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May 10, 2012 11:24am

Time Cover Shows 3-Year-Old Breast-Feeding

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This week's cover of Time Magazine shows a mother nursing her 3-year-old son.

Should a mom continue nursing her child even after he's too big to be held in her arms? For mothers who practice what's known as "attachment parenting," the answer is an emphatic "yes" - and some are more than happy to demonstrate.

This week's cover of Time Magazine shows Los Angeles mother Jamie Lynne Grumet nursing her 3-year-old son, who reaches her breast with the help of a chair.

"When you think of breast-feeding, you think of mothers holding their children, which was impossible with some of these older kids," photographer Martin Schoeller said in a Time Magazine online story explaining the cover photo. "I liked the idea of having the kids standing up to underline the point that this was an uncommon situation."

The cover story illustrated by the photo takes a look at the philosophy of attachment parenting today - which, in addition to extended breastfeeding, also promotes co-sleeping and using slings to "wear" infants - and its roots in the 1992 parenting guide, "The Baby Book" by Dr. Bill and Martha Sears.

The magazine will be on newsstands Friday. Time tweeted out the cover this morning and the buzz has been building on Twitter ever since. One apparent supporter of attachment parenting called it "inflammatory" and "an insult to AP (attachment parents) moms everywhere" while another Tweeter criticized it as "sexualized." It has also already been the subject of parody, with the blog SooperMexican.com posting a doctored version of the photo, with President Obama's head atop the body of the nursing mother and Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law school student infamously called a "slut" by conservative talk radio Rush Limbaugh,

Posted by Anonymous on May. 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 10, 2012 at 4:07 PM
There's about 3 identical posts that have already been made.
JessT5280
by MileHigh Mom on May. 10, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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My only issue with this is the talk shows that are now showing this on TV (like the View) are blurring out her breast. Uh...WHAT BREAST? I've seen more breast exposed on those stupid red carpet shows and they certainly don't blur THAT out! 

The only reason this is being sexualized is because people stupid. Breasts are meant to feed offspring, society has made it sexual. 

ShesALady
by on May. 10, 2012 at 4:12 PM
I personally wouldn't breastfeed that long. I feel it's uneccessary. They could get themselves a glass of milk at that age and drink it. I look at it as weaning off a bottle. Could you imagine a 3 yr old walking around with a bottle? That's JMO.
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Randi02
by Platinum Member on May. 10, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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Bottles and breasts are not at all comparable.

Quoting ShesALady:

I personally wouldn't breastfeed that long. I feel it's uneccessary. They could get themselves a glass of milk at that age and drink it. I look at it as weaning off a bottle. Could you imagine a 3 yr old walking around with a bottle? That's JMO.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 10, 2012 at 4:14 PM

  but if they didnt they would have  tons of back lash .

i  wonder if its the breast that upsets them or the child age

Quoting JessT5280:

My only issue with this is the talk shows that are now showing this on TV (like the View) are blurring out her breast. Uh...WHAT BREAST? I've seen more breast exposed on those stupid red carpet shows and they certainly don't blur THAT out! 

The only reason this is being sexualized is because people stupid. Breasts are meant to feed offspring, society has made it sexual. 

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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but if you let your 3 year old have a bottle  people freak because you have not taken it away yet . but its ok to bf that long ? 

Quoting Randi02:

Bottles and breasts are not at all comparable.

Quoting ShesALady:

I personally wouldn't breastfeed that long. I feel it's uneccessary. They could get themselves a glass of milk at that age and drink it. I look at it as weaning off a bottle. Could you imagine a 3 yr old walking around with a bottle? That's JMO.


 

JessT5280
by MileHigh Mom on May. 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Then they should have blurred the child. 

Quoting Anonymous:

  but if they didnt they would have  tons of back lash .

i  wonder if its the breast that upsets them or the child age

Quoting JessT5280:

My only issue with this is the talk shows that are now showing this on TV (like the View) are blurring out her breast. Uh...WHAT BREAST? I've seen more breast exposed on those stupid red carpet shows and they certainly don't blur THAT out! 

The only reason this is being sexualized is because people stupid. Breasts are meant to feed offspring, society has made it sexual. 

 


ShesALady
by on May. 10, 2012 at 4:18 PM
IMO they are though. A bottle is for an infant unable to use a cup who needs to be fed then as they get older you wean them off the bottle. Same as the breast. I breastfed both my girls so I'm not going to say just pump because I know how hard that is, but I still find it unessecary. There are plenty of ways to nourish your children. Again, my opinion. I don't judge those who do it, but I'm in no way comfortable with doing it myself.

Quoting Randi02:

Bottles and breasts are not at all comparable.

Quoting ShesALady:

I personally wouldn't breastfeed that long. I feel it's uneccessary. They could get themselves a glass of milk at that age and drink it. I look at it as weaning off a bottle. Could you imagine a 3 yr old walking around with a bottle? That's JMO.


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Randi02
by Platinum Member on May. 10, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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Yes :)

Bottles have a negative impact on speech and jaw development, as well as teeth. There are no benefits to giving a bottle beyond a year.

Breast milk changes from feed to feed, and drastically changes as the child gets older. Breastfeeding is recommended for a MINIMUM of 2 years and promotes speech and proper jaw development. There are numerous health benefits and it's still within the normal weaning window - which is 2.5 - 7 years. Unfortunately, most babies are not lucky enough to be breastfed for 2 months, let alone 2 years.

Quoting Anonymous:

but if you let your 3 year old have a bottle  people freak because you have not taken it away yet . but its ok to bf that long ? 

Quoting Randi02:

Bottles and breasts are not at all comparable.

Quoting ShesALady:

I personally wouldn't breastfeed that long. I feel it's uneccessary. They could get themselves a glass of milk at that age and drink it. I look at it as weaning off a bottle. Could you imagine a 3 yr old walking around with a bottle? That's JMO.


 


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Randi02
by Platinum Member on May. 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Not at all the same lol.

I just replied to someone else stating why.

Quoting ShesALady:

IMO they are though. A bottle is for an infant unable to use a cup who needs to be fed then as they get older you wean them off the bottle. Same as the breast. I breastfed both my girls so I'm not going to say just pump because I know how hard that is, but I still find it unessecary. There are plenty of ways to nourish your children. Again, my opinion. I don't judge those who do it, but I'm in no way comfortable with doing it myself.

Quoting Randi02:

Bottles and breasts are not at all comparable.

Quoting ShesALady:

I personally wouldn't breastfeed that long. I feel it's uneccessary. They could get themselves a glass of milk at that age and drink it. I look at it as weaning off a bottle. Could you imagine a 3 yr old walking around with a bottle? That's JMO.



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