And you thought it couldn’t get any worse than Toddlers & Tiaras. A new reality show starring toddlers who still breastfeed — yes, even after they have a full mouth of teeth! — is reportedly in the works, brought to you by the team behind Lifetime’s Dance Moms. Of course.
The controversial issue of extended nursing — a tenet of attachment parenting — practically shut down the Internet last month when TIME magazine featured a young California mom breastfeeding her 3-year-old on its cover.
There’s a vocal segment of the population who 1) is not OK with breastfeeding after a kid can ask for it, and doesn’t want to see it and 2) is fine with breastfeeding after a certain age, and still doesn’t want to see it — but apparently reality TV producers think otherwise.
The new show is based around the TIME magazine cover, sort of like the time CBS tried to base a show on a Twitter feed featuring a charmingly profane dad. As it turned out, no one much wanted to see that, either.
What do you think? Would you watch a show about moms who still breastfeed their kids when they are 3-, 5- or even 7-years old?