Mom who continues to breastfeed her 5-year-old daughter: 'My kids are rarely ill'
Emma Shardlow Hudson said that the antibodies in the breastmilk have prevented her five-year-old daughter from being sick. Up until today, her daughter is still being breastfed.
The 29-year-old mother of two said that she breastfeeds her daughter, Alex, before and after school daily. Her two-year-old son Ollie is still being breastfed as well. In fact, there are times when her two kids are drinking milk from her at the same time.
Hudson claimed that her daughter did not get sick when most of her classmates in nursery caught a bug. She said that it is her breastmilk that keeps her daughter healthy.
There are days when Alex does not indulge herself with her mother’s milk, although, Hudson said she always wants some when she needs comforting.
Usually, most babies don’t get breastfed anymore when they reach the age of one, but Hudson said she will not stop giving her kids the health benefits that come with her milk.
Talking to The Sun, she said, “It’s one of the biggest achievements of my life for sure, being able to nurture a child with my own body.”
Hudson revealed that it was not her decision at first to continue feeding her kids even though they were getting bigger, but she thought that there was no reason to stop since it’s good for them.
She added that her children rarely get sick and she regards the antibodies in the milk as the reason for it.
"My kids are rarely ill and I’m almost 100 percent positive that that is because of the antibodies in the milk," explained Hudson.
Is it right to breastfeed a five-year-old child? We’re speaking to the mum who claims her daughter doesn’t pick up playground illnesses because she still breastfeeds her twice a day. pic.twitter.com/JHFBIKMhvh— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) May 30, 2018
Her husband, Stuart, a chef, does not have a problem with her still breastfeeding their five-year-old child. Hudson said that her husband can see the benefits it brings little Alex. Stuart said to his wife that he was okay with it since it is what’s best for their daughter.
As for Alex, Hudson said she is the only one in her class that still breastfeeds as far as she knew.