Sophie Emma Rose Normalized Breastfeeding Your Toddler

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 07:59
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I remember the first time I viewed this video.  Grayson wasn't even a thought back then but it made a huge impression on me.  Sophie Joy and her son Shay seemed so happy and healthy.  There was something so real and touching about her and the relationship she had with her son. 

Last week Sophie Joy was killed in a motorcylce accident in Thailand.  Our hearts go out to her family.  Her loss is felt throughout the world.  As I was breastfeeding Grayson this morning (he's two years old now), I kept thinking of Sophie and Shay.

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I loved reading your story. I

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 05:35
O Grey (not verified)

I loved
reading your story. I too, breast fed my son until he was just over 3
years old. He is now a very well adjusted, smart, beautiful man about to
receive his MBA from Babson College at age 24 after finishing all paperwritings. I had an unsuccessful
attempt at breast feeding with his older sister, mostly due to terrible
post partum depression and lack of resources at the time. So when my son
came along I was better educated and better prepared. I never imagined
it would last more than three years either. It just happens. It's
nothing new either. I remember my grandmother telling me how her
youngest was nearly able to pull up a chair to nurse, he was getting so
big. No one should be made to feel bad or disgusting by a longer than
"normal" breast feeding experience. That's what the breast is for. I
think it helped me to keep the depression away this time because of the
hormones needed to make milk. Women need to support each other with
breast feeding, it's not always easy or natural.