Mom Called ‘Disturbing’ for Breastfeeding 4-year-old Autistic Son

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Is it as odd as a stranger telling a woman how to feed her child?
If I saw someone tell a woman to stop breast feeding her 16 year old son, I wouldn’t find that all that odd. Stranger or not. At some point it needs to happen and a 4 year old should be getting all of its nutrients elsewhere.

Given the kid is Autistic? I’m guessing it is some kind of comfort thing. And that is a psychological issue that needs to be dealt with. For the child and potentially the mother. I’m not condemning her to hell for it. But the kid is 4. The kid doesn’t need to be breastfed at that point.
 
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If I saw someone tell a woman to stop breast feeding her 16 year old son, I wouldn’t find that all that odd. Stranger or not. At some point it needs to happen and a 4 year old should be getting all of its nutrients elsewhere.

Given the kid is Autistic? I’m guessing it is some kind of comfort thing. And that is a psychological issue that needs to be dealt with. For the child and potentially the mother. I’m not condemning her to hell for it. But the kid is 4. The kid doesn’t need to be breastfed at that point.
Does it matter if there is a need or not at age 4?

How is it that one would determine if there was a need?

Sounds a bit "pre-judging" to me.
 
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Does it matter if there is a need or not at age 4?

How is it that one would determine if there was a need?

Sounds a bit "pre-judging" to me.
Of course it matters. If it is no longer needed? Then you have to question what other impacts it could have. Part of the parent child relationship requires them to mature. It is part of what happens as a child gets older. They have to learn to function on their own. And to do it properly. For their sake. For a sake of normalcy. In this case? I would argue it is even more important because of the autism. But I don’t know a lot about it beyond some minor experiences working with kids for 8 years or so in an outdoor rec environment.

I know my 16 year old reference is a bit harsh, but the implication is easy to grasp there. The kid has to develop in to an adult. And running to mom for comfort via breastfeeding? That isn’t going to cut it.
 
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Of course it matters. If it is no longer needed? Then you have to question what other impacts it could have. Part of the parent child relationship requires them to mature. It is part of what happens as a child gets older. They have to learn to function on their own. And to do it properly. For their sake. For a sake of normalcy. In this case? I would argue it is even more important because of the autism. But I don’t know a lot about it beyond some minor experiences working with kids for 8 years or so in an outdoor rec environment.

I know my 16 year old reference is a bit harsh, but the implication is easy to grasp there. The kid has to develop in to an adult. And running to mom for comfort via breastfeeding? That isn’t going to cut it.
I understand what you are saying but, my point was ....

If you as a stranger witness a woman breast feeding a child that you think is too old to be breast fed, how is it you would make this determination.

There isn't any way.

And, that was my point.
 
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There's a character in wildly popular TV seriesThe Game of Thrones who is breastfeeding her son at a much more advanced age than this, I would say at an age of 10 or 12.

Lady Lysa Arryn is her character's name. She gets killed off in Season Three or Four, I think. LOTS of characters get killed off in that series, LOL.

game of thrones lysa breastfeeding - Bing video

Probably wasn't any shortage of little boys wanting to audition for that particular role.


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There's a character in wildly popular TV seriesThe Game of Thrones who is breastfeeding her son at a much more advanced age than this, I would say at an age of 10 or 12.

Lady Lysa Arryn is her character's name. She gets killed off in Season Three or Four, I think. LOTS of characters get killed off in that series, LOL.

game of thrones lysa breastfeeding - Bing video
Mr. Leroy,

Try reading Earl Thompson's "A Garden of Sand." Extremely disturbing book.
 
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A mom who breastfeeds her four-year-old son has revealed people call her a pedophile.

Yakaly Di Roma, 31, from Wales, has released pictures of her breastfeeding son Hans in various poses, including at her laptop and in the middle of a bull ring.

She can also be seen posing in a Maleficent costume and tandem-feeding with one-month-old River.

Further pictures show her with her husband, Christian O’Reilly, with her son Hans breastfeeding and sitting on her lap.

But not everyone has been kind.

“I've been called a pedophile for breastfeeding my son,” she said. “I've also been told I do child porn photography because breastfeeding a child of my son's age is ‘disgusting’ and ‘disturbing’."


Mom called ‘disturbing’ for breastfeeding 4-year-old autistic son, defends it as ‘one thing that comforts him’

So ....

I really wasn't real sure just which category to put this thread under because it kinda touches on multiple issues.

And, I haven't really formed an exact opinion on this either.

I think I am more curious at the moment what others will say about this.

What say you?
That's not natural.