Time Magazine cover shows breastfeeding mother demonstrating Attachment Parenting (PHOTOS)
This week’s cover of Time magazine hits the news stands in America tomorrow. It looks closely at the practice of attachment parent and discusses Dr Sears’ The Baby Book.
The mother themed issue also profiles mothers from across America who like the philosophy of attachment parent, which is characterised by extended breast feeding, co-sleeping and wearing your baby in a sling across your body. Some think that the doctor is anti-feminist (I think I am in that camp) and he is completely unrealistic.
The magazine shows one of the advocates of the philosophy on the front cover and it has caused some controversy. The image shows a mother of a three year old, Jamie Lynne Grumet, standing up breastfeeding her son. The photographer, Martin Schoeller said of the controversial photo:
“When you think of breastfeeding, you think of mothers holding their children, which was impossible with some of these older kids,”
“I liked the idea of having the kids standing up to underline the point that this was an uncommon situation.”
I think that this just makes mothers feel judged. How many mothers have the time to practice this philosophy and still stay sane?
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