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Alanis Morissette: I’m Willing To Breast Feed My Kid Until He’s Six

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May. 31 2012, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Alanis Morissette has no timetable as to when she'll stop breastfeeding her 17-month-old son Ever, even if it’s not until he’s 6-years-old.

"I'll stop whenever he wants," the 90s breakout, 37, said on Good Morning America Thursday in regards to the controversial new trend of attachment parenting, an umbrella term to outline nurturing techniques including long-term breastfeeding and parents sleeping with their children in the same bed.

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"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," she said.

The You Oughta Know singer follows in the steps of another 90s icon, Blossom star Mayim Bialik, as a famous advocate for the cause, brought into the consciousness after a Time magazine feature.

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Alanis, whose husband is rapper Mario "Souleye" Treadway," said of attachment parenting: "I consider it appropriate, it is appropriate for that particular child and that particular family."

She added she's "in a privileged position, where she 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."


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