Time Magazine's cover of a woman breastfeeding a three-year-old
So, I get that breastfeeding is natural and I believe it is a personal choice. I did not breastfeed any of my children because I wasn't comfortable and because it wasn't somethin I was able to do with my first two. My first was born four weeks early and she wasn't able to latch on so she had to have a bottle. I pumped for her for two months, but never actually breastfed. My second was born with pneumonia and couldn't eat for his first two days of life. He was on an IV instead. I pumped while he wasn't eating and saved those bottles and then continued pumping but my supply was gone after two weeks because I couldn't keep up with him. He was eating 8 oz halfway through his first week of life! My newest baby had no interest in it and I just didn't have much of an interest either. It's just not a comfortable thing for me and my other children were never sick and are very bright. I buy only organic formula (without the brown rice syrup) and baby foods so as to avoid pesticides and antibiotics and growth hormones, but do not breastfeed. However, I do not have issues with mothers who do. Why would I? I will admit that sometimes I feel uncomfortable when I encounter a mother doing it in public, but not too bad if they are covered up. This Time cover is creepy, though. At what age should you STOP breastfeeding? I would think that when the baby has teeth and is eating solids you should stop. Reading about true crimes I have found that statistics show that canibalism in murderers is more common when the child was breastfed for an extended amount of time. Crazy! I, also, just think it's creepy and I don't think I'm alone. But, also, what about the video of Salma Hayek breastfeeding the baby in Sierra Leone? That is bizarre in my opinion. What are your thoughts on this article, photo, and video?