Friday, May 11, 2012

Boy Breast Feeds on Time Magazine Cover

At What Age Were the Chidren Been When the Mothers You Have Worked for Stopped Breast Feeding?

I wasn't going to post about the Time magazine cover showing a boy breast feeding from his mother. Discussions over this photo on the cover of the magazine have spread like wildfire all over the Internet.
But, nannies are a more compassionate audience when it comes to the topic of breast feeding and Attachment Parenting.

And I wonder if a nanny easily work for parents that follow the attachment parenting philosophy if s/he does not agree with the same philosophy?

Click here to ear a video clip and read more about the eight principles of attachment parenting.
 
The Eight Principles of Attachment Parenting:1. Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting
2. Feed with Love and Respect
3. Respond with Sensitivity
4. Use Nurturing Touch
5. Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally
6. Provide Consistent and Loving Care
7. Practice Positive Discipline
8. Strive for Balance in Personal and Family Life

1 comment:

@theLAnanny said...

Respect should be the nannies approach towards the family parenting style. Nannies do not necessarily need to agree or disagree with them. Should the mother decide to nurse her child until he turns 4 years old is up to her. But I as a nanny, know because of experience that the attachment parenting philosophy is usually follow by parents who, themselves are very needy or are afraid something wrong is going to happen to the baby if they are not with them at all times. I say this we all due respect, since I have worked for families that follow the APP. Nevertheless, by modeling and teaching that we can trust the baby that he can be resourceful, independent, and can cope with all caring activities, we can help families better, it is a must for nannies to help all families that follow different parenting styles.