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136. Fine by me. This is not entirely unheard of either, especially with an older sibling.
Edited on Thu Dec-09-10 05:33 PM by Poll_Blind
If you take away the automatic puritanical sexualization of doing anything other than breastfeeding an infant, what possible problem could there be with it?

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  -Breastfeeding a six year old: horrifying or loving bond? Liberal_in_LA  Dec-09-10 02:56 PM   #0 
  - ....  tammywammy   Dec-09-10 02:56 PM   #1 
  - Is this seat taken?  tekisui   Dec-09-10 02:57 PM   #2 
     - Let me join you guys..  walldude   Dec-09-10 03:03 PM   #11 
     - Mind if I smoke?  NoPasaran   Dec-09-10 03:34 PM   #59 
        - As long as you share  walldude   Dec-09-10 05:24 PM   #134 
     - Did you mean ... "Is this teat taken?"  JoePhilly   Dec-09-10 07:53 PM   #212 
        - Hahaha  tekisui   Dec-09-10 09:34 PM   #244 
  - only if it's at Olive Garden  cali   Dec-09-10 02:58 PM   #3 
  - And the little boy is circumcised.  11 Bravo   Dec-09-10 03:30 PM   #50 
     - She also breast feeds her pit bull while eating cheese sandwiches.  leeroysphitz   Dec-09-10 07:35 PM   #208 
        - and sharing a Happy Meal.  David Zephyr   Dec-10-10 09:35 PM   #336 
  - no big deal, i know several moms who do something similar. the kids wean themselves.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 02:58 PM   #4 
  - really? you know several? i dont know one. hm. nt  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 03:05 PM   #16 
  - so?  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 03:21 PM   #33 
  - yup. nt  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 03:22 PM   #35 
     - yup - what? you don't know any mothers who do it, i do. one is family.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 03:25 PM   #42 
        - yup to your so. nt  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 03:28 PM   #47 
           - and your point?  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 03:29 PM   #49 
              - lol. my astonishment that you know several who breast feed 6 yr olds when i dont know one woman  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 04:35 PM   #82 
                 - what does it matter that you don't know anyone?  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 04:47 PM   #102 
                    - what does it matter you know several, lol? nt  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 04:48 PM   #104 
                       - because i actually know something about the topic instead of jerking my knee?  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 04:52 PM   #115 
                          - i am being knee jerkin for saying i know no one? i cant be simply amazed that you know several  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 04:54 PM   #116 
                          - they tend to self-wean (go off the breast) at 3-5 y/o. thereafter the occasional comfort feed.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 05:09 PM   #123 
                             - Among the great apes they generally wean before the next offspring comes along.  Crunchy Frog   Dec-09-10 05:20 PM   #128 
                             - Gorillas don't ovulate until a litter is weaned. Complete weaning = about 3-4 years.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 05:29 PM   #140 
                             - hanah bell. i let my boys run around naked as long as they wanted. caused some problems  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 05:23 PM   #131 
                             - as i told you, i have a relative who is very involved in all this stuff.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 05:37 PM   #149 
                             - Re #1. ROTFL!! I know it's a typo but it's a goodie!  nolabear   Dec-09-10 06:48 PM   #188 
                             - lol. i clipped the rest of the sentence accidentally. their first permanent would be a late  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 07:03 PM   #191 
                             - lol  Inchworm   Dec-10-10 04:13 AM   #279 
                             - hey do they give out phone numbers. n/t.  okieinpain   Dec-10-10 09:39 AM   #305 
                          - "new aged mothers"  TARAmisu80   Dec-11-10 06:06 PM   #388 
                             - i grew up in calif and have been a part of the new age community for a good decade  seabeyond   Dec-11-10 08:50 PM   #396 
                                - agree  TARAmisu80   Dec-12-10 10:42 AM   #405 
                                   - i dont see it differently than having a pacifer in mouth at 6. we would all say that there are  seabeyond   Dec-12-10 10:59 AM   #406 
  - me either. someone is a dipshit and needs a chat with their mother.  roguevalley   Dec-09-10 04:44 PM   #94 
     - about the child? you're afraid the other 6 year olds will target the child  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 04:50 PM   #109 
     - I dunno, some kids might tease - it depends on the setting, I guess  tigereye   Dec-09-10 07:27 PM   #203 
     - actually, I taught first grade for eleven years. you can count on  roguevalley   Dec-10-10 12:55 AM   #274 
        - you can? how will they "get it" if nobody tells them?  Hannah Bell   Dec-10-10 04:18 AM   #280 
           - actually, I was told about crimes their parents committed, poaching,  roguevalley   Dec-11-10 03:12 AM   #353 
              - so it's you, the teacher, who will be mocking the kid for nursing? not sure  Hannah Bell   Dec-11-10 05:34 PM   #383 
