British woman breastfeeds daughter until she's 9 years old

British woman breastfeeds daughter until she's 9 years old
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A British mother claims that breastfeeding her daughter until age 9 created a lifelong bond.

Sharon Spink - a 50-year-old mum of four from Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire - said she nursed her youngest daughter Charlotte, nine, up until eight weeks ago when she no longer yearned for "mummy milk."

According to the Daily Mail, Spink said breastfeeding her girls has created a strong bond because she has good health thanks to the nutrients.

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The World Health Organisation recommends that all babies be exclusively breastfed for six months, then gradually introduced to appropriate family foods after six months while continuing to breastfeed for around two years.

Although she sees no problems with breastfeeding her older children, she admits that she has been criticised for doing so.

She revealed that some have labelled it as a form of child abuse.

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