Breastfeeding older children beneficial?
EUGENE, Ore. -- The controversial cover story of this month's TIME magazine has sparked a debate about the appropriate ages for breastfeeding. Whether it is shock or support, the story on "attached parenting" is getting a reaction.
The cover photo showed Jamie Lynne Grumet of Los Angeles breastfeeding her three-year-old son.
In the interview with Time the stay-at-home mom said she's given up attempts to reason with strangers who threaten "to call social services on me, or that it is child molestation" when they see her son nursing.
Grumet, now 26, said that she was breastfed until the age of six.
"People have to realize this is biologically normal," Grumet said. "The more people see it, the more it'll become normal in our culture. That's what I'm hoping. I want people to see it."
Time's issue had an accompanying profile on Dr. Bill Sears who is accredited with writing "The Baby Book" 20 years ago, an important work for the attached parenting movement.
For reactions from physicians and residents in the Eugene area look to KVAL news broadcasts at 5 and 6 p.m.