Breastfeeding Benefits Beyond One Year --- very rarely do you hear about nursing past a year, since that is when toddlers can have regular milk instead of formula. This is an interesting take on the additional benefits
The WHO recommends nursing until *at least age 2* and then as long as mom and baby want. The immune benefits of breastmilk *increase* in the 2nd and 3rd year (around the time your child finds it fun to eat dirt, boogers, stuff off Walmart's floor, etc)
5 TODDLER BREASTFEEDING MYTHS. Despite the fact that the World Health Organization, multiple Surgeon Generals, UNICEF, La Leche League, and just about any doctor worth their salt recommends breastfeeding at least until the age of 2 and beyond, many people find it strange when a mom is breastfeeding a toddler.