The New York Post has headlined this “UDDERLY ICKY“.
“GOSSIP Girl” star Kelly Rutherford might not be uncomfortable talking about breast-feeding, but the rest of us are uncomfortable hearing about it. The 40-year-old pregnant mother told Us Weekly she still nurses her walking, talking 2- year-old son, Hermés. “It’s an amazing bond with your child,” she said, even pointing out that the experience mostly benefits her body – not her kid: “I was thinner after my pregnancy than before, and I think a lot of it was the nursing.”
Note that the World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding children for at least two years, and that a biological age of human weaning, based on data from other primates, probably falls somewhere between the age of 2.5 and 7.
The good news is that the first few comments on the NYP article are actually positive! This makes a change, after the Salma Hayek kerfuffle.
Things are not so positive elsewhere.
Here’s what one of D-Listed‘s authors had to say:
Okay, if you want to breastfeed your kid until he graduates high school, fine. It’s your titty milk, it’s your kid, have at it! But don’t think that bitches want to hear about that shit. Especially, when your son can talk about it.
File this one under “Ewwww”: Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford is still breast-feeding her two-year old son. […]
Um, okay. Another amazing bond with your child? The umbilical cord. But there’s a reason you sever those kinds of bonds. Nobody wants to play with the kid who breaks out his mom’s tits during snack time, just like nobody wants to play with the kid dragging around a smelly old placenta on a dried-up string.
Celebrity Baby Scoop’s commenters went straight into AntiBreastfeeding Bingo:
Haha. If the kid can ask for it, he is too old to breast feed.
yeah i think i would pump after a certain age
I think its weird and gross.
OMG Yahoo brought the yahoo commenters out for the occasion:
she shoudl breast feed him until he is a teen so then he can start sucking on his gf’s tits! lol ewww roflmao
THAT’S HOW YOU END UP WITH SAGGY TITS & SISSY KIDS!!
I think that it is sick to breastfeed a two year old! That is not healthy for the child. He is two and old enough to drink whole milk from a sippie cup. You would think it would hurt also! Let the boy grow up some! He is going to look back at this when he is older and be so ashame!
I agree there is nothing wrong w? breastfeeding however not to a 2 year old child. This isn’t normal. If she was pumping her breast & giving it to him okay fine but for him to be still sucking on her breast is disgusting.
Awful…just awful…who exactly is getting gratification from that?
What the heck is wrong with her? It’s getting to the point where he’ll remeber this! It’s gross! Breastfeed the same as you would formula feed- you STOP after 12 months!
just sickening where is cps when you need them.
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