The Straits Times
Published on Sep 15, 2012

Breastfeeding mother appears on a magazine's cover photo again


(THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A mother in her 20s who had previously decorated the cover of Time magazine breastfeeding her 3-year-old son has appeared on another magazine's cover.

Ms Jamie Lynne Grumet, 26, a stay-at-home mother in Los Angeles and her son had been the cover photo of Time magazine for a story on "attachment parenting," in May and reactions ranged from applause to cringing to shrugs.

On Twitter, at that time, the cover inspired X-rated jokes along with concerns that the child might be teased when he was older. But on many message boards, there was debate about whether it was OK to breastfeed beyond babyhood.

Ms Grumet recently appeared on the cover of another magazine quite different from her appearance on Time magazine. For the magazine Pathways to Family Wellness she appeared with her two children and her husband. She said that she wanted to show her original intention to recommend breastfeeding to others.