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Breastfeeding Org.

We LOVE Time Mag Cover,

Except ...

5/10/2012 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Time magazine cover with breastfeeding
The 3-year-old kid suckling from his mother's teet on the cover of Time Magazine is NOT too old to breastfeed ... so says a powerful breastfeeding organization -- but they do have one gripe.

TMZ spoke with Bettina Forbes -- co-founder of Best for Babes -- an advocacy group dedicated to educating moms about breastfeeding.

Forbes tells us, "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."

She adds, "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."

As for the gripe -- Forbes says her first choice would have been Jennifer Garner in the role of breastfeeder ... but "we're happy with anything that is an appealing image, provokes conversation, and ultimately desensitizes people to breastfeeding."

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1.

D. Potter    

That four year old is going to be teased by his friends in a few years...Probably until he develops an eating disorder...

875 days ago
2.

Trish    

I feel sick now.

875 days ago
3.

ambelamba    

Man that's one hot milf anyway.

875 days ago
4.

kjswep    

vile image. and yes, i am a woman. no reason whatsoever for a small walking talking (probably preschool attending) child to still be breastfeeding.

875 days ago
5.

No Doubt    

Not right.

875 days ago
6.

JimmyMuga    

Breastmilk.. you made my daaaaaaayyyyy. [dave chappelle voice]

875 days ago
7.

dd    

SICK

875 days ago
8.

RODOLFO    

The kid is getting a softie!

875 days ago
9.

YdoIreadthisstuff    

That's not even her kid.

875 days ago
10.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Breastfeed your 4 year old if you want, but don't photograph it and put it out for the world to see. This photo is meant to provoke a response. This photo is meant to be controversial. This photo will provoke feelings in people, in addition to anger--sexual. They can pretend that's not what they intend, but this is 2012, get real.

875 days ago
11.

Marie    

Troubling...

875 days ago
12.

Gowzer    

Don't you have spell check? It's 'teat", not "teet".

875 days ago
13.

Tom    

what........the........F.

875 days ago
14.

John    

Glamorized kiddie porn.

875 days ago
15.

SURFCOWBOY    

gross

875 days ago
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