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Breastfeeding Until Age 10?

Breastfeeding, admittedly, is a very personal choice—whether you're going to do it and for how long.

One 51-year-old Australian mom has decided that not only will she breastfeed her 5-year-old daughter, as she did her two older sons, but she also wants to step it up by nursing until her youngest is 10.

"(My daughter) Aminah took to breastfeeding easily and the moment I felt that bond, I was instantly hooked,” mom Maha Al Musa told U.K. magazine New, according to the New York Post. “I believe it will help boost her immune system. To this day, she is rarely ill and her temperament is calmer and more relaxed than other children.”

The practice of extended breastfeeding, which breastfeeding-support organization La Leche League defines as beyond 1 year, has been gaining a brighter spotlight in the media. Time magazine received a lot of attention in May 2012, when it featured Los Angeles mom Jamie Lynne Grumet on the cover as she was breastfeeding her 4-year-old son.

Al Musa, who breastfed her sons until they were 2, according to the Post, says she doesn't care what others think.

Photo via the New York Post

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