                 - You didn't understand me right and I don't think you intended to.  roguevalley   Dec-11-10 09:16 PM   #400 
                    - wow. breast feeding is illegal? i have no clue what you're going on about.  Hannah Bell   Dec-11-10 09:47 PM   #402 
                       - no, you are making a fool of yourself. I am talking about the  roguevalley   Dec-12-10 01:27 PM   #411 
     - Can you imagine the backwash from that sleepover? nt  alphafemale   Dec-11-10 03:38 AM   #354 
  - the problem is that she's made it very public  cali   Dec-09-10 03:06 PM   #17 
  - Agreed  TalkingDog   Dec-09-10 03:14 PM   #28 
  - Several?  Ginto   Dec-09-10 04:57 PM   #119 
  - yes, several. there are many lessons nature teaches, teeth are just one of them.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 05:50 PM   #156 
  - Actually, the mother weans the kids.  Ginto   Dec-09-10 05:55 PM   #162 
     - actually, the mother introduces other foods. the kid "withdraws" from the breast  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 05:59 PM   #166 
        - Nope  Ginto   Dec-09-10 06:03 PM   #167 
        - you seem to be talking about dogs & wolves. i was talking about children.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 06:08 PM   #168 
        - Sorry, I was quoting general mammalian behavior.  Ginto   Dec-09-10 06:22 PM   #175 
           - no, you were quoting a link about dogs.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 06:23 PM   #176 
              - And you misquoted the definition of weaning. nt  Ginto   Dec-09-10 06:34 PM   #181 
                 - no, you think your map is the territory.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 06:40 PM   #184 
                    - Notice which is at the top there.  Ginto   Dec-10-10 07:03 AM   #283 
                       - if definitions aren't at "the top" that means they don't exist?  Hannah Bell   Dec-10-10 10:32 PM   #345 
        - Dogs & cats also abandon the weak ones, and leave their offspring alone for hours at a time.n/t  Magsinok   Dec-09-10 08:19 PM   #227 
        - some kids simply lose interest at different ages- mine did just before age 1  tigereye   Dec-09-10 07:29 PM   #204 
  - Wrong. No need to wean over teeth. That shows how little you know.  Ilsa   Dec-11-10 04:13 PM   #374 
  - Aaah -no they don't wean themselves-I breastfed both kids and there comes a  SoCalDemGrrl   Dec-10-10 01:02 AM   #275 
  - not acceptable -- to *you,* obviously. it's quite acceptable to some of the people i know.  Hannah Bell   Dec-10-10 04:22 AM   #281 
  - Why?  HuckleB   Dec-10-10 10:20 PM   #343 
  - Sure they wean themselves! They can just lose interest.  jbnow   Dec-10-10 11:03 PM   #351 
  - +1  HuckleB   Dec-10-10 10:19 PM   #342 
  - Unnecessary (at a minimum)  hlthe2b   Dec-09-10 02:58 PM   #5 
  - How do you know? Something's gone very wrong with the human race....  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:38 PM   #84 
     - In the middle of first grade yet?  WinkyDink   Dec-09-10 04:41 PM   #90 
     - One of the things about that photo you should note is that .....  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:59 PM   #121 
     - Stop it. I never said breast-feeding is unnecessary. Nice strawman  hlthe2b   Dec-09-10 04:51 PM   #112 
     - the human contact?  blueamy66   Dec-10-10 08:30 PM   #332 
  - Uhh...er...  TwilightGardener   Dec-09-10 03:00 PM   #6 
  - He's a bit old for this...  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-09-10 03:02 PM   #7 
  - I wonder about that as well. I wanted to nurse mine until he was 3 but couldn't. But I don't think  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-09-10 03:08 PM   #19 
  - A little old, you say?  kentauros   Dec-09-10 03:15 PM   #29 
     - Bitty!  htuttle   Dec-09-10 03:16 PM   #30 
     - Yup. A BIT OLD, I SAY!  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-09-10 03:44 PM   #68 
  - I don't have a problem with it. Human milk is healthier for humans than cow milk. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-09-10 03:02 PM   #8 
  - Amanda confesses repeatedly to being lazy.  Toucano   Dec-09-10 03:03 PM   #9 
  - lazy? how so? i guarantee you, that kid is eating solid foods & not dependent  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 03:32 PM   #57 
  - It's not that he has no other source ... the issue is what is he getting in breast milk...  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:40 PM   #86 
  - Yes, that was my first thought too.  Dappleganger   Dec-09-10 03:40 PM   #65 
     - actually it could be laziness as in, more a battle to get him off. just guessin. nt  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 04:37 PM   #83 
     - That probably makes more sense...  Dappleganger   Dec-09-10 04:41 PM   #89 
     - actually, it's more likely that the kid doesn't nurse regularly at all.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 05:11 PM   #124 
        - she says she is too lazy, hence him breast feeding. just throwing out a guess. being a mom  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 05:25 PM   #137 
     - I didn't read that she didn't teach him how to get his own drink...she said she's a bit lazy.  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 05:56 PM   #164 
        - well, they both enjoy the emotional comfort of it, obviously.  tigereye   Dec-09-10 07:33 PM   #207 
  - This woman is a hero!  Renew Deal   Dec-09-10 03:03 PM   #10 
  - i don't know. i breastfed my kids. my first i did a bad job of it and got six weeks out of it.  ejpoeta   Dec-09-10 03:04 PM   #12 
  - What business is it of ours?  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 03:04 PM   #13 
