Will Breastfeeding Be As Trendy As Green Tea?
Lactivists are loving Time magazine's cover, showing L.A. mommy blogger Jamie Lynne Grumet nursing her nearly-four-year-old son. And they have some interesting thoughts about everyone being comfortable with older children suckling from their moms.TMZ spoke toBest for Babes co-founder Bettina Forbes, who was pretty thrilled, "We understand that Americans are uncomfortable with [the Time cover], but in cultures where babies wean themselves normally, usually somewhere around age 3 or 4, it is perfectly acceptable... Think of it this way -- some cultures have been drinking green tea for millennia, only recently has it become popular in the United States once the health benefits were understood and it was popularized by marketing ... breastfeeding is the same, it is accepted and valued in many cultures, but not yet fully in the U.S."
However Forbes had a suggestion for cover casting—she thinks Jennifer Garner (who recently had her third child and mentioned that she's "always breastfeeding" and running other parenting chores, versus acting) would have been her top choice, "but "we're happy with anything that is an appealing image, provokes conversation, and ultimately desensitizes people to breastfeeding." Forbes needs to tell Lady Gaga to get over her issues with Baby Gaga breastmilk ice cream so we can get a green tea breastmilk ice cream.