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2012-07-11 3:28:11 PM  

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lucky kid


Lucky? You crave your moms boob? Not good friendo, really not good.
 
2012-07-11 3:28:16 PM  

factoryconnection: Gilligann: Wow! How the hell did you get that from what I said?

You said, quite clearly that it is strange that he's still nursing at 14 months, as it is merely a "comfort thing." You said it as if that was a bad thing.


I did not say there was anything strange about it. So when I "quite clearly" say something that I didn't actually say, I would think the problem here lies with you and you reading comprehension.

I said he eats enough solids, and drinks enough liquids that he doesn't really need it anymore, and that i'm sure it's "mostly" just a comfort thing at this point. So while I did suggest that it wasn't necessary anymore, I certainly did not say anything negative about it.

And it was completely stupid of you to compare what I said to denying my child any type of comfort.
 
2012-07-11 3:38:16 PM  

factoryconnection: baska: Can you not provide adequate comfort and reassurance without sticking a tit in the kid's mouth?

If nursing is suddenly inappropriate for comforting a child, then why should any other childish comfort be appropriate? For the record, I cannot comfort a child with my breast as I'm a guy. I've lived with a breastfeeding wife for the last five years (across three kids) and have seen:
1. Nothing remotely creepy nor sexual between mother and child (including our many friends that nursed their kids)
2. No "whipping out" of anything in public and even rarely in private
3. No strange behavior as a result of having weaned after 12 months of age, nor any particular air of indulgence at offering the same.

It is just so strange to see the terror with which seemingly reasonable farkers react to the thought of a 15-month-old nursing. I mean, the AWs on here that use their titties to get farkers to buy them things off their Amazon wishlists I understand; their relationship with their tits is a uniquely commercial one. But man there's a whole lot of breathless fear of nursing on this site.

I'd like to offer a tip of the cap to those that suggested "American Suckers," "Jugrats," and "Battlestar Lactica" however. Those were good.


Nipple equals comfort, okay, I get it. Do you offer yours when your wife isn't available? And, if so, pics or GTFO.
 
2012-07-11 3:53:41 PM  

Gilligann: factoryconnection: Gilligann: Wow! How the hell did you get that from what I said?

You said, quite clearly that it is strange that he's still nursing at 14 months, as it is merely a "comfort thing." You said it as if that was a bad thing.

I did not say there was anything strange about it. So when I "quite clearly" say something that I didn't actually say, I would think the problem here lies with you and you reading comprehension.

I said he eats enough solids, and drinks enough liquids that he doesn't really need it anymore, and that i'm sure it's "mostly" just a comfort thing at this point. So while I did suggest that it wasn't necessary anymore, I certainly did not say anything negative about it.

And it was completely stupid of you to compare what I said to denying my child any type of comfort.


This.

/3 kids, all brestfed
//one stoped at 13 months, one at 12 and the 13 month old I have now shows no signs of weaning
///he also does it for the succor more then anything
////although he is getting PLENTY of breast milk
 
2012-07-11 4:36:07 PM  
It provides more than comfort. Breastfeeding continues to provide anti-bodies and a uniquely digestible food source. The anti-bodies help prevent various infections. Children who continue to be breastfed get sick less often than their peers who have been weaned or who are bottle fed.

The fact that the breast milk is uniquely digestible came in handy within our family when my kids were about one and two years of age. They both got sick one night. It was a long night of diarrhea, vomiting, and high fever. The following day, they could not hold down any food or liquid except breast milk. Even a glass of water resulted in immediate puking. There was another long night of continued diarrhea and throwing up. The kids threw up on me so many times, I could hardly keep myself dressed.

You don't let kids that small run from both ends for long without going to see the doctor. After two nights and an intervening day, we went to the pediatrician. We probably should have gone sooner. The pediatrician stated she recognized the virus, she had already seen many children with it. She wanted to put them in the hospital right away.

I said "They still breast feed. They can hold down breast milk." She agreed to let me take care of them at home as long as I followed her instructions exactly and brought them in for a recheck every single day.She told me I should plan on them ending up in the hospital.

I nursed them round the clock. I repeatedly offered them water until they could hold it down. As soon as they could drink water without throwing up, I alternated nursing them with giving them sips of water. Then, I added the foods in the exact order my pediatrician had specified. It's been many years now, but I think the first food was plain rice. I took them to the pediatrician every day. They never went to the hospital.

