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I breastfeed my 6 year old. ***UPDATE***

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Say that I breastfeed my 6 year old. Reactions?

UPDATE: I wanted to thank you all for participating in my post. I wanted you to know that this post was a Hypothetical Question. I do not breastfeed my 6 year old, and that is why the sentence reads, "Say that I..." I was only wondering what reactions to this would be. I saw a video on YouTube of a mother who was breastfeeding her older children and it made me wonder.

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 16, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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whimsyjuggalett
by on Feb. 16, 2012 at 9:18 AM

nasty

Paperfishies
by on Feb. 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM
Disturbing.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM
So does your kid come home from school to "eat" lunch? And why not pump if you want to continue? Is it just for nutritional benefits? I just don't get it. Do you get judged irl for this? Not trying to be bitchy, just trying to understand.
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lorililly
by Bronze Member on Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

if you feel that it is good for you child.. but hopefully you put the milk in a cup..

mylovey
by on Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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Good for you! I think a mother and her child should breastfeed as long as they both feel comfortable. :)

Mommy to a sweet little princess named Saylor, and due with our second little one around July 28th. 

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mylovey
by on Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Here is an awesome video that states some of the benefits to mother and child.

Mommy to a sweet little princess named Saylor, and due with our second little one around July 28th. 

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Alynn74
by on Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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 So fine-you wanna give your 6yr old your breast milk for nutritional benefits-pump it and put it in a glass for them to drink. Breast feeding at the breast-it's all about you and your needs, it has NOTHING to do with what's "best" for your kid.

Quoting Anonymous:

I think I agree. Even if there are nutritional benefits to it, which idk at age 6, why not pump?

Quoting Anonymous:

Why? Seriously-What is the point? I'm not a fan of extended feeding beyond 3-but I get it if we're talking a toddler..okay-fine-you want to extend the beneficial properties of breat milk consumption...What works for you works for you.But to age 6...And WHEN do you actually intend to wean-or is this kid gonna be milking ya til the well runs dry?

Once kids reach an age where they are starting to find themseves and express themselves independently-I can't comprehend going into school aged years.

Especially if this child is in the public system-I mean the average kid comes home from school hungry for a snack,some fruit,some juice,some milk,whatever..but not "hey mom-whip out a boob-I need a drink"

Dear mom...they cut the umbilical cord a long time ago...time to get the kid a juice box.

I agree with the person who used the word "disturbing"...This just ain't right.


 

 

MamatoKy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Time to cut the umbilical cord. Thats a bit extreme in my opinion.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I was breastfed until I was 5 and I get constant crap about it from everyone in my family and anyone who knows about it.  It's been really hurtful.  I wouldn't chose to breastfeed my kids that long, just to spare them the ridicule that it inevitably brings.

mommy_2_be_2010
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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*backs out and runs* brain bleach please anyone
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