  - why is there always people asking, what business? it is none of our business and we wont  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 03:08 PM   #20 
  - I agree...so why did she make it public? It sounds like a personal thing IMO  madmom   Dec-09-10 03:30 PM   #52 
  - Well, it IS a personal thing. But so what?  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 04:03 PM   #78 
  - Exactly..it IS a personal thing so why make it public? If that is what she wants to do fine BUT  madmom   Dec-09-10 05:23 PM   #130 
     - Maybe she gets money for it. She says their "skint" which I guess means not well off.  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 05:26 PM   #138 
        - The problem I have is she made it public. If she wants to do it fine, but it IS a personal thing, ..  madmom   Dec-09-10 05:50 PM   #157 
           - OK, ok, sorry...don't get upset...  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 06:14 PM   #171 
              - I'm not upset...the whole thing is idiotic.  madmom   Dec-09-10 10:12 PM   #255 
  - Presumably to encourage other women to think for themselves....???  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:41 PM   #88 
     - Now, THERE'S a thought!  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 05:31 PM   #143 
  - She's the one in the newspaper, not us.  WinkyDink   Dec-09-10 04:42 PM   #92 
  - Hey, if he isn't being beaten, I'm happy.  donco6   Dec-09-10 03:05 PM   #14 
  - I think it's kinda sick. . .  B Calm   Dec-09-10 03:05 PM   #15 
  - Yup.  applegrove   Dec-09-10 09:05 PM   #241 
  - This is horrifying...  qb   Dec-09-10 03:08 PM   #18 
  - Ahh, sweet little kitty  hlthe2b   Dec-09-10 03:21 PM   #32 
  - Not horrifying, but not age-appropriate.  Nye Bevan   Dec-09-10 03:09 PM   #21 
  - I nursed one child until age 5 and the next until age 5.5.  vanlassie   Dec-09-10 10:06 PM   #250 
     - I'm sure your kids would have turned out just as brilliant if they had not been breastfed to age 5.  Nye Bevan   Dec-09-10 10:38 PM   #262 
        - The response was to alphafemale stating thatit would most certainly be psychologically damaging  vanlassie   Dec-09-10 10:50 PM   #266 
  - I nursed for 7 1/2 years straight  babydollhead   Dec-09-10 03:09 PM   #22 
  - Wasn't that a scene in The Grapes of Wrath?  KamaAina   Dec-09-10 03:09 PM   #23 
  - no, that was an old man in gow. not a six year old.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 03:23 PM   #36 
  - Yeah, the closing scene, I believe...  ixion   Dec-09-10 03:24 PM   #39 
  - nursed an old man. not a six year old.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 03:33 PM   #58 
     - yeah...  ixion   Dec-09-10 03:51 PM   #71 
     - not sure what the relevance of saving a fictional old man from starvation is to this case -- at all.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 03:54 PM   #73 
        - It's a fictional account of something very real  ixion   Dec-09-10 05:54 PM   #161 
           - not trying to pick a fight with you. just don't see any relevance between  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 06:15 PM   #172 
     - Was that cut from the movie ....? Or in the movie was it just referred to?  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:44 PM   #96 
        - it was in the book  babydollhead   Dec-09-10 05:35 PM   #146 
           - Thank you --  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 06:25 PM   #179 
  - The scene was in a stage version i attended a couple years back.  alphafemale   Dec-12-10 11:53 AM   #410 
  - There is no biological reason to breast feed a six year old.  Avalux   Dec-09-10 03:09 PM   #24 
  - You don't know that. It's just your opinion. It's just unusual these days, that's all. nt  thereismore   Dec-09-10 03:23 PM   #37 
  - Umm...human biology is not an opinion.  Avalux   Dec-09-10 03:30 PM   #53 
     - Quite true.  Dappleganger   Dec-09-10 03:42 PM   #66 
     - The immunity goes on as long as the child nurses.  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-09-10 03:58 PM   #76 
     - Human brain keeps developing until adolescence. Are you prepared to say that  thereismore   Dec-09-10 04:44 PM   #97 
     - But you're suggesting that "food" has same nutritional value as breast milk....  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:46 PM   #99 
     - Now that is complete and utter bullshit  Cairycat   Dec-09-10 04:48 PM   #105 
     - Thank you. This guy is a know-it-all with no facts. nt  thereismore   Dec-10-10 09:26 AM   #301 
     - false. immunological benefits continue long after 6 weeks.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 11:13 PM   #269 
  - "wrong" - why?  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 03:38 PM   #63 
  - I have to wonder about the mom's emotional health.  FLPanhandle   Dec-09-10 03:10 PM   #25 
  - We might also wonder ....  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:47 PM   #101 
     - oh, fuck.... because someone may think there may be issues here.....  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 04:50 PM   #108 
        - oh, fuck...why not, since the poster questions the woman's emotional health ENTIRELY  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 10:56 PM   #268 
  - OMFG....old enough to stand too old to brest feed.  ileus   Dec-09-10 03:10 PM   #26 
  - Most experts say two years on the breast is ideal---most kids walk before one.  antigone382   Dec-10-10 01:05 AM   #276 
  - Hey, it's easier than opening a can of Spaghettios.  eShirl   Dec-09-10 03:14 PM   #27 
