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Old 05-11-2012, 06:14 AM   #1

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Default How old is too old for breast feeding ?

What is your opinion about that ?
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:18 AM   #2

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I think anything over 12-14 months is too much. But I think children should be breast-fed for a full year just so they can get that extra nutrition.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:21 AM   #3

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I agree. The first 12 months or so are appropriate.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:25 AM   #4

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It is odd he looks about 5 he does not need nutrition from breast milk .Mothers like the attachment and bonding that happens when breast feeding and that is good when they are babies and need it, But not this age.
I cannot image my kids doing this at this age it would feel weird.And it is not good for the child he might be made fun of from other kids.
I think 2 years would me the max age i think is okay.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:26 AM   #5

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I think a child ought to be breast-fed until about 2-years-old, or maybe longer. The artificial milk formulas are bad and full of harmful chemicals and preservatives. Natural methods are the way to go; breast-feeding is natural. Beyond 3 or 4-years-old is unhealthy. It develops an unnatural and perverse mother-child relationship. Children need to become weened away from their mothers at appropriate ages for development, including psychological development.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:29 AM   #6

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Too old? - When your favorite after school snack is breast milk and cookies.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:40 AM   #7

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I'd honestly like to drink breast-milk now as an adult. Just to try see what it tastes like.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:40 AM   #8

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Stopping before the kid is at least for 4yrs is not enough time to form the mother-child bond, It's okay for as long both are comfortable with it .
I'd honestly like to drink breast-milk now as an adult. Just to try see what it tastes like.
I hear there is breast milk ice-cream brand in the UK, you can also order it over the net
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:47 AM   #9

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I think a child should breastfeed until they are two years old.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:54 AM   #10

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Well, I want to breastfeed my baby until she is at least 2, but even until the age of 4 I would do. It has a huge impact on how well their immune system develops. However, it is totally up to her and when she decides she wants to stop.
I would wean her for sure by the age of 4, but I wouldn't try to proactively stop her before then.
Anyway... I have heard after the age of 1.5 they only want to be breastfed once a day and its usually either at night or morning, so its not like its a big deal.

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Whats in Breastmilk:

