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Mum who still breastfeeds six-year-old daughter reveals: "I've been called a paedophile"

15:37, 4 AUGUST 2015 BY NICOLA OAKLEY mirror.co.uk

Maha Al Musa still nurses daughter Aminah - but not everyone agrees with it

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A mum who still breastfeeds her six-year-old has spoken out about the comments she has received from critics.

Maha Al Musa, 52, from Byron Bay in Australia, made headlines earlier this year after sharing on her Facebook page how she still nurses daughter Aminah.

And now she has revealed all in Aussie TV show Inside Story: Mother Knows Best.

In this trailer for the documentary, Al Musa claims she has been called a paedophile thanks to her decision to naturally wean her child.



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She adds: "My heart goes out to people who criticise me - and I respect people's criticism.

http://mastakongo.com/english/images/breaking_news/mum-who-still-breastfeeds-6-years-old-daughter.jpg"This isn't about breastfeeding children. This is about the attack and disrespect of the feminine.

"I have never had anybody come to me when I'm breastfeeding Aminah and said a nasty word against me.

"People can say whatever they like. I know what I'm doing as a mother, I've raised three beautiful, healthy, intelligent, well-adjusted children and that's all that matters to me."



But there is criticism from others in the documentary, too, with one woman commenting: "I can't help feel that this daughter is being exploited."

In the clip Aminah, who Al Musa admits she feeds 'whenever she likes' - including in the playground - giggles and says her mother's breast milk tastes like petrol.

Al Musa has talked repeatedly on her Facebook page about her breastfeeding journey. You can follow her here.



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