If you haven't heard about the new Time cover you haven't seen the news lately. I have seen every news station reporting on the controversy of this article.
Here is the cover photo in case you haven't seen it:
Yes, this is an almost four year old standing on a chair sucking on his mom's boob. I realize Time was likely going for shock value just to get publicity and more sales. We know the publicity part worked.
Please tell me I am not the only person who thinks that breastfeeding an almost 4 year old should be against the law and considered child abuse (sexual or otherwise). How can anyone possibly think this is okay? Besides the fact that this child will likely have SERIOUS emotional and sexual issues when he is grown this is just wrong! I heard one of the news reporters refer to this as attachment parenting. And Dr. Sears apparently recommends that mothers breastfeed their children "as long as possible". So what is a good cutoff age Dr. Sears... 10? 18??? I just cannot fathom doing this TO my child. Side Note - he also recommends that infants sleep with their parents. (Refer to my last post for more on this.)
The worst part about this article is the big headline that reads "Are you mom enough?" Meaning that because I chose not to breastfeed my oldest son I am not mom enough? Meaning that because I am unable to breastfeed my adopted son I am not mom enough? Give me a freakn' break!
I do believe that it is a mother's choice on whether she wants to breastfeed or not. But you have to cut the cord at some point. My opinion is when a kid can pose for the camera while sucking on your boob means the cord should have been cut a LONG time ago.