This Man Thinks His Girlfriend Breastfeeds For Attention

Dad tells girlfriend she needs to stop breastfeeding their 7-month-old son when he's 8-months-old because she's an "attention-seeker." Just another day on Dr. Phil.

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Every couple decides to run their household differently, and while we think two partners who equally share decision-making and responsibilities is the way to go, not all families agree. In fact, a pair featured in a recent clip from an upcoming episode of Dr. Phil have a little more of an old-fashioned relationship.

And by old-fashioned, we mean sexist and completely insane. Cory, a 37-year-old man who calls himself "The King of the Castle" has a special set of rules for his 25-year-old girlfriend and baby's mama, Elizabeth, if she, um, "wants to be the queen." One of those rules? Elizabeth needs to stop breastfeeding their 7-month-old son when he's 8-months-old because she's an "attention-seeker" and her breastfeeding hormones are causing issues in their relationship.

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What we think are really causing issues in their relationship? Those ridiculous breastfeeding guidelines—and these additional ones:

-Elizabeth has to look after the baby without ever asking for help. (The King, apparently, doesn't change diapers.)

-Elizabeth gets a $100 allowance per month. (We have to wonder if baby gets a little more than that?)

-Elizabeth can't talk to men. (We're guessing the son is okay since he's The Prince?)

-Cory must approve of her friends. (So play dates are out then?)

-Cory must have her passwords, monitor phone records, email and social media accounts. (No #babyprince trend going on here.)

-Elizabeth can't have Cory's information regarding salary, finances or passwords. (So planning for baby's college education is probably okay, right?)

Sadly, Elizabeth isn't the first woman to have a child with Cory—he already has two children from two other women, and apparently, feels "very strongly" about the 8-month breastfeeding rule. He said, "Elizabeth is very needy. She uses her breastfeeding as a way of [getting] attention." But his "Queen" fired back with: "I completely, 100 percent, advocate for the benefits of breastfeeding—not only for the baby. It's hard for you to tell me to stop breastfeeding my 8-month-old infant. No mom in their right mind would ever listen to any man [say that], husband or not."

His response? That she can leave if she doesn't like his rules. We say—go, Elizabeth. Take your son and run if you need to.

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