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14/05/2012 at 19:32

Is that our welcome back present kk?

 

14/05/2012 at 19:34

Welcome back

What was the link?

14/05/2012 at 19:35
Caz, are you changing your avatar or is the new site playing up?
14/05/2012 at 19:43

I've been changing my avatar since last Wednesday.  Maybe the site is playing up and that is why it is taking so long.

14/05/2012 at 19:53
Caz, ah ok. Just noticed a few odd things with the new forum like missing icons etc.

Glad i can save a quote but can't actualy paste them!
14/05/2012 at 19:55

I can't say that I ahve any strong feelings on it one way or the other.  If that's what she wants to do then let her do it.  Doesn't affect me in any way.

14/05/2012 at 19:55
Kk, not sure if it's a shocking front cover tbh.
14/05/2012 at 20:06
Caz, ah ok. Just noticed a few odd things with the new forum like missing icons etc.

Glad i can save a quote but can't actualy paste them!
14/05/2012 at 20:07
So good i said it twice. Wtf....
14/05/2012 at 21:42

As SuperCaz says, I'm not sure I have strong opinions either way on the particular parenting method.... I don't think it would be for me (were I to ever have children!), but fair enough if that works for her.

As for the Time Magazine cover, I think it is intended to shock, whether or not everyone's shocked by it, or not, is perhaps another matter.

But I do think it's quite exploitative of the child, which is what concerns me most; I read an article over the weekend on an American website, not stating any position on the subject itself, but more congratulating Time Magazine on the publicity coop they'd generated for themselves by placing this image on the cover.

 

 

 

 

Edited: 14/05/2012 at 21:43
LIVERBIRD    pirate
15/05/2012 at 11:53

I don't like it.

Breast milk is for human babies. He should be weaned. I wouldn't like it if he had a bottle swinging from his mouth either.

But it's nothing to do with me and if I saw it I wouldn't say anything.

I just think people who allow children to feed from them until their children are well beyond weaning age should ask themselves if they have an issue with their children growing up.

15/05/2012 at 12:39

He looks happy enough, {wonder if she has an age limit }

Lee the Pea    pirate
15/05/2012 at 12:49

I don't have kids but I have to admit it makes me uncomfortable.  I think babies need breast milk, but when you get to his age, I think i'm right in saying there is no physiological need for it (is that right?), and for the kid still to want it, I think they're being encourgaed to be overly dependent on their mothers, which is the mother's issue.  It strikes me that the mother is being selfish and can't let go, to an extent.  I've never had kids though, so what do I know.  I bet that kid gets teased though.  I'd hate to remember now, that I was sucking on my Mum's breasts when I was old enough to remember everything else, ewwwwww (if that makes sense)

Lee the Pea    pirate
15/05/2012 at 12:50
Joe Public wrote (see)

He looks happy enough, {wonder if she has an age limit }

Have you seen the Jim Carrey film when he takes over from a baby who is being breast fed in the park? hahahahaha.  So funny!

15/05/2012 at 13:22

I imagine there are not many blokes on here that wouldn't mind a go!!!

(typical KittenKat though just back from a ban and posts a picture of a pretty girl with her tits out!!)

Edited: 15/05/2012 at 13:23
15/05/2012 at 13:55

I suppose in the economic downturn it will allow families to save a few quid on milk.

Might offer to save the fit girl in the office a few quid by offering her my very own special protein recovery juice rather than the expensive shake she is drinking now.

15/05/2012 at 13:59

The article says that he only does it once a month, so I doubt she is still producing milk.  I got the impression it was more of a comfort thing, along the lines of a hug or sucking a thumb.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
15/05/2012 at 14:23

If he's not feeding then it strikes me as perverse.

Now am I the weird one or what?

I've confused myself.

Lee the Pea    pirate
15/05/2012 at 14:24
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)

If he's not feeding then it strikes me as perverse.

Now am I the weird one or what?

I've confused myself.

Oh yeah I agree.  If it isn't just for food or nourishment, then it does seem a bit

15/05/2012 at 14:37

There's no 'need' for breastfeeding at that age, and if he isn't actually feeding but rather just suckling on his mum's breasts... well, I think there are other ways of promoting self-confidence and a feeling of love that aren't quite as  

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