Time Breasfeeding Cover Sparks Controversy

May 10, 2012

in Lifestyle

Are you mom enough? Really Time? This is the new cover of Time Magazine.

Of course images of a woman breastfeeding always spark controversy. But that kid is 3 years old! I"ve always been of the opinion that breastfeeding should be for the first year.

I myself had bad luck with breastfeeding. Big Brother couldn't figure it out no matter what ingenious tricks we tried so he was feed breast milk from a bottle until my supply dried up, which didn't take long.

Little Brother did great, but I had to have my gallbladder out when he was 6 months old. I couldn't keep my supply up enough after surgery but we were able to make it until he could have milk instead of formula.

What makes me angry about this cover is the question, "Are you mom enough?" implying that if we aren't breastfeeding out kids until they start going to public school, we have in some way failed.

As if moms need more pressure and more to worry about.

What is your reaction to the cover? Would you breastfeed a 3 year old?

{ 5 comments }

Anna May 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm

No, I wouldn't do it that long and I resent them even implying I am a bad mom for not doing it that long.  They are clealy desperate to sell magazines.  I think what they did is terrible and is bad for women.

Erika May 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm

That may be fine and well for some people. So is eating raw meat. So is 'un-schooling'. But this is above and beyond the line. I'm a damn good mom but I could not breast feed past 2 weeks with either child. If I would have I would have done it till they were a year but in MY opinion anything longer than that is sick and wrong. TIME did moms everywhere a huge disservice.

Sarah Morphew-Ussery via Facebook May 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I saw this! It was maybe a bit much…

Ashley Garrett Fitting via Facebook May 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I saw this.. I kind of have no words… But stopping by from the spring Fling!

Ashley May 11, 2012 at 10:29 am

This is pretty appalling. I don't have kids, yet, but I cannot for the life of me imagine breast feeding past one year. All the power to moms who do, but no mom is better or worse for how long they choose to breast feed!

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