Magazine cover of Jamie Lynne Grumet, 26, and her child ignites the debate around 'attachment parenting' and is criticized as 'exploitative and extreme.'

This article titled “Time breastfeeding cover ignites debate around ‘attachment parenting'” was written by Brian Braiker, for on Thursday 10th May 2012 20.17 UTC

Your move, Tina Brown.

With a photo that was engineered to ignite a storm of online heat and noise, Time magazine’s cover depicts a 26-year-old-mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son, who stands on a chair.

The story is meant to explore the growing trend of “attachment parenting“, preached primarily by Dr Bill Sears, co-author of the Baby Book, which encourages mothers to breastfeed into toddlerhood, co-sleep, and “wear” their babies in an effort to limit their time away from their child.

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