Friday, May 11, 2012

Editorial-Lactating Moms-Do We Really Need to See This

Who knows, perhaps I am growing conservative in my old age, but think Time Magazine's cover showing a three year old nursing his mother is OVER THE TOP.   Don't get me wrong, I am fully supportive of mothers who can breast feeding their babies for a reasonable amount of time.  I don't even mind women breast feeding a baby in public if it is done discretely...notice the use of the word discretely.
Sorry, mothers who think it is OK to just whip out a tit for all to see is WRONG...get a baby blanket, keep it somewhat out of site.  Do not think it is fair to put others in a situation of having to see it, especially if those seeing it happen to be young children who start asking questions that parents should not have to be answering at the local Walmart store, or at a baseball game...yes, have seen mothers nursing their kids in both examples.

Time Magazine does not arrive in a plain brown paper wrapper, and in many households the kids do run out to the mailbox for Mom...ask yourselves, is that a picture you want your children seeing when they go out to bring in the morning mail?  Should a parent have to sit down and have a long talk with their kids because Jamie Lynne Grumet wants to make a statement, and Time Magazine tosses aside journalism for sensationalism...not only that, does a four year old have any business standing on a chair and sucking on a teat like his mother is a on demand milk dispenser?  Give us a break already...I am no expert, but don't think any child should still be nursing at that for the whole concept of "Attachment Parenting" soon as I heard William Sears saying kids should be sleeping with Mom and Dad for a period of years, knew the guy was a crackpot.  Children coming into their parents bed because they are afraid of the lightening is one thing, children snuggle in between Mom and Dad on a nightly basis when they are 2,3, 4 or 5 years old is unhealthy.