Just leave the breastfeeding out of it, and the vegan lifestyle, and see what is left.
•The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that "Breastfeeding should be continued for at least the first year of life and beyond for as long as
mutually desired by mother and child... Increased duration of breastfeeding confers significant health and developmental benefits for the child and
the mother... there is no upper limit
•The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that breastfeeding continue throughout the first
year of life and that "As recommended by the WHO, breastfeeding should ideally continue beyond infancy, but this is not the cultural norm in the
United States and requires ongoing support and encouragement. It has been estimated that a natural weaning age for humans is between two and seven
. Family physicians should be knowledgeable regarding the ongoing benefits to the child of extended breastfeeding, including continued immune
protection, better social adjustment, and having a sustainable food source in times of emergency. The longer women breastfeed, the greater the
decrease in their risk of breast cancer." They also note that "If the child is younger than two years of age, the child is at increased risk of
illness if weaned." (AAFP 2008)
•A US Surgeon General has stated that it is a lucky baby who continues to nurse until age two. (Novello 1990)
•The World Health Organization emphasizes the importance of nursing up to two years of age or beyond (WHO 1993, WHO 2002).
•Scientific research by Katherine A. Dettwyler, PhD shows that 2.5 to 2.5 to 7.0 years of nursing is what our children have been designed to
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edit on 2-8-2011 by Copperflower because: should say "there is no
upper limit" sorry!
Additional information from the La Leche League emphasizes that the longer breastmilk is given, the greater its benefits for the child. The milk can
be pumped rather than nursed, of course.www.llli.org...
And finally, we had a poster on ATS who shared "butter in a jar" recipes, and stated that his wife made butter from her own breastmilk, and he did not
have any problems with it or from it. Whatever this woman may be doing, condemning her for breastfeeding and eating edible flowers is a waste of
time, and makes the claims lose some credibility.
If the boy filmed his mom inappropriately, prove it, or leave it alone. Time will always tell, after all. If there is a problem, it will certainly
not go away.
If there is not, then this is persecution. Why decide on a bunch of admitted allegations?
Where are the marks? The fear? The emotional withdrawal? At the very least, I see a woman who does what she thinks is best and idolizes her son.
At worst, a witch-hunt.
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