Remember that Time Magazine cover (May 12) that made serious waves last week?
Well, Alanis Morissette, 37, came out recently in response to that article, claiming proudly that she’s an attachment parent and, particularly, that she’ll breastfeed her 1.5-year-old son, Ever Imre, until he’s ready to self-wean — and insisting it’s not up to society to determine when “skin connection” should end.
In a radio interview with host Billy Bush, the legendary Canadian singer proclaimed, “I’m an attachment parent and I breastfeed and I’ll be breastfeeding until my son is finished and he weans himself…. I think it affords the child, when they grow up to have a lot less therapy to have to go through.”
“We are skin connected as much as possible,” she went on to say. “His safety and his well-being and that attachment in his development is…pivotal.”
Despite all the skin-to-skin contact, Alanis assured listeners that she doesn’t neglect her hubby, Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway, 32. “He’s a very robust, virile man,” she said. “You’ve gotta take care of your husband.”
DISCUSS: Did you neglect your spouse while caring for your baby? Heh.