Singer Alanis Morissette Speaks Out for Attachment Parenting

The singer Alanis Morissette is weighing in on the debate sparked by a recent Time magazine cover on “attachment parenting” by saying that she has no plans to stop breastfeeding her 16-month-old son, Ever Imre.  PEOPLE.com has more:

“I breastfeed and I’ll be breastfeeding until my son is finished and he weans,” Morissette, 37, tells Access Hollywood.

Her decision, she adds, will provide her son with the stability he needs in his future. “I think it affords the child, when he grows up, to have a lot less therapy to go to,” the first-time mom explains.

“For me, I protect his safety and his well-being and his attachment. That stage of development is a very important stage.”

Image: Alanis Morissette, via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

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  1. by Heidi

    On May 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Good for her! It is great to see mothers supporting one another instead of tearing each other down. What amazes me is that many of the people who have derided Jamie Lynne Grumet and other mothers for extended breastfeeding are the same ones who would be very offended by any critisism of mothers who choose to bottlefeed. To be clear, I think that it is wrong to attack a mother for bottlefeeding, but it is also just as wrong to attack a mother for breastfeeding or extended breastfeeding.

  2. by Dee

    On May 24, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Extended breastfeeding is severely creepy and I just don’t see how its not viewed any other way. End of story.

  3. by The Mommy Psychologist

    On May 24, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    As a child psychologist and a mom, one of the things that is so misleading about attachment parenting is the name. It is only called attachment parenting because of the theory it was based upon. It is not called this because it is the only form of parenting which allows parents to develop a secure attachment relationship with their children. There are numerous ways to develop a secure attachment relationship with our kids. I explore more of this myth here for anyone who is interested:
    http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/04/15/what-does-the-mommy-psychologist-have-to-say-about-attachment-parenting/