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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by ldyserenity
You do not get any benefits from it except a catered to spoiled little itch. Because someone never taught them the word no. .


So, you totally deny medical science AND assume all kinds of things about the mother based on nothing.

Alright!




posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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Seems more incestrial than abusive. The boy, I am sure, has absolutely no problem latching onto his mothers breast. If the relationship between them is strong in a true bonding nature, then this shouldn't even seem strange. Being close to ones mother, is a concept that has been around for ages. Not only in a sexual manner, but just in a close physical connective state. I am 19 and I still will lay with my mom on my bed and just talk for a few hours. Its a good way to catch back up, sure, I'm not suckling on my mothers breast, but for a boy of his age, I see no foul.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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From the mother that's where it comes from...I'd say she probably has issues....and crack don't help that at all.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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yeah... right...dog breeding is a "natural and normal" act...but i don't want to see 2 dogs in the actual act, going at it on the front page of Time.


well said. if you've got a problem with seeing boobs and mouths on boobs, just say so. the people on here who are telling this mother how to parent and exactly what the outcome will be on her child probably think that all children are the same and should be raised in the exact same manner. i'd bet good money that they (if they're even parents) are oblivious to all of their own parental shortcomings and gloss right over their own children's inadequacies and failings. that, or they would never take responsibility for their own kids. if their children do something wrong, it's the kid's fault or society's fault or Obama's fault. parents who like to stick their noses into the lives of other families are probably not paying enough attention to their own.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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I think it is symbolic of how the child represents the American people, and the mother is the government. Hence, Americans sucking on the governments teet.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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Okay, 3 is really old to be doing that, but the kid is still a toddler. It's creepy as all get out to me, but I would bet it's not too far out of line with tribal societies and old-school ways of doing things.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by Hawkmoon1972
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The ridiculous behavior of these parents that will Not allow their children to grow up. If you are breast feeding a child that is 3 plus years of age you are failing as a parent. Get your tit out of their mouth and grow them up so they can be functional adults. Tell your kids no sometimes. Make them behave and teach them manners. Teach them how to survive and how to be self sufficient. THAT is your job as a parent!


LOL.

SO many assumptions. How do you know the mother never tells her kid no?

Breastfeeding is still INCREDIBLY beneficial for a child's nutritional development at age three.

As far as 'self sufficient'. What 3 y/o is 'self sufficient? That's just absurd.

Go yell at a cloudl



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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There are far more extreme cases....check this news report out. Lady was breast feeding her 5 year old. No joke.
www.youtube.com...

I mean so it's a little strange but there are stranger cases...
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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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Its a very lucky child for health and benefits, to nurse for 2 years, and some nurse longer. Not an issue to me at all. Not at 3. Though most would have ended this by 2.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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I rarely post. But this is a topic I feel strongly about.

Breastfeeding is normal and the best option for feeding and emotionally supporting your child. Although the need for breastmilk diminishes as the child grows, other benefits are clearly apparent from the breastfeeding relationship. A childs immune system is only about 60% functional by 12 months, and it takes until approximately 6 years for it to be fully functional.

You can read up on the La Leche League website as to the social pressures that have shaped the breastfeeding culture vs. what is best for the child and the benefits of extended breastfeeding. Here are some links and the source to the %'s above:

Breastfeeding beyond a year..benefits etc.

and

Articles on Breastfeeding

I've never posted links before. If I have done something incorrectly I apologize.

I breastfed both my children for 14 and 16 months. I was happy that I could do it and was lucky to have a strong role model to support me. And had several family members then look to me for support. I let both of my children self wean and both are healthy and secure individuals. If they had wanted to continue I would have let them.

If someone else wants to breastfeed longer, then they should go for it. I think more people should breastfeed to begin with. And social pressure has curbed the length and even willingness for many to breastfeed. But whether someone does or not, or the length of time that they do, is none of my damn business! It is between the mother and the child!




Dr. William Sears, who wrote The Baby Book, states: We have studied the long-term effects on thousands of children who had timely weanings and have observed that these children are more independent, gravitate to people more than things, are easier to discipline, experience less anger, radiate trust...[after] studying the long-term effects of long-term breastfeeding, the most secure... and happy children we have seen are those who have not been weaned before their time.


source



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Not common but not unheard of to breast feed at 3. Whatever floats your boat I guess.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen
It shows a boy, clearly too old to be breastfeeding, sucking on the breast of a woman, who is presumably the boys mother.


The question is. according to whom?
There is a video floating around youtube where an english woman is still breastfeeding her 7 year old daughter.
In this country we make such of a big deal of anything we might remotely think is sexual.

It's crazy.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:13 PM
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the cover of time (or any magazine) is meant to visually stimulate a person enough, to pick up the magazine and purchase it. how would you feel if it showed a morbidly obese, ugly, and un-hygenic woman from the backwoods of west virginia breast-feeding her 3yr old son....this picture could have at least been inside the magazine. as it is, you have a hot-looking, blond, white woman, breast displayed, with a pre-schooler's lips wrapped around her nipple on a 8 by 10 size front page of a magazine...yeah...right...nothing inappropriate about that
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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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Okay, let's add another dimension to this fine discussion.

The article itself is about "attachment parenting". I would like to hear some thoughts about that. Is it good for the child? Is it just selfishness on the side of the parent?



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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I don't have a problem seeing breast-feeding. Indeed, it is a very natural thing. However, once a toddler, then no, it's a pretty simple social norm to grasp.

So, to the 19yr old who lays with his mom and talks...do you then latch onto her boob? No? Why not? Because it's not socially acceptable, right? Exactly....you're too old for it, and so is this toddler. I'll bet the kid in the photo is coddled in every way imaginable, all because his mom doesn't want to let go, and realize he isn't her little baby anymore, he's a toddler.

Hopefully, some of his playmates will see him doing this soon, then razz him so bad, he realizes it isn't acceptable for a kid his age.


The article itself is about "attachment parenting". I would like to hear some thoughts about that. Is it good for the child?


No.


Is it just selfishness on the side of the parent?


Absolutely.




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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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THIS is the American TIME magazine.

Not what we get in Canada/Europe/etc



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by stanguilles7

Child abuse? Seriously? Would it be puppy abuse to take a picture of a puppy breastfeeding from its mother



if it was a three year old puppy feeding from its mother I think that would be abnormal dont you



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by SWCCFAN
Wouldn't that image be considered a form of child porn?

Breast feeding for a year sure even 18 months.

But through 3 years? WTF


That is just messed up. I don't know what else to say.


I know a couple of women that breastfed until kid was 4 years old!!! (My ex was one of them). For them it seems to be a matter of prestige.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen
Okay, let's add another dimension to this fine discussion.

The article itself is about "attachment parenting". I would like to hear some thoughts about that. Is it good for the child? Is it just selfishness on the side of the parent?


I don't think that it is good, and I think it is an attachment issue on the mother's part that she is imprinting into the child. I have known mothers who couldn't cut the apron strings and dealt with their children, very unpleasant interaction. They are totally irresponsible and need bailing out of all kinds of situations.
And I do think the mother has some sexual issues as well...that kid IMHO looks older than three but that isn't uncommon either. I'm just saying she may have sexuality and abandonment issues. IMO.
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