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Maha Al Musa, 52, regularly breastfeeds her daughter Aminah, who says the milk tastes like candy canes and it’s her favourite thing to do outside school

Breastfeeding: Maha Al Musa’s daughter Aminah said the milk tastes like ‘candy canes’

A mum has told how she still breastfeeds her SIX-YEAR-OLD daughter – and is even willing to feed her in the school playground.

Maha Al Musa, 52, regularly breastfeeds her daughter Aminah and said she will happily do it in front of her school pals if she asks.

And Ms Musa hasn’t had youngster Aminah immunised because she thinks her breast milk has special powers.

Proud Al Musa posts public pictures of her cradling Aminah, who says it’s her “favourite thing to do” when she’s not at school.

Aminah told Women’s Day magazine in Australia: “Sometimes it tastes like candy canes. It tastes like a lot of different things.

Maha Al Musa/facebookMaha Al Musa who breastfeeds her six year old daughter
Inspiration: Ms Al Musa thinks the normal weaning age is seven to eight-years-old

“More kids should because it’s good for you.”

Mum-of-three Ms Al Musa, of Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia, normally breastfeeds her daughter before she goes to bed, but is willing to feed her whenever – or wherever – she wants it.

Aminah even plans to keep breastfeeding until she is EIGHT because she enjoys “sleeping and sucking” her mum’s breasts so much.

Maha Al Musa/facebookMaha Al Musa who breastfeeds her six year old daughter
Proud: Ms Al Musa is willing to breastfeed in the school playground

Ms Al Musa, who runs creative arts spiritual birth preparation classes and prenatal belly dance classes, regularly posts inspirational pro-breastfeeding messages on her Facebook page, such as: “Breastfeed without fear.”

She also wrote: “The natural age of child-led weaning is seven-eight. We have biological norms then cultural norms then individual choice and circumstance.”

She also said her partner John “really understands why I continue to breastfeed and how parental attachment is of utmost importance”.

Her story comes after a mum-of-two who still breastfeeds her six-year-old daughter found herself at the centre of debate earlier this year, after appearing on This Morning to discuss her choice.

The term #breastfeedingat6, created by the show, was trending in the UK on Twitter as people discussed Denise Sumpter’s parenting methods.

“Our culture makes it feel like people might object,” the 44-year-old said.

Denise Sumpter with her children Belle, six, and 18-month-old Beau
Debate: Denise Sumpter with her children Belle, six, and 18-month-old Beau

When should you stop breastfeeding?

Unicef has issued advice on breastfeeding which suggests that solid foods should be introduced when a child is around six-months-old.

A statement said: “Solid food should be introduced at around six months, regardless of whether the baby is breastfed or formula-fed.

“It is acknowledged that babies’ individual development varies widely and that some babies may be ready for solid food before and after this time. Your health visitor will be able to advise you on when to start solids and the baby cues to look for.”

Breastfeeding specialist Clare Byam-Cook advised that the nutritional benefits for a six-year-old are ‘virtually negligible’.

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