Reality Show About Breastfeeding Currently in Development
The production company that gave us Dance Moms and American Stuffers is working on another tantalizing reality series, this one centered on breastfeeding — specifically, the breastfeeding of older children.
The New York Post reports that Collins Avenue is developing a reality series based on mothers who choose to breastfeed their children past the age of 12 months, which is when government agencies stop tracking breastfeeding.
The World Health Organization reportedly encourages women to nurse children until they are 2 years old.
“You can’t force a child to breastfeed,” one anonymous mother, who nursed her daughter until age 7, told the Post. Her child eventually self-weaned off of breastfeeding, which most moms of nursing preschoolers let happen naturally. Stated the mother, “If she’d wanted to stop any earlier she just would have.”
If people’s reaction to TIME magazine’s breastfeeding cover is any indication, this new show will spark plenty of heated conversations!