It’s the Time magazine cover that’s gone viral. A Los Angeles mother breast-feeds her 3-year-old.

Time’s Facebook page is already logging pro, con and grossed out comments.

These articles about attachment parenting have come in waves ever since Dr. Bill Sears wrote the book on the topic he named himself more than a decade ago.

The arguments — yea and nay — are the same now as they were then. But, geez that picture and provocative headline make you want to read the article, don’t they?

Alas the article is behind a paywall, but you can watch a 4 minute interview with the reporter talking about what she learned here:

Learn More:
KQED’s Forum will be discussing attachment parenting Friday, May 11 at 9am. Listen at, click “listen live.”

Mommy Wars, Redux: Let’s Hope Not 11 May,2012Lisa Aliferis


Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED’s State of Health blog. Since 2011, she’s been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco’s CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for “Best Topical Reporting” from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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