Alanis Morissette: I'm Breastfeeding My 18-Month-Old & I'm Not Stopping

Fri, May 18, 2012 5:55pm EST by 8 Comments
Alanis Morissette Breastfeeding

We’ve all seen the explosive ‘Time’ magazine cover of Jamie Lynne Grumet breast feeding her nearly 4-year-old son. Whether or not it’s for you, we now know what side of the fence Alanis is sitting on. The singer plans to nurse until her son is finished!

Some celebrities — ahem Jason Biggs — have taken the Time magazine feature on the “attachment parenting” phenomenon as a joke, while others completely embrace it. Alanis Morissette has admitted that she’ll be breast feeding her 16-month-old son Ever until he’s finished.

“I’m an attachment parent,” the singer told Access Hollywood on May 17. “I breast feed and I’ll be breast feeding until my son is finished and he weans,” the 37-year-old mom explained.

Alanis has a son with rapper husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway.

‘Time’ Breast Feeding Cover Mom Plans To Nurse Son Until He’s Five

“I think it affords the child, when he grows up, to have a lot less therapy to go to,” she added. “For me, I protect his safety and his well-being and his attachment. That stage of development is a very important stage.”

Alanis also said to host Billy Bush that she plans to let her son share their bed: “We’re definitely skin-on-skin connected as much as possible.”

Controversial ‘Time’ Breast Feeding Cover: Moms And Experts React

Gotta love her honesty about a very controversial topic.

What do you think of Alanis admitting she’s an attachment parent, HollyMoms?

– Lorraine Chow

More Time magazine news:

  1. Jason Biggs & Wife Mock ‘Time’ Breastfeeding Mom Cover
  2. Time Magazine’s Breast Feeding Cover: Dane Cook & More Celebs React
  3. Mom Breastfeeds Three-Year-Old Son On ‘Time’ Cover — Appropriate?

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Posted at 3:08 PM on May 29, 2012  

Your children can be attached to you without breastfeeding – I have 2 boys who are very well adjusted and they are not lifting up my shirt to get some milk. We give children solid food for a reason so they will be weaned of the bottle ot breast – there is no reason to be breastfeeding after a certain age as they are getting their nourishment from food.

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Posted at 9:41 PM on May 21, 2012  

really??i can see someone doing maybe up to around 2 yrs old but 5??cmon now that just looks sorry just my opinion

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Posted at 8:56 PM on May 21, 2012  

Julia. Can you provide the sources that state this? It is simply not true. There is no psychological harm in breastfeeding past 2 years old. Kyra, why is it a problem? Where is the information to back up your opinions? Look up Katherine Dettwyler, Ph.D., Dr. Jack Newman, even the American Academy of Family Physicians, World Health Organization, AAP, see their reserach and recommendations on breastfeeding. Their is no maximum recommended age. There is nothing harmful about “extended” breastfeeding, but there IS many benefits for both child and mother.

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Posted at 4:01 AM on May 20, 2012  

Who cares about Alanis, She hasnt been in the spotlight since the mid 90’s!! To be she is a hasbeen. As for the breastfeeding part, I could care less what she decides to do, Its fully a womans choice.

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Posted at 1:22 PM on May 19, 2012  

Mandy- the ignorant here it’s you !… she never said that breastfeed it’s bad and woman shouldn’t do that… Learn how to read… also what she’s saying it’s true.. a lot of scientific and physiologic investigations shows that breastfeed when kids are older than 2 years old, it’s bad, that creates a excessive attachment to their mom and make them believe that they’re still babies so they need the attention that babies need, and affects kid when they become older and need to take important decisions, also moms become so overprotective with their kids and never let them go or live their lifes as a grown men or women… you know, 40,50,60 year old men who still live with their parents mom still cooks for them etc etc…

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Posted at 12:11 AM on May 19, 2012  

Kyra- that comment is just pain ignorant. There is nothing wrong with a mother breastfeeding her child. Its’s wharf our breast are for. Society has sexualized breast so much we forget the real reason we have tgwm.

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Posted at 10:04 PM on May 18, 2012  

Minus the sweater, she’s wearing basically the same outfit as the mom on the cover of time. That’s random.

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Posted at 7:11 PM on May 18, 2012  

Breastfeed a 1/2 year old kid, it’s not bad, i know a lot of ppl that does that… But breastfeed a 3,4,5,6,7,8…. etc etc, year old kid it’s bad, that’s a problem.

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