07/01/2015 05:07 GMT | Updated 07/01/2015 05:59 GMT

Denise Sumpter Defends Her Decision To Still Breastfeed Her Daughter Aged Six On This Morning

Last week, when The Mirror ran a story about mum of two Denise Sumpter who still breastfed her six-year-old, it didn't create much of a murmur.

But when she appeared on This Morning yesterday to explain why she chose to breastfeed her older daughter Belle (she also has an 18=month-old Beau, there was an immense storm on Twitter.


She said: "I can’t express but I feed my children whenever I want. … It’s not just a drink – it isn’t like cola – it’s nutrition, it’s a living food. It changes hour by hour so that child gets a perfect nutritional fix."


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Speaking to The Mirror earlier on, she said that as a result of her breastfeeding, Belle is a head taller than her other classmates and is rarely ill. her child will ask for a feedb once or twice a day, and the 42-year-old says she will feed her as long as she wants to.

“I’ll feed Belle as long as she asks,” she says. “I don’t know how long that will be. It will be the same with Beau. I don’t think there’s anything weird about it.

For some people that might find six too old, she said: "Actually I've had a couple of people come up to me and say 'I'm breastfeeding my eight-year-old' - please let people know that this is normal, it's happening in the UK."

Here's what some people said on Twitter:

And one smart guy...

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