Time Magazine’s Breastfeeding Cover Mom Shoots New Photo
Remember the mom who stirred up a ton of controversy by breastfeeding her 3-year-old son on the cover of Time magazine?
Well, she's back at it...and you won't believe what she's up to this time!
26-year-old Jamie Lynne Grumet of Los Angeles shares the cover of Pathways to Family Wellness magazine with her whole family, this time while breastfeeding her now 4-year-old son, Aram.
Grumet said she was breastfed by her own mother until age six (!) and plans to breastfeed Aram and his adopted brother Samuel until age five.
I'm well aware that breastfeeding children way after infancy is normal in other cultures, and I'm all for moms breastfeeding their kids.
However, let's just think this through for a minute...a 5-year old would be in kindergarten...possibly first grade in some places.
You think that's not setting that kid up for teasing and bullying?
Sure, parents of the other children should teach them not to bully people who are different, but kids are kids. They see something different, weird, or new, they point it out.
'Attachment parents' say that the constant contact, extended breastfeeding, and co-sleeping are all done to support the emotional and physical development of the child.
I'll be frank...I think those kids are going to be a little weird.
I'm not a parent, and I have no idea how I will choose to raise my kids someday, but I'm pretty sure if my child is old enough to ask for milk, it won't be coming from my body.
[Daily Mail contributed to this article. Click HERE to see their story, complete with the NSFW magazine cover.]
How old is too old for a child to breastfeed?