  1. Breastmilk
  2. Water
  3. Carbohydrates (energy source)
  4. Lactose
  5. Oligosaccharides (see below)
  6. Carboxylic acid
  7. Alpha hydroxy acid
  8. Lactic acid
  9. Proteins (building muscles and bones)
  10. Whey protein
  11. Alpha-lactalbumin
  12. HAMLET (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made Lethal to Tumour cells)
  13. Lactoferrin
  14. Many antimicrobial factors (see below)
  15. Casein
  16. Serum albumin
  17. Non-protein nitrogens
  18. Creatine
  19. Creatinine
  20. Urea
  21. Uric acid
  22. Peptides (see below)
  23. Amino Acids (the building blocks of proteins)
  24. Alanine
  25. Arginine
  26. Aspartate
  27. Clycine
  28. Cystine
  29. Glutamate
  30. Histidine
  31. Isoleucine
  32. Leucine
  33. Lycine
  34. Methionine
  35. Phenylalanine
  36. Proline
  37. Serine
  38. Taurine
  39. Theronine
  40. Tryptophan
  41. Tyrosine
  42. Valine
  43. Carnitine (amino acid compound necessary to make use of fatty acids as an energy source)
  44. Nucleotides (chemical compounds that are the structural units of RNA and DNA)
  45. 5’-Adenosine monophosphate (5”-AMP)
  46. 3’:5’-Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (3’:5’-cyclic AMP)
  47. 5’-Cytidine monophosphate (5’-CMP)
  48. Cytidine diphosphate choline (CDP choline)
  49. Guanosine diphosphate (UDP)
  50. Guanosine diphosphate - mannose
  51. 3’- Uridine monophosphate (3’-UMP)
  52. 5’-Uridine monophosphate (5’-UMP)
  53. Uridine diphosphate (UDP)
  54. Uridine diphosphate hexose (UDPH)
  55. Uridine diphosphate-N-acetyl-hexosamine (UDPAH)
  56. Uridine diphosphoglucuronic acid (UDPGA)
  57. Several more novel nucleotides of the UDP type
  58. Fats
  59. Triglycerides
  60. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids
  61. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (important for brain development)
  62. Arachidonic acid (AHA) (important for brain development)
  63. Linoleic acid
  64. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
  65. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
  66. Conjugated linoleic acid (Rumenic acid)
  67. Free Fatty Acids
  68. Monounsaturated fatty acids
  69. Oleic acid
  70. Palmitoleic acid
  71. Heptadecenoic acid
  72. Saturated fatty acids
  73. Stearic
  74. Palmitic acid
  75. Lauric acid
  76. Myristic acid
  77. Phospholipids
  78. Phosphatidylcholine
  79. Phosphatidylethanolamine
  80. Phosphatidylinositol
  81. Lysophosphatidylcholine
  82. Lysophosphatidylethanolamine
  83. Plasmalogens
  84. Sphingolipids
  85. Sphingomyelin
  86. Gangliosides
  87. GM1
  88. GM2
  89. GM3
  90. Glucosylceramide
  91. Glycosphingolipids
  92. Galactosylceramide
  93. Lactosylceramide
  94. Globotriaosylceramide (GB3)
  95. Globoside (GB4)
  96. Sterols
  97. Squalene
  98. Lanosterol
  99. Dimethylsterol
  100. Methosterol
  101. Lathosterol
  102. Desmosterol
  103. Triacylglycerol
  104. Cholesterol
  105. 7-dehydrocholesterol
  106. Stigma-and campesterol
  107. 7-ketocholesterol
  108. Sitosterol
  109. β-lathosterol
  110. Vitamin D metabolites
  111. Steroid hormones
  112. Vitamins
  113. Vitamin A
  114. Beta carotene
  115. Vitamin B6
  116. Vitamin B8 (Inositol)
  117. Vitamin B12
  118. Vitamin C
  119. Vitamin D
  120. Vitamin E
  121. a-Tocopherol
  122. Vitamin K
  123. Thiamine
  124. Riboflavin
  125. Niacin
  126. Folic acid
  127. Pantothenic acid
  128. Biotin
  129. Minerals
  130. Calcium
  131. Sodium
  132. Potassium
  133. Iron
  134. Zinc
  135. Chloride
  136. Phosphorus
  137. Magnesium
  138. Copper
  139. Manganese
  140. Iodine
  141. Selenium
  142. Choline
  143. Sulpher
  144. Chromium
  145. Cobalt
  146. Fluorine
  147. Nickel
  148. Metal
  149. Molybdenum (essential element in many enzymes)
  150. Growth Factors (aid in the maturation of the intestinal lining)
  151. Cytokines
  152. interleukin-1β (IL-1β)
  153. IL-2
  154. IL-4
  155. IL-6
  156. IL-8
  157. IL-10
  158. Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)
  159. Macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF)
  160. Platelet derived growth factors (PDGF)
  161. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)
  162. Hepatocyte growth factor -α (HGF-α)
  163. HGF-β
  164. Tumor necrosis factor-α
  165. Interferon-γ
  166. Epithelial growth factor (EGF)
  167. Transforming growth factor-α (TGF-α)
  168. TGF β1
  169. TGF-β2
  170. Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) (also known as somatomedin C)
  171. Insulin-like growth factor- II
  172. Nerve growth factor (NGF)
  173. Erythropoietin
  174. Peptides (combinations of amino acids)
  175. HMGF I (Human growth factor)
  176. HMGF II
  177. HMGF III
  178. Cholecystokinin (CCK)
  179. β-endorphins
  180. Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
  181. Parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP)
  182. β-defensin-1
  183. Calcitonin
  184. Gastrin
  185. Motilin
  186. Bombesin (gastric releasing peptide, also known as neuromedin B)
  187. Neurotensin
  188. Somatostatin
  189. Hormones (chemical messengers that carry signals from one cell, or group of cells, to another
  190. via the blood)
  191. Cortisol
  192. Triiodothyronine (T3)
  193. Thyroxine (T4)
  194. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) (also known as thyrotropin)
  195. Thyroid releasing hormone (TRH)
  196. Prolactin
  197. Oxytocin
  198. Insulin
  199. Corticosterone
  200. Thrombopoietin
  201. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)
  202. GRH
  203. Leptin (aids in regulation of food intake)
  204. Ghrelin (aids in regulation of food intake)
  205. Adiponectin
  206. Feedback inhibitor of lactation (FIL)
  207. Eicosanoids
  208. Prostaglandins (enzymatically derived from fatty acids)
  209. PG-E1
  210. PG-E2
  211. PG-F2
  212. Leukotrienes
  213. Thromboxanes
  214. Prostacyclins
  215. Enzymes (catalysts that support chemical reactions in the body)
  216. Amylase
  217. Arysulfatase
  218. Catalase
  219. Histaminase
  220. Lipase
  221. Lysozyme
  222. PAF-acetylhydrolase
  223. Phosphatase
  224. Xanthine oxidase
  225. Antiproteases (thought to bind themselves to macromolecules such as enzymes and as a result
  226. prevent allergic and anaphylactic reactions)
  227. a-1-antitrypsin
  228. a-1-antichymotrypsin
  229. Antimicrobial factors (are used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects,
  230. such as bacteria and viruses.
  231. Leukocytes (white blood cells)
  232. Phagocytes
  233. Basophils
  234. Neutrophils
  235. Eoisinophils
  236. Macrophages
  237. Lymphocytes
  238. B lymphocytes (also known as B cells)
  239. T lymphocytes (also known as C cells)
  240. sIgA (Secretory immunoglobulin A) (the most important antiinfective factor)
  241. IgA2
  242. IgG
  243. IgD
  244. IgM
  245. IgE
  246. Complement C1
  247. Complement C2
  248. Complement C3
  249. Complement C4
  250. Complement C5
  251. Complement C6
  252. Complement C7
  253. Complement C8
  254. Complement C9
  255. Glycoproteins
  256. Mucins (attaches to bacteria and viruses to prevent
  257. them from clinging to mucousal tissues)
  258. Lactadherin
  259. Alpha-lactoglobulin
  260. Alpha-2 macroglobulin
  261. Lewis antigens
  262. Ribonuclease
  263. Haemagglutinin inhibitors
  264. Bifidus Factor (increases growth of Lactobacillus bifidus - which is a
  265. good bacteria)
  266. Lactoferrin (binds to iron which prevents harmful bacteria from using the
  267. iron to grow)
  268. Lactoperoxidase
  269. B12 binding protein (deprives microorganisms of vitamin B12)
  270. Fibronectin (makes phagocytes more aggressive, minimizes inflammation, and repairs
  271. damage caused by inflammation)
  272. Oligosaccharides (more than 200 different kinds!)
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:56 AM   #11

