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1bigfamily 10-09-2008 09:27 PM

so angry at WHO
They have changed their breastfeeding recommendation! When my twins were around 1 I researched extended breastfeeding and they recommended AT LEAST 2 years, that was 2 years ago. Now they recommend UP TO 2 years and beyond. Anyone else see the difference?!?!? Now extended breastfeeders in the US are going to get even more pressure. My twins will be 3 in October and my husband has wanted me to wean. If he found this out he would really start pressuring me. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Stupid American doctors; you know that has to be who pressured them to change their recommendation. It's not like anything has changed in the last 2 years! ARGHHHH!

dogmom327 10-10-2008 12:04 AM

Re: so angry at WHO
It sounds like it means essentially the same thing but wording matters in terms of perception and I think you're right--it will make it harder for those who choose to bf beyond 2 years of age.

mmeneely 10-10-2008 01:17 AM

Re: so angry at WHO
Many mammas bf well past two. It's their choice.
I will likely stop when I have to go back to work - at 12mos and only out of convenience. I was not able to nurse our daughter and I am so pleased to say I am currently able to nurse this time.

You nurse until you want to. That's my opinion.

radmamma 10-10-2008 08:05 PM

Re: so angry at WHO
I've found that only bf'ing mothers are the only ppl in my circles that even know what the WHO is!


jessielove 10-11-2008 01:52 AM

Re: so angry at WHO
"Up to" and "beyond" do not make any sense when used together. Which is it ~ up to two years or beyond two years? It really can't be both. Up to kind of cancels out beyond.

JeDeeLenae 10-11-2008 01:56 AM

Re: so angry at WHO

Originally Posted by radmamma (Post 5045621)
I've found that only bf'ing mothers are the only ppl in my circles that even know what the WHO is!


I was thinking the same thing. Not to mention, I can just say "It's recommended" and most people won't say "by who." Just another way to get around.

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