Mom Breastfeeds Three-Year-Old Son On 'Time' Cover — Appropriate?

Thu, May 10, 2012 4:20pm EDT by 26 Comments
Time Are You Mom Enough

Can you believe this shocking cover of a mother breastfeeding her nearly four-year-old son? He’s so big she can’t even carry him! Is ‘Time’ going too far?

If Time Magazine‘s editors wanted our attention, they definitely got it! The latest cover features blogger Jamie Lynne Grumet confidently staring at the reader while offering her nipple to her son Aram.

The Los Angeles-based mom applies the same practice to her adopted five-year-old son Samuel.

She told Time that she was breast-fed until she was six years-old. “It’s really warm. It’s like embracing your mother, like a hug. You feel comforted, nurtured and really, really loved,” the 26-year-old said. “I had so much self-confidence as a child, and I know it’s from that. I never felt like she would ever leave me. I felt that security.”

Time Magazine ‘Are You Mom Enough?’ — Are You CRAZY Enough?

As much as the cover leaves us slack-jawed, the article, “Are you Mom enough” isn’t really about breastfeeding. It’s actually about the “attachment parenting” theory supported by Dr. William Sears that says love and comfort should be extended until whenever the mother and child are ready to wean.

The issue will be out May 11. Do you think this cover is extreme, HollyMoms?

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— Lorraine Chow

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