Breastfeeding your children past 2 years of age is really controversial these days. North Americas views on breastfeeding are very divided, in every community you get people who belong each extreme side of the breastfeeding or anti breastfeeding community, and then you get those neatly tucked in in the middle, with some slightly to each side.
It is no secret that I am PRO Breastfeeding, and a somewhat a Breastfeeding activist, But did TIME Magazine take it to far? I believe that everyone is now sitting with some thought of breastfeeding, so they made an impact somewhere. Whether a mom chooses to breastfeed till 1 year, 2 years or even 6 years, is her choice. (she believes she made the right choice) Attachment parenting is not a trend it is something that has been around for many many years. People are now becoming more aware of it’s options. Even though I do not consider myself an attached parent, I have friends who are, and I will not criticize another mother with the question “Are you MOM enough?” That is what upsets me about the TIME magazine cover, I believe that if you are TRULY doing your best to raise your children, and spending time with them and loving them. YOU ARE MOM ENOUGH!!!
Being a mother is hard enough these days with all the choices you can make. We don’t need a magazine questioning if we are in fact Mom enough!
- We’re All Mom Enough (blogher.com)
- Real-Time Breastfeeding (yogicare.wordpress.com)
- TIME Magazine’s Breastfeeding Cover – Raising Acceptance or Raising Revenue? (mommybrainblog.wordpress.com)