Julz, educate ylseurof. The benefit of BF a child who can clearly communicate and eat solid foods is FOR THE CHILD'S BENEFIT! No matter how long you have been producing milk-it is still beneficial to the recipient.And for others who formula feed their babies simply for the mothers sanity -how selfish is that? If offered free education to send your child to the best school over a failing public school-wouldn't you take that? I went through lots of pain to deliver and nourish my child-whom I loved enough to go through with it all. Can't you handle that as well? IF not, then maybe you need to see a psychiatrist. Don't take away the best thing for your baby for selfish reasons.