You (and others) talk about nutritional benefits but it is so much more than that, there is great emotional benefits with it too and when you have had a busy day and you snuggle with your child for a feed it becomes all about them for just a moment. I actually feel a bit sad for them when they lose those moments, for them, not for the peace and quiet. Funnily enough I never really needed the peace and quiet as I had a very calm peaceful child most of the time anyway.
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Ok I understand the snuggles bit, but it doesn't all just stop when you stop breastfeeding though.
In the morning when DS wakes up, we have snuggles and cuddles when he has his cup of tea on my lap. In the afternoon we have snuggles and cuddles before naptime and at night I get at least half an hour of snuggles and cuddles when we've had a shower, dinner and are just listening to some quiet music together before I read a story and he goes to bed.
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11-05-2012 21:55 #114
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11-05-2012 22:03 #116
The article is about BFing, not expressing & giving the child milk to drink (which I guess is the equivalent to getting cow's milk). For me it's about the actual feeding from the breast, not the fact that the child is drinking breast milk.
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11-05-2012 22:16 #117
11-05-2012 23:26 #118
Lovin Pinky's response.. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/A...id=zlWAB7F1cTY
I'll admit this is one feeding position that I've never done, not with a 3 year old anyway, it's much more comfortable to have them lay on the couch with just their head in your lap
I really think this falls into the basket along with things like gay marriage and home birthing..don't want to do it, simple- don't
11-05-2012 23:28 #119
11-05-2012 23:29 #120Senior Member
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What Pinky said - for the non clickers.
I have been doing media interviews all day today. The media is in a frenzy about the provocative cover of 'Time Magazine' with a photo of a three year old breastfeeding. I rarely watch morning TV but was quite astounded that the celebrity comments this morning were very biased: for example, celebrity opinion is that the mother has 'issues' about letting go if she practises 'attachment parenting' - co-sleeping, baby wearng and, especially, breastfeeding a toddler - one year seemed the 'acceptable breastfeeding age' on the Today Show. After that, the mother is supposedly 'hanging on' to the child. One of the guest commentators even talked about how one of her friends almost had orgasms while she breastfed it was so pleasurable. Then theysuggested that it could be harmful because' how will those children grow up?'
Thankfully there was a much more balanced discussion on the Morning show, with Cam, the male host and a father, suggesting many people arent breastfeeding long enough.
My 'beef' is actually with the cover headline 'Are you Mom enough?" While my reaction to the photo was just 'wow! he's a big boy for three,' I was more stunned by the headline and how once again this is a media stunt that pits mums against each other. I always hated the saying 'a good enough mother' - who the hell defines what 'enough' is? We are all 'enough' for our kids, just the way we are. None of us sets out to be less than 'enough' even though some days we fall short of our own ideals and those of various 'experts' ( this means anyone who claims to know more about YOUR child than you do). It's this self judgement and the judgement of others that is destructive to our self - esteem as mothers. We need to be strong to stay true to ourselves and our little ones and when we can do this, we can nurture with confidence - and this is what makes us 'good enough' , not some ridiculous standards bar defined by anyone who wants to add their two bobs worth about what we 'should' be doing.
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