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Breastfeeding an Older Baby

How did you breastfeed an older baby?

Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: My goal was to breastfed my older daughter until she turned a year old. But my daughter turned one over the winter, and I didn’t want to stop breastfeeding her during flu season. I wanted her to continue getting the immunity-boosting benefits of nursing. So I breastfed my older daughter until she was about 20 months old.

The challenge was as my daughter got older, she nursed less frequently. And as she nursed less frequently, my milk supply went down. Along with a friend of mine, Lennox McNeary, MD, I created a line of lactation cookies called Milkin’ Cookies, which help to increase milk supply.

You can buy Milkin’ Cookies at www.milkin-cookies.com for $21 for a 2 week supply.

Cheri Wiggins, MD, a mom of six- and three-year-old daughters, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Magic Valley, and the cofounder of the Mommy Doctors Baker (makers of Milkin’ Cookies), in Twin falls, ID

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