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 ...


If your child is so big that he can't fit in a chair while latching on, it would be time to stop. Breastmilk may have some advantages, but at a certain age you should pump and teach your child how to drink from a cup.


If you understand that Americans are uncomfortable with it, why would you slap it on the cover of Time Magazine? Just another case of a minority group shoving their agenda down the throat of the majority. And I'm not talking race here - so please no comments about that. I'm talking about activist group minorities.


Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing. I breastfed my kids. However, not until they were 4 or 5, which is how old this kid looks. And the photo doesn't look kind and nuturing. It looks freaky. My kids weaned themselves as food became a bigger part of their diet around a year old. This picture actually makes breastfeeding and breastfeeding mothers look bad. This may be acceptable in places where food is scarce and is for nutritional value. This is just bizarre


isn't breasfeeding for max.2-years-old chid? but it seems the child in this cover already 4 or maybe 5 years doesn't suit the best way of breastfeeding..

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