Cool thanks for replies
I personally don't like the phrase are you mum enough.
The 2nd pic is much nicer than the cover... It doesn't look very comfy!
I'm all for BF but I couldn't imagine feeding my hypo 28mo even now he's way too big and bulky hehe
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11-05-2012 23:47 #121
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12-05-2012 06:33 #123
I never could bf my boys even though I wanted to and I saw this on the project last night. I think the cover was intentionally designed to promote publicity through reaction. Simple as that. I don't think it does a great deal for promoting or the advocacy of breastfeeding simply because of the cover acting as bait for peoples 'outrage and disgust' there's nothing more most people like to do than complain so too many people are too busy reacting to the cover shot to read the actual article (which I haven't as I don't have a copy, I wonder if the writer/editor has inserted more bait in the article!)
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12-05-2012 06:34 #124Senior Member
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Because the cover lacks integrity from Time (and I'd say the woman as well for she is also attention seeking) it is therefore inappropriate. (Just like many magazine covers are).
I think she and Time have done nothing to promote extended breastfeeding in a positive way.
Off on minor tangent now...getting ready for my extra 2 cents worth..........
just my personal opinion about showing off as a Mum - we don't REALLY have to tell the whole world all our parenting habits. You don't have to keep it a secret in converstations or anything - but showing off how wonderful you think you are is a bit of a turn off to me. But that's the same with anyone blowing their own trumpet for anything.
I'm done now.
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I am p!ssed that purely based on the cover I am NOT "mum enough" because I couldn't feed my daughter
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12-05-2012 07:07 #126
I haven't read all of this thread, so just going to comment on the photo.
I dont like it! Not because of the breastfeeding, but because of the tone it manages to capture. The mother looks confrontational and almost aggressive and the child looks like he has been caught doing something wrong
The second photo appears much more natural and nurturing and would be a much more appealing shot, if trying to promote extended breastfeeding.
12-05-2012 07:13 #127-
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Regardless of whether or not you approve of extended breastfeeding:
What type of woman allows such a photo of her toddler to be published?
A money Hungry attention seeking mommy with issues. That kid will have to grow up one day and I wonder if he will be pleased that the photo is out there.
12-05-2012 07:14 #128
12-05-2012 07:24 #129
Marketing and advertising is all about creating a need and making people feel bad if they don't have / use this product. ( regardless if it is actually needed)
For example most of us on here take supplements already whilst TTC and during bf. Any of those vitamin companies could create a supplement designed for growing childrens bf needs ( if you listen to the formula ads they go on about the growing needs all the time)
Then there are all the fashion accessories, toys and snuggle blankets etc that could be used,
The good thing about the article is that it has brought the topic of bf back to light, which cannot be a bad thing.
If a mother/ child chooses to continue or not they shouldn't be made to feel bad for the decision either way.
12-05-2012 07:28 #130Senior Member
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There was a chick feeding her 2 year old kid on tv this morning..was she also "attention seeking"....some people feel a need to shove their ideas of whats right in your face!!
For me the pic made me go wow big kid being breastfed..but thats it..I don't care about the breastfeeding debate....
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