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 can see a mom doing that when her son is allergic to cow's milk, formula, etc. Even then , 2 yrs is enough. This photo is nasty. This woman looks like she is doing it as a fashion statement, wearing clothes like she's ready for a date, and the boy looks like he just got busted. This cover is all wrong. I wouldnt even be looking into my kid's eyes...id cover it up with a towel or blanket or something. No one wants to see that crap.

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Geez, some of you people sound like you're from the Victorian age. Have you ever traveled to other countries? Nursing older children is quite common in many many of them.

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Doh - "Don't women like their nipples sucked on anyways..." You're a guy aren't you. LOL There's a difference between nursing to nourish and nursing during sex. Ask any woman who's experienced both.

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In other countries, many mothers nurse until their next child is conceived or until their child no longer desires to nurse. Personally, I see no problem with that, but I believe it should be done discretely. That wouldn't include on the cover of a magazine. Many women nurse in public under covers made just for that purpose. No need to flaunt it around like a whore.

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Don't women like their nipples sucked on anyways why not breast feed until they have to go off to college or until they find a girlfriend that will wet nurse them through life. Feeding out of a bottle or off any nipple after all your teeth are in is a constant soaking in sugar essentially and is a cause for tooth decay. Some mothers fall asleep
In bed breast feeding and it is a cause not only of tooth rot but for childhood obesity. I feel 2 yrs when you have
16 to twenty teeth in your head is a reasonable time to get a child off the breast.

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WTH! THATS JUST RIDICULOUS. HELL, THAT BOY ALMOST STANDS AS TALL AS HIS MAMA.(IF THATS HIS MAMA). I BREASTFED ALL 3 OF MY CHILDREN, 1 GIRL, 2 BOYS, & WHEN I FELT THEIR TEETH START CUTTING THEIR GUMS, IT WAS TIME 2 TUCK THE TITTIES. SORRY 4 THE LANGUAGE. THEY STILL HAD THE BOTTLE & BINKY BUT ONLY 4 A SHORT TIME. I DIDNT WANT MY KIDS 2 B WALKING AROUND SAYING ALMOST FULL SENTENCES & THEN STICKING A BOTTLE IN THEIR MOUTHS. BUT IN THIS CASE, HE STICKING A WHOLE DAMN BREAST IN HIS. TEACH YOUR CHILD 2 B INDEPENDENT, & GIVE HIS ASS A CUP. DAMN SHAME & SPOILING YOUR CHILD BY GIVING HIM YOUR TITTY ISNT NURTURING

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If your kid can ask for it, he is too old for breast feeding.

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Anything over a year old is more than enough. I think this is disgusting. Saw the boy on TV this morning with his mommy....can anyone say Pansy?

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ARE YOU MOM ENOUGH TO NOT EXPOSE YOUR CHILD TO RIDICULE AND A SICK ATTACHMENT DISORDER
SO YOU CAN MAKE MONEY SHOWING A GROWN CHILD SUCKING ON YOUR BREAST?
A THINKING MOTHER WOULD NEVER FIND THIS ACCEPTABLE. PERIOD.

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This is meant to stir controversy but it really looks like child abuse, edging on child porn. I cannot
believe ANYONE can defend this. This is not a nurturing mother. It is someone who hopes this
gets her enough $ to live on forever, at the cost of this little boy's mental health.
SHAME ON TIME MAGAZINE!