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Have You Seen the Attention-Grabbing New TIME Cover?

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posted on May, 11 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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It's up to her, how long she wants to breastfeed, I guess, but she doesn't look like she even has very much milk in there. Clearly her child is eating solid foods.

Doctors are recommending 1 year, which should be plenty. When your child can climb up and whip out the milk jug, it's time for him to go to the fridge, and whip out the OTHER milk jug.

I had planned on 6 months myself, and my son had such a high metabolism, he took himself off, as soon as he started getting semi solid food, which was at 3 months. I couldn't bring in enough milk to satisfy his hunger, and I was about 6 times the size of her while I was breastfeeding




posted on May, 11 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by Patifier

Originally posted by muzzleflash
2) If the kid can vocalize "mommy I am hungry" in plain English, they are probably too old for a tit also.


He must be Spanish then!

Just kidding!


Yeah I thought about that as I posted the comment. Hah.
It was just a matter of time before it was pointed out.


'Mamá tengo hambre'.



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by ldyserenity
I mean just as other people have mentioned do you see Native American continuing breastfeeding that long? Do you think they did that in the stone age when the little guy was actually expected to be a little more self sufficient because of survival issues back then?


In India, mothers are expected to breastfeed their child until the age of 5, when they're no longer considered babies and they incur Karma. In many Hawaiian tribes the age is also 5 years old. The Inuits breastfeed up until the age of 3, though there are reports of feeding lasting up until age 7.

Personally, I think it's a mother's choice. Most mothers know their children, and know when they're ready for certain milestones in their lives. I say live and let live. This whole subject is a non-issue in my book.


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posted on May, 11 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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I think in some cultures they must continue to beast-feed because of the lack of enough food.



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by snowspirit

Doctors are recommending 1 year, which should be plenty. When your child can climb up and whip out the milk jug, it's time for him to go to the fridge, and whip out the OTHER milk jug.


Funny thing, I didn't even purposely teach my kids to raid the fridge.

They started doing it behind my back once they could walk. I guess they just watch others and figure it out on their own.

What I did have to teach them was to not make a mess in there, since I realized it would be impossible to prevent them from getting into it in the first place.

My wife and I didn't purposely stop breastfeeding, it's just that around age 1 or so (give or take) the kids were interested in solid foods more and started wanting to play with food (wipe all over their face), etc.
I am pretty sure that my kids were so interested and enthralled by solid foods (and the fun involved), that they totally forgot about getting food from a breast.

None of it was really directly intentional, instead it appeared more of a type of natural transition phase.



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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I would gather it would be for the immunity benefits. I would rather my son took a few more years on the breast milk and less sketchy vaccines, alas our nation requires vaccines to attend public school... or atleast my state does.

North Carolina - 2
Freedom - 0






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posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Time has been irrelevant for many years.

Taking notes from the National Enquirer now.

Pretty sad.
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posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
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I think in some cultures they must continue to beast-feed because of the lack of enough food.



What?

To breast feed the mother must consume extra food.
Also, the mother must consume extra food while preg, thus "cravings", etc.

Let's ask the quasi-experts over at babycenter.com.

As a general guideline, most women who are breastfeeding will need about 200 to 500 calories more than moms who aren't – which would mean a minimum of 2,000 to 2,700 calories per day.

Instead of counting calories, follow your hunger as a guide to how much you need to eat.


So actually breastfeeding doesn't decrease the amount of food required for consumption within a population by any noticeable margin.
Rather, it can increase the demand and need for more food.



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen

Have You Seen the Attention-Grabbing New TIME Cover?


www.theblaze.com

Time magazine is out with its latest cover, one that’s sure to get its fair share of attention. Headlined “Are You Mom Enough?”, it features a blonde, skinny jean-wearing woman — and a preschool-age boy unmistakably latched on to her breast.
(visit the link for the full news article)



Looks like a kid and his mom. What is the big deal?
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posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by CombatBoots

I cant even begin to understand why you might say that.

My knee-jerk reaction was: "DAYUM, thats a MILF (Mother I'd Like to Fraternize-with)"

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Hey, HEY, get in line!


Seriously, some here are arguing that breastfeeding beyond infancy is normal. Well, so is walking around naked, but we'd get arrested for that.

What if you came home to find your 21 yr old son breastfeeding off his mother? If it is not natural at this age, then it clearly implies that there IS an age where natural becomes unnatural. The age of three sure seems unnatural to me.



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
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I think in some cultures they must continue to beast-feed because of the lack of enough food.


I think that is true to a certain extent but if food is scarce and the Mother becomes malnourished then her milk will dry up also as tragically happens.
But yes Mothers Milk is precious in the natural world.
I think I stopped being breastfed at well under a year - That is the way people tended to do things,
But also some Mothers a few I remember fed Children up to 5 or school age
Each society is different and non are wrong or right really
It is the Mothers choice and should always be so - After all She is the one caring for the child from Birth it is her birthright.
We should not expect all to fit one mould and allow individuals their right to choose
It is a dangerous idea to take away such a liberty
Long live liberty and the right to choose how we live our life's without overbearing officialdom
This is no big deal no intentional harm is being done
Time rag Mag is attention seeking making a problem where there is non
Let us agree to disagree but not be herded like cattle to follow one way deemed right
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posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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Here is some fun breast feeding history for everyone:

History and culture of breastfeeding (WIKI)


Mother's milk was considered a miracle fluid which could cure people and give wisdom. The mythical figure Philosophia-Sapientia, the personification of wisdom, suckled philosophers at her breast and by this way they absorbed wisdom and moral virtue.[8] On the other hand, lactation was what connected humans with animals. Linnaeus – who classified the realm of animals – did not by accident rename the category 'quadrupedia' (four footed) in 'mammalia' (mammals). With this act he made the lactating female breast the icon of this class of animals in which humans were classified.


