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Time Magazine Cover: Jamie Lynne Grumet Breastfeeds 3-Year-Old Son

In Really?!? on May 10, 2012 at 20:46


Time Magazine Cover: Jamie Lynne Grumet Breastfeeds 3-Year-Old Son

I’m sorry but I think this is weird… Breast feeding until 1 sure, 2… maybe… but if the kid can conjugate verbs… chew food….and go to soccer practice… it’s too late to be breastfed.  Breastfeeding in public does not perturb me and I feel strongly that it should not bother anybody but this is not healthy for the child or for the mother.

Check out Time magazine’s latest cover, which is causing quite a star. It features 26-year-old mother Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her three-year-old son. And — as you can see — it doesn’t really cover up anything. The Time cover story is about Dr. William Sears, known for starting “attachment parenting.” What do you think of the cover? Does it go too far?

Here’s part of Grumet’s interview with Time…

What do you say to people who say breast-feeding a 3-year-old is disturbing or wrong?

They are people who tell me they’re going to call social services on me or that it’s child molestation. I really don’t think I can reason with those people. But as far as someone who says they’re uncomfortable with this, I don’t think it’s wrong to admit this. But people have to realize this is biologically normal. It’s not socially normal. The more people see it, the more it’ll become normal in our culture. That’s what I’m hoping. I want people to see it.

There seems to be a war going on between conventional parenting and attachment parenting, and that’s what I want to avoid. I want everyone to be encouraging. We’re not on opposing teams. We all need to be encouraging to each other, and I don’t think we’re doing a very good job at that.


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