Would it be weird to give my 3-year-old breastmilk?

Hi! Ok, I have a super weird HYPOTHETICAL question lmao. My husband thinks I’m absolutely bonkers for even wondering about this, so I want to see if I’m the only one and if it’s really that weird. Lol ok, so I have a three-year-old who just started preschool (aka germ city) shocker to no one, we all have colds two weeks into preschool lol so it got me just thinking. I’m 35 weeks pregnant, and I plan on mainly pumping as I did for my son for 13 months. I’d love it if this baby breastfed from my breast, but I’m just not banking on it since it didn’t work out with my son. Pumping worked great, and I had a super good supply. So my question is, would it be crazy/weird/gross if I gave my three-year-old some of my pumped breast milk? Like in a sippy cup? Like if I’m lucky enough to have a surplus supply, would it really be that insane to share it with my year-old?? Even tho he hasn’t had it since he was 13 months? I just think about the antibodies and how it’s so good for them and like the best medicine ever when sick and how it’s really been such a great defense for him in preschool. But apparently, this is taboo and crazy, according to my husband lol. Am I the only mom who has wondered about this? Is it really that crazy? Lol

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It’s fine. Lots of people breastfeed 3 year olds :woman_shrugging: it’s a personal choice.

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I say GO FOR IT!!! Anything to help keep school/daycare germs away

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I actually think that’s a genius idea. It’s a bit sweeter than cows milk, but if he’s okay with feeding your son milk from a different animals nipple, then why would it be weird for your son to drink milk that comes from yours?

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To each their own but always consult the pediatrician!

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Breast milk definately wont hurt him lol :smirk: you’re pumping and not directly feeding him from the breast. I see no problems here.

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Not weird at all! I’m going to give it to my son when the time comes

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Not weird. Kids in other countries great feed their kids until 6years old.

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I don’t think it’s crazy or weird. My 8 year old daughter is super interested in breast feeding, breast milk, and how much healthier it is. She’s been asking all kinds of questions since I’ve been so open and talking about BF her brother when he arrives. She’s asked to try some, not by breast feeding, but some that is pumped. Why would it be any weirder than giving your kid milk from a completely different species?

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it’s not weird at all you can breastfeed your child until they’re 4 y/o some people go longer (to each it’s own.) so if that’s what you wanna do than do it,

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Some women breastfeed as long as 5 years. There won’t be anything wrong with it at all!. I would rather my 3 year old have milk made by my body for my young than cow or any other animal.

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Not weird at all. And definitely a great idea if your supply is enough for both babes

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Nope good question. I couldn’t even pump so go for it if he likes it

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Thats a great idea. I have a toddler & a newborn. My husband and i just got over horrible colds & i breastfed the baby as much as i could & pumped some for my toddler too. She wont drink it straight up so i mix it with cows milk & neither one has been sick yet. :raised_hands::raised_hands:

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I’m breastfeeding my 2.5 year old and I’m 37 weeks so not weird at all

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You give them cow’s milk without thought and it’s got feces in it. So sure why not

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Nope not weird. I nurse my infant daughter and give BM to my 3 y/o in a cup to drink. It definitely helps cut down on colds she usually picks up from daycare!

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I’ve give my 8yo some when he is feeling yucky 🤷

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He may or my not like it. Try it and see, check with your pediatrician.

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Breast milk i really dont think it does anything more for them past a yr if i was u ask ur dr

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