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That kid looks too old to be on the nipple.

The cover is obviously meant to shock, and cause a bit of an uproar, but I do think it’s in poor taste.

This was in response to my post about breast-feeding older kids:

Breastfeeding has more benefits than the medical field is aware of. But if you want to know according to the “experts” breastfeeding lowers risks of getting all kinds of illnesses and diseases for both mother and child in the future. It can only make sense then that the more you do it the better it is for both.

For me, I cannot afford not to, I suffer with severe FMS and I have no doubt that at this stage had I not been doing this I would be in a much worse situation health wise, it is more than worth the effort. In this western world the real issue is all about image and some perverse thought that it looks bad, I think people who think that there is something wrong with breastfeeding at any age have this perverseness in them and they should be called petifiles instead of women who are doing the right thing having to deal with the perverse opinion of these people because I just can’t understand what other problem these people who even question whether it should be done or not have with it. And I wish there was some way of protecting the children from being exposed to this jading opinion to protect their innocence. We should be ENCOURAGED TO DO THIS NOT HAVE TO EXPLAIN OURSELVES FOR GODS SAKE

Rita

Really Rita?

Breastmilk Ice-Cream Anybody?

Saturday, February 26, 2011
Posted in: Extraordinary breastfeeding

Seriously, why???

A restaurant in London’s Covent Garden is serving a new range of ice cream, made with breast milk.

The dessert, called Baby Gaga, is churned with donations from London mother Victoria Hiley, and served with a rusk and an optional shot of Calpol or Bonjela.

Mrs Hiley, 35, said if adults realised how tasty breast milk was more new mothers would be encouraged to breastfeed.

Each serving of Baby Gaga at Icecreamists costs £14.

Mrs Hiley’s donation was expressed on site and pasteurised before being churned with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest.

Icecreamists founder Matt O’Connor placed an advert appealing for breast milk donations and believes his new recipe will be a success.

What’s the harm in using my assets for a bit of extra cash?”

“If it’s good enough for our children, it’s good enough for the rest of us,” he said.

I don’t care how good it freaking tastes, I’m gonna pass on this one.

What say you?

I asked this question on Twitter. The question wasn’t actually as random as it seems, it’s just that we had some friends come over with their children, and after seeing the baby eating solids like pasta, bread etc, yet she was also being breast-fed, it made me wonder. I guess I always figured that once a child was eating grown-up foods, the mother would start the process of weaning them off the breast.

I’m aware that breast is best for a child, and that the WHO recommend breast-feeding up till the age of two “and beyond”, but nobody seems to have a handle of what “beyond” means. Should women be breast-feeding 3 year olds, four year olds, five, six, seven year olds?

Anyway, here were some of the responses: (more…)