Quite interesting in fact.

Feeding vessels dating from about 2000 BC have been found in Egypt. A mother holding a very modern-looking nursing bottle in one hand and a stick, presumably to mix the food, in the other is depicted in a relief found in the ruins of the palace of King Ashurbanipal of Nineveh—who died in 888 BC.[31]
Clay feeding vessels were found in graves with infants from the first to fifth centuries AD in Rome.[32]

Valerie Fildes writes in her book Breasts, bottles and babies. A history of Infant Feeding about examples from the 9th to 15th centuries of children getting animal's milk. In the 17th and 18th century Icelandic babies got cow's milk with cream and butter.[33]

In 1582, the Italian physician Geronimo Mercuriali wrote in De morbis mulieribus (On the diseases of women) that women generally finished breastfeeding an infant exclusively after the third month and entirely around 13 months of age.



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by Donkey_Dean


Looks like a kid and his mom. What is the big deal?


Really?

I could have swore it looked like a ratings bonanza.

In fact I am pretty sure it is.



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Originally posted by FugitiveSoul
reply to post by Stormdancer777
 


I would gather it would be for the immunity benefits. I would rather my son took a few more years on the breast milk and less sketchy vaccines, alas our nation requires vaccines to attend public school... or atleast my state does.

North Carolina - 2
Freedom - 0






edit on 11-5-2012 by FugitiveSoul because: (no reason given)


I thought it was the Colostrum that only last a few days after birth that passed on the immunity benefits, I don't think two years old is bad age to still be breastfeeding, but I think we should consider each child individually, and this kid don't need it, lol



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by rtyfx
We SHOULD compare ourselves to animals because WE ARE animals.

If you doubt it, look at the guts of any animal. They work the same way we do.

They wean very young, and so should we.


 
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How about looking at the stomachs of a cow, and women do not need injections like cows do.
Here is what I agree with:

19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

Genesis 2:19-22



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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Well done! If I ever write a thread about the parental practices of gorilla's, I'll be sure and let you know!



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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Oh for God's sake, how few generations it takes to be removed from something normal and natural to make it abnormal and unnatural! Just a scant 100 years ago in THIS country children were breastfed until they were able to chew solid (NOT JARRED MASHED) food. If TS ever HTF you'll see this again or else you'll see children starving.

Really people, the horrible thing about this is the fact that Time used it for a cover so the world could judge this woman and her child. The people calling it porn... I have to seriously wonder about your own mental health! Grow up!



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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I'm speechless.

My better half told me that she knows I wished I was the kids...

My youngest boy says he wishes he was the kid...

My youngest girl said that all men are pigs...

My personal thoughts were... what in the hell has happened to decency? I mean, nursing in public has never offended me but to have a juvenile child sucking on the breast of a grown woman, related or not?

Maybe my old lady was right... but maybe still more to the point, it should be me or you or someone other than a related male child displayed for public consumption?

I dunno. I need a margarita.
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posted on May, 11 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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The militarization of life has gone to extreme lengths to undermine the parent child relationship, the family, so now we see an equally extreme reaction to that from both parents and children. Nature is under attack from the psychopathically sick military. Nature is fighting back and ultimately will win the war. Love is life. Hate is death. The state, separating the children from their biological parents, is the ultimate form of pedophilia. Did you know that 100,000 children go missing each year in the British Isles ? [Source: Childrens Society]

The law that I live by and which is holding us all bonded is called PRAECEPTAE CAELENIUM (tm). I did not read it in a book. You will not find it in any book. It was revealed to me by audio clairvoyance during the celebrations of the New Millennium in 2000. Summed up it basically means no sex no drugs and no violence. (1) From eternity to eternity, infinity to infinity, there be the one absolute. The One True God. Her names are many but she be the one true God there be no other God. The one judge there be no other judge. (2) La Deus Nostra, Notre Dame, Our Lady, The Holy Spirit, the cause the maker Cosmica. (3) Angelic powers of truth and beauty and righteousness be sure to be loving Her Holiness Above with all your mind and with all your heart and with all your strength. (4) So as to be pleasing to Her Holiness Above therefore do not be serving the masculine. (5) Do not be and do not allow masculinity into positions of government. (6) Honour and respect the virgin pureness of the christae. (7) Honour and respect the Immaculate Conception [parthenogenesis] reproductive process of the christae. (8) Do not fornicate or adulterate or sodomize. (9) Do not bully or torture or murder. (10) Do not lie. (11) Do not steal. (12) Do not be covetous. (13) Do not be jealous. Copyright NGL(c)2000.

He who trusts in violence to be his security cannot speak that he trusts in God to be his security.

AVE RAEGINA CAELINA LA DEUS NOSTRA CAELI LA VERA DEUS
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posted on May, 11 2012 @ 05:35 PM
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Are you blind? THE FRENCH REJECTION TIME, FRENCH WONT BE SUCKING ON THE QUEENS´S TITTIES ANYMORE... plain and simple!




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