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    This was talked about on the Today show..Georgie (blonde girl..think thats her name)..was asking why suddenly attachment parenting had become so popular..some of the thoughts were MAYBE..it's the parents trying to hold onto the baby stage longer for their own benefit...due to people having less kids ..

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    I'd say it has more to do with the WHO recommendations personally. I didn't feed DS because I wanted him to stay a baby (in fact, I remember at that point I was begging him to grow up because I felt like I would never sleep again), I fed him because it's what I believed to be best for him. It also benefited me as I have ovarian cancer history in my family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughLove View Post
    That is revolting.

    edit: i mean the photo, I didn't bother reading the article, in a rush


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    I don't really like that picture. I don't know, it seems really staged and show off-y. I love the second one with the mum supporting her toddler on her knee and they're snuggling of course they chose the image for the cover that very very few people would relate to or have positive feelings towards
    Extended BFing is pretty much the norm where I live so I'm pretty 'meh' about it, I just don't like that picture.

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    Ignore people. She hasn't even bothered to read anything, has just made a swift judgement of the photo without thought.

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    I'm surprised at my reaction to this. I found the picture really confronting (and some of the comments completely inappropriate!). I get that WHO guidelines support BFing until 2 and I have zero issues with that and have a friend who fed her DD until 2 which I think helped me see it as normal. From ages 3 and up though it would appear as though I have a problem because that picture just didn't sit right with me. I also think that the need for breast milk for a regular, healthy, well fed toddler in Western society who has access to clean water and nutritious food is not the same as those toddlers in under developed countries who need breast milk to basically stay alive and healthy. I'm not sure what I think about the mother's psyche when she chooses to breast feed a toddler / child past the age of 3 or 4. I'm not sure that what I think really matters I guess, as long as the parent / child relationship is healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I'm surprised at my reaction to this. I found the picture really confronting (and some of the comments completely inappropriate!). I get that WHO guidelines support BFing until 2 and I have zero issues with that and have a friend who fed her DD until 2 which I think helped me see it as normal. From ages 3 and up though it would appear as though I have a problem because that picture just didn't sit right with me. I also think that the need for breast milk for a regular, healthy, well fed toddler in Western society who has access to clean water and nutritious food is not the same as those toddlers in under developed countries who need breast milk to basically stay alive and healthy. I'm not sure what I think about the mother's psyche when she chooses to breast feed a toddler / child past the age of 3 or 4. I'm not sure that what I think really matters I guess, as long as the parent / child relationship is healthy.
    I 100% agree with this.

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    I don't like the title that goes with it - are you mommy enough. I think that was deliberately trying to flame.

    What I agree with is a quote from the article in adelaidenow.com.au which says

    "She continued: "Motherhood is hard enough then to hear constantly how you are caring for your child is "weird" or makes people "uncomfortable" is almost too much to handle.""

    If people want to question mother's mental health for feeding their children in the way in which they choose, go for gold. Or call something that was special and magical between a mother and child revolting/creepy/sick, whatever.

    I think people need to learn some empathy.

    I know for a fact if that was a picture of a mother feeding her baby formula and people said it's revolting or they question the mother's mental health or motives or said that there's no need for formula in western society where we have access to lactation consultants and nipple cream, a lot of people would be incredibly hurt, and rightly so.

    Women who feed older toddlers are human, too. With feelings.

    The article was about attachment parenting and, of course, people can't even get past the disgust about the photo to bother reading it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I don't like the title that goes with it - are you mommy enough. I think that was deliberately trying to flame.

    What I agree with is a quote from the article in adelaidenow.com.au which says

    "She continued: "Motherhood is hard enough then to hear constantly how you are caring for your child is "weird" or makes people "uncomfortable" is almost too much to handle.""

    If people want to question mother's mental health for feeding their children in the way in which they choose, go for gold. Or call something that was special and magical between a mother and child revolting/creepy/sick, whatever.

    I think people need to learn some empathy.

    I know for a fact if that was a picture of a mother feeding her baby formula and people said it's revolting or they question the mother's mental health or motives or said that there's no need for formula in western society where we have access to lactation consultants and nipple cream, a lot of people would be incredibly hurt, and rightly so.

    Women who feed older toddlers are human, too. With feelings.

    The article was about attachment parenting and, of course, people can't even get past the disgust about the photo to bother reading it.
    Not sure if that was partly in reference to my post. Even so, FWIW I would also question the need for a 3 or 4 year old being given formula in the same health / lifestyle circumstances that I would question a BFing 3 or 4 year old.

    I don't think anyone thinks BFing a baby is revolting (and that child on the cover is definitely no baby). I think it's just raising the ever highly debatable topic of "how old is too old" and I doubt there'll ever be agreement on that.

    I'm sorry you feel hurt by this but my response is in reference to the article. I know nothing about you or the ages of your children and as I've said before, it's none of my business or really of any value what I think even I did know these things.

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    I just came on to post this!

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