should women breast feed in public or go some where private? (Page 7)
Aura: In my experience there are always gawking perves around no matter what you do or what you're wearing...They aren't stopping me from dressing the way I want or going about my business, so why should I let them top me from feeding my child?
Queenie The Poo: I am doing what is right for my child. I am feeding her formula. And believe me, I still get gawked at, only they are judging me for not breastfeeding instead of staring at my boobs.
apdad2002: aura GOOD for you. my ex wife breastfed in public and also breastfed our daughter until she was almost 6 years old
wolfsongstormspirit: It is actually more common than one thinks to breast feed up until 5 or 6 years. As for breast feeding in public well it is unfortunately the same thinking that blames a woman for sexual assault because she is wearing something revealing and/or is drunk. Only the brainless and pathetic would see an act of a mother taking care of her child the same way it has been done since the dawn of time as shameful or inappropriate.
It is that thinking that is shameful and very very inappropriate.
apdad2002: Wolf well said and yes I hear more and more about moms like my ex wife did to breatfeed until kids are 5 to 7 years old, or until the child decides to stop
Where I am at, women don't breast feed for that lengthy period. Kids start preschool when they're potty trained (3-5 years) and they start Primary school around 5 years.
wolfsongstormspirit: So you know all the mothers in your area personally and know the nursing ones? Sorry but you are using generalities. lol
Queenie The Poo: There actually is no medical need for a child to breastfeed after the age of about 2. The mother doesn't want to let go ... THAT is damaging for the poor child.
Nicotina: How is it damaging the child, Queenie?
Breastfeeding offers many health benefits over formula. That is of course if the mother is able to breast feed. There are situations where a mother might be in need of medication and therefore unable to safely breastfeed their child.
Colostrum is best for the baby, unless medication or diseases make breastfeeding a risk for the child.
Queenie The Poo: It is damaging to the child mentally to breastfeed when they are that age.
As for colostrum, yes, it can be beneficial but it's long gone when the kid is 5
And do you think a mother who can't/doesn't want to breastfeed should give their 5 year old formula?
Nicotina: Please provide proof to back up your claim as to breastfeeding beyond age 5 being mentally damaging, Queenie.
wolfsongstormspirit: @ Swine.... Actually it was not an apology per say but rather an expression of derision but you no doubt knew that. You can't make a general statement like that and not back it up. Schooling age has nothing to do with it as they also eat solids you know. lol But keep trying Princess. :*
@Queenie... is The Poo part of your name because you speak shit? They do also eat solids. Breastfeeding is also about the bonding between mother and child emotionally even as a baby. But please show how breastfeeding until school age is a bad thing mentally and emotionally for the child? If anything your kind of thinking is more damaging as it is judgmental towards something that is based on a mother and child's love.
I'll take it as an apology. It isn't a general statement per se, only common sense. It is the same as saying 'it's not a common practice for wolfsongstormspirit to use common sense'.
Breastfeeding till a child is 6-7 is not common here. In order for a child to go into a preschool he/she has to be potty trained and carry food etc. I have a son and I know how the system works. You will not find a preschooler breastfeeding when school runs from morning to afternoon. There is other milk a mother can provide her offspring. If it is common were you are at then kudos to you but it isn't here.
SWlNE: Here is another example: It is not common for families to sit and eat with chop sticks at home, here.
I can go on. It seem a shock to you that something that is done in the US isn't done all over the globe across culture...
Queenie The Poo: Lmao. If you honestly don't think it's damaging to do this to a child aged over 5 (this child is 3)
then you guys need help God help if any of you have kids
There is no benefit to doing this. And you didn't answer my question. Would you give formula to your 6 year old if you couldn't breastfeed??
wolfsongstormspirit: Why take it as something the person says it's not Swine. lol It is the person who says it that determines the meaning behind it, not you. How do you know it's not common there by the way? Do you know all the nursing mothers in the area? PMSL I also have kids by the way so what does that have to do with it? You make out like it's all the meals when it could be about nighttime feeds.
Why take what as something a person say?
It has to do with culture and also trying to get a child onto solid foods & into preschool. I live here. I mentioned that I have a son to show that I've been through that process of the criteria a child needs to enter preschool.
It's still not common in my culture to breastfeed a child beyond 5/6. No amount of bald-head-man ranting will change that... why is it a big deal? idk
wolfsongstormspirit: So Queenie you show the cover of a magazine which was designed to engender controversy for magazine sales. lol Oh, and I can also find things as well to back up what I say based on PERSONAL experiences like blogs.
Great about Google. lol And it's about bonding you silly female, not necessarily nourishment. But hey, you keep on ignoring what is said. lol
Queenie The Poo: For every article you 'google' about the benefits, there are 10 about the mental disadvantages so keep googling
It's about bonding to breastfeed a 6 year old in public? Hmm ....
wolfsongstormspirit: Hey Swine...I am an Aussie. lol And you are going by what you claim is facts because you are the one saying it? You ignore like in my thread what is actually said...IT IS ABOUT BONDING you idiot. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
SWlNE: Question: More common where? Answer: In the US
Here is a tip, when googling take the time to apply some common sense and think it over.
I'm not arguing what it is about or the benefits of breast feeding beyond 5. I'm stating that it isn't common here.
I mean how much does a person have to repeat a simple thing...it's as if my words bounces off your bald patch instead of sinking in.