Finally, she declared them well and said "My G-d, you did it. We've got kids in the hospital on IV lines that aren't recuperating this well."
I asked her "Will you recommend long term nursing to other Moms as a way to support a toddlers' health now?"
The pediatrician: "No" and she started laughing. When I asked why not, she answered "Because you look like you've been dead and dehydrated for days."
Though I couldn't argue with that reasoning, I'm still glad I did it.
 
2012-07-11 4:51:55 PM  
Came here for Little Britain's bitty bit. Nicely done.
 
2012-07-11 4:58:42 PM  

LiquidTester: [blog.imperfectparent.com image 625x408]

/hot
//wait, no


Came for this. Thanks,

I don't think I've ever wanted to see two characters die more than those two.
 
2012-07-11 5:29:15 PM  

Lunaville: It provides more than comfort. Breastfeeding continues to provide anti-bodies and a uniquely digestible food source. The anti-bodies help prevent various infections. Children who continue to be breastfed get sick less often than their peers who have been weaned or who are bottle fed.

The fact that the breast milk is uniquely digestible came in handy within our family when my kids were about one and two years of age. They both got sick one night. It was a long night of diarrhea, vomiting, and high fever. The following day, they could not hold down any food or liquid except breast milk. Even a glass of water resulted in immediate puking. There was another long night of continued diarrhea and throwing up. The kids threw up on me so many times, I could hardly keep myself dressed.

You don't let kids that small run from both ends for long without going to see the doctor. After two nights and an intervening day, we went to the pediatrician. We probably should have gone sooner. The pediatrician stated she recognized the virus, she had already seen many children with it. She wanted to put them in the hospital right away.

I said "They still breast feed. They can hold down breast milk." She agreed to let me take care of them at home as long as I followed her instructions exactly and brought them in for a recheck every single day.She told me I should plan on them ending up in the hospital.

I nursed them round the clock. I repeatedly offered them water until they could hold it down. As soon as they could drink water without throwing up, I alternated nursing them with giving them sips of water. Then, I added the foods in the exact order my pediatrician had specified. It's been many years now, but I think the first food was plain rice. I took them to the pediatrician every day. They never went to the hospital.

Finally, she declared them well and said "My G-d, you did it. We've got kids in the hospital on IV lines that aren't recuperating this well."
I asked her "Will you rec ...


Great story, and some excellent points.

My wife had such a large supply of breast milk that we bought a freezer just so we could store it. By the time we had for more than we could take advantage of we donated most of it to a local nurse who helped women who are in need of breast milk, or just breast feeding advice (at no charge). She gave my wifes milk to a woman who wasn't producing any, and whose child refused to take anything else. My wife was elated when she was told her milk saved the childs life.
 
2012-07-11 5:47:46 PM  
23 months? When I was that age, i had a paper route.
 
2012-07-11 5:54:00 PM  

Gilligann: Lunaville: It provides more than comfort. Breastfeeding continues to provide anti-bodies and a uniquely digestible food source. The anti-bodies help prevent various infections. Children who continue to be breastfed get sick less often than their peers who have been weaned or who are bottle fed.

The fact that the breast milk is uniquely digestible came in handy within our family when my kids were about one and two years of age. They both got sick one night. It was a long night of diarrhea, vomiting, and high fever. The following day, they could not hold down any food or liquid except breast milk. Even a glass of water resulted in immediate puking. There was another long night of continued diarrhea and throwing up. The kids threw up on me so many times, I could hardly keep myself dressed.

You don't let kids that small run from both ends for long without going to see the doctor. After two nights and an intervening day, we went to the pediatrician. We probably should have gone sooner. The pediatrician stated she recognized the virus, she had already seen many children with it. She wanted to put them in the hospital right away.

I said "They still breast feed. They can hold down breast milk." She agreed to let me take care of them at home as long as I followed her instructions exactly and brought them in for a recheck every single day.She told me I should plan on them ending up in the hospital.

I nursed them round the clock. I repeatedly offered them water until they could hold it down. As soon as they could drink water without throwing up, I alternated nursing them with giving them sips of water. Then, I added the foods in the exact order my pediatrician had specified. It's been many years now, but I think the first food was plain rice. I took them to the pediatrician every day. They never went to the hospital.

