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Let's play extended bf bingo with This Morning

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CountBapula Mon 01-Aug-11 11:25:25

"That's more about the mother than the child."
"Oh my goodness, that's repulsive."
"Anything past a year and a half is just too much."
"Well, they do it in other countries, but it's not really acceptable here, is it?"
"Breastfeeding's all well and good, but that child's, what, 18? <snigger>" (the child in question is nearly four)


Babieseverywhere Mon 01-Aug-11 11:36:51


Do they have that cheating on his pregnant wife doctor and that alleged expert with no qualifications in breastfeeding ex-midwife on the segment ?

CountBapula Mon 01-Aug-11 11:45:57

No, it was their news roundup so there were just two random rent-a-gobs waving a copy of what looked like the Mail or the Express in the air.

The nastiest comments came from Eammon Holmes and Ruth Whatserface.

EauRouge Mon 01-Aug-11 11:48:06

That's why I don't watch daytime TV! That segment was probably made for stupid people who just want to sit around and congratulate themselves for being stupid and balk at any opportunity to expand their knowledge because then they won't fit in with their stupid friends. Dullards.

I didn't get much sleep last night grin

mrsgordonfreeman Mon 01-Aug-11 11:50:39

It's this individual from the Mirror:

CountBapula Mon 01-Aug-11 11:50:40

I just happened to catch it while feeding DS and hoping that hot Italian chef would be on.

RitaMorgan Mon 01-Aug-11 11:59:35

So the kid is only 3.5 and they're planning to stop when she's 4 anyway? Hardly the most shocking story, I thought the tabloids only got in a tizzy about school age children.

Babieseverywhere Mon 01-Aug-11 12:29:28

"^So the kid is only 3.5^" (my bold)

Love your attitude, more often I read on here "Gasp, horror not a nursing child of <enter an age>"smile

StealthPolarBear Mon 01-Aug-11 12:34:07

Well it's OK until they can ask for it, isn't it? Then it's just yucky

ShowOfHands Mon 01-Aug-11 12:35:49

A human child drinking human milk. Disgusting. Call a priest fgs.

I do so love the indepth debates they put on daytime tv where things like extended bf are concerned. They can generally be summed up as "eewwwwwwwwwwww... and now why pedal pushers are back in vogue".

Silly programmes.

StealthPolarBear Mon 01-Aug-11 12:37:06

no offence SOH but I think I am more likely to be calling "HOUSE" than you

Pah, Ruth and Eammon are C - nuts, can't bear them. Digusting people, won't waste my mornings listening to rubbish like that. Complain, it's the only way. Maybe MN should do a feature on breasfeeding?

And, what is knock -off-- Terry Wogan Eammon, 60? 70? I will bet my bottom dollar he drinks cow breastmilk! Idiot.

StealthPolarBear Mon 01-Aug-11 12:41:44

asld - that's a good one. If I ever get comments (which I have to say I never have) I will be asking if the commenter drinks cow's breastmilk, oh and how old are you?

peedieworky Mon 01-Aug-11 12:45:14

Am still giggling at countbapula's contribution grin

orchidee Mon 01-Aug-11 12:54:13

My son asks for breastmilk. He gets excited when he sees the boob and cries if he doesn't get his milk quickly enough. So, time to stop?
He is almost 3 months old now grin

StealthPolarBear Mon 01-Aug-11 12:57:55

You just wait and DD (2) asks nicely to begin with, but if I try to fob her off she pulls my top out at the front and sticks her head down my top

mrsgordonfreeman Mon 01-Aug-11 13:20:35

I would love to know how you get them to ask nicely.

DD (20 months) will take any and all opportunities to have boobies and takes umbrage when I wear a polo neck, for instance.

orchidee, you're right, it's ridiculous to suggest that you should stop when they can ask. As far as I know, they can ask from birth.

Tuschinski Mon 01-Aug-11 13:23:34

I'm past caring. It used to annoy me hearing comments like that but now I mostly avoid the likely sources of them or brush it off.
Why do people care so much anyway? I breastfed my DD for 3 years and while I'm sure some, Ok most, people did find it weird, they had the sense to keep it to themselves. I only really heard negative comments in the media not IRL.

Tuschinski Mon 01-Aug-11 13:25:08

In relation to asking nicely, getting them to call it something other than BOOBIES helps. My DD called it "those", she'd say I want those, very cryptic!

EauRouge Mon 01-Aug-11 13:38:54

I am very proud of DD1's manners, she says 'some booby prease' very nicely. You have to be quick though, otherwise she starts saying 'someboobysomeboobysomebooby' gradually increasing in volume until the whole village can hear her grin

Kveta Mon 01-Aug-11 13:50:55

why is that even a story in a rag newspaper?! fair enough if she was feeding a 3.5 year old goat or her child had rows of teeth like a shark, but just breast milk + toddler?! that's not news FFS!

the one I heard recently was 'past 6 months it's basically sexual abuse anyway'. thanks sister. who is a nurse. and who was bfed until she was 1. confused

I've somehow taught DS (22 months) to shriek 'BILK' when he wants milk, so that's cryptic enough that nobody else needs know what it means grin

although he has just started shrieking 'MILK' when he sees the bottle of cow milk in the morning, so I think my days as his sole milk provider are coming to an end!

CountBapula Mon 01-Aug-11 13:56:44

grin at "I want those"!

I was genuinely shock that someone would actually call it 'repulsive' or 'revolting' (can't remember which word she used - it was Ruth thingy that said it). I might understand if she'd said 'weird' or something - not because it is weird in any way, but it's not something you see every day, so it might be understandable for someone to find something unusual 'weird' or 'strange'. But what exactly is disgusting about it? As someone said upthread, "a human child drinking human milk". I genuinely do not understand.

The 18 months comment was ridiculous too given the WHO recommendations. And isn't four the global average age of weaning from the breast?

I actually thought the Mirror piece was OK, except for the nonsense about 'most people weaning at six months' and 'even though she was eating solid foods, she still wanted breastmilk' (err, yes ... she would still want and need milk even if she were FF). But overall it was quite a nice account.

Tuschinski Mon 01-Aug-11 13:57:18

Agree Kveta. I hate to see these articles. I don't know what anyone would agree to take part in them. If you got the impression they were publishing it to help normalize bfing a toddler, fair enough, but they always make the mothers look more like a freak and use it as an excuse to print a photo methinks.

StealthPolarBear Mon 01-Aug-11 14:02:32

DD says "Wan mi mi please" which is polite. The she sticks her head down my top as described, which is less so

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