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Worst thing I've heard in a while.

post #1 of 65
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My friend was talking to another mom at her dds preschool, and somehow weaning came up, and the woman told her that she weaned her baby by putting MUSTARD on her nipple. That way the weaning was the BABY'S choice, and not hers.





I live in the most un-crunchy place on Earth.
post #2 of 65
What?! That is horrible... the baby's choice? Ugh!
post #3 of 65
Ewww! Poor baby
post #4 of 65
Nice. :
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post #7 of 65
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I know! I thought about it all day. I wonder what her babies gut is like after ingesting dijon for days.
post #8 of 65
What in the world?!?! That makes no sense!
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post #10 of 65
I just wonder what she would have done if her baby had actually liked the mustard.

This concept actually isn't new. I've read about women putting hot sauce on their nipples.
post #11 of 65
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
I just wonder what she would have done if her baby had actually liked the mustard.

This concept actually isn't new. I've read about women putting hot sauce on their nipples.
Yup, it's quite common.

It is certainly not a way I would want to go--- what if you child actually remembered, and *that* was their only memory of what should have been a beautiful, comforting loving time?
post #12 of 65
WTF!!!!!
Poor babies
post #13 of 65
mother's have been doing that for a looong time. that doesn't mean it's a good thing, but even the infamous !kung mothers in Africa put bitter herbs to wean when they got pregnant again...of course their weaning age was around 4 or 5. It's not what I would do, and I'm sure that woman's baby was too young to be weaned anyway... LOL, I think if I put mustard on my nipples my son would eat it up and ask for more!
post #14 of 65
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Originally Posted by sweetpeppers View Post
mother's have been doing that for a looong time. that doesn't mean it's a good thing
Yep, there's that whole scene in Romeo & Juliet where the nurse talked about how she weaned Juliet by putting wormwood on her "dug"...

Not that the Dijon mustard thing is acceptable by any stretch of the imagination.
post #15 of 65
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Originally Posted by TiredX2 View Post
Yup, it's quite common.

It is certainly not a way I would want to go--- what if you child actually remembered, and *that* was their only memory of what should have been a beautiful, comforting loving time?
But isn't that the point of putting something on the nipple? So that the child would think about nursing, associate the bad taste with the breast, and decide against nursing?
post #16 of 65
I was also going to point out that this has happened for a LONG time, it's definitely not a new concept. It's not something I would choose to do, though.
post #17 of 65
My middle eastern MIL suggested that to me when my dd was...get this...6 months old, because of course she was too old to nurse then. MIL told me that she had weaned all 4 of her babies by dipping her nipples in lemon juice...
post #18 of 65
This is also what the women in the Yequana tribe do (the people who are the subject of The Continuum Concept). It's not what I nwould do though.
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This is also what the women in the Yequana tribe do (the people who are the subject of The Continuum Concept). It's not what I nwould do though.
True dat. I came to post this fact: I've read it in the CC book! How sad!
post #20 of 65
I've heard of moms doing this. I think it's horrible.
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