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Love_beingMOM 18 kids; Michigan 1282 posts
9th Oct '12

You guys don't feel like it hinders their independence when they're older? Jw ... I couldn't even see my DS wanting to breastfeed at this age (2)

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting K. P. Walsh:</b>" I feel like, if the kid can recall breastfeeding, ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> My older kids remember nursing, they have fond memories of it. I don't see how that's a bad thing."

Yeah, it shouldn't matter if they remember it or not.



You are born with boobs for ONE reason, to breastfeed.

K. P. Walsh Due August 5 (girl); Japan 1385 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" This isn't the opinion forum, it's for discussions and debates. So you think if a 7 month old can drink from a cup the mother should stop breastfeeding? "

I think if my daughter was 2 or 3 and could properly drink from a cup, that the breast would not be necessary, no.
I do want to clarify, that there's nothing wrong with breastfeeding as a toddler, though, I personally wouldn't with my own children.
To me, 3 is a bit old to being doing it. Not that it's too old, period.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75060 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting Stephanie Sodders:" You guys don't feel like it hinders their independence when they're older? Jw ... I couldn't even see my DS wanting to breastfeed at this age (2)"

In what ways? I don't see how breastfeeding has anything to do with independence.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting Stephanie Sodders:" You guys don't feel like it hinders their independence when they're older? Jw ... I couldn't even see my DS wanting to breastfeed at this age (2)"

No, I don't at all.



That's like saying cuddling your kid will make them spoiled.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75060 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting K. P. Walsh:" I think if my daughter was 2 or 3 and could properly drink from a cup, that the breast would not be necessary, ... [snip!] ... though, I personally wouldn't with my own children. To me, 3 is a bit old to being doing it. Not that it's too old, period. "

So under 2 or 3 if the child can drink from a cup it's still fine to bf?

K. P. Walsh Due August 5 (girl); Japan 1385 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" Yeah, it shouldn't matter if they remember it or not. You are born with boobs for ONE reason, to breastfeed. "

True.
It's mammary glad, not a sex organ like a lot people seem to think.
Which is why I'll never understand why some people are so uncomfortable with a woman breastfeeding in public. :roll:

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" So under 2 or 3 if the child can drink from a cup it's still fine to bf?"

so silly. lol

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting K. P. Walsh:" I think if my daughter was 2 or 3 and could properly drink from a cup, that the breast would not be necessary, ... [snip!] ... though, I personally wouldn't with my own children. To me, 3 is a bit old to being doing it. Not that it's too old, period. "


No one said it was necessary. It's not necessary I still BF my 18 month old but I still do because he and I both want to.

TTC Queen Bee 82 kids; California 3505 posts
9th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Stephanie Sodders:</b>" You guys don't feel like it hinders their independence when they're older? Jw ... I couldn't even see my DS wanting to breastfeed at this age (2)"</blockquote>



How does it hinder their independence? They still rely on you for food either way.

Love_beingMOM 18 kids; Michigan 1282 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" In what ways? I don't see how breastfeeding has anything to do with independence. "

Makes them feel more dependent on you and that comfort.. Like, what if they're upset at school & it makes them want to breastfeed.

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" No, I don't at all. That's like saying cuddling your kid will make them spoiled. "


:!:

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
9th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:</b>" No one said it was necessary. It's not necessary I still BF my 18 month old but I still do because he and I both want to. "</blockquote>



yep
Hugging your kid isn't necessary either. Touching is but you can get by with the bare minimum but why would you want too.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75060 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting Stephanie Sodders:" Makes them feel more dependent on you and that comfort.. Like, what if they're upset at school & it makes them want to breastfeed."

What if any kid is at school and wants a hug from their mom? I don't see how it's any different from any other type of comfort, really.

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
9th Oct '12
Quoting K. P. Walsh:" True. It's mammary glad, not a sex organ like a lot people seem to think. Which is why I'll never understand why some people are so uncomfortable with a woman breastfeeding in public. :roll:"


I still get crap looks when I nurse in public. I always have and I always will. I don't use a cover but you can't see anything more than maybe 1/2" of boob skin.