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#1 of 46 Old 01-03-2008, 04:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
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An acquaintence found out that i am currently tandem nursing...I just had my baby girl four days ago and am nursing my nineteen month old

she said to me that nursing them together would cause diseases and might even cause them to become gay/lesbian when they get older.

I asked her about proof and she claims that she has read many studies on the internet about the subject of breastfeeding two siblings at the same time...I asked her what about twins and she claims that is different because they are born at the same time so it is their milk but when your tandem nursing the milk is no longer for the older sibling and is made for the younger sibling only so therefore can cause diseases in the older sibling.

what a bunch of bull****...so just out of curiosity I searched and searched for any kinda study or research and couldnt find anything at all....what is this crazy woman talking about. :

anyone heard anything similar to this....?

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LMAO oh that's ridiculous, because yes something can "turn" someone gay who was previously straight LMAO

Sorry you were subjected to such complete idiocy. You're wonderful for giving both your children the absolute best nutrition and comfort possible.
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the ignorance is pretty hilarious to me... but on the other hand, its kind of sad! Do people really think this sort of thing is true? thats pretty bad in the 21st century!

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anyone heard anything similar to this....?
Jennah_Gole,
Further proof that some people are just making things up as they go along.

Of course the politically correct response would have been, "so .... ?" Can you imagine what her reaction to that would have been?

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Uh, wow.

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you might also try asking her if she is so against tandem nursing why she was "researching" it to begin with LOL

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Oh my, that's a good one....

Someone is pulling things out of her

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you might also try asking her if she is so against tandem nursing why she was "researching" it to begin with LOL
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Oh my, that's a good one....

Someone is pulling things out of her

-Angela

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What is it with some people? Jeez!
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She research her colon and found such nonsense there.
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She research her colon and found such nonsense there.
Yes, she pulled some crazy stuff out of her because her gut isn't healthy, since she wasn't breastfed long enough as a child.

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"Oh? Is that what happened to you?"
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Oh my, that's a good one....

Someone is pulling things out of her

-Angela
Exactly!
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How did you keep yourself from laughing in her face?

The only I can think of is that she found one of those parody websites (like the Onion) about breastfeeding, and thought that it was for real. I did just try to find one of those by googling "extended tandem breastfeeding risks" and the only thing that popped up was information on how extended breastfeeding lowers all kinds of risks for mom and baby. Go figure.

Just keep on doing what you are doing!!!
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This must be where she is doing her "research":
http://www.landoverbaptist.org/news0...stfeeding.html
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Wow, now THERE'S a theory...

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Now I've heard it all.

I probably would have said, "I know. I want them to be lesbians."
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This must be where she is doing her "research":
http://www.landoverbaptist.org/news0...stfeeding.html


THAT is hilarious. I love the "draining her teat into a sippy cup."
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This must be where she is doing her "research":
http://www.landoverbaptist.org/news0...stfeeding.html
OMG *where* did you find that website - or I guess I should say "how" did you find it? I thought it was serious for a minute. Then I realized it was a parody on conservative Christian beliefs. As a Christian who hates to call myself that due to many of the crazy and unbiblical beliefs and actions that go around the "church", I found the site to be absolutely hysterical!

To the OP, I think my jaw would have just dropped! But oh, you could have fun with comebacks if you were quick.
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I wouldn't bother arguing with someone who was obviously making it up as they go along. I tandem nursed mine for a while, but to be honest, everything I know about it (even what it is called) comes from online. I haven't met anyone else "in real life" who also tandem nursed, at least not where the subject came up.

I think if anyone had said anything like that to me, I would have been genuinely surprised enough to ask, "Hey, where can I meet people like that! I would love to see some of those studies since I was under the impression this is quite uncommon."

Edit to add: I love the Landover Baptist Church. That whole scenario is bizarre enough to be written into one of their articles!
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This must be where she is doing her "research":
http://www.landoverbaptist.org/news0...stfeeding.html
LMAO! That IS a joke, right? I mean, all the ads on the page.. but still, some folks really are nuts (proven by OP's "advisor" LOL) and it wouldn't surprise me if someone was taking it seriously.

All you ladies are so witty, I don't think I could have come up with anything besides a blank stare and maybe some hysterical laughter.
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gosh what an idiot.
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Um... wow. That's all I can say.
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Then how to explain all my not breastfed a bit lesbian sister in laws????

Obviously no such studies exist. You may need a smarter class of friends...
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Then how to explain all my not breastfed a bit lesbian sister in laws????

Obviously no such studies exist. You may need a smarter class of friends...
Actually, I have a gay sister, and she was tandem nursed one time (babysitter had a nursling, too). So maybe Crazy Lady is onto something.
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you might also try asking her if she is so against tandem nursing why she was "researching" it to begin with LOL
Seriously, that was my first thought too!! You are a better person than me b/c I would not have been able to let that one go. I have really heard it all now.
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Now I've heard it all.

I probably would have said, "I know. I want them to be lesbians."
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