posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 02:05 PM
reply to post by open_eyeballs
I don't know if you've had daughters...
But, when I was a kid, and with my little cousins, and the kids I babysit, they all naturally take their dolls and try to fake breastfeed them.
They hug them up to their chests and coo to them.
It's because they see their mommies do it, people in the store, they know what breastfeeding is and that it's a good thing.
If you feel this way, fine, but I literally have seen kids try and breastfeed their dolls before. I think it's a natural step when they are learning
to care for their toys. Nobody suggests it or tells them to.
I'm just saying then, any such activity to you would be inappropriate. In my experience it's very natural and I know that kids do it without this
I know that kids do this and imitation is a great thing. Actually, I don't see why a kid shouldn't know about breastfeeding. Usually mothers explain
it, especially if the child has younger siblings or family members.
I think your position on breastfeeding as an adult-only serious issue is wrong. I think this mindset is why more people don't breastfeed. There's
nothing wrong about it and there's nothing about it that a child shouldn't know about.
But my mother is a midwife and I wore pro-breastfeeding shirts from the time I was born. *shrug*
[edit on 8/5/2009 by ravenshadow13]