Thursday, May 10
Time magazine on attachment parenting
I'd have to argue with Time magazine that breastfeeding your three and a half year old is extreme parenting.... and the whole "are you mom enough?" is just plain silly (we are all mom enough to love our children whichever way we parent) yet I applaud the moms that shared their stories and photographs for taking another step towards normalizing attachment parenting.
Most of you know that I loved baby-wearing Audrey, breastfed her till she was 3 and that she still shares a bed with Kip and I.
I breastfed Jeremiah till he was 2, co slept till he was 6, and really wish I would have known more about baby-wearing then...
It's what feels right for our family. For us, there was never a need to read the benefits of doing this from a book and we definitely wouldn't call Dr. Bill Sears our guru (I don't even think Kip knows who this is). This type of parenting just happened for us. We respect any parenting choice and know that love is really the most important.
When baby arrives we plan to breastfeed, baby-wear and co sleep as well.
What are your thoughts on the cover/article? Personally... I can't wait to pick up a copy.
Wouldn't it be awesome if they would have included a Latina or black mother in their pictures!?
There is a whole series of articles on breastfeeding and attachment parenting on Time magazine ATM....would love to hear your thoughts/comments....