Finally, she declared them well and said "My G-d, you did it. We've got kids in the hospital on IV lines that aren't recuperating this well."
I asked her "W ...


Your wife is my hero. The only thing that got milk out of me was my kids. I even bought one of those crazy, expensive electric pumps: nothing. As long as the kids were well fed it usually didn't bother me, but when I read articles about some neo-natal unit receiving life saving donations of breast milk, I did feel a bit envious of those women who were fortunate enough to be able to share their milk with others.ThU
 
2012-07-11 6:37:08 PM  
The Real Breasts of Orange County?
 
2012-07-11 7:19:43 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Jugrats?


We have a winnah!
 
2012-07-11 7:31:11 PM  

factoryconnection: Gilligann: I'm sure it's mostly just a comfort thing for him at this point.

Think about this statement for a moment. When your 14-month-old wakes up in tears from a bad dream or because of a thunderstorm, do you tell him to STFU and be a man? No? Anything else is just placating his infantile need for "comfort." And don't even tell me that immature brat still likes hugs before you leave for work!


Wow. Overreact much? Did you read the rest of his comment? He wasn't spazzing about it being a comfort thing, just commenting. CAlm the fark down before your heart gives out.

/Or don't, whatever.
 
2012-07-11 7:52:38 PM  

ace in your face: kiwimoogle84: reveal101: The whole idea really is idiotic. Once your kid starts eating solid food, they no longer need to be breastfeeding, and any extension on that is simply to placate the mother's insecurities.

This.

I think it would create confusion with a male child. I could see this ending like Oedipus Rex, sadly. Could be the reason some men grow up to have lactation or diaper fetishes.

When your kids have molars, or are old enough to ask for a boob, now you're doing it for yourself, not for your kid. I know it sheds a lot of weight/calories from a new mom's body, but come on. This is just a different version of helicopter parenting. Ugh.

My kid could say "boobie" at 6 months and had molars at 9 SOOOO.... your a farking idiot. Also, I was breastfed til. 3 and don't remember it at all and I do have other memories from before that. Breast feeding isn't a big deal to a child who has done it their whole life.
Nana's Vibrator: ace in your face: kindms: ace in your face: illegal.tender: How about "Manufactured Issue"

this.
reveal101: The whole idea really is idiotic. Once your kid starts eating solid food, they no longer need to be breastfeeding, and any extension on that is simply to placate the mother's insecurities.

Oh well thank you random person who doesn't know shiat and hasn't read the advice of the WHO.

The WHO says up to 23 months, they tack on a "and beyond" to not make women like this feel bad.

Their diagrams say up to 23 months. with solid (mashed) foods being introduced at 6 months

http://www.who.int/features/qa/21/en/index.html

I'm aware. Saying that a baby shouldn't breastfeed after 6 months (the dawn of solid food) is effing retarded. And most people don't feed their babies for prolonged periods because they enjoy it, they do it because the BABY enjoys it.

18 month olds also enjoy staying up late and eating sugary snacks and sleeping in their parents' bed and running an entire roll of toilet paper through the house and sneaking away to cl ...


Um, if your kid had molars at nine months old, he beat the national average for growing baby teeth by about half. When are you planning to enroll him in Xavier's school of gifted youngsters? I have a niece who is fifteen months old, and she is just barely getting molars in. Average is about fourteen months for back teeth.

And if your kid made a garbled mishmash that sounded like "boobie" at six months, that's all fine and well, but you know I was clearly referring to a kid who puts down his backpack and requests the tit through a full, cohesive sentence. I have no problem with it for a reasonable amount of time. I just think a kid shouldn't be breast feeding AFTER potty training.
 
2012-07-11 8:52:08 PM  

kiwimoogle84: ace in your face: kiwimoogle84: reveal101: The whole idea really is idiotic. Once your kid starts eating solid food, they no longer need to be breastfeeding, and any extension on that is simply to placate the mother's insecurities.

This.

I think it would create confusion with a male child. I could see this ending like Oedipus Rex, sadly. Could be the reason some men grow up to have lactation or diaper fetishes.

When your kids have molars, or are old enough to ask for a boob, now you're doing it for yourself, not for your kid. I know it sheds a lot of weight/calories from a new mom's body, but come on. This is just a different version of helicopter parenting. Ugh.

