'Toddlers & Tiaras' Mom Breastfeeds Her 3-Year-Old to Give Her a Competitive Edge (VIDEO)

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toddlers and tiarasToddlers and Tiaras pageant mom Holly will do anything to give her daughter Natali an edge. ANYTHING, do you hear me? And if that means never weaning her breastfeeding 3-and-a-half-year-old, fine. Holly is breastfeeding Natali to pageant glory.

Well, it's better than go-go juice. I'll give her that. But breast milk giving your 3-year-old a competitive edge in a toddler pageant? As a pro-breastfeeding mom, it pains me to say this, but: That's crazy talk

I mean, breastfeeding makes every baby girl a beauty queen -- metaphorically speaking. But past the age of 3, I just don't think the nutritional benefits of breast milk are going to make that much of a difference in a pageant. Try some avocado, you know? 

On the other hand, I guess extended breastfeeding might comfort a child whose her parents make her compete on stage in front of a live audience and pressure her to win. I bet that's why Natali isn't ready to wean! Life is scary for her and the ONE source of security in her life where she feels accepted just for being herself, not for winning, is when she's at mama's breast. Poor thing. 

Honestly, no mother needs an excuse for extended breastfeeding. If you want to keep going, that's no one's business. More power to the both of you! But come on. It's not the crunchy pageant mom's go go juice. 

Do you believe that breastfeeding gives Natali an edge in pageants?


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Liz132 Liz132

Umm the other kids parents give them pixy sticks so....

lulou lulou

Great, now I have that milkshake song stuck in my head and a matching sequined dance routine.

Kimbyann Kimbyann

Probably better off than honey boo boo

nonmember avatar mom

Why are mom's who choose to nurse their children past year one called 'crunchy' granola moms? Makes no sense!

Only in USA is it considered unacceptable or taboo. In the rest of the world its completely normal. And loving. To give your child the best.

tuffy... tuffymama

My son will be four in May, and he still breastfeeds. I absolutely feel it has given him enormous social benefits, and even made his therapy for speech and ASD more rapidly successful. There are benefits and gains to "extended" breastfeeding that cannot be quantified. Out of my grandmother's four children, the two who were nursed beyond the age of two grew up the strongest and healthiest, and the most professionally and socially successful. It could be construed as coincidence, until you hear the same thing repeatedly for years from other families. I nurse my child for the same reasons I SAH and homeschool him; I do it for him and for the future. It is the best that I can do for him to give him the best start in this life, and that is important because thoughtfully raised people in the next few generations need to be strong and well-equipped to live in and possibly change the mess our world is becoming. I lt is too late for me to change the world for my kids, but I can arm them with everything they need to do it.

tyrel... tyrelsmom

Seeing as confidence is important in those things, I bet it does give her an edge, lol.

Helluva lot better than "go go juice" or pixy sticks.

But I think you gotta be on crack to think those pageants are good for any child.

Crazy... CrazyAmy416

@lulou, just so you know,  that "milkshake song" is NOT about anything even close to milkshakes.  It is a reference to felatio 

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