Controversial ‘Time’ Cover Ignites Debate Over Prolonged Breastfeeding – Celebrities React
The most recent issue of Time has caused quite the national controversy, featuring a striking image of L.A. mom Jamie Lynne Grumet breast-feeding her nearly 4-year-old son.
Since the magazine hit newsstands, debate has raged over prolonged breast feeding using the attachment parenting method.
While some like comic Dane Cook found the lighter side of the issue, tweeting that “the kid looks nourished,” others like Celebuzz parenting expert, Dr. Michelle Golland, claim the practice is actually beneficial.
Read on to find out why she says celebs like Mayim Bialik and Alicia Silverstone may be leading the charge to redefine baby care — plus their reactions to the story!
Mayim — who currently stars on The Big Bang Theory – still breast feeds her 3-year-old.
“Different kids have different needs,” Dr. Golland told us.
She added that most babies should start on some kind of solid food by 9-12 months, but said it’s not unusual to continue breast feeding until 24 months.
“Continuing to breast feed after that is up to the mother and the baby,” Dr. Golland added.
The Big Bang Theory star expressed her own thoughts, writing on her Facebook page:
“I was shocked how amazing her story was, and she gave an educated and eloquent set of responses. I would not have done a photo shoot myself but I respect her and think she is a smart woman.”
Meanwhile, Alysssa Milano, Tweeted:
“Time, no! You missed the mark! You’re supposed to be making it easier for breastfeeding moms. Your cover is exploitive & extreme.”