Is it any wonder women are afraid to BF women(and men) are so nasty and push their beliefs onto others making them feel their choices are wrong! It is a personal choice and everyone else needs to mind their own business. I was actually a member of a forum dedicated to parents who extend feed(an 8yo even) among other things our image conscious society finds inappropriate and abnormal.
Unfortunately formula feeders do cop very similar comments too. There really is no winning it seems. We all say we should support each other, but we often don't support those with different opinions. (Not aimed at anyone specific).
We all have to just do what we feel is best.
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FF mothers are made to feel like they are the scum of the earth most of the time. That they are feeding their babies poison. I know this as I had to stop giving DS BM at 4mo.
I copped so much grief I felt like the worst mother in the world.
In saying this, I also felt uncomfortable BF in public. Mainly due to my breasts being so full I used to squirt milk everywhere and DS would constantly fall off and I'd have so much milk going down my top too. I didn't really want anyone to witness that...
I think the pictures don't really do the extended breastfeeding/ attachment parenting any justice at all. I personally think it's a wonderful thing to feed your child into toddlerhood, if I could have done it I definitely would have.... But..... There's no love in the photos. Theres no smiling like it's enjoyable, just a really blank look. Especially the first photo.
I think it's been staged to look awkward and unnatural which is a horrible shame. I guess it's meant to be thought provoking but it looks quite cold and distant.
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