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New Unofficial Poll For The Name Of This Forum

Poll Results: Do you think the name of this forum should be changed, and if so, to what?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 24% (48)
    I think the name of this forum should be changed.
  • 8% (16)
    I think the name of this forum should NOT be changed.
  • 4% (9)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "The Older Nursling."
  • 9% (19)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Breastfeeding Beyond One Year."
  • 2% (4)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Sustained Breastfeeding."
  • 3% (7)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Sustained Nursing."
  • 14% (29)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy."
  • 1% (2)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Breastfeeding Beyond Two Years."
  • 1% (3)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Breastfeeding The Toddler."
  • 7% (15)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Nursing Beyond Infancy."
  • 1% (3)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Toddler, Pre-School, and School Age Breastfeeding."
  • 4% (8)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Natural Duration Breastfeeding."
  • 1% (2)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Toddler, Pre-School, and School Age Nursing."
  • 1% (2)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Seasoned Nursers."
  • 15% (30)
    I think a better name for this forum would be "Breastfeeding The Older Nursling."
197 Total Votes  
post #1 of 52
Thread Starter 
Please read this thread and possibly also this thread before voting.

If you think the name of this forum should be changed, make sure you vote for "I think the name of this forum should be changed," as well as voting for the name(s) you like.

Thank you.

I thought a new poll was in order, partly because one of the most popular choices, "Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy," was not included in the previous poll.
post #2 of 52
Thanks!
post #3 of 52
I voted!
post #4 of 52
Me, too (again).

I'm torn betw. names, but I settled on BF beyond infancy. I do like BF Toddler, pre-school, school age, though! In any event, something other than "extended" is in order.

Thanks SBF!
post #5 of 52
Personally, I chose "Breastfeeding the Older Nursling" but I like many of the other choices too. I don't like the sound of "Breastfeeding/Nursing Beyond Infancy" (or "Beyond One Year") so much because it sounds kind-of limited to those who are nursing just beyond infancy (toddlers). "Breastfeeding Beyond Two Years" leaves out the 1-2yo group who need the support and encouragement more than ever. And "Breastfeeding The Toddler" leaves us (and many others) out. I think all the other choices are great. Just wanted to voice my 2-cents!

I don't know about everyone else but I will be THRILLED if the name changes to just about anything other than 'extended', as long as it is all-inclusive and doesn't leave out anyone. By the looks of the other poll, and the beginnings of this one, it's not likely that there will be one choice that gets the overwhelming majority of the votes. So I hope everyone else here is willing to take what we get even if it isn't their 1st choice. I'm so thrilled that Cynthia is considering it!
post #6 of 52
Thread Starter 
I agree -- I'll be happy if "extended breastfeeding" gets replaced -- no matter what it gets replaced with.

It's funny -- I tacked on "Breastfeeding the Older Nursling" as an afterthought, and now it's the #1 choice!

Thank you to everyone who has voted so far!
post #7 of 52
Thread Starter 
By the way, I don't mean to imply that I thought up "Breastfeeding the Older Nursling." It was suggested by someone else in the previous thread. I just meant it was an afterthought to add it to the poll.
post #8 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by mother_sunshine
I'm so thrilled that Cynthia is considering it!
She is? This is great news!

Thanks SBF for this new poll.
post #9 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MamaAllNatural
She is? This is great news!
Yes, Cynthia said on the Questions & Suggestions thread
http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=106918
that she and Peggy will make a decision. But we need to be patient.
post #10 of 52
Thread Starter 
Please vote! (unless it says above that "you have already voted in this poll").
post #11 of 52
Thread Starter 
I don't want my last post to be misunderstood. Please vote in this poll even if you already voted in the previous poll.
post #12 of 52
I never visited this forum until recently.... I don't consider breastfeeding my 15 mos old as extended. KWIM? It seems normal to me to nurse until around three. I always thought extended meant like school age 4 or 5??? so it didn't include me. Breastfeeding after infancy is more descriptive of what gets talked about here.

Good poll.
post #13 of 52
Thread Starter 
Remember to vote for "I think the name of this forum should be changed," as well as voting for the name(s) you prefer. Even if you don't vote for one of the names, please vote "I think the name of this forum should be changed" if you're dissatisfied with the name "extended breastfeeding."
post #14 of 52
Thread Starter 
Wow! "Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy" and "Breastfeeding the Older Nursling" (neither of which was in the original poll) are now tied for first place!
post #15 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by fourgrtkidos
It seems normal to me to nurse until around three. I always thought extended meant like school age 4 or 5??? so it didn't include me. Breastfeeding after infancy is more descriptive of what gets talked about here.
:LOL When my dd was a toddler I didn't think nursing beyond 3 was "normal" for me either, but she proved otherwise. Nothing has been 'extended' here either, I am simply letting her decide when she's ready to wean.
post #16 of 52
i'm for nursing beyond infancy. i feel part of the difficulties people have with nursing is the perception of the word breast. nursing is the word they use for other animals. though it refers to a medical profession which is tricky. oops, i can't win. in the end i'm getting snowed by the labels, which is why i'm still with the simple signature.

and there seems to be a big cutoff around the age of one (due to the actual toddling) for ladies who continue feeding their children. when the babies know that they are independent entities - that's when you enter an altered realm of mammahood bliss with nursing, and therefore a different forum.
post #17 of 52
Thread Starter 
I know it's a problem that people have hang-ups about the word breast, but I think the way to solve that problem is to get people used to hearing the word breast, by using the word more often, not less often.

Maybe if the word breast were more accepted then breastfeeding would be more accepted, too.
post #18 of 52
actually i agree with that as well. i'm just not that keen on any of the terms available. it is just milk, just feeding. and sometimes little feeding occurs, but there is suckling. i guess it just wasn't originally meant to be written or talked about so extensively.
post #19 of 52
Thread Starter 
You're right, it shouldn't even have to be an issue at all. We should be able to just do it, without having to defend it all the time. It should just be a given. It's the most natural thing in the world!
post #20 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by SBF
You're right, it shouldn't even have to be an issue at all. We should be able to just do it, without having to defend it all the time. It should just be a given. It's the most natural thing in the world!
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