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YouReallyThinkSo --- 10 years ago -

I always watch the morning news when I get up in the morning while my son is getting ready for school. Just so happens my son comes walking in while they show the picture of the Times magazine cover of the lady breastfeeding her 3 year old almost 4 year old son. My son did not need to see that. He understands breastfeeding babies but was confused about the older kid sucking his mamas tatas. What a great conversation that lead to this morning. The picture should of been censured. If you havent seen the picture google it. They were talking about the controversy and how stores are going to cover the picture because its inappropriate for children to see but they show the picture. 

YouReallyThinkSo --- 10 years ago -

Im sure this will start something. Im not against breastfeeding but my 9 year old son does not need to see a 26 year old woman with her sons boob in his mouth. The picture is to much. 

accountnickname --- 10 years ago -

I thought the picture in question was highly sensationalized (most particularly in choosing a small mom juxtaposed against a large 3 yr old) but I guess I don't personally see a problem with my 10 year old seeing a picture of breastfeeding. Even if breastfeeding that long is not common here, it is in other countries and that would be a pretty good lesson in cultural differences I think. The latest I nursed was 19 months when my child self-weaned, but my son has seen me pump milk for a friend's child. 

BellaLaVie --- 10 years ago -

I don't think it's that big of a deal? But I can see how it could offend some. 

Pseudonym --- 10 years ago -

Yrts- the proper word should have been "too", not "to" in "to much" 

HereAgain --- 10 years ago -

I don't think it's a big deal. 

Calimommy --- 10 years ago -

I think this kind of thing happens all the time. Especially at school when some kid tells my kid half of what something means, than I have to explain. When I was not ready or have the right words. I can see how it can be frustrating, especially when my kids know its for babies to be fed, than I would have to try and explain why the picture was like that, lol. Confusing for poor kids. 

Pseudonym --- 10 years ago -

I love it when my wife starts nursing, after the kid is done I go in for a sip too. The breast is best. 

YouReallyThinkSo --- 10 years ago -

Yrts- the proper word should have been "too", not "to" in "to much"
Thanks for the correction, but I could really care less. I have admitted by grammar and spelling suck. Doesnt hurt my feelings that you feel the need to correct me.
It sure does, I told my son its not something to be discussed with his friends. Hopefully he listened. They should of censored or warned before they showed the picture. Time was obviously going for a picture that would cause controversy. 

HereAgain --- 10 years ago -

I just don't get it. What needs to be censored, the boob or the fact that she is breast feeding? For the life of me I don't understand the big deal. 

Pseudonym --- 10 years ago -

News channels usually announced when they are about to show a graphic or explicit image or sound clip. Kids are going totally about whatever they think will make them sound the smartest or toughest or grown. I tell my kids all the time "unless you want the responsibility, don't worry about it and act like the kid you are." 

BellaLaVie --- 10 years ago -

I could really care less

couldn't care less*

What you said means that you actually do care... ;) 

YouReallyThinkSo --- 10 years ago -

I just don't get it. What needs to be censored, the boob or the fact that she is breast feeding? For the life of me I don't understand the big deal.
Its the almost 4 year old boy sucking on a boob. To him breastfeeding is for babies. Of course I explained that some parents decide to breastfeed longer but he wasnt grasping it. He kept saying thats a big kid not a baby. 

accountnickname --- 10 years ago -

I don't think it needs to be censored. I'd rather my kids see a partially covered image of a breast being used for what it is for than a sexualized image showing the same amount of skin. 

sheBERRY --- 10 years ago -

I just don't get it. What needs to be censored, the boob or the fact that she is breast feeding? For the life of me I don't understand the big deal.
Have you seen the picture? Its not like she is BF. It looks like a shot out of a porn. Both are looking at the camera. Ive seen a lot of BFing of children 3-5y/o, but NONE of the kids were looking at me and the mom certainly wasnt standing like that!
I have no problem with people BFing their kids, but I think the picture is a bit misleading and doesn't accurately depict whats going on when a mom makes the decision to Bf for longer than the accepted time. 

Pink Taco --- 10 years ago -

You can't control everything your child sees or hears, with that being said you should just be prepared to talk and explain things to him even if they catch you off guard. It's all part of being a parent.

I honestly don't think it's that big of a deal, but to each their own. I'm sure growing up, kids at school will be exposed to worse with their friends and when out in public. 

accountnickname --- 10 years ago -

Personally I felt like the bigger issue with the magazine cover was it's attempt to stir up the "mommy wars" (are you mom enough) and the use language like "extremes" and "guru" when referring to a perfectly normal and acceptable choice of parenting style. I don't think it is any surprise that the media is sensationalizing all of this as their only goal is to earn money by garnering more readers/viewers. 