  - We are mammals.  RC   Dec-09-10 03:20 PM   #31 
  - And gorillas eat their own poop. That doesn't mean it's normal for humans. nt  Liquorice   Dec-09-10 03:56 PM   #75 
  - no, what's "normal" for humans is whatever they decide to do.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 05:13 PM   #126 
     - I don't buy into that. We all know what normal is, and what deviates substantially from normal is  Liquorice   Dec-09-10 07:26 PM   #202 
     - you're making a statistical argument about human culture? lol.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 08:00 PM   #217 
        - It's not normal for humans to eat their own poop. It's very abnormal. Not everything is relative. nt  Liquorice   Dec-09-10 08:27 PM   #228 
           - There's no culture historical or existing where parents routinely ate their children or their poop.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 08:35 PM   #232 
           - There's no physical reason for this woman to be breastfeeding a six year old. It's abnormal, and it  Liquorice   Dec-09-10 08:57 PM   #240 
              - The average age of full weaning is about 3 years. In the US 83% of children are weaned  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 09:41 PM   #245 
           - Not everything is relative. Breastfeeding, however, is.  antigone382   Dec-10-10 01:08 AM   #277 
     - I nursed in the 70's. Son nursed at will & self-weaned  jbnow   Dec-10-10 11:42 PM   #352 
  - Have any human societies actually been found  Crunchy Frog   Dec-09-10 05:35 PM   #147 
     - As I linked already, gorillas don't ovulate until they cease breastfeeding.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 06:37 PM   #183 
        - I'm not certain how it works in gorillas  Crunchy Frog   Dec-09-10 08:07 PM   #222 
           - gorillas = not a great ape? In all the great apes, nursing suppresses ovulation.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 08:18 PM   #226 
              - Actually, it's the near continuous nursing of a young infant that suppresses ovulation.  Crunchy Frog   Dec-09-10 08:52 PM   #239 
                 - "Essentials of Physical Anthropology," 7th ed, 2009: "4 or 5 years of nursing is the norm for the  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 09:57 PM   #248 
  - US vs the World  TalkingDog   Dec-09-10 03:22 PM   #34 
  - Yeah I think it depends on the culture  AspenRose   Dec-09-10 03:30 PM   #51 
     - "But they hardly ever get sick."  blueamy66   Dec-09-10 08:04 PM   #219 
        - three of us not breast fed. none of us get sick. i hear ya.... now  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 08:31 PM   #230 
        - My mother did not breastfeed me; she breastfed my brother.  AspenRose   Dec-10-10 09:34 AM   #303 
        - Thank you.  blueamy66   Dec-10-10 08:22 PM   #328 
        - Nowhere did I say that that's going to be the case for everyone  AspenRose   Dec-10-10 09:25 AM   # 
           - my issue is because you have healthy kids, you attribute to breastfeeding  seabeyond   Dec-10-10 09:33 AM   #302 
           - I do attribute it to it in OUR CASE.  AspenRose   Dec-10-10 09:36 AM   #304 
              - i know you do. but cant you see the logic in that. you attribute to breastfeeding  seabeyond   Dec-10-10 09:43 AM   #306 
           - So why did you throw in the  blueamy66   Dec-10-10 08:24 PM   #330 
  - Creepy.  Luciferous   Dec-09-10 03:23 PM   #38 
  - +1 Creepy  Zanzobar   Dec-09-10 03:26 PM   #43 
  - I think I could start a vegans v. vegans WAR with this one.  flvegan   Dec-09-10 03:25 PM   #40 
  - He is eating an animal product...  MellowDem   Dec-09-10 03:26 PM   #45 
  - True  flvegan   Dec-09-10 03:29 PM   #48 
     - And what about the breastmilk fetishists out there?  MellowDem   Dec-09-10 03:32 PM   #55 
     - they could go to the restaurant in NY the specializes in dishes with breast milk  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 04:42 PM   #91 
        - now that's truly creepy- mom breast-feeding a 6 year old is much less  tigereye   Dec-09-10 07:43 PM   #209 
     - The product is of his own species ... while Americans have been convinced by  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:49 PM   #106 
  - lol. nt  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 04:39 PM   #85 
  - I would have tried human breast milk when I was a vegan.  ZombieHorde   Dec-09-10 07:23 PM   #199 
     - Ooooh, Montana.  flvegan   Dec-09-10 09:14 PM   #243 
  - I'm guessing they did it back in the tribal days...  MellowDem   Dec-09-10 03:25 PM   #41 
  - Victorian nursemaids were a horrifying concept. This not so much. n/t  NoodleyAppendage   Dec-09-10 03:26 PM   #44 
  - Wet nurses were common in the old days before medical science improved  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 03:31 PM   #54 
  - They became very common in Europe, and not associated with death in childbirth.  Crunchy Frog   Dec-09-10 07:25 PM   #200 
  - Why .. ? We've regularly heard stories of nursing mothers breast feeding  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:50 PM   #110 
  - I really don't understand some of the emotional objections here.  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 03:27 PM   #46 
  - Thanks!  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-09-10 04:00 PM   #77 
  - there can be a lot of issues here but we simply cannot talk about it cause we dont know  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 04:46 PM   #100 
  - I don't know about the bullying of kids in the UK vs. US.  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 05:21 PM   #129 
