Alanis Morissette: I could breastfeed for years
Musician and mother says of her 17-month-old son, Ever: 'I will stop when he says it's time to stop.'
Fri, Jun 01 2012 at 2:46 PM
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By HLNtv.com Staff
Singer Alanis Morissette reveals that she is prepared to breast-feed her son until he tells her he's ready to stop — even if that takes years.
The "Ironic" singer stopped by "Good Morning America" on Thursday to discuss her thoughts on attachment-parenting, being a mother to Ever, her 17-month-old son, and the appropriate time to stop breast-feeding a child.
"I'll stop whenever he wants," revealed Morissette, echoing one of the tenants of a controversial style of parenting known as "attachment-parenting."
"Some kids naturally stop at 2, some stop at a couple of years later, it's up to the child," she tells "GMA." "I will stop when he says it's time to stop."
The 37-year-old was also asked about the controversial Time magazine cover depicting a woman breast-feeding a child some considered far too old.
Morissette defended both the mother and the cover, saying, "I consider it appropriate; it is appropriate for that particular child and that particular family."
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