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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post “I’m Scurred“: 

im all about whats good for baby and everything BUT i also do think 2 is a little old to be latching on to a mother breast! 

When there are teeth involved and they can ask for your breast to feed from, I think it is time to stop. Now this is only my opinion not facts. And speaking of facts, there are SO many conflicting articles whether or not breastfeeding up to a certain age is really relevant so all the mumbo jumbo we read may not be true. Correct me if i’m wrong buttt the first 3 weeks or so is the most beneficial to the baby because it contains the most concentrated amount of vitamins and antibodies??

I think its just that people don’t want to see another persons breast while they’re eating because it is a little uncomfortable whether or not its how your feeding your child. Breasts are “private parts” also, so when someone exposes a breast while around other people especially a male, i think the mood changes to an uncomfortable enviroment. 

All in all he is not my kid, I chose to stop pumping at a certain point because I wanted to.. there was to much going on in my life, with work family distractions etc and I wanted my child to use a sippy and drink whole milk etc etc etc.. knowing the positives of that as well. But like i said he is not my child, but i do think that the reason your family has an issue with it is because they are uncomfortable being around it. 

Happy New Year! 

This is a comment that was left on my I’m Scurred post. Anonymously. Shocker, I think not. I HATE anonymous comments. I have no problem with people’s differing opinions. Before Mason was born I thought breastfeeding to a year or past that was weird and I STILL think that for me there is an age that will be too old. I would have loved to respond to this comment privately in an email to encourage discussion, debate etc. But I can’t do that because although this person seems to stand by their opinions, they don’t stand by it enough to be identified with it. 

So Dear Anonymous, 

1) My Child isn’t two. He just turned 11 months old. He’s a baby. 

2) Since you seem to be one of those, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding is recommended exclusively for the first six months of life and support for breastfeeding until a year and beyond. The Canadian Pediatric Society believes the same except they go a step further and recommend until two years of age AND beyond as long as it’s mutually desirable for both mother and child. 

3) Some children are BORN with teeth, it’s rare but it happens, should that mother and child not breastfeed? Mason asks to breastfeed by signing therefore he can ask for it. Should I stop giving him the best nourishment he can get because he’s smart? 

4) And in reply to “Correct me if i’m wrong buttt the first 3 weeks…” Consider yourself corrected. But I don’t have to go into that. Since you seem to be so well versed in what research studies say you should already know that you’re wrong. Also please refer me to the “research” articles that you found that conflict with the FACT that breastfeeding is extremely beneficial for babies! 

5) I never said I was going to whip out my entire boob and feed Mason without any concern for discretion. And I can honestly say that I see more cleavage walking through the mall or hell even at my family gatherings from my teenage cousins than they see while I breastfeed my child. 

And Finally

I under estimated my family. If anyone had a problem with my breastfeeding none of them said a word. And we even had discussions about it.

Who knows though, maybe they said it anonymously 😉 

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