Ok so this might be a subject that I can’t really comment on as I have no experience in the matter. Also, I know that everyone has a view on it.
One thing that I do not dispute is that breast is best (if you can do it) and I have every admiration for women that feed their children this way, I just couldn’t breast feed for medical reasons.
However when opening one of my sisters delightful magazines (comic would probably be a better description), my stomach twisted in the image that was displayed in front of me.
A woman breastfeeding her teenage son.
I know that everyone has their views. And there may be some that feel that this is totally acceptable, but for me seeing a young adolescent sucking on his mother’s tit was not and would never be appropriate. Above all why did she feel the need to sell her story to a magazine? How the hell will this poor kid ever live a normal life again? He will be forever known as a complete “mothersucker” or “Milky Bra Kid”.
Even worse, the woman also feeds her husband this way with the argument that the breast milk prevents cancer. Ok, so this might be the case (I’ve not looked into the research). But as one of my friends pointed out – if she has to do it, why not serve it up in a cup (porcelain, not underwired)?
This is just not an image I’m going to be able to shake off quickly….And I’m only just getting over Jimmy Saville…..