Date: November 20, 2018
There are pictures of bare breasts and nipple sucking, in this article.
“Sharon has even been called a paedophile for breastfeeding her own child…
A MUM has revealed how she will miss breastfeeding her daughter after the youngster finally weaned – aged NINE.
Mum-of-four Sharon Spink insisted feeding daughter Charlotte until earlier this year was completely normal and has cemented a lifelong bond between them.
She said despite doing it for almost a decade she is happy the schoolgirl made her own decision to stop two months ago.
Actor mum Sharon, who supports natural term weaning, claims the Charlotte is healthy and rarely gets ill thanks to the beneficial properties of ‘mummy milk’.
And despite facing a backlash from critics who have accused her of child abuse, Sharon, 50, wants to break down the stigma around breastfeeding older children – believing there are many mums out there doing it.
Sharon, from Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire, said: “When I came to have Charlotte, I had decided on natural term weaning. It’s nice for the child to be in control of when they want to wean, rather than forcing the issue.”
She added: “She naturally self-weaned earlier this year. It was a gradual process and her choice.”
“She was feeding about once a month if she wasn’t feeling great or was feeling a bit run down and was going longer and longer without feeding.
“Now she hasn’t done it for about two months.
“She told me she would stop when she was 10 which will be in April next year but it seems to have come to a natural end earlier, although I would have allowed her to continue for as long as she wants to.”
Sharon says Charlotte’s decision to wean off breastfeeding slowly has made it easier.
She explained: “As she’s been reducing anyway I don’t feel sad about it. If she would have stopped suddenly I think I would have missed it, but it’s just nice that it’s come to a natural end.
“It’s how I envisaged it would end. It was her choice and was done in a very gradual way.”