British Mother Defends Breastfeeding 5-Year-Old Daughter
As the mother of a toddler, I’ve about had it with this Earth Mother, all natural, “attachment parenting” trend–especially when it’s obvious that the main beneficiary is the parent, not the child. A British Mother named Sharon Spink, who runs a popular Twitter feed called “Booby and the Bead,” is defending her decision to breastfeed her 5-year-old.
First of all, ew. Second of all, not a single mainstream health organization endorses this as healthy or necessary. So why not wean your child before she’s forced to nurse between school and softball practice?
The mum-of-four – who makes breastfeeding jewellery and runds a Twitter feed called Booby and the Bead – told the UK paper The Sun: “I’m not doing anything wrong”.
“A mother should be free to do what she thinks is right for her child, whether that is formula feeding from birth or breastfeeding indefinitely,” she said.
“A child’s immunity doesn’t mature until they are six or seven, so the antibodies in breast milk continue to provide protection.
“Children don’t start to lose their milk teeth until the same age, which is nature’s way of telling us that they are supposed to be breastfed for longer than we do in Western society.”
Ah, the old “appeal to nature” fallacy–if it’s somehow “natural,” it must be good and desirable. I beg to differ. Showers, toilets, and clothing aren’t “natural,” but I prefer to live in a society where they exist. On the other hand, just because your children technically can breastfeed at age six or seven–or hey, why not seventeen?–doesn’t mean they need to or should.
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