Should BF'ing be taught in school?
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|Fri, 04-04-2003 - 8:10pm|
As the children get older/more mature, the subject mater is more specific about human reproduction & lactation - and the benefits of bf'ing.
If you'd like to take a look at the information, you can find it here: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/b_feed/main.htm
At first, I wasn't so sure about how they would present such a topic to younger children, but after reading the materials a bit, I think this is an excellent idea. Of course, my children have been exposed to a mother bf'ing & know what it is all about, so it already seems normal to them. But for some children, they either haven't been exposed to bf'ing or don't remember. I like the way this is set up - to make bf'ing the normal way to feed a baby (be it human or other animal), but in a subtle way.
What do you think? Is such a topic/curriculum appropriate for teaching in school (public or private)? How would you react if you found out your child was being taught about breastfeeding (using this curriculum or another)?