CINCINNATI - When the appropriate age is to end breastfeeding children is a debate that has raged for decades with moms and parenting experts, and a new Time magazine cover is likely to only further fuel the debate.
The latest issue of the magazine features a photograph of a young mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old son, who stands on chair in order to reach his mother’s breast.
The photo shows the mother and parenting blogger, Jamie Lynn Grumet, 26, with her son accompanied by the headline, "Are You Mom Enough?"
The story delves into the topic of “attachment parenting” that encourages extended breast-feeding, co-sleeping and baby wearing, in which infants are physically attached to their parents by slings.
Time says the philosophy behind the photo was the desire to drive home the point that a child old enough to stand and breastfeed was not a typical sight.
"It was important to show that there's no stereotypical look for a mom who practices this kind of parenting," said photographer Martin Schoeller on the magazine's website .
The May 21, 2012 issue of Time hits newsstands Friday.
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