After nine years of breastfeeding her daughter, Sharon Spink has finally stopped at daughter Charlotte's request.
According to The Sun, Spink only stopped breastfeeding Charlotte this year, and insisted that despite her daughter's age, it is completely natural and has created a lifelong bond between them. Charlotte asked to stop two months ago, after being slowly weaned off her mother's milk for the past few years.
Spink claims that her daughter is incredibly healthy, and very rarely gets sick as a result of "the beneficial properties of mummy milk."
Over the years, Spink has faced plenty of criticism for her decision to continue breastfeeding her daughter, with some even accusing her of child abuse and being a pedophile. However, the proud mom wants to break down the stigma surrounding breastfeeding and allowing a child to decide when to stop.
"When I came to have Charlotte, I had decided on natural term weaning. It's nice for the child to be in control of when they want to wean, rather than forcing the issue. She naturally self-weaned earlier this year. It was a gradual process and her choice. She was feeding about once a month if she wasn't feeling great or was feeling a bit run down and was going longer and longer without feeding."