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^ That's insane
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:56 AM   #12

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Whats in Milk Formula:

  1. Water
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Lactose
  4. Corn maltodextrin
  5. Protein
  6. Partially hydrolyzed reduced minerals whey protein concentrate (from cow’s milk)
  7. Fats
  8. Palm olein
  9. Soybean oil
  10. Coconut oil
  11. High oleic safflower oil (or sunflower oil)
  12. M. alpina oil (Fungal DHA)
  13. C.cohnii oil (Algal ARA)
  14. Minerals
  15. Potassium citrate
  16. Potassium phosphate
  17. Calcium chloride
  18. Tricalcium phosphate
  19. Sodium citrate
  20. Magnesium chloride
  21. Ferrous sulphate
  22. Zinc sulphate
  23. Sodium chloride
  24. Copper sulphate
  25. Potassium iodide
  26. Manganese sulphate
  27. Sodium selenate
  28. Vitamins
  29. Sodium ascorbate
  30. Inositol
  31. Choline bitartrate
  32. Alpha-Tocopheryl acetate
  33. Niacinamide
  34. Calcium pantothenate
  35. Riboflavin
  36. Vitamin A acetate
  37. Pyridoxine hydrochloride
  38. Thiamine mononitrate
  39. Folic acid
  40. Phylloquinone
  41. Biotin
  42. Vitamin D3
  43. Vitamin B12
  44. Enzyme
  45. Trypsin
  46. Amino acid
  47. Taurine
  48. L-Carnitine (a combination of two different amino acids)
  49. Nucleotides
  50. Cytidine 5-monophosphate
  51. Disodium uridine 5-monophosphate
  52. Adenosine 5-monophosphate
  53. Disodium guanosine 5-monophosphate
  54. Soy Lecithin
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:02 AM   #13

