VIDEO Boy from Time breast-feeding cover was already a YouTube star
          

Time breast-feeding boy Aram was a viral video star

Like many folks I was taken aback a little and also had my interested peaked by the Time magazine cover featuring Jamie Lynne Grumet breast-feeding her nearly 4-year-old son.

It turns out that her son Aram is already used to having his image spread across the viral landscape! In a Q&A with Time Grumet revealed that she runs a blog called I am not the Babysitter and at that site I discovered that Aram was a singing star!

In a YouTube video labeled, “Baby boy singing Lady Gaga – SO FUNNY”  Aram gets his groove on as a little monster rocking out to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” Check it out (as over 1 million peeps already have):

It’s apparent that our little man like’s Mother Monster and still like’s mother’s milk.

In the interview Grumet gave further background on her own upbringing under attachment parenting.

We were starting the process of adoption when I got pregnant. We weren’t expecting our biological son at all. He was born two months early, and premies that age don’t have a sucking reflex. The nurses in the NICU — they kept trying to put him on formula. I couldn’t see him for three days because I was so sick. I was basically passed out from the medication they were giving me. My husband is so great — he would bring the equipment in and actually do the pumping while I was asleep. It was a full family effort. My mother breast-fed me until I was six years old until I self-weaned. Her encouragement to breast-feed is why we were so successful.

The cover image is a controversial one to say the least. It has sparked many conversations about breast-feeding and how long is too long. This is not something that is lost on Grumet.

Time: What do you say to people who say breast-feeding a 3-year-old is disturbing or wrong?

Grumet: They are people who tell me they’re going to call social services on me or that it’s child molestation. I really don’t think I can reason with those people. But as far as someone who says they’re uncomfortable with this, I don’t think it’s wrong to admit this. But people have to realize this is biologically normal. It’s not socially normal. The more people see it, the more it’ll become normal in our culture. That’s what I’m hoping. I want people to see it.

They’re definitely seeing Jamie!

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    • Ralphie

      *already

    • Rachel

      “The more people see it, the more it’ll become normal in our culture. That’s what I’m hoping. I want people to see it.”

      Umm No. Just No. It is not medically necessary to breastfeed a child past the age of one. The mothers that continue up until 4, 5, 6 years old are doing it for THEMSELVES not the child. That’s what I’d like people to see. How can it not be obvious that these mothers are the ones that enjoy their child on their tit?

      To the mothers that claim their kid still “likes” to do it…would you let them suck down a bottle of chocolate syrup just because they “like” to do it? People wonder why kids are the way they are and this is one example of a women taking a perfectly healthy, perfectly normal function and turning it into a crusade. Let’s make more kids that need to suck on their mothers tits until first grade. That’ll surely get rid of the problem of spoiled, over-coddled, brats in this country.

      This woman is the problem, not the solution. The fact that they put on on Time magazine which only feeds her obviously hungry ego and need for attention (clearly she NEEDS attention), is disgusting.

      • W-Blog

        Formula does not contain antibodies, which protect your child from many illnesses. So, human milk is not just nutrition and still beneficial after 1 year – but if you prefer buying expensive formula and medicine, it is your choice and the industry will be happy. But be more tolerant when other mothers choose cheaper natural options.

        • Blahblahblah

          Actually, its been proven its not necessary past year one because children start getting the nutrients they need from solid foods. Antibodies? A child’s immune system isn’t fully developed until age 12-14 anyway…. Does that mean mom should stop by the middle school at lunch time? This kid is almost 4. Its past socially acceptable and has made its way into disturbing. That cover isn’t right. She’s on a crusade (for nothing, basically since BF is already a weird/uncomfortable/difficult topic and she just attached another stigma to it) and mortifying this kid in the process.

      • tab

        are you a mother? have you ever breastfed a child?

      • Jenna

        Gee, you sound like such an expert. Didn’t realize you had a PHD in breast feeding…

    • Blahblahblah

      Its not natural. Not even animals continue to depend on their mother as a food source. That’s a fully capable child and she’s depriving him of basic life skills….breastfeeding mothers don’t see past “we’re bonding! This is good for him/her! be open minded!” All BS.

      • tab

        you are clearly uneducated about this subject.

    • Ashlynn

      It is not natural at all. It is completely disturbing, and unnecessary.

    • Emily

      Not your kid or your tit so shut up and leave her alone.

    • Jayla

      @rachel are you a parent? Because it’s actually medically recommended that you
      Continue
      To breastfeed a child as Long as you are able. AlOt of children ween themselves in the second year, but Others don’t and it’s perfectly okay to continue. Saying that she is the only one benifitting or getting something out of it is ridiculous, that child would be wonderfully healthy and have an amazing immune system. He will rarely get sick in his life and when he does, his body will fight it off so much easier then others. That’s an amazing gift to give to a child. Who are you to judge her or say Shes selfish? Get a clue…

      • Warrior Pitbull

        Right, so if a mother decides to publicly breast feed into the child’s pubescent stage, then the kid can easily transition from mom to his new girlfriend and start imitating ‘breastfeeding’ off of her. Great idea!

        Maybe you’re right, maybe we should allow public breast feeding right up until the kid moves out or gets married.

    • Leeanne

      For someone who leads an attachment parenting lifestyle, youd think she’d educate herself on proper car seat usage…..

    • me

      I breastfed my babies for a little while, and I loved every minute of it!!! But… thats just wierd. Sorry, just my opinion. I totally agree breast milk is so nutritious, but for Heaven sakes, just pump it and let them drink it from a cup. If a 1 yr old child shouldnt drink from a bottle bc it rots it’s teeth, then surely sucking form this nipple will also rot its teeth.

    • Linda

      I commend Jamie for speaking up on this. It’s actually very normal outside of the western world to breastfeed longer than the first year. The World Health Organization recommends that mothers breastfeed for at least 2 years. There is no other source of nutrients as digestible and nutritious as a mother’s milk can provide. You cannot compare Humans to Animals in breastfeeding lengths of time, since humans have a different gestation period as well as growth period. Humans are born much less capable of immediately being able to care for themselves. To compare us to another species is just ridiculous.

      The US needs to get over it, breastfeeding is back finally THANKFULLY after a very long unneeded hiatus since formula was invented in the 1950′s. You’ll see more and more women with a baby or toddler at their tit. Get used to it.

    • Michelle

      Anyone who has anything negative to say on this subject can take a hike. Yall are CLEARLY uneducated people who haven’t researched the benefits of breastfeeding. Why on earth would anyone diss breastfeeding? This country has sexualized breasts to where people actually think its unnatural??! Give me a break! And to the blahblah idiot up there, yes ANTIBODIES.. go look it up. My daughter had a virus and her fever spiked to 102.3. Her doctor said she had a MILD case because I breastfeed & she had more protection. If you tried to breastfeed and couldn’t.. bless you for trying. If you didn’t try and went straight to formula you are a freaking idiot for not wanting the best for your child.

 

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