Re: [AAT] trait and attractivity [Re: Brain size and cell packing]
- Hello, Pauline. You wrote.........
>Thanks and yes, I see what you mean. I've seen nursing
> No, you just press on the breast close to the baby's mouth
> enough to break the contact, if you see what I mean.
mothers use a finger to break the suck, and now that you
D'you think that the shape and smoothness of the breast
reinforces the effectiveness of the sucking (as when one of
those rubber-tipped arrows in children's toys of yesteryear
hits a window-pane or, more relevantly, an inflated beachball)?
Did the shape and size of the Hs, female breast evolve because
those females with larger, smoother breasts provided for a more
secure and more effective sucking for their infants?
I'm thinking in terms of a compensation for the thinning body-
hair in an environment where floating away could be a significant
risk - because the body-hair was no longer thick enough or long
enough to provide an effective hand-hold for the infant.
The lack of female beards is also intriguing in this respect;
a long, thick beard would seem to offer an ideal hand-hold
for a breast-feeding infant. If females were emphasizing their
mouths by devolving or simply avoiding any long, thick hair
around the mouth, then the power of an infant's suck could
well be significant in survival terms?
----- Original Message -----
From: Pauline M Ross
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: [AAT] trait and attractivity [Re: Brain size and cell packing]
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 16:11:32 +1000, "Rob Dudman"
> Aha! (says he, slapping himself on the forehead). I recall
>now an occasion when a baby sucked on my thumb and, as
>you say, this is professional-quality sucking. Do you 'break'
>the suck by introducing a finger into the corner of the baby's
No, you just press on the breast close to the baby's mouth enough to
break the contact, if you see what I mean. Easier to do than to
> Lor, no wonder new mothers' eyes glisten a lot when
>they breast-feed their infants......and there was me getting all
>soppy and sentimental about it!
Yes, the first two or three weeks are truly eye-watering! Cracked
nipples are no joke :-( After that it's a breeze, and a damn sight
easier than heating bottles in the middle of the night.
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- --- In AAT@yahoogroups.com, "Rob Dudman" <ansell@a...> wrote:
> Hello, Craig. Thanks again for the preview of your model.It's mostly a question of budgeting time. It's hard
> You wrote....
> > Ok, I'll avoid the Med discussion.
> > As I said, that's not my focus, and I don't find it useful.
> You have a very practical approach to the exchange of
to find time for this forum, in and amongst other
things going on. It can take an hour to respond
to one (I'm slower than the average bear) and I don't
want to spend time on side issues if I can avoid it.
It wasn't intended to sound curt.