TIME and Tits: Attachment Breastfeeding and the huge kid on a chair - Jasmine Powers | Marketing Fangirl | Sales and Marketing Consultant in New Orleans, LA TIME and Tits: Attachment Breastfeeding and the huge kid on a chair - Jasmine Powers | Marketing Fangirl | Sales and Marketing Consultant in New Orleans, LA

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Well, well, well. Print mag sales are low so controversy is saving the day, and in this case, TIME magazinehas jaws dropping with it’s latest magazine cover. The image is so striking that some media outlets are blurring out the breast in the image.

The TIME magazine cover features a blogger, model and attachment breastfeeding advocate,┬áJamie Lynn Grumet, breastfeeding her three year old kid, Adam. I’m in the car so I can’t upload the controversial pic just yet (I did now but will only use a thumbnail) but picture this–sexy mom, boob out, being happily suckled by a kid standing on a chair. Both are looking at the camera like, “WHAT?!”

I’ll tell you what…In our society that junk looks weird as heck. Though the World Health Organization promotes breastfeeding beyond infancy and the benefits of attachment breastfeeding are vast, kids with teeth, who can talk and who can remember being breastfed scares me.

Mom tells me about my toothless breastfeeding torture to her breast so the idea of a kid who can play kickball and type letters to the president coming headlong at my left breast seems nothing short of a horror story.

The blogosphere is alive and saying horrible things. I can’t say I’m against attachment breastfeeding but it absolutely will not be for me. I mean, unless it suddenly becomes cool to walk down the street with a 25-year-old-sized child still nursing. I kid, I kid (pun intended).

The only non-infants getting near my jiggly parts will be the infants father. There’s just an image of kids too large to be cradled demanding mothers milk that seems so ew. What’s more odd is I personally know someone who was breastfed until seven–in America.

Odd doesn’t equate to bad. In Bible times weaning did end when children were older and I take it that God kinda knows what he was doing when he sets stuff into play. Surely with the change in family structure, working mothers and the increasing need for children to be in childcare, that attachment breastfeeding became less popular.
With that likely came the breakdown of children’s health and maternal bonding. Who knows, I’d have to do more research.

Just know that I’d need to really pray and get myself into some kind of mental space to be able to consider this. Perhaps when I’m heavy with child I’ll look further into. With breastfeeding of infants still being controversial–I absolutely will do it unless health or meds prevent me–I ‘d have trouble processing doing this beyond a year or so.

How about your boobs and your baby? Would you breastfeed? Would you breastfeed beyond infancy?

Let me know so I can understand what’s really hot in the streets.

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