The May 21, 2012 cover of Time magazine
Yowza! The new Time magazine cover -- you know, the one all over your Facebook newsfeed and/or e-mail inbox -- has moms everywhere talking, sharing, commenting and, inevitably, judging. In any case, we're paying attention now.
Especially me, because today happens to be the day I officially stop breastfeeding my 9-month-old. I have mixed feelings about this -- on the one hand, I was able to get dressed for work today without considering the easy-access factor of my shirt. On the other hand, sniff, I already kind of miss it.
It's a bold move to breast-feed a toddler in today's judgmental society, and it's the ultimate bold move to do it on the cover of Time magazine. That's a real mom with her real kid. And the mom, 26-year-old Jamie Lynne Grumet, will be on TODAY Friday morning to talk about it.
Wondering how she's taking all of this attention? On her Twitter account, anyway, she's reacting just as anyone else would: "Oh my gosh! Aram and I are on the cover of @timemagazine"
And once you get past that provocative cover, the story raises the familiar topic of attachment parenting with a profile of Dr. William Sears, along with some pictures of real moms who follow the attachment parenting philosophy of baby-wearing, co-sleeping, and yes, extended nursing.
We know you have opinions about the cover. Sure, it got everyone's attention, but does it ultimately hurt or help the perception of breast-feeding?
More stories on breast-feeding from TODAY Moms:
Dr. Bill Sears' theory of "attachment parenting" is making headlines after a Time magazine cover story featured a photo of a mother breast-feeding her 3-year-old. NBC's Darlene Rodriguez reports on this parenting technique and TODAY's Savannah Guthrie speaks with the mother in the now-infamous photo and Dr. Sears.