Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Madonna and Child: Day 9

Madonna and Child
Luis de Mainlu

I love this one because Christ is so human here. I'm not sure why, but babies love to do the twiddle, even if they aren't actively nursing.

Found here.


  1. I hope they trimmed his nails somehow... cause - OW.

    That reminds me... I need to trim Jaxons

  2. I learned in my certified Lactation counselor class that babies twiddle and paw the breast to stimulate milk supply. Of course they probably don't know why they're doing it...but that's why they do! :)

  3. I love how this image clearly shows that the breasts are not sexual in this context. If everyone could see this as normal, natural behavior, I don't think nursing in public would be an issue, either!

  4. Just Another Mom10:07 AM

    For me, the 'twiddle' has always felt sexual, I do get aroused by that type of stimulation, therefore I try and discourage it in my children. For some women it's not a problem, and I am glad for that. I am all for breastfeeding, it's great and good and grand and you should do it everywhere and anywhere all the time. But it felt so wrong to have my children touch me like that, and that made me frustrated and sad. I haven't nursed now for some time, but I still remember that icky feeling that would accompany the stimulation.

    I don't know if I'm saying this well enough, but what works for some, doesn't work for others.

  5. Well, of course if it's something you're not comfortable with, then the nursing relationship would have to change.

    I just know that if people are going to think breastfeeding is inappropriate- twiddling without breastfeeding at all would be just so appalling to many people. But it's not necessarily inherently sexual for either party, so it's not necessarily "indecent."

  6. my first thought was: that nursing top is awesome!!


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