It’s my birthday and I am cranky. I am not really mad at anyone. I woke up to a barrage of posts and emails about the cover of TIME Magazine, you know the one. I can’t begin to tell you how uncomfortable this picture makes me.
Breastfeeding is important. It helps mother and child bond. It provides nutrition that supplements can’t. That being said, breastfeeding is for babies; it isn’t for children who have a full set of teeth and are potty trained. This picture is uncomfortable to look at.
Ladies, if you ever wondered what the back story was with the 40 year old virgins still living in their mothers’ basements and playing XBOX at four in the morning you are looking at it. If a kid is old enough to walk around and use the toilet like a big boy he is too old to be breastfeeding.
I think the real question is, “What the fuck is wrong with this child’s mother?” Why would she want to encourage this kind of dependence in her child? This “situation” is emotionally unhealthy. I can only imagine what this child’s peers will be teasing him about when he starts school. By being “Mom Enough” she is opening her son up to be ridiculed. I think CPS should definitely be questioning this woman.