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to wonder why people are so offended by Dr Christian's comment about breastfeeding?

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Justholdthesmile Thu 23-Jan-14 20:17:09

He basically says that breastfeeding is good for the first 6 months as it helps a babies immune system. However after 6 months it doesn't have an effect anymore, but as long as the baby is getting a healthy diet then it's fine to continue. He then says that breastfeeding older children may make them psychologically dependent on their mother ....

The last part I have no idea about. I suppose it might could potentially be true? But ultimately I believe it's yours and your childs choice and if you want to listen to expert advice then by all means go for it, if you don't then that's fine too.

It seems to have stirred quite a lot of anger. I'm not trying to get into a debate about ff and bf - each to their own 100%.

I'm asking more whether someone would find this doctors advice offensive?

fcukkedup Sat 25-Jan-14 12:34:35

It is not an old wives tale, it is a biological fact. I still had milk teeth in my 20s - so in theory I could have still fed, there will always be anomalies from the norm. Jaw shape etc change as they grow.

fcukkedup Sat 25-Jan-14 12:39:06

Its been discussed on mumsnet before here

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