Serena Williams asked mums on Twitter how long they breastfed their babies, as the thought of stopping made her feel “emotional”.
The new mum, 36, asked the question alongside a tender snap of her cradling her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. who was born on 1 September.
“Fellow mums: How long did you breastfeed?” she tweeted on 6 December. “Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it’s time to stop?”
How long did you breastfeed? Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it’s time to stop? pic.twitter.com/YOz4oeIajH
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 6, 2017
The replies to the tweet, which had nearly 10,000 likes, showed that Williams was most definitely not “weird” for feeling emotional about this decision.
16 months. Hated giving up (child chose it). Still feels sad. I’ll never have another baby so that was my only time. Cherish it xxx
— Hannah Eno (@hannaheno) December 7, 2017
Totally not I felt this for a while… Weining my daughter off was the most emotional experience ever.. Omg
— ️️BOUJIE BLACK️️ #Pittsburgh 10-2 (@CANTDEALDOTKOM) December 7, 2017
2 years and yes it’s emotional
— Kimberly Bryant (@6Gems) December 6, 2017
It’s not weird @serenawilliams You’re doing great. Emotion dips when they get teeth. May want to stop then!
— Kate Harper (@KateHar75671426) December 7, 2017
13 months and no it’s not weird. Embrace things happening naturally.
— BillionaireToniPayne (@tonipayne) December 7, 2017
Many agreed that every child is different, and there is no “right age” to stop.
3.5 years. With both kids. Don’t stop before you & your child feel it’s best time! La Leche League can provide great support.
— Call Your MoC (@marlojen) December 7, 2017
I let my baby tell me when ready to stop. It was so gradual, that b4 I realised it, my baby was now a preschooler and hadn’t breastfed for 2 weeks. No regrets, no sadness. Only happiness and joy.
— Bash (@crocnut2010) December 7, 2017
I’m breastfeeding my little girl, she’s 3.5 years tomorrow… Taking her lead and allowing her to continue whilst we are both happy to do so. Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing, which continues to provide benefits for as long as you feed.. …read more
Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Tec