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Why the breast-feeding magazine cover didn’t bother me

Posted by Lissa on May 16, 2012

I mean, I think it’s a horrible thing to do to the poor kid – he’s definitely gonna get his ass whupped on the playground for the rest of his LIFE, and he’s hardly old enough to consent to that – but I wasn’t shocked.


Well, because I’d already read all about it.

I’m a new parent! I have to do research! I need to read about horrible, creepy things that crazy people do to their kids so that I don’t do them!

(Okay, whether I’d read about it or not, I would horsewhip anyone who tried to teach my little toddler girl (if it’s a girl) to pole dance. That wasn’t ever in doubt.)

And if anyone ever tried “baby yoga” with BabyKitty I’d consider it attempted murder.

In conclusion: What the HELL is wrong with these people?!?!

5 Responses to “Why the breast-feeding magazine cover didn’t bother me”

  1. momiss said

    I think they didn’t get enough attention as children. LOL
    It’s nice to see calm rational pregnant women instead of hysterical, willing-to-be-led lemmings who don’t even seem to realize that they are being used….to help a rag sell copies.
    I was embarrassed for the freak who would allow their child to be used like that. Although I nursed all my own and try to encourage everyone to, I never went past 9 months. Not that I think it’s my business how long anyone nurses, but traditionally, and we are talking before birth control here, 2 years was the longest anybody ever went before they had another baby, so it kind wasn’t really an issue that I know of.

  2. Brad Kruse said

    I am thinking of the Grown Ups movie. Where Kevin James’ character’s son is still nursing at “48 months”. Then stops when bought a store-carton of milk.

    Other reading suggests that until recently (1940s? recent in terms of human history, anyway.) sporadic nursing continue to age four or so, one reason that kindergarten used to start at age five (that was back before pre-school was nearly universal). Israelis in 1974 (I visited during my Navy tour) claimed their early tribal history included lactating women nursing the whole tribe, when necessary, during prolonged searches for water.

  3. julie said

    it will get worse .. just learn to nod & smile … nod & smile … nod & smile – you’ll need it for all the ‘helpful’ advice you’ll receive …

  4. Lissa said

    Did anyone else think “Song of Solomon” by Toni Morrison? Might as well nickname that kid “Milkman” and get it over with.

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