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"Hi, I'm Stephanie from Georgia. And I have a 5-month-old son, and I was just wondering at what age should I stop breastfeeding him?"

Dr. Sears says, "The current recommendations are to breastfeed for at least a year, and that's very important because the longer you breastfeed, the more intelligent the kids become. Now, having said that, when do you need to stop? There really is no age that you need to stop. The older the child gets, the little more awkward it gets in public. You know, if you're breastfeeding a 10-year-old, you'll probably get arrested."

Dr. Phil mentions a guest he had on a few years ago who was still breastfeeding her 5- and 7-year-old children. "Now, I'm sorry " because there are some people, there are organizations that say that you just breastfeed indefinitely " but I've got to tell you, when the kid comes in and pitches the keys on the nightstand and says, 'Mom, I'm hungry,' that's just not right. I mean, these kids are walking up and she's, like, leaning on their head. I mean, come on! Is there a definitive answer?"

"When it becomes very socially awkward to breastfeed that child, then that's a clue," says Dr. Sears.

"The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least one year, the World Health Organization says at least two, and both agree that it's healthy to continue for as long as the mother and child desire, as long as they both go along," says Dr. Phil. "You now have all the points of view."

"Hi, Dr. Phil, hi Doctors, my name is Tara from Whittier, California, and I have a question. Is fantasizing about your ex considered cheating?"

"I think that what's important is how often you're doing that," says Dr. Fields. "If it's occasionally, it's no big deal, but what it says is maybe I need to start shaking things up in my relationship. It's a red flag. If it's happening all the time, and if you start going down that slippery slope of maybe a little e-mail won't hurt, right? Maybe a little live snapshot of him " that starts being an affair of the heart, and people can't kid themselves when they say, 'Oh, if there's no sex it's not an affair.' I see more couples coming into my office with marriages breaking up because of these so-called affairs of the heart."

Dr. Phil turns to his in-studio audience for a quick vote. "Who in the audience

would be OK with their partner fantasizing about an ex?" Not one person raises a hand. But when he asks who would not like their partner fantasizing about an ex, all hands go up.  

"I actually do fantasize," Tara says from the audience. "[About] Travis."

"You could at least give her a hug," Dr. Phil tells Travis, who can't control his own laughter. Travis rises from his seat and gives Tara a warm embrace.

"Dr. Phil, is it really true that there's a procedure that can be done to enhance the size of a male's penis?" asks Elvina, in Dr. Phil's audience.

"It's called do the dishes," Dr. Fields says in jest.

But in all seriousness, Dr. Ordon confirms that there is such a procedure, adding, "But if I make this sound too good, I'm going to get 50 million calls."

Dr. Phil asks, "But is it possible?"

"Yes," says Dr. Ordon, "and it's a multi-step thing that you do. You release the ligament that suspends the penis " "

"A simple yes would have been all right," Dr. Phil interjects.

"I thought I was supposed to be technical here!" says Dr. Ordon.

"And how about these things you see on TV, these creams and things that you do?" asks Dr. Phil.

Dr. Ordon says, "They're not going to work."

Giving Dr. Ordon a gentle elbow-jab to the ribs, Dr. Sears says with a laugh, "They've never worked, have they?"