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  • Newt045 Rookie 64 posts since
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    15. Dec 8, 2007 8:34 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
    Re: milk anyone?
  • caribougrrl008 Rookie 122 posts since
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    16. Dec 8, 2007 9:06 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
    Re: milk anyone?

    quote:


    Originally posted by gebuh:

    my point was; how long would it be natural for humans to nurse a child? We humans have deviated so far from our natural course, who's to say what's natural.



     



    The short answer is 3 - 5 yrs.

    We're slow-growing, altricial social beasts with a long period of infancy and juvenile development. Anthropologists would tell you that it depends on a lot of things including the nutritional health of the mother, alternate available foods for the youngster, how many kids there are and how close in age, and a bunch of other things.

    There are nutritional, immunological, and even social benefits to extended breastfeeding... such the diet is supplemented to some degree by breast milk beyond a year (the long end of the N. American average for breastfeeding).

  • ellenshana Rookie 321 posts since
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    17. Dec 8, 2007 9:39 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
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    Originally posted by Ice Cream:

    It disgusts me to see anyone breastfeeding older children.


     



    That's a pretty strong statement.

  • heakthyrunner Rookie 61 posts since
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    18. Dec 8, 2007 9:59 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
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    It really stuns me that something so healthy and wholesome can be shunned by so many. How can awomen feeding a child be unhealthy?

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    20. Dec 25, 2007 1:59 PM (in response to moroccangirl)
    Re: milk anyone?

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    Originally posted by ellenshana:

    That's a pretty strong statement.


     



    I'll go ahead and say that I'm disgusted to see a woman breastfeeding an 8 year old with her older sister sitting there and longing for the "sweet" breast milk that's "better than a mango even." Those kids are going to be effed up.

    I can't find it but I read an article where a lady got in trouble because she was breastfeeding her 8 year old here in the US. Psychologists say that it's wrong to breast feed so long. The people who think it's okay to breast feed children till whenever all sound like they're spewing hippie garbage.

    "Psychologist Michael Burge, a specialist in relationships and development, said there should be a cut-off line.<br /><br />"The concern would be creating too much physical or emotional dependence. I would be very worried about that," Burge said.<br /><br />Psychologist Evelyn Field said breastfeeding for a child older than 3 is "totally inappropriate."<br /><br />"It's not normal, the umbilical cord needs to be broken," Field said. "You have to wonder if it's for the child or the mother — I bet it's for the mother."

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  • Ice Cream Rookie 548 posts since
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    21. Dec 8, 2007 10:48 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
    Re: milk anyone?

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    Originally posted by Kawasaki500:

    I'll go ahead and say that I'm disgusted to see a woman breastfeeding an 8 year old with her older sister sitting there and longing for the "sweet" breast milk that's "better than a mango even." Those kids are going to be effed up.

    I can't find it but I read an article where a lady got in trouble because she was breastfeeding her 8 year old here in the US. Psychologists says that it's wrong to breast feed so long. The people who think it's okay to breast feed children till whenever all sound like their spewing hippie garbage.

    "Psychologist Michael Burge, a specialist in relationships and development, said there should be a cut-off line.<br /><br />"The concern would be creating too much physical or emotional dependence. I would be very worried about that," Burge said.<br /><br />Psychologist Evelyn Field said breastfeeding for a child older than 3 is "totally inappropriate."<br /><br />"It's not normal, the umbilical cord needs to be broken," Field said. "You have to wonder if it's for the child or the mother — I bet it's for the mother."




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  • AmericanIdiot Rookie 67 posts since
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    22. Dec 8, 2007 10:55 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
    Re: milk anyone?

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    Originally posted by Gerry0702:

    It really stuns me that something so healthy and wholesome can be shunned by so many. How can awomen feeding a child be unhealthy?


     



    Because they aren't infants and they can drink milk from a cup maybe?...if its so healthy and wholesome fine pump away and give it to them. I just don't think that kind of attachment should be encouraged at that age. Drawing pictures and naming them. Wonderful! Do they bring their art work to school for show and tell?

  • heakthyrunner Rookie 61 posts since
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    23. Dec 8, 2007 11:37 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
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    okay, i can go along with that, once they can drink and hold a cup then i guess that may be the time for kids to get weaned from the Mom, I just know that for some people even feeding an infant is bothersome to their moral viewpoint, it just asinine some the stuff that is said about a simple natural act.

  • xBarry31 Rookie 98 posts since
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    24. Dec 8, 2007 11:38 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
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    I dont think anyone is arguing against breast feeding an infant. 

    The child in that video was 8 years old. It just weird.


    quote:


    Originally posted by Gerry0702:

    okay, i can go along with that, once they can drink and hold a cup then i guess that may be the time for kids to get weaned from the Mom, I just know that for some people even feeding an infant is bothersome to their moral viewpoint, it just asinine some the stuff that is said about a simple natural act.


     

     

  • Fionn mac Cumhail Rookie 288 posts since
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    25. Dec 8, 2007 11:40 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
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    Having tasted mother's milk since an adult, I can say that it's nothing like mango...

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  • xBarry31 Rookie 98 posts since
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    26. Dec 8, 2007 11:43 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Fionn mac Cumhail:

    Having tasted mother's milk since an adult, I can say that it's nothing like mango...


     



    I thought that part sounded questionable.

  • Fionn mac Cumhail Rookie 288 posts since
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    27. Dec 8, 2007 11:57 AM (in response to moroccangirl)
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    I think comparing weaning stages with the wild is moot....
    In the wild, animals are weaned when they can be...
    My dog came from a pack of pups I found in the wild which barely had their eyes open....a dead rabbit in the middle of them that their mother had apparently left....they were too young...

    Clearly it's not necessary at 8....but I'm not passing judgment on weaning late for emotional reasons.....
    Did it fück me up to be weaned early? Hell yes.....or at least something did.....
    What were we talking about?

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  • jek302 Rookie 48 posts since
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    28. Dec 8, 2007 12:03 PM (in response to moroccangirl)
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    I'll admit that eight pushes my sensibilities a bit. But I do think the "anything beyond a year is weird or unhealthy" crowd needs to get out more. 

  • roadstrailstris Rookie 93 posts since
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    29. Dec 8, 2007 12:12 PM (in response to moroccangirl)
    Re: milk anyone?

    I'm typing one handed right now as I breastfeed my infant so I won't get too into this whole thing but this thread looks like as good a place as any to plug my new favorite book +Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent + by Meredith Small. If there were a required reading list for becoming a parent i'd vote for this book to be on it.

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