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10 months, after that breast milk is little more than water.

If the child walk and talk is just pathetic.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:03 AM   #14

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10 months, after that breast milk is little more than water.

If the child walk and talk is just pathetic.
That is bullshit.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #15

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Milk formula wins, though I hear breast milk changes in composition as lactation continues.

10 months, after that breast milk is little more than water.

If the child walk and talk is just pathetic.
LOL is that how it was for you, explains alot
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #16

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“Human milk expressed by mothers who have been lactating for >1 year has significantly increased fat and energy contents, compared with milk expressed by women who have been lactating for shorter periods. During prolonged lactation, the fat energy contribution of breast milk to the infant diet might be significant.”
— Mandel 2005
“Breast milk continues to provide substantial amounts of key nutrients well beyond the first year of life, especially protein, fat, and most vitamins.”
— Dewey 2001
In the second year (12-23 months), 448 mL of breastmilk provides:
29% of energy requirements
43% of protein requirements
36% of calcium requirements
75% of vitamin A requirements
76% of folate requirements
94% of vitamin B12 requirements
60% of vitamin C requirements
— Dewey 2001
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #17

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Human breast milk is often touted as the ideal form of protein among bodybuilders, ideal but of course not practical or realistic.
Despite all the research and money, no baby formula maker or protein manufacturer has yet to realistically duplicate it.
If I were to try to come up with a rough copy for athletes, I'd guess the following mix:

-Alpha lactalbumin from undentured whey (40-60%)
-Micellar casein (40-60%)
-CLA (milk derived)
-Whey Faction (Trfx from Glanbia)
Of course all from cows that are completely free range, pasture fed, no hormones or drugs of any kind.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #18

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The American Academy of Family Physicians notes that children weaned before two years of age are at increased risk of illness (AAFP 2001).
Nursing toddlers between the ages of 16 and 30 months have been found to have fewer illnesses and illnesses of shorter duration than their non-nursing peers (Gulick 1986).
“Antibodies are abundant in human milk throughout lactation” (Nutrition During Lactation 1991; p. 134). In fact, some of the immune factors in breastmilk increase in concentration during the second year and also during the weaning process. (Goldman 1983, Goldman & Goldblum 1983, Institute of Medicine 1991).
Per the World Health Organization, “a modest increase in breastfeeding rates could prevent up to 10% of all deaths of children under five: Breastfeeding plays an essential and sometimes underestimated role in the treatment and prevention of childhood illness.” [emphasis added]
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #19

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That is bullshit.
Believe me, I'm an animal scientist and I grew up in a dairy farm, is my work to know what fucking milk is.

Most of the components you listed come in the colostrum, is only produced the first day of lactation, and after the baby is 48 most of them would be digested as protein.

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Old 05-11-2012, 07:12 AM   #20

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To learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding:


It makes me very sad when people formula feed their babies when they can breastfeed.

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Believe me, I'm an animal scientist and I grew up in a dairy farm, is my work to know what fucking milk is.

Most of the components you listed come in the colostrum, is only produced the first day of lactation, and after the baby is 48 most of them would be digested as protein.

Humans aren't the same as cows.

You do not know what you are talking about.
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