Fri, May 11, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Attachment ParentingDownload audio (MP3)
The cover of the new edition of Time magazine features a woman breastfeeding a nearly 4-year-old child -- and the reaction has lit up the mommy blogs. We look at the philosophy and controversy of attachment parenting.
Host: Dave Iverson
- Catherine Connors, director of blogs and social media for Babble, a parenting blog site and author of the blog "Her Bad Mother"
- Claire Dederer, author of "POSER: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses" and mother of two
- Lauren Scout, parenting educator teaching newborn care classes using the attachment parenting approach at Natural Resources, a birth parenting resource center in San Francisco
- Mommy Wars, Redux: Let's Hope Not : from KQED's State of Health blog
The attachment parenting movement encourages breastfeeding -- sometimes for years -- co-sleeping and wearing babies in slings. The popularity of attachment parenting in some communities has other women complaining that the high expectations of sacrifice for mothers are a backward step for feminism.