Maha al Musa is a 51-year-old mother of three who still breastfeeds her 5-year-old daughter, Aminah. The Australian belly dancer says that she plans to keep breastfeeding Aminah until she’s 10 years old. Al Musa told the Daily Mail, “Aminah took to breastfeeding easily and the moment I felt that bond, I was instantly hooked.”
Al Musa went on to say that she doesn’t really care what people think of her practices, sharing that she proudly breastfeeds Aminah publicly wherever and whenever she wants. Although the mother weaned her other two children, Kailash, 16, and Tariq, 13, when they were two years old, she says that if Aminah is willing, she’ll continue to breastfeed Aminah until she’s 10.
As for Al Musa’s reasons, she explained, “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.”
We find it hard to believe that a woman this age can even keep lactating, although we suppose it’s medically possible. We wonder if Aminah has other foods in her diet? We’re not here to judge, but it seems like this is one mom who might be a bit extreme.