My kid could say "boobie" at 6 months and had molars at 9 SOOOO.... your a farking idiot. Also, I was breastfed til. 3 and don't remember it at all and I do have other memories from before that. Breast feeding isn't a big deal to a child who has done it their whole life.
Nana's Vibrator: ace in your face: kindms: ace in your face: illegal.tender: How about "Manufactured Issue"

this.
reveal101: The whole idea really is idiotic. Once your kid starts eating solid food, they no longer need to be breastfeeding, and any extension on that is simply to placate the mother's insecurities.

Oh well thank you random person who doesn't know shiat and hasn't read the advice of the WHO.

The WHO says up to 23 months, they tack on a "and beyond" to not make women like this feel bad.

Their diagrams say up to 23 months. with solid (mashed) foods being introduced at 6 months

http://www.who.int/features/qa/21/en/index.html

I'm aware. Saying that a baby shouldn't breastfeed after 6 months (the dawn of solid food) is effing retarded. And most people don't feed their babies for prolonged periods because they enjoy it, they do it because the BABY enjoys it.

18 month olds also enjoy staying up late and eating sugary snacks and sleeping in their parents' bed and running an entire roll of toilet paper through the house and s ...


"Hello, Mother. If you would be so kind as to proffer your bosom for my snack satisfaction, I would be most appreciative of said lactation."
 
2012-07-11 8:59:19 PM  
Technoir:

Yeah. That would be creepy. If a five year old spoke like that, I'd immediately audition him for "Doogie Howser 2".
 
2012-07-11 10:04:47 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Technoir:

Yeah. That would be creepy. If a five year old spoke like that, I'd immediately audition him for "Doogie Howser 2".


hahahaha. Actually i was picturing the snooty kid from some 80s sitcom that i can't remember...
 
2012-07-11 10:11:09 PM  
How about "Milk On Tap"? or "Baby Knows Breast"?
 
2012-07-11 10:39:44 PM  

Solid Muldoon: 23 months? When I was that age, i had a paper route.


Gawd, I hate when something I'm drinking starts coming out my nose. It's your fault, sir, but damn good one. Needless to say, I lol'd.
 
2012-07-11 10:57:06 PM  

Technoir: "Hello, Mother. If you would be so kind as to proffer your bosom for my snack satisfaction, I would be most appreciative of said lactation."


Rather than be dishonest via omission, I will confess that I nursed my children until they were four and five years old. This line, however, was hilarious. I think it may have been the funniest comment on the entire thread.
 
2012-07-11 11:23:46 PM  

SmithHiller: How about "Milk On Tap"? or "Baby Knows Breast"?


American Milkmaids?

Breast of Intentions?

Long-term Mammaries?

Lights, Camera, Lactation!

Teats for Tots, Toddlers, Tykes And Teens
 
2012-07-12 1:26:46 AM  
- "Tit's a Wonderful Life"

"Breast in Show"

"Jon and Kate Must Lactate"

"Sucklebooby Finn"

"Nursing Jackie"

"Wean Girls"

"21-Pump Teat"

"Milk Talkings"

"In Loving Mammary..."
 
2012-07-12 6:40:53 AM  

Lunaville: Technoir: "Hello, Mother. If you would be so kind as to proffer your bosom for my snack satisfaction, I would be most appreciative of said lactation."

Rather than be dishonest via omission, I will confess that I nursed my children until they were four and five years old. This line, however, was hilarious. I think it may have been the funniest comment on the entire thread.


Then I have an honest question for you- why so late? I would think once you enroll them in t-ball and they're potty trained it would be over with the baby food. Really just curious, as it's relevant to the thread. I mean no disrespect, I just don't understand it. My niece only nursed a year before she wanted more interesting food and wouldn't nurse anymore.
 
2012-07-12 6:46:01 AM  
I'm late to this party but

ABREASTED DEVELOPMENT
 
2012-07-12 8:34:49 AM  

kiwimoogle84: Lunaville: Technoir: "Hello, Mother. If you would be so kind as to proffer your bosom for my snack satisfaction, I would be most appreciative of said lactation."

Rather than be dishonest via omission, I will confess that I nursed my children until they were four and five years old. This line, however, was hilarious. I think it may have been the funniest comment on the entire thread.

Then I have an honest question for you- why so late? I would think once you enroll them in t-ball and they're potty trained it would be over with the baby food. Really just curious, as it's relevant to the thread. I mean no disrespect, I just don't understand it. My niece only nursed a year before she wanted more interesting food and wouldn't nurse anymore.


