The Good & Bad of TIME Magazine’s Breastfeeding Cover
TIME Magazine’s new breastfeeding cover has people up in arms and it’s easy to see why. Not only is she nursing a toddler, a known taboo in much of American culture, but she’s also sexed up in tight pants and a killer confident pose that almost says, “I’m anything but a mom”.
So what are we to make of this mom, known only as the “creepy breastfeeding lady on TIME”?
Well, here’s what we know. Her name is Jamie Lynne Grumet and she’s the blogger behind I am Not the Babysitter.
She is also the mom to two boys, one by birth and the second by transracial adoption from Ethiopia. Jaime is an advocate for extended and adoptive breastfeeding and practices many of the principles of attachment parenting that are mentioned in books by author Dr. Bill Sears.
Now, that said. While I think Jaime is probably a great mom and I respect her as another mom who appreciates attachment parenting. I have to admit…this campaign is messed up.