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Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover Stirs Up Controversy
Posted 5/12/12 , edited 5/12/12

Xie_Lang wrote:

In all honesty, if I ever breast feed my kids they WILL be cut off once their teeth start coming in. And at 3 years of age, they have a mouth full. I'm not really a big fan of this so called 'Attachment Parenting'. To me it's unnatural. A kid needs to learn to take care of themselves after a while because I can't be there 24/7. It's kind of similar to how I feel about corporal punishment for a child. My kids will get a spanking if they act like little shit heads. I.E. In a grocery line, your kids are messing with the candy and you tell them to stop. They're too enthralled with the treats that they don't pay any attention to you even after you've told them to stop 3-5 times. Pop them on the behind and suddenly their attention is all on what you say and they learn that if they do it again they will get popped again. No child will want to feel that 5 second of small pain so they learn what not to do. Just as children by the age of 2 need to be able to handle you not being there for a few hours and socialize with other kids and adults. Attachment Parenting can lead to kids not wanting to branch out and stick to their mother's side, which the majority of us will not want.


It doesn't lead to the outcome you expect. I have never hit my daughter, and my own mother used to spank me plenty (my mother and I are not very close today, BTW). Despite the breastfeeding and attachment parenting, my daughter is so independent, we have to remind her to stay close enough as to not get lost or snatched. She is always begging to go to sleepovers at her friends' houses. The fact that I am an introvert has not influenced my daughter at all in how she relates to others, either.
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Oh get the fuck over it, damn this politically correct world, its getting stupider every bloody day.


A true Aussie won't get angry unless you show him a kangaroo getting raped. That's my man.


I rape Kangaroos

GET @ ME.
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I rape Kangaroos


YOU KANGAROO WHORE!
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...That god of cricket article sounds intresting I could care less about that mother and the chubby baby.
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I find this Topic funny!
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This reminds me of Game of Thrones

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Posted 5/13/12

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Xie_Lang wrote:

In all honesty, if I ever breast feed my kids they WILL be cut off once their teeth start coming in. And at 3 years of age, they have a mouth full. I'm not really a big fan of this so called 'Attachment Parenting'. To me it's unnatural. A kid needs to learn to take care of themselves after a while because I can't be there 24/7. It's kind of similar to how I feel about corporal punishment for a child. My kids will get a spanking if they act like little shit heads. I.E. In a grocery line, your kids are messing with the candy and you tell them to stop. They're too enthralled with the treats that they don't pay any attention to you even after you've told them to stop 3-5 times. Pop them on the behind and suddenly their attention is all on what you say and they learn that if they do it again they will get popped again. No child will want to feel that 5 second of small pain so they learn what not to do. Just as children by the age of 2 need to be able to handle you not being there for a few hours and socialize with other kids and adults. Attachment Parenting can lead to kids not wanting to branch out and stick to their mother's side, which the majority of us will not want.


It doesn't lead to the outcome you expect. I have never hit my daughter, and my own mother used to spank me plenty (my mother and I are not very close today, BTW). Despite the breastfeeding and attachment parenting, my daughter is so independent, we have to remind her to stay close enough as to not get lost or snatched. She is always begging to go to sleepovers at her friends' houses. The fact that I am an introvert has not influenced my daughter at all in how she relates to others, either.


A difference in opinion, but that's to be expected. You are older than I and have children of your own. I'm much younger and have no kids. My view may change on it as I grow older, but as of right now breastfeeding a toddler with a full set of teeth or having a child in the same bed with my husband and me is completely unappealing in my opinion.

I myself have gotten my fair share of spankings as a child for not listening. As I grew older it was less often and rarely did I get in trouble. I haven't even spoken to my own mother in nearly 5 months, but it isn't her parenting skills that irritated me enough to do so.
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I don't agree with it, but I don't think it's a big deal. It's pretty trivial in the grand scheme of things.

There's been less outrage over people killing other people or stealing...which makes no sense to me.

It's a personal lifestyle choice, just leave it at that.
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I already know what their next "controversial" cover will show.


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Posted 5/14/12

Keiek5 wrote:

This reminds me of Game of Thrones



Bahahahahaha, was about to post the same thing.

In all honesty. Too each [her] own I guess.
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It's not the act of breastfeeding a child that old that bothers me; it's the cover itself. The kid is going to be bullied now that he's on a top-tier magazine, plus it's super creepy how he has this "deer-in-highlights" look on his face as he stares directly at the camera. Also the mothers facial expression is kinda irksome, it's like she's challenging you with a "wtf you looking at" type of a expression. The main thing is putting your child on display for the world to see; if I were that kid I would be pissed at my mother. Maybe not at the time, but once he's old enough to understand awkward that shot was; I'm sure it will bother him. But like I stated in the beginning of the post, there's nothing wrong with how a woman raises her child, but there is something wrong with forcing the kid to become a target of controversy.
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It's not the act of breastfeeding a child that old that bothers me; it's the cover itself. The kid is going to be bullied now that he's on a top-tier magazine, plus it's super creepy how he has this "deer-in-highlights" look on his face as he stares directly at the camera. Also the mothers facial expression is kinda irksome, it's like she's challenging you with a "wtf you looking at" type of a expression. The main thing is putting your child on display for the world to see; if I were that kid I would be pissed at my mother. Maybe not at the time, but once he's old enough to understand awkward that shot was; I'm sure it will bother him. But like I stated in the beginning of the post, there's nothing wrong with how a woman raises her child, but there is something wrong with forcing the kid to become a target of controversy.


It probably would have been better if he was a baby and no one ever told him that it was him in the picture, but if they used a baby, the point would be missed. Yeah, he's gonna get picked on for it, but think about how this may impact how he gets a job one day
I'm not for attachment parenting. It's pretty freakin' stupid. You gotta let go some day, moms.

The cover - nothing wrong with it.
Attachment Parenting - Don't like it one bit
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Posted 5/14/12
I don't think public breast feeding is wrong at all, in fact there should be more of it... everywhere and all the time, hell I'm 33 and I still try to breast feed, though not from my mom... and nothing really comes out... oh sorry, I think I'm in the wrong forum...

Um... anyway, Go mom's!
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Posted 5/14/12
I'm not sure why the mom would want to put up with breast feeding for that long, If it were me I'd go with formula. I do want to say one more thing, she lost that baby weight pretty easily didn't she.
Posted 5/14/12
She's getting old, let her enjoy her time before no one wants to stare at or touch her boobs anymore.
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