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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     beetraveler filmed a roundtable chat from a group of women, many of them mothers, about the Time Magazine breastfeeding cover. She says the women had mixed feelings about the photo, but they agreed that it was good that it got people talking about breastfeeding and attachment parenting.
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    Women are still buzzing about Time Magazine's recent breastfeeding cover image and headline.

     

    Have you been part of those conversations? Are you curious what they are saying?

     

    Last week, I was invited to film an insightful and thought-provoking round table discussion on the topic in Vancouver, at the Lunapads office. Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens -- Lunapads' Founders -- actively blog on hot topics related to women and parenting, and they also like to organize gatherings of friends and colleagues for lively discussions. This video includes highlights from their conversation about the Time Magazine cover and the issues it raises. In this particular discussion, the women offer their varying views on the topic and table many interesting points, including the risk of future bullying and the need to demand more from our media. The last 2 minutes of the video, Kim Anami talks about her experience attachment parenting her son, who is now 17, and how it has influenced him as a person.

     

    The round table discussion participants (all of whom have agreed to appearing in this iReport):

     

    Madeleine Shaw
    @luna_diva
    Co-founder, Lunapads.com and Pads4Girls

    Mother of one girl

     

    Suzanne Siemens
    @luna_gal
    Co-founder, Lunapads.com and Pads4Girls

    Mother of two boys

     

    Lesli Boldt,
    President, Boldt Communications Inc.
    www.boldtcommunications.com

     

    Manda Aufochs Gillespie aka "The Green Mama"
    www.thegreenmama.com
    Mother of two girls

     

    Wendy Armbruster Bell, Certified Lactation Educator (CLE)
    @snugabell
    Founder & Creative Director, Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear

    www.snugabell.com

    Mother of two girls

     

    Kim Anami
    @KimAnami
    Sex and Intimacy Coach

    www.kimanami.com

    Mother of one boy

     

    Sharon Chai
    Founder and Owner, Bamboobino.com
    Mother of two

    Their entire conversation couldn't possibly be contained in this short video. So, there is a lot more to be said on this topic, including more about the individual experiences of the women at the round table.
    Get in on their conversation via twitter! And, later in the week, Lunapads will be posting an extended version of the  conversation on its Youtube account:  http://www.youtube.com/lunapadsvideos

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    the Lunapads blog
    "periods, politics and personalities"
    http://lunapads.com/blog

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