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Old 05-10-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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I breastfed my daughter until she was 3 1/2. Didn't hurt anyone and she's a smart, healthy, happy teenager now. Why is everyone so anxious (1) to get in everyone else's business and (2) to proclaim that their way is the only right way?

Move on, peeps.
I don't think anyone's "getting into your business"
Were you on the cover of Time?

The article is showing an extreme. You simply fall into that category
because not many woman in America breast feed their baby till
3 1/2 years of age. It might be the norm in impoverished countries
for nutritional and economic reasons. But not here.

The mother referenced in the article was breast fed until she
was six years old, herself. That's not the norm either. And she
admits it in the article. Most of us do actually go beyond the pic.
We read the article...

Don't worry though - her 15 minutes of fame will end,
and peeps will move along
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I agree with the writer. Nothing wrong with b/fing a 3 year old; but this cover is deliberately outrageous. They have deliberately selected a young, hot looking mama and a kid who looks older than his stated age in a less than usual pose. I guess you can put Time right there with all the other checkout tabloids that like to shock and make money.
You're right...the kid does look older than 3 years. But when you have a young and hot looking mama what do you get? Babies to breastfeed.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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You're right...the kid does look older than 3 years. But when you have a young and hot looking mama what do you get? Babies to breastfeed.
That's because he's almost 4.

FYI she's 26 and her blog on Facebook is:

"I -am -not-the baby-sitter".com

Folks can have a field day with that one....
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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ZOMG, a magazine puts a controversial picture on the cover to sell magazines?????
What will they think of next?
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Americans have weird issues over breasts.
Stuff them full of silicone? OK.
Actually use them as nature intended? OH HECK NO!
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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No problem with women breastfeeding in the public. Actually see them quite often. A few time they were sitting right next to me. I just pretend I didn't know what's going on and look away.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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Americans have weird issues over breasts.
Stuff them full of silicone? OK.
Actually use them as nature intended? OH HECK NO!
Absolutely true...no wonder society is so screwed up.

Benefiting from Breastfeeding: Natural Birth Control After Pregnancy

Discovery Health "The Benefits of Breastfeeding"

Many women in third world countries breastfeed as a means of contraception.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: WA
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Lest anyone take that method of contraception seriously, I can give you a list of babies that were born while the moms were breastfeeding. It lessens the chances, but you can still ovulate at anytime.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: exit 0
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No, very few doctors/nurses recommend past 6 months. There are some out there that recommend up to 9 but I think they are harder to come by. They shouldn't recommened ANYTHING though. They should advise their patients of ALL their options and give them support whatever their decisions.
Doctors do and should recommend extended breastfeeding. If they don't they are not following the guidelines listed below:

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Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.
WHO | Breastfeeding

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...until at least 12 months of age, and continuation of breastfeeding for as long as mutually desired by mother and baby.
American Academy of Pediatrics

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After the addition of solid food, mothers are advised to continue breastfeeding for at least a year, and can continue for two years or more.
Breastfeeding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Formally NW Chicago burbs, now Denver
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That kid better pray that his future classmates from junior high on don't find out about this...or life will be hell for him.

Anywho, breastfeeding a 3 year old is weird.
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