The New “Time” Magazine Cover Features a Mother Breastfeeding Her Three-Year-Old Son
The new issue of “Time” magazine has a pretty provocative cover, probably engineered for maximum SHOCK VALUE, to get people talking.
It shows a 26-year-old mother BREASTFEEDING her three-year-old son. He’s too big to be in her arms, so he’s standing on a small chair to reach her.
It’s for a story about Dr. Bill Sears, a pediatrician who’s calling for extended breastfeeding. But obviously a photo of HIM on the cover wasn’t going to be as exciting as a toddler breastfeeding, so “Time” went with that.
The Internet has done its usual Internet thing . . . people applauding the cover, people OUTRAGED over the cover, people applauding the idea of extended breastfeeding, people decrying it. You know how it goes.