Woman says she still gives her six, 10 and 12-year-old kids her breast milk to drink
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Priscilla Morton insists she will continue to give her six, 10, and 12-year-old the lactated milk for as long as she possibly can.
She's still breastfeeding her three-year-old but has opted to give her eldest children milk from a bottle.
However, there are issues when she does it in public as people tend to stare at her.
She told the Daily Mail: "It almost causes shame like I'm so afraid of being somewhere and getting confronted.
"Somebody publicly is going to cuss you out or attack you and that's what I was mainly afraid of.
"I don't really care about their opinion.
"I care about being attacked in public with my child."
She added: "The women who are completely against it, the very first thing they come at you with is [that’s] child abuse.
"Somebody should call Child Protective Services on you. This is child abuse. This is gross. I mean, they'll literally attack you with those things."
The 39-year-old admits she was never breastfed when she was a baby and she decided to read up on it when she was in her teens.
She vowed to do it as long as possible, however found it difficult with her first child, who is now 18, as she had to return to work.
Now that she has a three-year-old though, she's found it much simpler because she can work from home.
Priscilla says she likes to give her six, 10 and 12-year-old some breast milk when she knows there is seasonal sickness in her area.
She claims it not only fends off 'a cold coming around' but also uses it when one of her kids has an eczema flare-up.
According to the World Health Organization, mothers are encouraged to breastfeed for at least the first six months of the baby's life; after that they can start to introduce other foods.
Breast milk is massively beneficial to a baby's health and has been shown to decrease the risk of sickness and infection.
The CDC says 'the longer an infant is breastfed, the greater the protection from certain illnesses and long-term diseases'.
"The more months or years a woman breastfeeds (combined breastfeeding of all her children), the greater the benefits to her health as well," it added.
However, there's no universal time declared for women to stop breastfeeding or giving their children breastmilk.
That's why Priscilla and other mums around the world are happy to do it for much longer than six months.