     - mmm, my first thought was parenting issues for the child and repercussions  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 05:29 PM   #141 
        - well, I said "suspect" for a reason. I don't "know." And neither do any of us here.  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 05:46 PM   #153 
           - firstly... i am really trying to think of what that suspect is with the eeew factor.  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 05:54 PM   #159 
              - well, for one thing, this kid is in the UK not here. I don't know what the Internet culture is there  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 06:12 PM   #169 
                 - we are more hung up? there is a reason it made it as a "story", lol. nt  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 06:32 PM   #180 
                    - well, it's unusual...so that makes news, right? So maybe some Brits are as hungup as we are.  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 07:18 PM   #197 
                       - because some may not see breastfeeding a 6 yr old as a good or positive thing does not make them  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 07:26 PM   #201 
                          - I didn't say that. I just wondered why it was such an emotional issue for folks here.  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 07:45 PM   #210 
  - Exactly. Different people have different ways, there is no one "right" way to be  uppityperson   Dec-09-10 04:54 PM   #117 
  - Somebody's going to grow up LOVING titties.  toddwv   Dec-09-10 03:32 PM   #56 
  - or totally fucked up and not. i dont know. do you know? nt  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 04:48 PM   #103 
  - Actually, I think it is a lack of breast feeding which has made males so obsessed ....  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:51 PM   #113 
     - i think there's something to that -- as cultures fetishize different parts of the female anatomy.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 06:46 PM   #187 
     - And another BS fantasy hits the board.  HuckleB   Dec-10-10 10:23 PM   #344 
  - I see no problem with it. eom  yawnmaster   Dec-09-10 03:36 PM   #60 
  - I breastfed our children.  Dappleganger   Dec-09-10 03:37 PM   #61 
  - None of my business. n/t  DefenseLawyer   Dec-09-10 03:37 PM   #62 
  - Ummmmm.....  Cali_Democrat   Dec-09-10 03:39 PM   #64 
  - As well you should be...and ME too...but...  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 05:23 PM   #132 
  - As well you should be...and ME too...but...  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 05:24 PM   #133 
  - Very possibly a cultural issue  Horse with no Name   Dec-09-10 03:43 PM   #67 
  - Little Britain skit in the making  Stevenmarc   Dec-09-10 03:47 PM   #69 
  - Perfectly fine.... as long as she promises to pay for the poor lad's therapy.  Lucky 13   Dec-09-10 03:49 PM   #70 
  - And warns the women he ends up dating some day. (n/t)  WorseBeforeBetter   Dec-09-10 04:33 PM   #81 
  - My SIL was breast fed until almost 7  Rebubula   Dec-09-10 03:54 PM   #72 
  - That's too old. She is infantilizing the child. nt  Liquorice   Dec-09-10 03:54 PM   #74 
  - She needs mental health care, and the kid probably does, too.  TexasObserver   Dec-09-10 04:25 PM   #79 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-09-10 04:26 PM   #80 
  - Middle name "Oedipus."  WinkyDink   Dec-09-10 04:41 PM   #87 
  - Remember that Freud actually . . .  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 04:54 PM   #118 
     - I do believe the story of Oedipus pre-dates Freud.  WinkyDink   Dec-09-10 07:16 PM   #194 
        - Yeah, by at least a couple thousand years.  Coventina   Dec-10-10 07:59 AM   #287 
  - In many societies women breastfeed kids until 4 or 5 because...  Odin2005   Dec-09-10 04:42 PM   #93 
  - Didn't work this time.  alphafemale   Dec-10-10 04:32 PM   #318 
  - This will not end well.  apocalypsehow   Dec-09-10 04:44 PM   #95 
  - People in the LaLeche League support this.  undeterred   Dec-09-10 04:44 PM   #98 
  - damn, this is a fun thread. i havent had a fun thread like this in a long time... lol. sigh  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 04:49 PM   #107 
  - I'm all for parent/child bonding  WolverineDG   Dec-09-10 04:50 PM   #111 
  - Informative article from the authority in the field  Cairycat   Dec-09-10 04:51 PM   #114 
  - very interesting, thanks. & jibes with my personal experience.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 04:59 PM   #122 
  - Disgusting due to being unnatural.  Ginto   Dec-09-10 04:58 PM   #120 
  - It's actually not at all unnatural.  antigone382   Dec-10-10 01:14 AM   #278 
     - Teeth = time to wean.  Ginto   Dec-10-10 07:09 AM   #285 
        - That isn't what most public health professionals say.  antigone382   Dec-10-10 09:19 AM   #297 
           - And some physicians rail against vaccines.  Ginto   Dec-10-10 09:26 AM   #300 
              - *MOST* public health professionals advocate breastfeeding until at least age one.  antigone382   Dec-10-10 09:47 AM   #307 
              - Once again, teeth = time to start weaning.  Ginto   Dec-10-10 09:50 AM   #309 
                 - too bad your contention is supported by -- oh, nothing.  Hannah Bell   Dec-10-10 10:39 PM   #348 
              - Dupe. n/t  antigone382   Dec-10-10 09:47 AM   #308 
  - I have no problem with extended breastfeeding.  Crunchy Frog   Dec-09-10 05:11 PM   #125 
  - That's some sick stuff..  Upton   Dec-09-10 05:16 PM   #127 
  - hahahahaha. Sexualizing breasts is best? "hubby" should nurse, not kids?  uppityperson   Dec-09-10 05:37 PM   #148 
