Breastfeeding Reality Show On The Way?
There is now a television show being pitched by the producers of “Dance Moms” that centers around breast feeding.
After the controversy surrounding “Are You Mom Enough?” the Time magazine cover with a toddler imitating the act of breast feeding on the cover, it was only a matter of time.
The cover received reactions ranging from support to disgust at extended breast feeding for children over the age some view as social norms.
There is no word yet as to when the reality show will air or which network will be airing the show.
“That [Time magazine] cover proves what I’ve been saying for the last year — America has become a country of extremes,” Jeff Collins, president of Collins Avenue Productions, told Yahoo! Shine. “I think it’s so fascinating that some Americans find the image of woman breastfeeding to be provocative, shocking, even sexual when, in fact, it’s the most natural thing in the world.”
He says the show will focus on more than just breast feeding.
Contrary to the current buzz, the show won’t focus exclusively on extended breast feeding, he says.
“Breastfeeding beyond infancy is just one of the topics we plan to cover,” he explains. “We’ve discovered people are raising kids in all kinds of un-traditional ways these days and some people find their methods to be extreme.”
“When you watch any of my shows you can see a common thread — I’m interested in peeling back the curtain to look at choices other people make that will have a huge impact on their children or their lives,” he continued. “I’m fascinated by the way other people raise their children. I grew up in a very conservative small town and everyone kind of raised their kids with the exact same values so it’s interesting to me to see so many people breaking the mold of tradition.”
He also confirmed that at least one woman from the Time story would be participating in the show.
Whoever picks it up, the controversy is sure to linger.