Alanis Morissette wants to breastfeed son until he’s 6
Washington: Alanis Morissette has revealed that she is ready to breastfeed her 17-month-old son, Ever Imre, until he is six, if he chooses to.
The ‘You Outta Know’ singer believes that attachment parenting is important for her son’s wellbeing and will continue to feed him from her breast until he decides to stop.
“I’ll stop whenever he wants. I know some children who have weaned naturally at two years, some kids wean naturally a couple of years later; I mean, it’s up to every child,” a website has quoted her as saying on ‘Good Morning America’.
In the western world, most newborns are started to be weaned away from breast milk around six months after their birth, but those who follow attachment parenting believe that letting their baby choose, is best for their long-term emotional welfare.
Morissette, who is married to Mario ‘Souleye’ Treadway, added that she doesn’t judge other people for not sharing her views on parenting.
“I consider it appropriate, it is appropriate for that particular child and that particular family,” she said.
She added that she is “in a privileged position, where I can afford the time and to pay for the resources that would support this kind of lifestyle - that’s not possible for a lot of families.”
Morissette had admitted earlier that Ever still sleeps alongside her in bed, saying “We’re definitely skin-on-skin connected as much as possible.”
However, despite her dedication to attachment parenting, the ‘Ironic’ hitmaker insists that it doesn’t stop her from finding time to be intimate with her hubby.
“He’s a very robust virile man. You gotta take care of your husband,” the singer said.