Lisa Bridger, a single mom of five from Australia, knows just how beneficial breastfeeding can be. Coupled with her job at Occupy Breastfeeding, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping mothers "take back" the concept of feeding their children, it's no surprise Lisa is a big proponent of extended breastfeeding. And while Lisa has been nursing on-and-off for decades — her oldest daughter is 22 years old — Lisa admits that she's been breastfeeding her 7-year-old-son Chase, who has autism, longer than usual.
She told POPSUGAR that she often tandem feeds Chase alongside his 4-year-old brother for several reasons, including the fact it helps soothe him when it seems like absolutely nothing else will.
"It helps him reconnect after a meltdown; he won't take medication," she said. "My milk contains melatonin, which helps him get to sleep."