I'm not one to preach about breastfeeding. Women already have way too much pressure and subsequent guilt on how they choose to feed their child. I think your child will be fine with whatever personal choice you make.
After all, look at me - I was a formula fed baby.
I nursed both of my children until they were around a year and I know many that have breastfed their kids way beyond one, two and three years old.
I don't care how long you nurse and how you choose to supply milk to your little one.
What I do care about is this photo on the cover of this week's Time Magazine.
I can't imagine any of you extended breast feeders out there have your son stand on a chair while you pose in your skinny jeans. Have you ever nursed with your hand on your hip and a slight bend in your knee? There is something about the smirk on her face that seems quite unattached and uninterested in her child sucking on her breast.
Breastfeeding to me was very loving and a time to cuddle. This image is sterile and sensationalizes the act that many feel very passionate about.
I also care about the headline, "Are you Mom Enough?" Does that mean that all of us who aren't nursing a four year old aren't good enough? Once again someone is made to feel like a bad mom.
To be honest, I can't believe any nursing breast looks like the one shown in the photo above. Or maybe I'm just the unlucky one.
When you look at this cover what do you think?