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Old 09-21-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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Breast Feeding Mothers are More Agresssive!

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If there’s one thing I learned from the old Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, it’s that mothers don’t look too kindly on people messing around with their babies. Across many non-human species, lactating moms’ maternal aggression has been well-documented. The general thinking is that because most young mammals are particularly vulnerable during the developmental period that coincides with lactation, nursing moms are capable of uncharacteristic levels of aggression if that’s what it takes to protect their youngins’. Interestingly, there’s been very little research to determine whether human moms are more likely to go all “Wild Kingdom” when lactating. Until now................

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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If there’s one thing I learned from the old Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, it’s that mothers don’t look too kindly on people messing around with their babies. Across many non-human species, lactating moms’ maternal aggression has been well-documented. The general thinking is that because most young mammals are particularly vulnerable during the developmental period that coincides with lactation, nursing moms are capable of uncharacteristic levels of aggression if that’s what it takes to protect their youngins’. Interestingly, there’s been very little research to determine whether human moms are more likely to go all “Wild Kingdom” when lactating. Until now................
It's certainly true for my mama dog. She will try to eat somebody up while she has pups! Heck, while DS was a baby she wouldn't let anyone she didn't know around him. Smart.dog!
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
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Re: Breast Feeding Mothers are More Agresssive!

So that explains my strange behavior since having LO.... (No, I haven't bitten anyone or anything like that - haha) I just feel so, well, protective of LO. Like, really INTENSELY protective! DH, I think, was a little surprised and to be totally honest, I am too. Its strange. I can't explain it but I do feel sorta more aggressive. It kinda makes sense in a "dawin" sorta way. Survival of the fittest (and most aggressive), I guess. lol

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LOL! That's awesome!
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Re: Breast Feeding Mothers are More Agresssive!

Thanks for sharing this article!
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Re: Breast Feeding Mothers are More Agresssive!

Sorry had to chuckle on that one!
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That's pretty awesome and I'm sure it's true for humans as well.
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