Math whiz Danica McKellar is right. She’ll always, always be Winnie Cooper to me. But now that the attachment parenting advocate is popping up to specifically advocate for extended breastfeeding — for other mothers, not just herself according to reports — she’s beginning to go the way of the sanctimommy. Look away from the light, Danica!
The notably bright and mathematically inclined mother was on “Good Morning America” with a big old ZOMG SHE BREASTFED FOR HOW LONG morning segment. Danica tells audiences that she recently had to call off the boob for her 2-and-a-half-year-old son Draco. She describes this process, which took place only a few weeks ago, as a “big transition.”
The interview goes the predictable route with Danica talking about how she shrugged off curious glances at her nursing shield. But when getting into some more details about how she managed to write her math books for kids while also executing effective attachment parenting, Danica drops this:
“When he was young, I had it mastered where I – learned to type with one hand for a while … I like to say that the only type of formula I use is in a math book,” she said, laughing.
Meh. Sounds exactly like the “jokey” Facebook statuses I often see when editing an STFU column. Hey Blair, ever come across one of these in your submission pile? If not, you got your first one right here.
On Danica’s personal website, the mother wrote broadly about her interview, implying that she means no slight to other moms. I can only assume this includes formula moms?
I know there can be judgment out there, and I encourage moms to do whatever feels right – and if they choose to breastfeed longer than is “typical,” I say this to them: You go girl!
She gave you an emoticon so you know she meant it, guys.