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May 24, 2012

Endless Breastfeeding

                                            Foto: Time Magazine

Okay ladies/mommies, most of you must have seen this but I just saw it and can't hold back sharing it with you. I know I support attachment parenting and I don't have anything against it but something about this picture makes me uncomfortable. 
 My question is, even if you want to nurse a child up to this age, would you be proud enough to do it in public?  And when do you think is the right age to stop breast feeding a child.
I'd like to hear your opinion, please share with us.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

I wasn’t able to breastfeed for long but I do think that if a baby is hungry then it’s sad for people to expect the mum to take a child to a bathroom or somewhere else to feed when the people who are complaining wouldn’t do that. I don’t think there is a right age. I think the natural wearing age of humans is around 7, when we lose our milk teeth. I think it’s sad that within our culture there are so many people who are offended at something that is so natural. Because breasts are constantly portrayed as ‘sex objects’, it’s understandable. I just hope my son grows up to realise the difference and what it means to a mum to breastfeed her child. We all need to do our best to be supportive of other parent’s choices. I can think of far worse things a parent could be doing to their child! Time magazine have definitely chosen photos to cause controversy!

MsJB said...

LOL this is a very hard one! I just can't stop laughing. I think breast feeding your child for long (up to 1 yr) is something that is very recommended, but this one right here is definitely abnormal

Nicole Buckingham said...

I don't know how I feel about this, and I think that my reaction to the cover and the photo shoot "propping" that must have been involved is probably different from how I feel about the very personal decision of when to wean a child.

Aloha,
Just stopping by to follow you from the weekend hop. I look forward to "hearing" more of your thoughts.

Thanks for hosting.
xoxo,
Nicole
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Sparkle and Co said...

I breastfed my son until he turned 22 months old. (2 months ago, indeed). After he turned 10 months, i only breastfed him at home... Never in a public place. This picture looks provocative. I had this time issue, the european one, and the cover was a picture of new French president, François Hollande even if the content was the same.

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Camille Griffiths said...

I think the picture looks weird because of the fact that they were posed unnaturally for shock value, and the fact that the kid is big for his age. I know MY 3 year old is like half that big. She nursed until just after her third birthday... But never standing on a chair, with both of us staring provocatively at the a camera. Lol. TIME was obviously going for something that would stir people up and make them as much money as possible.

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