Time's Nursing Mom: I Expected the Uproar

Jamie Lynne Grumet says it's 'not the way we breastfeed at home'

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted May 11, 2012 11:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – The brouhaha over Time magazine's breastfeeding-mom cover came as no surprise to the cover-mom herself: I "knew what we were getting into," Jamie Lynne Grumet tells the Today show. Grumet says she understands Time's decision to run the image, which doesn't represent "the way we breastfeed at home," which is "more of a nurturing, cradling situation." And it makes sense that people—including extended-nursing proponents—would be miffed by the picture, she says: It doesn't "show the nurturing side to attachment parenting." Meanwhile, she says her son Aram, almost 4, is "self-weaning" and she hopes to stop nursing in the coming year.

The cover of the May 21, 2012 issue with a photograph of Jamie Lynne Grumet, 26, breastfeeding her 3-year-old son.   (AP Photo/Time)
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Jamie Lynne Grumet says cover image does not depict "the way we breastfeed at home."   (msnbc)

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