I was convinced it would greatly benefit their health. I had read that children who were nursed until ages 4 to 6 years of age were more likely to have straight teeth, were less likely to have asthma, were more likely to have a higher than average IQ (due to trace nutrients received) and even that they were somewhat less likely, statistically speaking, to get leukemia.

My children did get fewer ear infections and minor colds and flu than their bottle fed peers in my family and community. Their baby teeth were perfect, but when the adult teeth began to come in, they were unbelievably crooked. I had never seen such a mess. I was disappointed.

By the time they were four and five, I was seriously ready to wean them, but they were showing no signs of self-weaning. A friend of mine confided that her son had been diagnosed with leukemia before he was weaned. She said "If you're still nursing these kids because you think you're keeping them from getting something like leukemia; go ahead and wean them and don't feel guilty about it."

So, I weaned them. At first it was awful, because they did not want to be weaned. And I knew Moms who had done the self-weaning thing who said things like "She came home from kindergarten one day and announced she didn't need to nurse anymore and that was that." But, these other women were nursing a single child. I was co-nursing two children. One, it had become exhausting. Two, I think sibling rivalry played a hand in their disdain for being weaned. If one was nursed, the other had to be nursed. Three, I began to fear that my son, the elder of the two, would expect to be nursed through college, if I didn't force him to wean. Interestingly, once my daughter realized I wasn't going to give in, she rapidly lost interest. My son made me feel guilty as only a little person can.

As for IQ, I don't know. They seem to have a healthy intelligence level. Much as with the teeth, I had hoped for some observable long term benefit. Specifically, I had hoped they would have a more natural proclivity in math than I did. I had read a few reports indicating that dysfunction in the ability to learn math might be due to subtle malnutrition. Supposedly, societies who predominantly breastfeed and breadtfeed longer than the USA have fewer diagnosed math learning disorders. Again, I was disappointed as one of my children struggles constantly with math. The teachers' description of his/her struggle with mathematics is gut-wrenchingly familiar. Actually, I have to leave now. I have to take them to math tutoring.
 
2012-07-12 9:10:32 AM  

Lunaville: kiwimoogle84: Lunaville: Technoir: "Hello, Mother. If you would be so kind as to proffer your bosom for my snack satisfaction, I would be most appreciative of said lactation."

Rather than be dishonest via omission, I will confess that I nursed my children until they were four and five years old. This line, however, was hilarious. I think it may have been the funniest comment on the entire thread.

Then I have an honest question for you- why so late? I would think once you enroll them in t-ball and they're potty trained it would be over with the baby food. Really just curious, as it's relevant to the thread. I mean no disrespect, I just don't understand it. My niece only nursed a year before she wanted more interesting food and wouldn't nurse anymore.

I was convinced it would greatly benefit their health. I had read that children who were nursed until ages 4 to 6 years of age were more likely to have straight teeth, were less likely to have asthma, were more likely to have a higher than average IQ (due to trace nutrients received) and even that they were somewhat less likely, statistically speaking, to get leukemia.

My children did get fewer ear infections and minor colds and flu than their bottle fed peers in my family and community. Their baby teeth were perfect, but when the adult teeth began to come in, they were unbelievably crooked. I had never seen such a mess. I was disappointed.

By the time they were four and five, I was seriously ready to wean them, but they were showing no signs of self-weaning. A friend of mine confided that her son had been diagnosed with leukemia before he was weaned. She said "If you're still nursing these kids because you think you're keeping them from getting something like leukemia; go ahead and wean them and don't feel guilty about it."

So, I weaned them. At first it was awful, because they did not want to be weaned. And I knew Moms who had done the self-weaning thing who said things like "She came home from kindergarten one ...


Thank you very much for the honest and interesting insight! I can see how that may have been a problem with jealousy (I have a friend with two daughters, one 4, one 2. The older daughter started potty training, but when #2 came around, back into diapers she wanted to go-for the attention).

I don't know if math skills and such have anything to do with it, personally. My sister and I both nursed less than a year. I'm an English fiend (she can't spell to save her life) and she was taking pre-calculus in junior high (I'm basically useless beyond basic math).

I'm farkie-ing you as "cool, forthright mom".

Have a good day, thanks for the contribution!
 
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