     - ya know, I think that some of what builds the cultural ick factor is the  tigereye   Dec-09-10 07:52 PM   #211 
  - I wouldn't say it's "horrifying" but she should stop before he gets any older.  AmandaMae   Dec-09-10 05:25 PM   #135 
  - Fine by me. This is not entirely unheard of either, especially with an older sibling.  Poll_Blind   Dec-09-10 05:25 PM   #136 
  - Disgusting. That woman has issues.  Bunny   Dec-09-10 05:26 PM   #139 
  - And you know this how?  vanlassie   Dec-09-10 10:34 PM   #261 
  - before we judge...  ProdigalJunkMail   Dec-09-10 05:30 PM   #142 
  - Nothing wrong with that. It is common in many cultures and in no way a "sexual perversion".  HopeHoops   Dec-09-10 05:32 PM   #144 
  - It's the boobs thing. Many can't get past the automatic sexualization of breasts.  Poll_Blind   Dec-09-10 05:34 PM   #145 
     - I'm a guy. I like tits. Facts be facts here. But YES! They are for FEEDING CHILDREN!  HopeHoops   Dec-09-10 05:39 PM   #150 
     - They also serve a sexual/biologically-driven purpose.  NoodleyAppendage   Dec-09-10 06:13 PM   #170 
        - Since this happens for men also, what is that purpose? nt  uppityperson   Dec-09-10 06:19 PM   #174 
           - Atavistic trait and undifferentiated tissue from early fetal development.  NoodleyAppendage   Dec-09-10 06:42 PM   #185 
              - I meant being them good feelings, not just having nipples  uppityperson   Dec-09-10 06:56 PM   #189 
                 - play? nt  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 07:18 PM   #196 
                 - Same PNS nerve tracts in males and females from early fetal development.  NoodleyAppendage   Dec-09-10 09:46 PM   #246 
     - the difference from today and yesterday. growing up in the 60's, mothers often breast fed regularly  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 05:49 PM   #154 
        - Where I live, it's very common to see women whipping out boobs to quiet hungry children.  Poll_Blind   Dec-09-10 05:52 PM   #158 
        - see, the problem. i was raised in AZ, moved to calif until in 20's. living in texas and have been  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 05:56 PM   #165 
        - well, it's weird, sea, since on some level there's a divide between the gener-  tigereye   Dec-09-10 07:57 PM   #214 
           - This thread had that old DU discussion feel - nice! ... i hear ya. i thought so too  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 08:37 PM   #234 
              - so the question is, is this a result of the new rules, or a new paradigm?  tigereye   Dec-10-10 06:16 AM   #282 
  - people should not be so open minded that their brain falls out  JitterbugPerfume   Dec-09-10 05:41 PM   #151 
  - Six is too old, and  muchacho caliente   Dec-09-10 05:42 PM   #152 
  - This should be a private affair  fadedrose   Dec-09-10 05:50 PM   #155 
  - NAw, the 6 yr. old is getting the same attention as his baby brother.  CTyankee   Dec-09-10 07:30 PM   #206 
  - i think the most telling line in the article is  ProdigalJunkMail   Dec-09-10 05:54 PM   #160 
  - I think it has more to do with this boy wants some attention from his mom than nutrition  cherish44   Dec-10-10 07:48 AM   #286 
  - If the kid is old enough to say "I want a tit"...  TroglodyteScholar   Dec-09-10 05:55 PM   #163 
  - You seem to believe the two are mutually exclusive.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 06:24 PM   #177 
     - I seem to believe they *should* be. n/t  TroglodyteScholar   Dec-09-10 07:12 PM   #193 
        - if they were, few babies would survive infancy.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 07:29 PM   #205 
           - If you say so. n/t  TroglodyteScholar   Dec-09-10 07:57 PM   #215 
              - yes, i say so. plenty of one & two year olds can say "i wanna tit". so according to  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 08:04 PM   #220 
                 - It's like people who are horrified by female circumcision.  Ginto   Dec-10-10 01:23 PM   #316 
                    - Cute, Ginto.  vanlassie   Dec-11-10 08:39 PM   #393 
  - Disgusting.  frogmarch   Dec-09-10 06:18 PM   #173 
  - I dunno - its not going to KILL the kid  Taverner   Dec-09-10 06:24 PM   #178 
  - We have 5 year old.  underpants   Dec-09-10 06:35 PM   #182 
  - No older than two, in my opinion.  Blue_In_AK   Dec-09-10 06:44 PM   #186 
  - My thought -- doesn't breast milk contain higher mercury and other contaminants?  moriah   Dec-09-10 06:59 PM   #190 
  - Something not being addressed here is the cultural norm where they are.  nolabear   Dec-09-10 07:12 PM   #192 
  - +1  ProdigalJunkMail   Dec-09-10 07:17 PM   #195 
  - +2  hamsterjill   Dec-10-10 09:22 AM   #298 
  - I dunno, 6 seems a little old - most moms I know who breastfeed toddlers-  tigereye   Dec-09-10 07:20 PM   #198 
  - By that age, we are into issues of control (for mom) and dependency (for the kid).  JoePhilly   Dec-09-10 07:55 PM   #213 
  - kids gradually abandon the breast, most by age three. entirely on their own.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 11:34 PM   #271 
     - Not a straw-man.  JoePhilly   Dec-10-10 05:05 PM   #324 
        - i think most moms understand their power and ability in manipulation and responsibility as a parent  seabeyond   Dec-11-10 09:44 AM   #356 
        - Thank you ...  JoePhilly   Dec-11-10 03:44 PM   #369 
           - i LOVE your story. and you are right on. my niece has a little one.  seabeyond   Dec-11-10 04:05 PM   #370 
              - We did giggle ... and outright LAUGH at each other ...  JoePhilly   Dec-11-10 04:25 PM   #375 
