Whats Hot Mama
Are you Mother Enough?
A magazine cover of a stunning women breastfeeding a three year old child. Both stare in to the camera with a slight look of defiance. I am slightly taken aback, not only by the beauty of the mother but also by the fact that if she has been feeding her child for THREE years how on earth does her breast look so pert and 'non saggy'??
Have you seen the cover of Time Magazine? To some it will be confronting. To others it will be beautiful. To Time Magazine - it is clearly a ploy to shock, insight debate and sell magazines.
I personally breast fed my children for various lengths of time but no longer than 11 months. I decided that at that point in time they had enough sources of alternative nourishment such that they did not need to be breastfed any longer. And my reality was that a breastfeed had become a time for warm bonding and a cuddle - which I could do equally well without my breast needing to be involved. Chances also are that if I had continued to feed my boobs may well have ended up near my knees. I remember discussing feeding with my mum and she told me that her rule of thumb was if they were old enough to ask for it then it was time to put it away.
Ultimately however it comes down to free choice. What do you think?
Kate Christie is What's Hot Mama. She owns Babysitters and More an online service putting busy people in touch with local nannies, babysitters, cleaners, personal carers and other home helpers.