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In thinking that Jo Frost should shut the fuck up about breastfeeding

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spudulika Mon 11-Jul-11 22:54:08

... as she clearly knows nothing about it.

If you want proof have a look at the new Jo Frost magazine (no need to buy it of course, just do what I do - rifle through it at the supermarket blush). Article on breastfeeding 'how long, and when to stop'.

She seems to think that 'weaning' means stopping breastfeeding.

And she feels the need to say 'I'm the biggest fan of breastfeeding, but I don't think mothers should be made to feel like the scum of the earth for not doing it. Whatever choice you make is fine!' To which I want to respond: if I wanted to read vapid platitudes about breastfeeding I'd go to Netmums. It's free. Whereas your magazine costs... bloody loads.

It's just not asseptable.

She needs to pull her socks up.

clappyhands Mon 11-Jul-11 22:55:32

sorry spud, yabu

AlabamaWorley Mon 11-Jul-11 22:55:36

Does she have kids? Has she ever BF?

spudulika Mon 11-Jul-11 22:57:35

Sorry - to clarify, she talks about 'weaning' - starting solids and stopping breastfeeding between four to six months. So the paragraph title is 'stopping breastfeeding' and the text that follows is about how babies need more than breastmilk from between 4 to 6 months. Followed by the story of a mum who stops breastfeeding when her baby is six months, having felt great to have got to that point. No mention of breastmilk being the main food for most breastfed babies well beyond this.

clappyhands Mon 11-Jul-11 22:57:36

and why should that matter alabamaworley?

my lovely consultant had never had a child but knew more than me hmm

Rosemallow Mon 11-Jul-11 22:58:19

YANBU mentioning the 'asseptable' thing.
Bugs the hell out of me!
As for her views on BF, I'm a bit meh.

Greythorne Mon 11-Jul-11 22:58:44

Who is she?

AuntiePickleBottom Mon 11-Jul-11 22:59:06

how can someone without any children comment when to stop.

it is physical painful to just stop breastfeeding, your breast get encourged and feel very full.

spudulika Mon 11-Jul-11 22:59:09

Clappyhands - it's unasseptable to print an article which suggest that stopping breastfeeding and introducing solids go hand in hand.

bubblesincoffee Mon 11-Jul-11 22:59:14

Actually, I think it is acceptable.

LowLevelWhiiingeing Mon 11-Jul-11 23:00:12

I'm soo not a fan of her, but I can't see a problem with that quote.

BupcakesandCunting Mon 11-Jul-11 23:01:20

"'I'm the biggest fan of breastfeeding, but I don't think mothers should be made to feel like the scum of the earth for not doing it. Whatever choice you make is fine!'"

And what's wrong with that?

I'm sick of people labelling mums who chose not to BF for whatever reason as Netmums dwellers etc etc. Tell you what, when YOUR nipples spurt blood 4ft across the room every time your baby tries to latch on THEN you can get all uppity about it.

<flounces from thread>

MilaMae Mon 11-Jul-11 23:01:42

How can anybody comment on when a mum should stop?It is a mothers own choice,not the op's or anybody else's.

Sorry yabu.

AlabamaWorley Mon 11-Jul-11 23:01:44

Exactly Auntie

FreudianSlipper Mon 11-Jul-11 23:02:54

i can not stand the women, but not see what angers you in what she has said, but i jsut do not read anything written be her (or rather preached by her) i can not stand the woman adn would never buy anything that she may profit from

BupcakesandCunting Mon 11-Jul-11 23:03:04

Oh and my GP has no children. Should I start disregarding his advice just because he hasn't reproduced?

Fuck's sake.

Rosemallow Mon 11-Jul-11 23:03:30

Just read your last post and actually YANBU.
She is touted as an 'expert' and it sounds as though she hasn't really done her research on BFing past 6 months.
Unfortunately, I would imagine that those buying the magazine might be influenced by what she writes too.

Expelliarmus Mon 11-Jul-11 23:04:11

It's fine to stop bfing at 6 months, but it should have been balanced by pointing out that it is still beneficial for the baby and mother to continue (as per advice by the WHO) for 2 years.
I do agree with her though, that mothers who choose not to shouldn't be made to feel bad.

smartyparts Mon 11-Jul-11 23:04:29

Ooh yes - why the fuck can't she pronounce 'acceptable' - it's one of her favourite words!

Dexifehatz Mon 11-Jul-11 23:13:29

Would you accept driving advice from me,given that I can't drive?

discobeaver Mon 11-Jul-11 23:14:28

My daughter wanted to know if she was Nick Frost's sister "because they are about the same size"

michelleseashell Mon 11-Jul-11 23:14:51

This behaver isn't asseptible.

Yeah I'm with you. Some woman just assumed that I would be stopping breastfeeding and wait for it- giving my baby formula from now on because he's six months old. What is this bullshit going round about it being six months, end of, you've finally served your sentence!

clappyhands Mon 11-Jul-11 23:16:40

that is a silly argument dexifehatz..............

would you only take medical advice from a doctor about a boil on your bum if they had a boil on their bum

BupcakesandCunting Mon 11-Jul-11 23:16:51

If you had studied theory of driving intensively and knew your stuff, why wouldn't I? I know someone who can drive (by can drive, I mean passed her test) and she is shocking. I don't see your point. I don't particularly like JF but she is a qualified child care professional.

You all sound like my mother who distrusted my HV when DS was born because she "bets she doesn't have kids of her own" There are plenty of shite parents who prove that giving birth doesn't make you the font of knowledge on child rearing. It's a silly argument.

BupcakesandCunting Mon 11-Jul-11 23:17:33

"My daughter wanted to know if she was Nick Frost's sister "because they are about the same size""

<snort>

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