A Time Magazine cover, showing a young mother breastfeeding her almost-four-year-old son, is causing a stir on Twitter.
The article, which focuses on ‘attachment parenting’ was meant to create awareness of breastfeeding and to help soften the stigma associated with breastfeeding beyond babyhood.
Instead, it has sparked a backlash from people around the globe who have slammed the move as causing further damage to the practice.
Actress Alyssa Milano says “ No! You missed the mark! You’re supposed to be making it easier for breastfeeding moms. Your cover is exploitive & extreme’.
Another tweeted, “The mom breastfeeding a 3 year-old on @Time’s cover is mostly clowning for attention. Tasteless, but it worked, didn’t it.”
Many believe the photo will haunt the boy forever, while others say it exploits mothers.