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20/20 to air segment about "Extreme Nursing"

post #1 of 68
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It looks like 20/20 will air a segment about "extreme nursing" this Friday. If you follow this link, you can watch a promo video about it. The woman they've interviewed is nursing her 6 year-old.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=6120045&page=1

There will also be a segment on "Orgasmic Births" that night.
post #2 of 68
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Originally Posted by ap mom View Post
It looks like 20/20 will air a segment about "extreme nursing" this Friday. If you follow this link, you can watch a promo video about it. The woman they've interviewed is nursing her 6 year-old.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=6120045&page=1

There will also be a segment on "Orgasmic Births" that night.
wow. i can't decide whether to : or :

i'd like to hope that the show gives EBF/CLW some even-handed publicity and normalizes it a bit. but i fear what's more likely is we're going to look like a freak show.

we'll see, i guess! i plan to watch. thanks for the link!
post #3 of 68
I'm a little pessimistic when I see that they would look to emphasize "extremeness" and "when to stop"...
post #4 of 68
I think the fact that they are referring to nursing as extreme isn't the best sign of unbiased coverage.
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I think the fact that they are referring to nursing as extreme isn't the best sign of unbiased coverage.
My thoughts exactly!
post #6 of 68
Ugh. Color me not excited at being portrayed (by proxy, at least) as the freak of the week.
post #7 of 68

My 5 1/2 yo weaned at 5 years old

So I don't want to watch it! (He's special needs and more like 2 1/2 but I digress...)

Sincerely,
Debra, homeschooling mom of 4 ages 12, 10, 9, and 5 1/2
post #8 of 68
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I'm a little pessimistic when I see that they would look to emphasize "extremeness" and "when to stop"...
:
I rather think it will be like Dr Phils "homebirth" show...
naturalness and bonding don't make for good TV
post #9 of 68
I wrote them like 3 years ago and asked them to do a story on EN. Guess they finally listened to me. Just kidding, like they even read my letter.

I wonder if my in-laws will watch. They are significantly freaked out that we are still nursing. The preview didn't look too bad, but if they are going to get some kind of "expert" on there as a rebuttal.
post #10 of 68
The link takes me to the Childbirth page not nursing.
Anyone have a link?

Update-

Okay found it:

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=6427971

The mom and lil kiddo are so sweet! I will be watching this for sure.
My son is 6 and still nursing!
post #11 of 68
I don't see it......
post #12 of 68
Judging how the reporter makes a OMG YOU FREAK face half a dozen times in the interview and emphasises how 'some people say...' TEETH!! TALKING!! STOP!!! I'm not betting on this being tilted in our favor.

My son weaned at just over 2 years when I was pregnant with my DD. My dd is still going strong!
post #13 of 68
one day they will realize its not that extreme... not nursing at all is more extreme for sure.... by world standards at least wouldn't you think?
post #14 of 68
See, I saw the thread title and thought nursing while skydiving or something.
post #15 of 68
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See, I saw the thread title and thought nursing while skydiving or something.
Call me young, but when I hear "extreme" I think motocross and skateboarding.

So unless the mothers are breastfeeding on motorcycles or skateboards, I'll be terribly disappointed.
post #16 of 68
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See, I saw the thread title and thought nursing while skydiving or something.
Or at least while doing yoga

That was a sweet mama / boy picture story
post #17 of 68
I get a page about orgasmic birth. Am I at the wrong linky?
post #18 of 68
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I get a page about orgasmic birth. Am I at the wrong linky?
Here ya go:

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=6427971
post #19 of 68
Thread Starter 
It looks like this may be bumped for the Caylee Anthony story. I see that the "Orgasmic Birth" segment is now set to air on Jan 2 but I haven't found anything on "Extreme Nursing" yet.

on the nursing while skydiving comments, btw!
post #20 of 68
I don't have ABC...so those of you with it please keep us who don't have it updated. I'm interested in seeing this. I wonder if they are going to post the show online?
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