        - And youe extended schooling as taught you to learn anecdotally?  vanlassie   Dec-11-10 08:45 PM   #395 
  - unimportant and inconsequential  inna   Dec-09-10 07:57 PM   #216 
  - Horrifying.  blueamy66   Dec-09-10 08:00 PM   #218 
  - Ha Ha Ha very funny- don't you know that women nurse kids who have teeth??? Everywhere? Always hav  vanlassie   Dec-09-10 10:10 PM   #253 
     - Is there something more  blueamy66   Dec-10-10 08:26 PM   #331 
        - ALWAYS HAVE NURSED KIDS WITH TEETH.  vanlassie   Dec-10-10 09:32 PM   #333 
  - Not a choice I have to make.  bigwillq   Dec-09-10 08:06 PM   #221 
  - how about a third choice?  Blecht   Dec-09-10 08:08 PM   #223 
  - it is a news story. this is a discussion board. a subject is being discussed  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 08:44 PM   #237 
  - ibtl  leftstreet   Dec-09-10 08:08 PM   #224 
  - I bf'd until just over 4yo. Six seems a little old to me....  Magsinok   Dec-09-10 08:11 PM   #225 
  - But, that younger sibling is exposed to older sib's germs! Tandem nursing is the BEST defense.  vanlassie   Dec-09-10 10:09 PM   #252 
  - That depends.  Jamastiene   Dec-09-10 08:29 PM   #229 
  - ackety.  lonestarnot   Dec-09-10 08:35 PM   #231 
  - Europeans handle things so different then in america. Six yrs old is  southernyankeebelle   Dec-09-10 08:36 PM   #233 
  - how do they "handle" it differently? it is a news story there. sounding like they  seabeyond   Dec-09-10 08:46 PM   #238 
  - This post is useless without...  Shining Jack   Dec-09-10 08:42 PM   #235 
  - Just plain weird  Throd   Dec-09-10 08:42 PM   #236 
  - this isn't for the kids...the mother gets a thrill...sicko!  Gin   Dec-09-10 09:11 PM   #242 
     - That's a bunch of crap. The only sicko is the observer who sexualizes it.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 09:49 PM   #247 
  - It can't psychologically healthy for someone to remember breastfeeding  alphafemale   Dec-09-10 10:00 PM   #249 
  - And you know this...how?  vanlassie   Dec-09-10 10:07 PM   #251 
  - And you know it won't be psychologically disturbing...how?  alphafemale   Dec-09-10 10:18 PM   #256 
     - Because I nursed a child until age 5.5 and they are healthy and well adjusted at age 27 now.  vanlassie   Dec-09-10 10:33 PM   #260 
     - Glad it worked out for you.  alphafemale   Dec-10-10 04:44 PM   #320 
        - No one. And I mean NO ONE is saying this is the only choice.  vanlassie   Dec-10-10 09:44 PM   #339 
     - it's not an experiment. it was the typical practice during most of human history.  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 10:46 PM   #265 
     - Most of human history flies in the face of your "guessing" about this. Do some research.  vanlassie   Dec-09-10 10:52 PM   #267 
  - "4 to 5 years of nursing is the norm for the great apes and for women  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 10:10 PM   #254 
     - We aren't apes nor a primitive society.  alphafemale   Dec-09-10 10:26 PM   #258 
        - i fail to see why nursing at age 6 suddenly becomes a source of psychological  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 10:31 PM   #259 
        - ps: foraging societies aren't "cave people"  Hannah Bell   Dec-09-10 11:55 PM   #272 
        - Foraging/Primative societies don't have the priviledge of worrying about psychological trauma  alphafemale   Dec-10-10 04:48 PM   #321 
        - Only "certain" people seem bothered, though.... hmmmm....  vanlassie   Dec-09-10 10:40 PM   #263 
        - hmmmm A few people really tag teaming on this thread. I wonder why that is? hmmmm  alphafemale   Dec-10-10 04:39 PM   #319 
           - And you know this HOW?  vanlassie   Dec-10-10 09:33 PM   #334 
        - And YOU, alphafemale, are bothered by this. Hmmm. why is that, exactly?  vanlassie   Dec-09-10 10:44 PM   #264 
           - I'm more bothered by the posting of it on the internet than anything nt  alphafemale   Dec-10-10 04:29 PM   #317 
              - Mmmm.... and how would "little Johnny's "little friend" know this?  vanlassie   Dec-10-10 09:36 PM   #337 
                 - Because his attention seeking mommy posted it to the intertubes???  alphafemale   Dec-10-10 10:48 PM   #350 
  - Almost trollish...  saras   Dec-09-10 10:21 PM   #257 
  - None of my business and i don't care.  Mimosa   Dec-09-10 11:15 PM   #270 
  - +  struggle4progress   Dec-10-10 11:59 AM   # 
  - Wow, 6  guitar man   Dec-10-10 12:08 AM   #273 
  - Neither.  Le Taz Hot   Dec-10-10 07:03 AM   #284 
  - When this kid gets to high school all the other boys are going to want to trade lunches with him...  cherish44   Dec-10-10 08:13 AM   #288 
  - And my "verdict" is  howard112211   Dec-10-10 08:21 AM   #289 
  - She should probably stop when breastfeeding puts a tent in his pants. nt  NorthCarolina   Dec-10-10 08:26 AM   #290 
  - ROFLMAO!!!!!  Donnachaidh   Dec-10-10 11:59 AM   #314 
  - So. i'm not the only one that noticed. nt  alphafemale   Dec-10-10 04:50 PM   #323 
     - dirty minds see dirty things.  Hannah Bell   Dec-11-10 05:38 PM   #384 
        - An erection on a little boy is "dirty" REALLY!?  alphafemale   Dec-11-10 07:24 PM   #391 
           - the fact that you see an erection tell me a little more about yours.  Hannah Bell   Dec-11-10 09:41 PM   #401 
  - "Lellow"  Barack_America   Dec-10-10 08:28 AM   #291 
  - Mothers deliberately teach or encourage a made up- not identifiable word for nursing  vanlassie   Dec-10-10 09:10 AM   #294 
  - Don't judge her? Guess what? I didn't breast feed my kids at all  cherish44   Dec-10-10 08:30 AM   #292 
  - good point. and i bet you are right on. i have seen posts talking about the amazing difference  seabeyond   Dec-10-10 09:16 AM   #296 