Clinical Depression --- 10 years ago -

Here we go again...
"Waaaa....breast is best"..."if you don't like it don't look..Waaaa". No, it's not the breast feeding. It's the exaggerated manner in which she does it. Really, she has him stand on a stool? For promoting attachment parenting that's really cold/standoffish. Shouldn't she be holding him closer? If he's "too big to hold" then that may be a sign your child is too old to suck the tata. The meaning of the breast changes as a child matures. That child will, no pun intended have mommy issues when he grows up. 

accountnickname --- 10 years ago -

The cover was obviously not meant to promote attachment parenting. Rather it is obviously meant to make it laughable. The posing of the photo was directed in order to make it so shocking and sensationalized. That is what media does. 

Calimommy --- 10 years ago -

Pink Taco said it well, I don't think it even has anything to do with BFing it's more being caught off guard. This could prepare moms for the stuff they will be hearing at school. Each parent is allowed to share what they want, but kids at school do not care. 

HereAgain --- 10 years ago -

Yes I have seen the picture, it's just not a big deal to me and I didn't think of porn when I saw it. Lol when have you seen mother and child breastfeeding like that in real life. It is a magazine, they want to sell and cause controversy. 

AZbound --- 10 years ago -

I personally don't understand why you would breastfeed after toddler stage to begin with. If you want the connection with your child then cuddle them, hug them, etc etc. If you want them to have the benefits of the breast milk then why not pump and give it to them? Why do they need to be on your boob? I definitely think there is a such thing as too old and that boy is too old. I also don't understand why he's standing on a chair or why it's all over the news. 

HereAgain --- 10 years ago -

"Waaaa....breast is best"..."if you don't like it don't look..Waaaa". No, it's not the breast feeding. It's the exaggerated manner in which she does it. Really, she has him stand on a stool? For promoting attachment parenting that's really cold/standoffish. Shouldn't she be holding him closer? If he's "too big to hold" then that may be a sign your child is too old to suck the tata. The meaning of the breast changes as a child matures. That child will, no pun intended have mommy issues when he grows up. 

Lol do you really think she breastfeeds like that? 

Champ --- 10 years ago -

It looks like a shot out of a porn.

That's an extreme view. After I read your comment, I went, "wow, I should really take a look" PU is not the only place I'm reading of this topic, but this is the first time I read it referenced the way you have, and many don't agree with the whole thing.

Anywho I was expecting to see something vulgar. Though that didn't appear "natural" one bit, it in no way shape or form made me think "pornographic" my husband glanced over at the same time I was looking and asked what I was looking at, and I showed him and he just shrugged, and he's usually the first one to say something is "gross" or "wtf" a situation. Even after I said it was the cover of a magazine (as if he didn't notice) and shown on the news, he just turned and went back to what he was doing. 

Boobs Radley --- 10 years ago -

You can't control everything your child sees or hears, with that being said you should just be prepared to talk and explain things to him even if they catch you off guard. It's all part of being a parent.

I agree completely. Sometimes the things you have to explain are even harder than the "that's a boob" on the magazine cover. Just wait until you have to explain why that man on tv might have to go to the hospital if his erection lasts longer than three hours, or why those women on tv are suffering from that "not so fresh" feeling. 

accountnickname --- 10 years ago -

The morning news I was watching had a big story about a teacher who has been having sex with her daughter's 15 yr old boyfriend and had his child. I don't think the news is often very "child-friendly." 

nessaTEX --- 10 years ago -

Why doesn't she just pump and put it in a sippy cup? That kid also looks five not three.

I do understand this is how mom and baby bond. But he is just getting to old. 

DaniP --- 10 years ago -

It's the news, it's not nickjr they should not have to be 'child-friendly'. News (sadly) is not always nice to hear, but it is news. 

grantsmommy --- 10 years ago -

Why doesn't she just pump and put it in a sippy cup? That kid also looks five not three.

because pumping is so easy right? lol. Don't be ignorant...
So giving cows breast milk is better? Just because its the social norm to wean a kid at 6months-1 year and then replace the mothers milk with cows breast milk does not make it wrong to continue to supply comfort for an older child. Obviously this older boy does not stand on a stool and nurse like that. When they nurse at that age its for comfort and usually done before bedtime or at nap time. Very rarely does an older child nurse every 2-3 hours like a baby under the age of 1. It is very common all around the world for children to self wean. Now as for the cover, they are trying to create a stir obviously..... Don't blame the "full term" breastfeeding mom, blame the periodical. 

Boobs Radley --- 10 years ago -

I breastfed all three of my kids, but by the time they were three years old, they were drinking from a cup, and it wasn't a D cup. 

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