3-year-old breastfeeding on cover of Time Magazine?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
3-year-old breastfeeding on cover of Time Magazine?
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Thu, 05-10-2012 - 10:16am

Anyone seen this Time magazine issue yet?

I wonder what the reaction this cover will bring?

Edited to add - the boy is 3 years old, and is standing on a chair.

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Source: http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,20120521,00.html

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

I enjoyed this paragraphwritten in response to the Time article:

Breastfeeding is an ancient and natural component in promoting a mother's attachment to her child. The touch, closeness and leisurely dance between a mother and her baby that takes place when she is nursing is nothing short of holy for those women who can and choose to participate. I strongly advocate that whenever possible, a new mother take the time to offer her baby -- and herself -- the chance to linger for that brief time, whether it's months or years, in the ritual of breastfeeding. Far be it for me to decide when that should end; arguments can easily be made that culturally speaking, children have nursed far beyond what we're used to. And on the other hand, even a few months of nursing offers a baby a tremendous jump start, whenever possible.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-stiffelman/time-breastfeeding_b_1509745.html

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010

I really like that quote - thanks for find it and sharing!

Also, I wanted to say that you, Teresa and Charleen have done a wonderful job keeping the debate going and interesting during this slow time, and I am forever grateful for each one of you and for your posts!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
witch_power wrote:

I really like that quote - thanks for find it and sharing!

Also, I wanted to say that you, Teresa and Charleen have done a wonderful job keeping the debate going and interesting during this slow time, and I am forever grateful for each one of you and for your posts!

Thanks - I love Charleen's long and thoughtful posts.

But on the TIME magazine issue, I am feeling really dudded. I subscribe as of this year, and that particular issue never arrived in the mailbox. After all of the internet discussion, I was waiting for it. 

Teresa