Time Cover Shows Mom Breastfeeding 3-Year-Old
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Shocking or no big deal? A woman breastfeeding her 3-year-old son is the cover photo of this week's Time magazine for a story on "attachment parenting," and reactions ranged from applause to cringing to shrugs. (May 11)

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[Location - Date:Washington & New York -- May 11, 2012][Source:AP][VO:]DELIBERATE OR NOT ... TIME MAGAZINE'S LATEST ISSUE IS HARD TO MISS ON NEWS STANDS ...[Notes:SOT Jorge Santistevan, Resident: "They are controversial, and they like to go the extra mile for something... for everything."]FEATURED ON THIS WEEK'S COVER...A MOTHER AND HER THREE-YEAR-OLD SON... FOR A STORY ON WHAT'S CALLED ATTACHMENT PARENTING.A THEORY THAT ENCOURAGES CLOSE BONDS BETWEEN A MOTHER AND HER CHILD.AND THAT INCLUDES BREASTFEEDING ... IN SOME CASES ... EVEN TODDLERS.THE A-P SPOKE TO MOTHERS ...WHO NURSED THEIR CHILDREN BEYOND BABYHOOD.[Notes:SOT Eliza Hamner-Koenig, breastfeeds her 2.5 year old son: "I think it is important for the rest of the country to know it is a good choice for children. I think it is a little problematic that the cover could be seen as being purposefully controversial, and over sexualized."][Notes:SOT Yatosha Martinez, recently weaned 22-month-old son off breastfeeding: "I think that that particular cover, because the child, is to me, looks quite old. I think that that is definitely an extreme."]TIME'S MANAGING EDITOR AGREES THE PHOTO IS PROVOCATIVE.BUT SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT ... CENTERING ON A CRUCIAL QUESTION ... HOW WE RAISE OUR CHILDREN. [SIGOUT/REPORTER, LOCATION, ASSOCIATED PRESS](****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: Nicole Grether-------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: Nicole Grether---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: Donna Starddard----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: none----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): none--------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: BC-US--Extreme Parenting-Time Cover,507