Mom Puts Boob in Preschooler's Mouth on Cover of TimeS

Meet Aram Grumet. He is one month shy of four years old and he breast feeds. To illustrate a feature package on attachment parenting, Time had Aram stand on a chair and suck his mother's teat while gazing into the camera. The resulting photo will soon be on every newsstand in America.

Mom Puts Boob in Preschooler's Mouth on Cover of TimeS

When I saw this cover, I initially assumed Time had taken a page from Newsweek's stock photo fetish porn playbook. Between Time's boob suck and Newsweek's S&M and royal necrophilia, the waiting room at your dentist's office is now a danger zone for twisted Freudian arousal.

But Aram's photo is not simulated. He is a real boy, and his 26-year-old mother Jamie Lynne Grumet really breastfeeds him and his five-year-old brother. Jamie herself breastfed until age six. As I type this, an image of multigenerational human centipede breastfeeding has entered my mind and will not leave.

Mom Puts Boob in Preschooler's Mouth on Cover of TimeS

The original cover image, acquired exclusively by my co-worker Max Read, was much edgier.

Readers, let us PowWow: How does this cover make you feel? Will it haunt Aram Grumet's* future? Would you rather share a tit with a four-year-old, have S&M sex with a Twilight fan fiction enthusiast, or make love to a British princess' corpse? [Time]

* His last name may not actually be Grumet. It's just his mom's last name.