Not much need be said. An attention craving woman stands her 3 year old son on a chair, pulls out her still lactating breast, and sets the boy to suckling. Lights are adjusted, maybe some wind is generated, and shutters open and close on cameras. One of the most intimate natural activities between mothers and their children is set down digitally, a magazine cover is rendered, and a boys life may have been put in jeopardy.
Dr. Keith Ablow , A Fox News contributor , says:
The truth is that what Time magazine may have unwittingly captured and been party to was a grotesque form of psychological abuse—the parading into public of an intimate moment (intimate for mother and child) at the sole direction of that child’s mother, who didn’t stop to think that her child may not be able at the age of three to know what he thinks about the whole thing, much less to stop it, if he wanted to.
“Yo, mom, got milk?”“Yep, c’mon over”