Tyra Banks Show – Breastfeeding & SAHM vs. Working Moms?
Okay, maybe I’m a little late on this subject, but did you see the Tyra Banks show about extended breastfeeding and stay-at-home-moms (SAHM) vs. working moms? WTH were they thinking?!? I watched a re-run of it today.
I can’t believe how she allowed audience members and guests to get on there and attack each other. I felt so bad for them!!!
Here’s a short clip I found, I’m trying to find more of the video:
I wish I could find more video.
There was a lot of debate about how long one should breastfeed and Tyra seemed very uneducated about breastfeeding in public as well.
They actually had the audience physically divided, one side was SAHM’s and the other side was working moms. Then they debated about that, it was just ridiculous.
I saw the previews and expected something pro-breastfeeding and was just angry with the outcome of the show, it was a complete joke.
I saw it and was appalled!!!! I was terrible. THIS is the reason people don’t feel comfortable breastfeeding in the US. And why people are SO SO unaware of how natural breastfeeding progresses durring a normal child’s life. By natural design, children are not meant to be weaned until much later than most people think. It just pissed me off to no end that Tyra was making it seem like something sexual! YES the little girl was 7, almost 8, but what they didn’t say was that she weaned the way humans are meant to…. she lost her sucking reflex at that age and just stopped nursing. That was what was normal for her. Society has made breastfeeding a child until they are naturally ready to quit into some big ugly unnatural thing. It’s sad really.
Just FYI for those out there that are unaware: The natrual age of weaning for a child happens when they gradually loose the sucking reflex, usually this happens between the ages of 2.5 and 7 yrs old. It is not a bad thing for a child to wean at 7, it is natural and normal and that child will have tremenous phycological and health benifits from being allowed to develop a normal attachment to mother and have the best nutrition and antibodies from breastmilk for the time their body required it.