|"Are You Mom Enough? Why attachment parenting drives |
some mother to extremes- and how Dr. Bill Sears became their guru."
Hearing the words "breastfeeding", "attachment parenting", and even seeing this photo cover, seems to evoke strong negative emotions from many people. I spent some time reading through dozens of Facebook comments, most of which, deem this image as perverted, pornographic, inappropriate, and shocking. I just don't get it, as I first saw this photo on my Facebook wall, where my best friend posted it with the simple comment, "us". We both have boys who are almost four and have been weened for at least two years. But, as we are currently nursing 10 and 15 month olds, we are constantly joking to each other that our little baby boys will nurse until they leave for college. Sure, we may be weirder than most moms and would simply shrug our shoulders with an "eh, you may be right", if someone called us perverts- but that would be for breastfeeding-unrelated reasons.
So will this really be "us"? Yes. Even if we don't nurse our babies until they are three, like this boy on the cover, we intend on nursing until it is no longer mutually beneficial for us and our babes. We won't let society, friends, or family members pressure us into stopping something that we feel is a very important aspect of parenting.
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