Alanis Morissette: I Will Breastfeed "Until My Son Is Finished"

Singer proudly declares herself an attachment parent to her 16-month-old son, the real subject of the article behind that controversial Time magazine cover

By Natalie Finn May 18, 2012 10:15 PMTags
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Despite all the jokes about the 3-year-old on the breastfeeding cover of Time magazine being destined for a therapist's couch, Alanis Morissette thinks that kind of closeness is what's going to save a child from needing therapy.

Without coming out in favor of Time's controversial cover art, the Grammy winner has proudly declared herself to be an "attachment parent"—the same method of care practiced by Mayim Bialik and probably plenty of other stars who don't want to share their business with just anybody.

"I breastfeed and I'll be breastfeeding until my son is finished and he weans," Morissette said on The Billy Bush Show.

The singer's son, Ever Imre, is 16 months old. 

"I think it affords the child, when he grows up, to have a lot less therapy to go to," she continued, also revealing that Ever sleeps in the same bed as her and husband Mario "Souleye" Treadway. "For me, I protect his safety and his well-being and his attachment. That stage of development is a very important stage."

"We're definitely skin-on-skin connected as much as possible," Morissette said. But not, she quickly added, when her hubby needs private time.

"He's a very robust virile man," the "You Oughta Know" (do we, really?) singer laughed. "You gotta take care of your husband."