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Quoting LumpySpacePrincess:" We typically should be lactose intolerant. I am, which means I'm not a freaky mutant like all you non lactose intolerant people."
Excuse me while I enjoy this delicious icecream.
<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" It's a mutation. Not everyone has the enzyme. I actually think the rough number of people who have that ... [snip!] ... obviously. I'm sure the species would take a hit to their population if they had their young stuck to their teet for years."</blockquote>
Breast milk is loaded with lactose. Having lactase is not a mutation. Lactase production drops off as we age but most people have lactase enzymes.
<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ... [snip!] ... What exactly is the problem with it? You stated that BM was only for toddlers and babies and I already debunked that."</blockquote>
Debunked it? How?
We are mammals. Mammals wean their young.
If they asked, and I could physically afford to do it, I would. No big deal.
I don't see how I could serve them up a nice tall glass of milk from a cow I've never seen and know nothing about with no issue, and then turn around and act grossed out or bothered by giving them my own milk that was actually made for human consumption.
<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ... [snip!] ... We wean our young because well, I don't want a big ass kid s*****g on my tit. Not because the benefits are no longer there."</blockquote>
You didn't debunk it.
I'm a big proponent of breast-feeding for obvious reasons. It does not have benefits for older kids. We wean for natural reasons.
If you can find me something that says there are benefits for a 9 yr old getting BM over something not provided by his mother, THAT would debunk my assertion that breast milk is for babies and toddlers.
<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" Go read a book, seriously. If a 9 year old is sick, breast milk couldn't benefit them? It doesn't benefit ... [snip!] ... only for toddlers and babies. Its. Not. True. I don't know why I keep on repeating myself to you, I feel like a broken record."</blockquote>
I've read a lot of books on the topic. My degree is in clinical nutrition and I was a pediatric nutritionist for ~5 years.
The topic wasn't about a sick 9 yr old.
You are grasping for straws and getting nasty while doing so.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" Breast milk is beneficial to anyone, regardless of age. There would be no negative consequence to giving ... [snip!] ... old breastfeeding so that is probably why we wean. IMO, breastfeeding is for babies and toddlers. Breast milk is for anyone. "</blockquote>
Is there someone saying its bad for an older child?
<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" I didn't address you about the topic. I addressed you about your false statement. Again, you stated ... [snip!] ... know that it wasn't true. Again, I am repeating myself. Brick wall. You're dancing around in circles. Don't get too dizzy."</blockquote>
I was making a general statement without an asterisk for exceptions. There may be conditions for which breast milk helps.
You are the the one being ridiculous by saying that my statement about not giving it to my healthy 9 yr old is ignoring facts.
But, since you backed yourself into a corner, go ahead and be nasty.
Absolutely. I'd rather my kid drink that vs. milk that has all of that blood and puss in it. ;-P
<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" Backed myself into a corner? Please. And I am not being nasty, Sensitive Susy. How about we agree to disagree here because I am seriously tired of repeating myself to you."</blockquote>
I'd rather debate, but if you'd rather agree to disagree that is fine.
<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" Then you can debate with yourself. Cheers."</blockquote>
Thank you, Sunshine.
Yes i would. Who am i to deny it? Way better than them drinking milk from a cow.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" No, but in one of your first posts you said its only for babies and toddlers. I just wanted to throw ... [snip!] ... I just wanted to throw in the difference. Jas already discussed it with you in detail lol so I'm not really getting into it. "</blockquote>
That was a general statement.
I never said it was harmful.
Sure. My older kids have fond memories of our nursing days and see me nursing their younger siblings all the time. I'm actually kinda surprised my oldest never asked to taste it. My second did when she was about 6 and she said it didn't taste like she remembered, and she's never so much as asked about it again.
In many other world cultures, especially those centered around pastoral life, breastmilk is not just a drink for babies and toddlers. I've read many accounts of it being a kind of drink of honor for wise and respected members of a community, as well as something given to the sick, weak and elderly. I'm also pretty sure that if anyone here were in a famine situation, they'd damn well express breastmilk if you had it to keep an older child alive, as many mothers have had to do throughout time and still have to today in many places.
Quoting Jude ♥ JGL:" If your 9 year old asked you to pump milk for them to drink, would you do it? (Assuming you are already BFing/pumping for a new baby.)"
jw, did you ask this cause you watched the episode of the new normal? :P