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Old 08-19-2006, 09:40 PM   #1
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I wanted to PLUG my ears!!!

I was just at a party tonight, for no reason, just get togehter type of thing. One mom i go to church with, brought her tiny 4 week baby. She started gettingadvice from another mom, who was talking about some book called baby wise. and another like, 12hours in 12 weeks. Pretty much total CIO mama. I was sooo sad, she wastelling this mom, she shouldstart now with schedluing the baby with eating and sleeping. Now this baby is 4 weeks, is not gainingwt, and sleeps all the time. The last thing mom needs to to do in my opinion is schedule her feedings.
I didnt even know how to react. I mean, afterall i dont let my 2 1.2 YEAR old baby CIO. ( well OK for naps if she is super grumpy, BUT never for night time)

Soon everyone was chiminng on on how to get your newborn to sleep, and how to let the CIO. I felt like i was in an odd place. I wish the party had some of my AP mamas there!!!
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Old 08-19-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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Re: I wanted to PLUG my ears!!!

Yuck!
It's people like that who lead me to make all sorts of stupid decisions with my first DC that went directly AGAINST what my natural instincts were!

Grrr, I so want to get on my soap box about this but I need to go nurse my daughter to sleep, in our family bed!
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Old 08-19-2006, 09:56 PM   #3
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Re: I wanted to PLUG my ears!!!

aack - I hate when that happens...I was at a baby shower last night for a good friend and another "friend" of mine told me I needed to wean DS...HELLO!!!!!!! She didn't even TRY to BF - said it creeped her out...WTH is she doing giving ME weaning advice???? I just looked at her like she had 32 heads and said "I AM NOT WEANING HIM!" Some people! I've told people what I think of Babywise before and they act like I am the Evil One...we don't CIO either, and my kids both go to sleep on their own in their own beds (they are too wiggly to co-sleep anymore)...and the looks I get when I say I cloth diaper...LOL, oh well!
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:19 PM   #4
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aack - I hate when that happens...I was at a baby shower last night for a good friend and another "friend" of mine told me I needed to wean DS...HELLO!!!!!!! She didn't even TRY to BF - said it creeped her out...WTH is she doing giving ME weaning advice???? I just looked at her like she had 32 heads and said "I AM NOT WEANING HIM!"
People have started asking me if I've started to wean my DD...she's 4.5 months old!!!!!!!
Apparently in West Texas most people BF for 3 months and "extended bf'ers" bf for 6 months. WTH is that all about?!?! Even AAP recommends BFing for the first 12 months! GEEZ!
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:31 PM   #5
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Re: I wanted to PLUG my ears!!!

note to self: do not attempt to nurse 2 year old in west texas..
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:35 PM   #6
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note to self: do not attempt to nurse 2 year old in west texas..
LOL for real sista!

I can't WAIT to see the looks we get when we're still nursing as DD gets older...and older...and older!
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Re: I wanted to PLUG my ears!!!

I know how you feel. DH and I didn't have many friends after getting married at 21, and now the few that we did have we do not see anymore for this reason. I feel completely out of place in groups of parents like that, and it makes me want to for there little ones. I know that each mom must decide what is right for there baby but it seems like they only look for the easy way. 4 weeks is just to young. I think baby wise is the book that the AAP has a warning about causing failure to thrive infants. Even pediatricians agree that 6 months is the minimum age for CIO and that babys should be feed on demand up till that point. Ok, I'll stop rambling. I just think it is sad more people do not practice AP parenting just because it isn't "normal".
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:08 PM   #8
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Re: I wanted to PLUG my ears!!!

Sorry you had to hear that, mama. I would have said something, too.

I find that many people who quote some book they read, don't know empirically valid research from their *ss.

I speak up and offer to forward valid research sources to back up my own personal experiences. In addition, I always like to acknowledge parenting methods that I myself mistakenly applied in the past. Life is a journey and we learn as we go.

Nothing infuriates me more than when a parent seems more concerned with their own wants and conveniences than the care and well being of their child. I always want to ask, "Who forced you to have a child?"
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