Did Time's breastfeeding cover go too far?
Was it just a desperate attempt to sell magazines?
- Duration 5:51
- Date May 11, 2012
Was it just a desperate attempt to sell magazines?
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I just called the new extreme and parenting it's called attachment parenting -- me as a kid sleeping in the family bed and extended breastfeeding.
Baby wearing basically attending to the -- each and every need but the newest -- -- time magazine goes deeper into the method and -- sparking public outrage with its cover which shows.
26 year old Jamie Lee -- may partially naked breast feeding her three year old son now four years old.
Now the mother regardless of her parenting style -- put her almost four year old boy on the cover of a national magazine knowing the media attention that it would get.
In light of the backlash over the image -- a screw made a model mother of two went on today show with her youngest son to defended this decision.
-- another child despite how long do you plan to press the air without -- sport now.
Comparable welcome it weren't for -- -- -- -- leaning that I personally I'm hoping for here just for me is.
Heavily going to -- fine out he's self cleaning rain now.
And it's you know it's it's a -- nicknames and it's not you know it's not great for everybody and -- think that that's the big thing is.
Need to do its best for your baby and for your own family.
Are joining me now with reaction of this controversial topic Fox's contributor Sandy Rios and Republican strategist Mercedes slap.
Mercedes -- -- you have a child or two on good friends reviewing your husband.
And I'm I'm I'm Tom Watson this and I see this image for assault shows desperation in the media.
Time magazine they they got to do something we'll show -- naked woman and create -- controversy so I think that's part of their decision.
Is this this is a good idea that.
Five year old up to five years old breast feeding sleeping in the same bed.
Look I'm not been just metal but it seems very different from what I believe let me put -- -- -- I understand but I'm forcing -- covered does not reflect the intimacy and really the beauty of breastfeeding I don't have any problem with it at five.
It's but help but in many cultures there is this extended breastfeeding which actually the American academy of pediatricians lot -- -- lead.
As -- -- World Health Organization recommends -- children.
Mother's breast feed children -- -- one or two years -- Now I theme of the day it's a mother's choice -- mother chooses whether she's gonna breastfeed or not breast feed the -- I mean it's a loving nurturing -- -- bond that.
Creates health benefits for both the mother and the child.
I said the other day the mother needs to choose a what's the best thing I have no Tata talked.
We know what to do I don't wanna get involved I'm fairly libertarian.
But -- looking at the outside of from the outside in.
I I don't get it and up to five years old.
He's -- be in kindergarten and still breastfeeding.
Well I I -- -- -- I will not be like you I will be judgement -- -- I I totally I'm opposed to this I'm totally in favor breastfeeding have breast fed both of my children let me make that clear.
But putting it on the cover of time does show desperation in these very desperate times and John Boehner just this week said that Rome was burning I mean there -- some serious problems that time he's talking about a twenty year old book our -- that that being said.
You know I think it's showing that photo whether you agree with the -- being -- that long.
He's just indecent and by that I needed as a private beautiful.
Interaction between mother and child.
We don't need to see it on the cover of -- magazine and secondly the countries that practice breastfeeding till five and six our Third World countries.
-- western countries understand that their children have to grow up and become.
Productive citizens they have to detach from other week.
Wean them from the -- it's -- means we have to train them not to take breast milk because it's not natural they would clean.
Income mom all their lives -- I think Italian men do by the way.
Thank -- that we didn't have.
It went tonight as the -- there and I go and I did that I never happens again in years I -- it.
And I think that it is natural at the end of the day it's not like you know what would be worse beating neglecting a child -- -- -- don't breast -- this is about a loving nurturing acts between a mother until five or -- -- by the -- -- some cases -- longer.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I agree with -- -- it's -- creation and private but you I don't I have by agents and credit what are we have to have it on the cut our time magazine entertainment you know I agreement the president thought actually I shot and Valium.
It's not between nursing and loving your child and not -- -- loving your child.
It's about excess -- -- from the family bed for instance never.
Putting your baby down never letting them -- this is really harmful to children from my perspective.
What I teach your children to be independent of mom and when you don't they are I -- and children and that we -- -- this morning that very I child that she has.
My argument as is that you know parents need to choose what's the best parenting style -- house.
Did -- hundreds of baby books out there and at the end of the day you gotta go with what your instincts tell you I've got five.
Girls at home.
And you know I breast fed one that I had finished at six months the other one went to two years.
Yeah it's all a matter of what works for your family can I tell you I don't want my five daughters sleeping in my bad because -- believe they're not quite ready and neither did -- -- -- -- By the way when the kids sleep in the bed they kick a lot of other it isn't building.
It's not -- the as far prevented him I had my guy is I think an eight.
And this is what doctors -- pages as it needs to sleep in the bag and never let them cry you know I have a feeling you're not that -- I -- -- -- -- but -- -- he's okay -- he does say instead you take what you can and learn and apply whatever works for your family -- Bombay I think if you earnings starting -- -- and I think the image features the same.
I think it can be Smart about it Sandia did not take that -- personally as well as you know.
All right thank you bring.