Do you believe a nine year old should still be breastfed?

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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:52:18 PM
 Look at the picture in the middle on the right. I think this is flat out wrong. I dont agree wti breastfeeding any child over2 and im not so sure I even like 2 year olds breastfeeding but so be it. A nine year old should NOT be breastfeeding.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18032390

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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:53:59 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ragingstorm:

 Look at the picture in the middle on the right. I think this is flat out wrong. I dont agree wti breastfeeding any child over2 and im not so sure I even like 2 year olds breastfeeding but so be it. A nine year old should NOT be breastfeeding.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18032390

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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:16:25 PM
Haha how does he eat at school? I guess unless he turns out to be a serial killer with mommy issues when he gets older it will effect me, but other then that to each his own.
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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:19:31 PM
I breastfeed all the time. No problem here. 
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Posted: 10/5/2012 10:24:49 PM
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Posted: 10/6/2012 12:28:44 PM
God forbid I get serious answers. Im really upset about this matter.
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Posted: 10/6/2012 12:47:34 PM
I find it pretty disturbing but on the other hand its not my kid and cant tell anyone how to raiser theirs. People have different beliefs and i understand that.
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Posted: 10/6/2012 12:53:56 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ragingstorm:

God forbid I get serious answers. Im really upset about this matter.
Why would this possibly upset you? It doesn't effect you at all. Now if that was your nephew or little brother I would understand, but it's not.
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Posted: 10/6/2012 1:08:16 PM
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Posted: 10/7/2012 1:40:37 AM

There is mounting evidence that cow's milk is the perfect food......for a baby calf.  I wouldn't advocate breast feeding that long, but the approach is the lesser of two evils.  #SuckAway! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unCG0H_0nMI

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Posted: 10/7/2012 11:24:40 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ragingstorm:

 Look at the picture in the middle on the right. I think this is flat out wrong. I dont agree wti breastfeeding any child over2 and im not so sure I even like 2 year olds breastfeeding but so be it. A nine year old should NOT be breastfeeding.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18032390


There is typically no conscious long-term memory before 18 months so a two-year old could remember being breastfed although it is unlikely. 

I would say a two to three year old could start questioning what a breast is which could lead to some uncomfortable moments in pre-K when the child doesn't understand why the children he/she associates with doesn't still breastfeed. Otherwise, I think 2 is around the maximum cutoff IMO.

That being said, what are the costs and benefits of breastfeeding a 9 year old? If you are truly poor, it makes sense: provide nourishment to your child in the best way possible.

If you are not living in poverty, I can't see why one would continue to do it. Children are learning about their sexuality at that age, are extremely curious and will start to wonder why their face is being put into a mother's bosom continually, which the child would understand is a sexual organ by that time (or at least a private one). 

That doesn't begin to address the plethora of menu options, all of which could be extremely healthy by choice, one could provide to a child at a fair cost.

The odd thing about breastfeeding to age 6,7,8,9 is this: women must do this continually in 2 to 4 hour segments every day to ensure the body continues to produce milk. Therefore the mother on the cover of that magazine is not only breastfeeding her child once a day, but several times a day FOR NINE YEARS!!!

What's a better option to remove the uncomfortable sexuality aspect? Get a good breast pump and give your kid a glass of milk!!!

The kid gets the same milk he would had he not latched onto the breast!

Another question that needs to be answered: Why is it typically only boys who are being breastfed to these ages? If mothers truly cared about the health and well-being of the child, gender wouldn't matter and we could just as easily see a girl on the cover of that magazine. Is there some kind of Oedipus complex here for the sons and mothers (driven by the mothers?). I think that is the disturbing element the OP and others are inherently questioning and that is fair.
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Posted: 10/7/2012 1:41:01 PM
Only if I'm the 9-year-old, which I have been accused of being at times.
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Posted: 10/7/2012 4:41:27 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ragingstorm:

God forbid I get serious answers. Im really upset about this matter.

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Posted: 10/7/2012 4:55:03 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ragingstorm:

God forbid I get serious answers. Im really upset about this matter.



Your avatar is a dolphin friggin a human.
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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:06:04 PM
What is the difference between the author of this post and this kid? Guy's been feeding off the government's teet for years.

I have Tourettes and cannot work. TIMMAY!
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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:14:02 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by SupremeVermin:

What is the difference between the author of this post and this kid? Guy's been feeding off the government's teet for years.

I have Tourettes and cannot work. TIMMAY!



Good one, VaughnK.
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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:20:45 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Henry-Lilly:




Good one, VaughnK.


Seriously man find something to do.You suck at PI work.
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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:30:12 PM
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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:31:49 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Henry-Lilly:




Your avatar is a dolphin friggin a human.
By the way, Scalabrine nailed the subject with a very good post. 
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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:55:19 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Henry-Lilly:

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$1,000 says NONE of the above. Mods can run an IP check; come on bog mouth put some money down.
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Posted: 10/7/2012 6:08:00 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by SupremeVermin:



$1,000 says NONE of the above. Mods can run an IP check; come on bog mouth put some money down.




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Posted: 10/7/2012 6:59:53 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Getty3:

By the way, Scalabrine nailed the subject with a very good post. 
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Posted: 10/10/2012 2:01:31 AM

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Posted: 10/10/2012 2:12:41 AM
Mom wants to tease her son a little before she asks him to eat her out. 
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Posted: 10/10/2012 2:19:24 AM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by Henry-Lilly:




Your avatar is a dolphin friggin a human.

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