From the traveling exhibit Mother.Culture.
Currently showing in Sacramento’s Phantom Gallery through January 2008.
Contact Rachel Valley to make an appointment for a private showing.

Mother.Culture Page

One point of controversy is natural weaning. In my opinion “cold turkey” does not compute with a child. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding two years minimum. The natural weaning age for a human is 2.5 to 7 years. A far cry from the 6 months the western babies typically experience.

Comments

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsalmost 7 years ago

    Very well done

  • Dave Sandersfeld
    Dave Sandersfeldalmost 7 years ago

    The reason i restore watershed and wildlife habitats, So he and his kids will enjoy what we have enjoyed! Like wildlife, I see all the time. we raised our two kids and you forget WHAT THIS ALL IS ABOUT! FAMILIES THRIVING. i JUST INCLUDE BEAR CUBS AND TOE-HEADED KIDS – LIKE i WAS SOON LONG AGO:-))))))

  • Rachel Valley
    Rachel Valleyalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you both for your kind words!

  • Rachel Valley
    Rachel Valleyalmost 7 years ago

    @Dave Sanders What part of the world are you in?

  • Peace Mitchell
    Peace Mitchellalmost 7 years ago

    Excellent way to further the breastfeeding message. Well done.

  • Jacqueline Baker
    Jacqueline Bakerover 6 years ago

    Hooray love this image!
    I fed 4 of my 5 children till they were approx two and i do not regret it one little bit, in fact i cried when my youngest child Tommy finished when i was 42 as i knew i would never breast feed again! The wonderful thing is that both my eldest daughters breastfed their children too . I feel that by them seeing me breastfeeding they have no hang ups themselves! Love your series!

  • beekokweh
    beekokwehover 4 years ago

    I love this image too!!
    I breastfed my Son until he was four, alot of people thought that was wrong and disgusting…it was quite the opposite…I love to see photos like this and I wish there were more in the mainstream, the US as a whole is very backwards when it comes to breastfeeding in general let alone nursing an older child.

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