Saturday, May 12, 2012

Are You Shocked By Time Magazine's Cover of A Breastfeeding Mom?

Everyone seems to be talking about it: Time Magazine's Cover that portrays a mother breastfeeding her 3 year old as he stands on a chair.

The title is even more challenging: ARE YOU MOM ENOUGH?
The topic has been debated by many parents: Attachment Parenting.

Some are saying the picture is inappropriate. It doesn't really portray the warm relationship of attachment parenting. On the contrary, it is rather provocative. Plus, the idea of breastfeeding a child that old does not sit well with many.  The attachment parenting movement was started 20 years ago by Dr. William Sears. It not only advocates breastfeeding (and extended breastfeeding) but also baby wearing and co-sleeping. Attachment parenting is the idea of doing what you would do naturally. It is going back to our instincts.

Well, whether you agree or don't agree with attachment parenting, you got to agree that Time Magazine has succeeded in getting people's attention with this picture.

As for me, I am pro attachment parenting. But I wouldn't hold it against anyone who doesn't practice the same parenting style. To each her own. We all live in different circumstances and as long as you're doing the best you can for your children, that is all anyone can ask for.

So, what do you think about this controversial Time Magazine's Cover? Do you think they are sending out the right message? Or do you think it was a good marketing strategy because they've got everyone talking about it?

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