  - Does he yank her breast out at inappropriate times?  mainer   Dec-10-10 08:41 AM   #293 
  - And it was a problem for whom? Her or you?  vanlassie   Dec-10-10 09:12 AM   #295 
     - definitely for her. She was angry at him  mainer   Dec-10-10 10:07 AM   #310 
        - Yeah, kids never fuss.  vanlassie   Dec-10-10 09:35 PM   #335 
           - How many fussing kids rip at your blouse and assault you?  mainer   Dec-11-10 10:18 AM   #357 
              - No, we don't like it, and yes, we often wish it was otherwise,  vanlassie   Dec-11-10 11:53 AM   #358 
                 - Kids need to respect their mothers. That is all.  mainer   Dec-11-10 11:56 AM   #360 
                    - I respect mothers. And that they know their own children best.  vanlassie   Dec-11-10 12:20 PM   #361 
                       - Anyone can breastfeed till the kid's 50 for all I care  mainer   Dec-11-10 12:46 PM   #364 
                          - Possible. But you know less than I do about her situation, I feel quite sure, since I nursed to age  vanlassie   Dec-11-10 03:04 PM   #368 
  - now you want to know whats really dumb and stupid. I've looked  okieinpain   Dec-10-10 09:25 AM   #299 
  - What does Sarah Palin have to do with it?  HuckleB   Dec-10-10 05:19 PM   #327 
  - Little Britain had a comment on this  Donnachaidh   Dec-10-10 11:48 AM   #311 
  - LOL I posted it earlier in this thread, pretty much says it all  Stevenmarc   Dec-10-10 11:54 AM   #312 
  - Looks like the Mom is getting off on something...  Hepburn   Dec-10-10 11:55 AM   #313 
  - Um cut the apron strings already mom... this is horrifying.  ddeclue   Dec-10-10 12:00 PM   #315 
  - What is she going to do if she has a 3rd baby? Hopefully the oldest will  Liberal_in_LA   Dec-10-10 04:50 PM   #322 
  - That's not right at all and it's very disturbing.  Lucian   Dec-10-10 05:07 PM   #325 
  - Disturbing to YOU, right? What ELSE disturbs you?  vanlassie   Dec-11-10 11:55 AM   #359 
     - I have no problems with a mother nursing...  Lucian   Dec-11-10 12:43 PM   #363 
        - Perhaps you didn't hear thatI nursed one until age 5 and the otheruntil 5.5  vanlassie   Dec-11-10 03:01 PM   #367 
           - That's messed up.  Lucian   Dec-11-10 04:26 PM   #376 
              - Well, only one of us calling names, kiddo.  vanlassie   Dec-11-10 05:28 PM   #380 
                 - You're deflecting.  Lucian   Dec-11-10 05:30 PM   #381 
                    - You are saying that my kids were made fun of? Nope- they were leaders, both of them.  vanlassie   Dec-11-10 05:42 PM   #385 
  - Neither. (Looks like a slow day, even for the Daily Fail.)  HuckleB   Dec-10-10 05:18 PM   #326 
  - i honestly think this is a "not our business" issue  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-10-10 08:23 PM   #329 
  - I agree  Dorian Gray   Dec-11-10 04:43 PM   #379 
     - even then, i still think its not our business. till something falls into the category of abuse  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-12-10 01:27 AM   #404 
  - Well, if I ever thought there was a chance that my "maternal instinct" might show up late in life  Withywindle   Dec-10-10 09:42 PM   #338 
  - oh withy  seabeyond   Dec-10-10 09:46 PM   #341 
     - Hey, it's what I think.  Withywindle   Dec-10-10 10:37 PM   #346 
        - lol lol  seabeyond   Dec-10-10 10:38 PM   #347 
           - On a serious note.  Withywindle   Dec-10-10 10:47 PM   #349 
              - i think you about got it  seabeyond   Dec-11-10 09:33 AM   #355 
  - From which country and from what time am I passing judgement?  Cerridwen   Dec-10-10 09:46 PM   #340 
  - Horrifying  taught_me_patience   Dec-11-10 12:25 PM   #362 
  - Not one reply calling it horrifying has given  Cairycat   Dec-11-10 01:06 PM   #365 
  - Americans are *so* weird about breasts.  Nye Bevan   Dec-11-10 01:49 PM   #366 
     - did you say that. didnt see.  seabeyond   Dec-11-10 04:09 PM   #371 
     - These are not even remotely the same thing.  Arkana   Dec-11-10 06:12 PM   #390 
        - Thanks for proving my point (nt)  Nye Bevan   Dec-11-10 09:04 PM   #397 
  - Why can't people let them be? I bet they have a healthy relationship.  Ilsa   Dec-11-10 04:10 PM   #372 
  - agreed  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-11-10 04:11 PM   #373 
  - hm... mama put it out there? why are you blaming us. we didnt pull it out of her  seabeyond   Dec-11-10 04:42 PM   #378 
  - I breastfed my kids WHEN THEY WERE INFANTS  K8-EEE   Dec-11-10 04:27 PM   #377 
  - Pretty weird thread. And yes, that's ridiculous.  Faygo Kid   Dec-11-10 05:31 PM   #382 
  - A bit too much...  TARAmisu80   Dec-11-10 05:58 PM   #386 
  - Can we get together & do some kind of a DENIAL OF SERVICE on her?  A-Schwarzenegger   Dec-11-10 06:03 PM   #387 
  - are you suggesting that you and many others  RegieRocker   Dec-11-10 08:42 PM   #394 
     - If that is what I inadvertently suggested, I now advertently unsuggest it.  A-Schwarzenegger   Dec-12-10 12:37 AM   #403 
  - Horrifying.  Arkana   Dec-11-10 06:09 PM   #389 
  - And YOUR point which must not be crossed is...? DO enlighten us.  vanlassie   Dec-12-10 11:24 AM   #407 
  - Not really anybody elses business....  Desertrose   Dec-11-10 07:31 PM   #392 
  - Neither... n/t  Ozymanithrax   Dec-11-10 09:06 PM   #398 
  - That's creepy and wrong (n/t)  bomberman   Dec-11-10 09:12 PM   #399 
  - And you are an expert? Welcome to DU. Were HOPING for a breastfeeding expert.  vanlassie   Dec-12-10 11:34 AM   #409 
  - I don't see a cigarette in her hand, so I guess this is okay  TK421   Dec-12-10 11:28 AM   #408 
 

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