Time Breastfeeding Cover
Time Breastfeeding Cover, The jury’s out on whether it’s breastfeeding at its best or parenting at its worst. Either way, it’s an image that has tongues wagging.A controversial Time Magazine cover photo is going viral and people across the globe, Canadians included, are voicing their opinions.
The image features Jamie Lynne Grumet, a slim, blonde 26-year-old Los Angeles mother of two, breastfeeding her younger son Aram, who turns four next month.
Aram stands on a chair to reach his mother’s chest and casts a sidelong glance at the camera as he feeds.
The accompanying headline for a story on attachment parenting asks readers in bright red letters if they are “mom enough.”
Many took to the Internet to criticize the photograph, saying its widespread publication would hurt Aram when he grows older.
“Kid’s too old,” Tammy King wrote on Canadian Family magazine’s Facebook page. “That is too extreme,” added Lisa Matthews.
Toronto-based blogger Dee Brun wasted no time ripping into Grumet for subjecting her son to unavoidable teasing in the future.
“The real story here lies with that 3 year old boy who will have to re-live this picture OVER and OVER for the rest of his life,” the mother of four blogged. “SHAME ON MOM… for creating something her son will NEVER be able to escape from.”
Others, however, expressed support for Grumet, saying she was brave to show there is nothing wrong with a natural process.
“Get over it people,” Nicole Demers Sivyer wrote, adding that the average age of weaning around the world ranges from three years to six.
“I’m appalled and saddened by the blatant disregard for child-lead weaning and the standards that some people feel they need to impose on how others provide nourishment for their child.”
Melissa Dickinson, meanwhile, chided some for viewing the image in an exploitative light.
“If this looks like child p**n to you then you are a pervert and the issues lie within you,” she posted. (CTV News)
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