E135 – We have a wonderful conversation with Jamie Grumet, known for her controversial breastfeeding cover on TIME magazine, now at its 10-year anniversary. With a background in anthropology & theology, she is the author of Modern Attachment Parenting: The Comprehensive Guide to Raising a Secure Child, its introduction by Dr. Sears & foreword by Alanis Morissette. Jamie shares her insights on parenting using these methods while educating us about other cultures, adoption, breastfeeding & children self-weaning at older ages. We find out what she went through going viral in such a contentious way at a young age, and discuss the psychology of what this represents; mothers judging mothers, puritanical ideals & sexual repression. Does she regret the photo session? And we talk about what we can do to educate future generations. Our own adult attachment styles are analyzed too (secure, anxious, avoidant, etc), as we wonder how we were raised. Spoiler alert: we know a lot about each others’ childhoods. Our parents were best friends in high school, so Jamie is like our honorary little sister! We hope you enjoy this interesting discussion & support Jamie’s wonderfully inclusive & accepting book, currently sold on Amazon!
- Find Jamie Grumet at https://www.instagram.com/jgrumet
- Support Jamie’s book on Amazon Modern Attachment Parenting
- TIME cover May 12, 2012 Are You Mom Enough?
Watch this ep on youtube.com/channel/UCgeuFSExQ2EaHYSG-s4sgZw
00:00 – Introductions
03:00 – TIME magazine
05:30 – Attachment parenting (AP), Dr. Sears, attachment styles
10:45 – Forming healthy attachments
12:30 – How we were raised, co-sleeping, night doulas
19:10 – Primates, infant mortality
21:30 – Partners, monogamy
23:45 – Unable to breastfeed?
29:20 – Backlash, judgement
31:00 – Controversy, WHO, AAP recommendations
34:05 – Self-weaning, long-term psychology
36:00 – Bonding, breastfeeding, adoption
43:45 – Haters and Religion
47:30 – We’re modern, evolved; parenting give & take
50:50 – (Dream Dinners Ad)
52:30 – Sleep training, cry it out, discipline
1:01:35 – Regret TIME cover?
1:07:00 – Our parents, attachment styles
1:13:40 – Predatory marketing of formula & water
1:17:35 – Rape culture, sexual repression, hypersexuality
1:24:50 – Conclusion
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