Is extended breastfeeding selfish?
Posted Thursday 10th October 2013 By Ericka Waller
So a 51-year-old mum has been in the news proclaiming she will ‘breastfeed her daughter until she is ten if that is what she wants.’ Is she thinking about her child or herself though?
Then there was the time Thing-three pulled off without me noticing (I was eating cake) and I sprayed the poor unsuspecting man opposite me with my warm milk.
He looked disgusted (as was The husband when I told him about it later that day. To get him back I waited till he was doing his best open-mouthed snoring that night and sprayed him right in the pie-hole.)
It made me forget that anything can ever be wrong in the world.
But it can. Like remembering being breastfed by your mum.
Like growing up as the kid in the article above, or the one on the front of Time magazine (see below), breastfeeding at the age of four. (You can just imagine the best-man’s speech on his wedding day – if his mummy ever lets him cut the nipple, I mean apron-strings.)
Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, to some… to some it does not feel natural at all, and to others, it obviously feels too damn good to stop.