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Mayim Bialik STILL Breastfeeds Her 3-Year-Old Son! Is This Wrong Or Perfectly Normal?

Tue, September 6, 2011 5:40pm EDT by 15 Comments

The mom-of-two shared a picture of herself breastfeeding three-year-old Fred on the NYC subway — is this weird or what?!

In a new blog post for, Mayim Bialik, 35, who best known for starring in Blossom and The Big Bang Theory, admits it may finally be time to start weaning her three-year-old son Fred. Yeah, we’d say so!

Mayim, who also has a six-year-old son Miles, believes in child-led weaning and although she never thought she would be breastfeeding a three-year-old, she doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with it — actually she enjoys it!

“I have written about my now 3-year-old son Fred, and his nursing rhythms before,” Mayim wrote on “To recap: Fred nursed for a solid 12 months with no supplements, no solid foods, and not even a sip of water. He got the hang of eating solids around 18 months, but continued to nurse all day (with bottles of pumped breastmilk when I was at work), and on demand all night. A typical night involved no less than four wake-ups and sometimes six (every 2 hours on the clock for 12 hours of bed time was not unusual). This went on for almost 3 years.”

So, what’s next for Mayim and Fred? Read more on!

But what do you think of this HollyMoms? Should a three-year-old still be nursing? Weigh in below!

–Leigh Blickley

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