Attachment Parenting

at 9:00 AM
 (Time magazine)

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.

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.

Guests:

Catherine Connors, director of blogs and social media for Babble, a parenting blog site and author of the blog "Her Bad Mother"

Lauren Scout, parenting educator teaching newborn care classes using the attachment parenting approach at Natural Resources, a birth parenting resource center in San Francisco

Claire Dederer, author of "POSER: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses" and mother of two

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