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Breastfeeding cover sparks Controversy

Anonymous
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This week's Time magazine cover features Jamie Lynne Grumet, a 26-year-old woman breastfeeding her three-year-old son. Grumet was one of four mothers photographed by Time for a cover story on "attachment parenting," an approach--outlined by 1992's "The Baby Book" by Dr. Bill Sears--that recommends extended breast-feeding, co-sleeping and "baby wearing."

The provocative cover, published online Thursday, was met with the predictable Twitter jaw-drop.

"Love the Time cover," AllThingsD.com's Peter Kafka wrote. "In the cringiest way possible."

"Anybody else slightly slack-jawed over this week's Time cover?" The Atlantic Wire's Adam Clark Estes rhetorically asked.

"Breastfeeding your 3-year-old is one thing," the Daily News' Bill Hammond wrote. "But putting a picture of him doing it on the cover of Time?"

"Heads up, parents!" John Cannon warned. "If you're planning to take your kids grocery shopping, you will have to explain this Time mag cover."'

This doesn't seem so bad: Or Is It?

Posted by Anonymous on May. 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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Piskie
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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What's to explain.... Some children have their mothers milk longer than others.
Simple.....
I honestly don't see what the fuss is about.
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Mommototwo
by on May. 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM

I think it's fine, but the caption bothers me. I don't see AP as extreme.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 10, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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Gross poor kid wait a few years he will be mortified !

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 10, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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Better then some of the crap on magazine covers these days. At least she has a reason for exposing herself. Unlike the usual skanks on the covers doing it because they're skanky.
I believe in full term breastfeeding which is what this woman is doing.
egyptian_mommy
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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Doesn't bother me. But this is America the land where people love to get their panties in a bunch over anything and everything. Obviously it's not a big deal in other countries.
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Momniscient
by Ruby Member on May. 10, 2012 at 1:44 PM
Don't care. I do think attachment parenting is a fringe-y thing that I don't subscribe to but I don't care about attention grabbers.
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MikylasMommy
by on May. 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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i dont really give a fuck

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Does anyone actually breastfeed  untill 3 years old?

sunshinebebe26
by on May. 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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I don't get why someone would want to put there 3 year old kid bfing on a cover of a well known magazine like that, for all the world to see....

Randi02
by Platinum Member on May. 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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This.

Unattached parenting (bottles, cribs, not baby wearing, cry it out etc.) is abnormal and extreme.

AP is how our babies are supposed to be raised.


Quoting Mommototwo:

I think it's fine, but the caption bothers me. I don't see AP as extreme.

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