Breastfeeding at 8 years old ???

kitty3

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i read that the longer you breastfeed your child, the smarter they will be, in a clinical study, not just some random site. but i read that breastfeeding until they are about 2 years old is long enough.
 

Mrs Bucket

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I can understand the cultural differences. There are cultures where women still breastfeed up to the age of 5/6 years old. In America, wee babies are encouraged to be independent at infancy. The LLLI, La Leche League International, encourages breastfeeding.
Independence is highly valued in mainstream American society. Mothers commonly believe that children must be taught from early infancy to be independent.
source - LLLI | The Cultural Art of Breastfeeding I wish the youtube video was subtitled so we could get all the full information. There are social implications to older breastfeeding. How would a young teenager be received by her peers if she's still attached to her mother?
 

shel90

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I can understand the cultural differences. There are cultures where women still breastfeed up to the age of 5/6 years old. In America, wee babies are encouraged to be independent at infancy. The LLLI, La Leche League International, encourages breastfeeding. source - LLLI | The Cultural Art of Breastfeeding I wish the youtube video was subtitled so we could get all the full information. There are social implications to older breastfeeding. How would a young teenager be received by her peers if she's still attached to her mother?
I had a bad experience with the LLLI when I had my first daughter. I was struggling to breastfeed her and they told me that I was trying hard enough so I ended all contact with them after that.
 

Mrs Bucket

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I had a bad experience with the LLLI when I had my first daughter. I was struggling to breastfeed her and they told me that I was trying hard enough so I ended all contact with them after that.
Did you not have a lactation specialist/consultant assist you at first before you contacted the LLLI?
 

shel90

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Did you not have a lactation specialist/consultant assist you at first before you contacted the LLLI?
Yes I did but they said they couldnt help me because I was deaf and didnt feel comfortable communicating with me. At that time I didnt know ASL so I couldnt get a terp to help me. It was a bad experience. I had better luck with my son and I did it on my own without any help from any specialists/consultants.
 

Mrs Bucket

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Yes I did but they said they couldnt help me because I was deaf and didnt feel comfortable communicating with me. At that time I didnt know ASL so I couldnt get a terp to help me. It was a bad experience. I had better luck with my son and I did it on my own without any help from any specialists/consultants.
So terribly sorry you had to have such a bad experience at the expense of someone else's ignorance. I'm very glad you had a better positive experience with your son.
 

shel90

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So terribly sorry you had to have such a bad experience at the expense of someone else's ignorance. I'm very glad you had a better positive experience with your son.
Thanks so do you agree that a child should be continued to be breastfed that long?
 

Mrs Bucket

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Thanks so do you agree that a child should be continued to be breastfed that long?
You're welcome, smile! Oh gosh, no! Can you imagine the reactions from their friends? Hubby and I debated about this, I told him the social implications just have to be horrible. The mother should have considered weaning them before they go to school.
 

VamPyroX

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Gee... that girl was begging for it! :roll:

Has the mother ever heard of a breast pump? :roll:
 

Daredevel7

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Wow... that is so disturbing....

I have a dirty mind but...
wouldn't it be funny if one of the girls ends up being a lesbian and she tells her gf "I am pretty good at sucking boobs, been doing it for 8 years!"
 
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