Breastfeeding Group on Time Cover: Way to Be!

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The Time Magazine breastfeeding cover and story on attachment parenting are A-O-K with at least one major organization, despite the ruckus it caused.

Bettina Forbes, co-founder of Best for Babes - an advocacy group dedicated to educating moms about breastfeeding - defended the controversial image.

Forbes says three is NOT too old to be breastfeeding, and that while she'd have preferred a celebrity like Jennifer Garner on the cover, it's still great.

Attachment Parenting Time Cover

"We understand that Americans are uncomfortable with [the Time cover]," she told TMZ.

"However, in other cultures where babies wean themselves normally, usually somewhere around age three or four, it is perfectly acceptable."

"Think of it this way - some cultures have been drinking green tea for millennia, yet only recently has it become popular in the United States once the health benefits were more understood and it was popularized by marketing."

"Breastfeeding is the same thing," she argues, since "it is accepted and valued in many cultures, but not yet fully in the U.S."

"We're happy with anything that is an appealing image, provokes conversation, and ultimately desensitizes people to breastfeeding."

You tell us, THG readers: Attachment parenting ...

 

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@ I call bs....why are you bringing up stuff that happened in the past?? Im white and I would not send my kids to be breastfed by someones boob that is not mine! That is just gross!

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First off I dont like the Are you mom enough crap! pfft! Who are they to say Im not mom enough because I dont want my kid on the tit until they are 5! I think these ladies get off on it which is sick. Theres no reason a child past 2 should be on the breast. I wouldnt even have my kid on breast if they had teeth. I breastfed both my children for a couple of weeks im happy with that.

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Jacki you are a joke

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paul you are wrong prove it

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Janis no you are moron

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Is that Al you are a moron

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This is a joke

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Ms. forbes has my name WTF!!!!!!!
I don't support that shit!!!!!
No one is sexualizing that shit...pediatricians even say there is no nutritional value in breastfeeding after age two.....mom likes that shit.....keep it real.. ...mental attachment to having your tit suckled by your 5 year old...ish

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VERY CREEPY!!!!!

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I feel so bad for this little boy. How embarrassing for him. When he is going through puberty, you'd better believe his peers will whip out a copy of this to harass him with. Why on earth would any mother do this to her child? Discusting! Nursing is a beautiful thing between a motet and a child. This nasty woman sold out her kid.

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