A 51-year old mother, Maha Al Musa has caused a bit of controversy because she proudly and publicly breastfeeds her 5-year-old daughter.
‘Aminah took to breastfeeding easily and the moment I felt that bond, I was instantly hooked,’ she says.
The Australian belly dancer practices extended breastfeeding, where a mother allows the child to carry on feeding until they say they are ready to stop.
She is not the only one following this growing trend, 26-year-old mother, Jamie Lynne Grumet caused shockwaves around the world when she posed on the cover of Time magazine with her four-year-old suckling from her bare breast.
Gurmet said she would not stop breastfeeding her four-year-old until he turned five.
As her daughter celebrates her fifth birthday this month, Al Musa, has revealed she could not care less what people think.
She has said she will allow her daughter to breastfeed until the age of 10, if that’s what she wants.
‘I believe it helps boost her immune system. To this day, she is very rarely ill and her temperament is calmer and more relaxed than the other children,’ she says.