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Jamie Lynne Grumet Defends Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover

Jamie Lynne Grumet, the 26-year-old pictured breastfeeding her 3-year old son on the current issue of Time Magazine, sat down with NBC’s Today Show to defend the cover.

“We knew exactly what we were going to get in to,” Grumet said with her son beside her. “I do understand why Time chose this picture because…it did create such a media craze to get the dialogue talking.”

But she wasn’t quite ready for the backlash and criticism the cover would receive.

“I understand some of the breastfeeding advocates are actually upset about this,” she said. Although she sees nothing wrong with the cover, she admits that the picture doesn’t capture the nurturing side to breastfeeding.  “This isn’t how we breastfeed at home. It’s more of a cradling, nurturing situation.”

Watch the full interview below.

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