Row over breast-feeding picture

2012-05-12 00:00

JUST how shocking is it to see a three-year-old breast-feeding? Time magazine has found out that there’s plenty of controversy to be had — a cover showing mom Jamie Lynn Grumet breast-feeding her toddler has provoked polarised debate ranging from outrage to charges of exploitative behaviour, according to the Guardian.

The image is designed to illustrate the extremes of attachment parenting, which encourages moms to co-sleep and breast-feed their babies well into toddlerhood. The idea is promoted by Bill Sears, ­co-author of The Baby Book, and it is Sears’s theories that the Time article investigates.

But the image is so startling that advocates for both sides of the breast-feeding debate call it a “cheap shot” that undermines the issues. — Parent24.

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