Did anyone see this past weeks episode of Desperate Housewives? Lynette had a co-worker that was a breastfeeding advocate and everyone in her office was freaked out because her nanny was bringing the baby in to work so she coudl nurse him frequently during the day. The mom was making all kinds of good arguments for extended breastfeeding, etc. Her son was 5 years old and it was probably the first time anyone had seen a mother nurse an older child. At first I thought this was great, that they were exposing a wide audience to a new concept, etc, etc. However, in the last ten minutes of the episode she is seen crying at her desk and sad because her son had weaned himself. She then begins to cry that she will have to go back to the gym now because nursing burns so many calories a day, etc. Turned out the mother was a bit of a nut and seemed to be nursing her son more for her own benefit that his. She fit right in with the cast of crazy women on a television show but I was disappointed that the first exposure a lot of Americans might had had to extended breastfeeding was a negative one.
Anyone else see ths? I realize I am admitting that I watch crappy TV in front of all of you!