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12-05-2012, 09:47   #46
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It is your own prejudices that inform that post.
Of course it is, would you have expected anyone elses?
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Why should there be any ridicule?
There shouldn't, but children and immature adults do lots of things they shouldn't.

It's naive to suppose that "kids in the playground" won't tease.
It's stupid to go out of your way to create that scenario.
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By your mother?

Not my mother, possibly someone else's.
That's cross suckling. Did your new mother let you suckle at first or did she reject you?
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There shouldn't, but children and immature adults do lots of things they shouldn't.

It's naive to suppose that "kids in the playground" won't tease.
It's stupid to go out of your way to create that scenario.
Do you really think that any breastfeeding mother stands on a chair and shouts out, "Hey look, I'm about to feed my child". Most of us are reasonably discreet about it and don't go out of our way to create any scenarios. Older toddlers and children feeding don't tend to do so in public because they have already got a sense of how some adults perceive it. In fact I never had children of any age saying anything negative about it - they were more interested in the mechanics of the process if they weren't already familiar with it.

You could say the same about any permutation of parenting. How could gay couples/single parents/May-Dec couples put their children through the slagging in the playground that they might get. If we can't teach our children that it's not the end of the world to stand out from the crowd we'll end up with a crowd of homogeneous, Disney reared clones.
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Do you really think that any breastfeeding mother stands on a chair and shouts out, "Hey look, I'm about to feed my child".
It's the three year old standing on the chair in the photo.
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Do you really think that any breastfeeding mother stands on a chair and shouts....
What are you banging on about?
I was talking about the woman on the cover of TIME Magazine.


(I'd say she's getting more coverage than a breastfeeding mother standing on a chair shouting - wouldn't you?)
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It's just weird IMO. The child is not an infant.
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It's just weird IMO. The child is not an infant.
Only because we have made it weird trough socialisation. I see two men kissing and I think it's weird. Doesn't mean that they do or that it is any of my fúcking business what they do.

strangely though I see two girls guessing I think it's a perfectly natural expression of their lust.
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I'd defend to the last women who breastfeed babies in public using discretion, and lol at the morons who have a problem with it, but a walking/talking/doing child sucking their mother's tit, am I really being socialised?
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I'd defend to the last women who breastfeed babies in public using discretion, and lol at the morons who have a problem with it, but a walking/talking/doing child sucking their mother's tit, am I really being socialised?
Could be worse. He could be drinking cow's milk straight from the pap!
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my problem with it is :

They're implying that people who don't 'attachment parent' are inferior mothers

The way it's posed is clearly there to provoke a reaction. Why not just have a normal woman (not a sexy woman and a child who looks about 6) in a normal position?There's no closeness there, it looks like the opposite of attachment.

That child is going to get an awful slagging when he's older.

I have no problem with people breastfeeding for as long as both she and the child enjoy it, but lactation nazis who force their opinions on others give the side a really bad image.
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Looks a lot older than 3
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Looks a lot older than 3
I'm reminded of Lord Robert in Game of Thrones. He must have been 10.
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If the child can formally ask to suck on a tit then the child is too old to be doing so and that is my opinion.
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I'd defend to the last women who breastfeed babies in public using discretion, and lol at the morons who have a problem with it, but a walking/talking/doing child sucking their mother's tit, am I really being socialised?
I think yes. You say that like it's something bizarre or sexual. A mother's tit is for a child to suck. We have become socialised into thinking that it is something sexual.(Me too)

Hunter gatherers breastfed until much later. In India today many mothers breastfeed until the child is 3. That we no longer do what our ancestors do is as a result of socialisation.
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Hunter-gatherers breastfeed their kids for minimum of 2 years and up to 5 years. This was likely the case for most of human evolution.

People who think that's weird have a problem.

It's only very recently where the done thing is breastfeed for 6 months then shove the child in a creche. Now that's weird.
Hunter-gatherers also lived in caves and lived solely off wild animals and berries.

If your neighbour lived like that, would you not also think that he/she is weird?

It's 2012.
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