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#1 of 65 Old 03-31-2008, 08:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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.

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What?! That is horrible... the baby's choice? Ugh!
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Ewww! Poor baby

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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.

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What in the world?!?! That makes no sense!
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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.

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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?

 

 

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WTF!!!!!
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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!

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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.

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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?
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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.

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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...
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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.

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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!

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I've heard of moms doing this. I think it's horrible.

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Meh. My mom put lemon juice on nipple when I was a little over a year. Aparently, I just licked it off and kept on going.
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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.
: I was just going to post about that!

Using bitter herbs to push LOs to wean is often found in traditional cultures. Granted, those babes are not really babes anymore when it gets to that point.

I'm not 100% opposed to that as weaning method for toddlers, but certainly not for infants!
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OP... you think you live in the uncrunchiest place ever? At least moms BF there!!!

I think if I were at the end of my rope with my four or five year old I may consider it. But NOT for a baby or young toddler.

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Meh. My mom put lemon juice on nipple when I was a little over a year. Aparently, I just licked it off and kept on going.
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That would never work with my LOs, unless I resorted to something really gross. They LIKE chili sauce, lemon juice, mustard, and most other strong-tasting foods I could name.

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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.
I wondered about that too? OP, do you know: How old was the baby?

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OP... you think you live in the uncrunchiest place ever? At least moms BF there!!!

I think if I were at the end of my rope with my four or five year old I may consider it. But NOT for a baby or young toddler.
Ditto. Dd's 3 and we're cool for now, but 4-5 might find me singing a different tune.

Some folks posted re; CC... just a note that this reflects that while 'experts' and their books may offer us excellent advice, strategies, etc, but will never approach defining what is or is not right for every family... it's just like standardizing when applied too liberally. Read well, take what you like and leave the rest. (And love the breast! )
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Jeez I'm really sick of nursing lately, but my nipples are way too sore to even think about putting spicey condiments on them! Ack. And my DD is another who would probably just lick them off and keep going.

OT, but there was some TV star in recent years who disciplined her kids by putting Tabasco sauce in their mouths. Can you imagine?
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I don't think it's as sad as never nursing. And I doubt people do it with infants. I haven't had Vietnamese chili sauce, we;re spicy food eaters here- I wouldn't want to use anything that caused them pain, just an icky taste. that's what nature does- when i was pg with #3, #2 stopped nursing because it tasted icky. same thing happened between #3 and #4.
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That would never work with my LOs, unless I resorted to something really gross. They LIKE chili sauce, lemon juice, mustard, and most other strong-tasting foods I could name.
Ha, I know. My son is 14 months and he crawls around sucking on lemons and chewing on raw onions. :

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I'm a far cry from perfect but I agree, that's just crappy.
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