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Time Magazine Stirring The Debate: How Old is Too Old to Breastfeed? [POLL]

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Yikes! Have you seen the new cover of Time magazine? It shows a woman breast feeding her almost 4 year old son! The woman is standing next to her son, who is standing on a chair breastfeeding while looking gazing at the camera.

The magazine is marking the 20-year anniversary of “attachment parenting”, a phrase coined by Dr. Bill Sears and his wife Martha in The Baby Book, a best-seller that came out in 1992.

Attachment parenting advocates for keeping your baby as close to your body as possible — at pretty much all times. Parents are supposed to wear their babies in slings, instead of pushing them in strollers. Mothers breastfeed their toddlers, some through nursery school. And parents co-sleep with their kids in the same room, with babies in attached bassinets and older kids in the bed.

The mother, Jamie Grumet is 26. She has another son, who is 5 years old, that she still breastfeeds. Jamie comes by it naturally because she herself was breastfed til the age of six! How do you feel about this? How old is too old to be breastfed?

via Has attachment parenting gone too far? Time magazine’s cover says yes – Daily Dose: A Boston Globe blog with health news, advice, and information..


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