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Thursday, April 19, 2007

A nanny who reported being approached in an Encino park by a man who asked to buy the baby she was caring for made up the story, Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Michel Moore announced Thursday. (Click here to continue reading this story).

Click here to read the Time Magazine Article on Wet Nurses.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

What did she want, a raise for not giving the child up? Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

People pay $1000 a week for a wet nurse? I should relactate.

Anonymous said...

P-S-Y-C-H-O

maggie said...

Each of those stories is sick. The crazy nanny. And the whole milk thing. I shudder to think.

jmt said...

I think it's so disgusting and sad that the female breast has been so eroticized and hyper-sexualized that women don't think of breasts in terms of their actual function anymore. They are giant, specialized sweat glands evolved to feed our young. Accept it.
And that anyone could think of cross-breastfeeding as a form of pedophilia is astounding. Any touching or use of the breast is sexual even when they are used for their purpose? SO sick. Wow.
The trend of getting implants at younger and younger ages plays into the insecurities of American girls and young women. Attract all men by all means or you are a worthless female! And what is the result? You get your man, have the children you dreamed of, but then don't have the option to feed them as a natural woman. And even if you want to hire a wet nurse to breastfeed your babies, the ick-factor sexual stigma of letting your baby touch the breasts of another woman means you must keep it a secret, even though wet nurses apparently earn $1000 a week and that would be SO AWESOME to brag about. Crazy.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you, JMT. I actually have a girlfriend who said "I'm all about formula. These breasts are for my husband."

Ick!

s. howard said...

is it me or was JMT saying the opposite of what 253 thinks?

Anonymous said...

I was nursing my toddler when my friend's 7 year old said "what are you doing?" (incidentally, she was breastfeed as a baby too, because that's where I met her mom, in the lactation room at work! Yes, I was lucky to work at a place with a lactation room.) Anyway I said "I'm breastfeeding the baby! You know boobs aren't just for men to look at. They were actually designed to make milk for babies." We all died laughing at "boobs aren't just for men to look at". Ain't that the truth.

Anonymous said...

2:56:

It's just you. 2:53 agrees with JMT. 2:53's girlfriend does not.

Unless I'm on crack. That's possible.

SanFern. SAHM said...

The NANNY made up the story because she didn't want to have to go to the park! She was a lazy, no good nanny who didn't want to chase the child around the park.
So what the hell was she doing working as a nanny!

Anonymous said...

3:35
"boobs aren't just for men to look at".
Explaining about breastfeeding is fine, but I wouldn't want someone putting it that way to my seven year old. It would be confusing because 1. we don't call breasts boobs, and 2. she wouldn't know what you meant by men looking at them, and frankly I'd rather not have to explain that to her at seven!

jmt said...

To clarify: I am all for breastfeeding. My mother was of the generation that started off her childbearing years with unconscious deliveries and sterilized milk bottles, and had her last baby via Lamaze and nursing. She was so glad she did.
I don't mind implants, per se. But the trend to give them as Sweet 16 gifts is appalling. We should be at the stage where we all learn to appreciate the individual beauty in the form of every unique body, not trying to turn ourselves into Barbie and Ken Nation. PS: Bald men are HOT! So please ditch the toupees and plugs!

Anonymous said...

I am offended (as a loud & proud lesbian) at the turn this post has taken.

Anonymous said...

What does your sexual preference have to do with anything, 9:09? Sexual preference shouldn't matter. Why am I explaining this to a lesbian?

Anonymous said...

9:09- I don't get it, what's so offensive?

Anonymous said...

"Attract all men by all means"
that's offensive. It suggests that a women exists eiher/or. And there are so many more people to attract then men.

jmt said...

Hi 9:48 AM
"Attract all men by all means" "or you are a worthless female"
That is the message that American women get from all media. I was stating a painful fact of our society, a bit sarcastically. I agree with you that it is offensive, that's why I don't buy into it, and I don't "buy" into the products that push the unrealistic ideal for women. No fashion magazines, no torture shoes, no tits-falling-out ensembles, no diet pills, no talk shows hosted by super models, nothing that tells me I'm less of a woman or man-magnet if I don't give them my money.
And when I baby-sit my nephew, I always wear modest clothing that covers everything (as I usually do), and I behave and speak modestly in front of him to set a good example (watch my language and content). Apparently that's too much to ask for many nannies who think they are working a stripper pole and a sex hotline 24/7.
Sorry if you misunderstood my writing.