a fellow extended breastfeeding mom defends her choice for her daughter.
How Breast Milk Boosts Your Baby's Microbiome
Nursing is especially good for a baby's "microbiome". But here's how to help good bacteria flourish whether you breastfeed or bottle-feed.
Toddler Formula vs. Cow's Milk: Experts Debunk What’s Best
What is toddler milk, and is the powdered drink beneficial for your little one? Here, experts weigh in on your child's diet after breastfeeding or formula-feeding.
Mom-Shaming Nursing Ad Needs to Lighten Up
The "Your Child Eats What You Eat" ad campaign from Brazil's Pediatric Society of Rio Grande (SPRS) serves up a heaping dose of making moms feel bad.
Breastfeeding May Protect Moms Against Stroke
A new study released by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association suggests that breastfeeding may reduce your risk of stroke later in life.
How I (Gently) Weaned My Breastfeeding Toddler
A milk-weary mama gets real about her love/hate relationship with extended breastfeeding, and the creative tools she discovered to wean her 34-month-old son. Check out some of her tips for weaning a toddler.

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Kim Kardashian's Hilarious Nursing Hack for a Jealous Toddler Is Actually Kind of Brilliant
The reality star revealed her creative work-around for when daughter North tried to get to her to stop breastfeeding Baby Saint.
10 Things NOT to Say to the Breastfeeding Mom of a Toddler
How long a mom nurses her child is her decision alone. Here are a few things she just doesn't need to hear about extended breastfeeding.