Here we go again, after the furore following the TV promotion of
Breastfeeding Older Children by Ann Sinnott, mothers have
again divided in two camps after some ladette-style,
anti-breastfeeding comments by the deputy editor of a
parenting magazine. As perhaps intended, the article has opened
the floodgates of controversy among breastfeeding organisations,
articles of horrified journalists, including a bottlefeeding mum.
Having freelanced for the magazine in question a few years
back, I'm a bit puzzled that these comments have been published,
especially since the publication was the first baby consumer
mag in the UK to have a breastfeeding mum on cover last
year, plus a positive feature. Click here to see it.
Is it a question of courting advertisers of formula products or
controversy? It certainly happened at an awkward time of the
year, during National Breastfeeding Awareness Week. Read the
article here, make your own mind up and leave comments if you
wish. There is a link to the Facebook group, too.