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Old 06-22-2009, 09:56 PM   #21
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I think getting to "pick and choose" for your beliefs is a great thing, there is no rule that says you have to follow all AAP (or any other entity's) recommendations in order to be a good parent. I think that is what most of us do, we follow the recs that suit our parenting style and forgo the ones that don't. Some of it has to be left up to individual preference.

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I think getting to "pick and choose" for your beliefs is a great thing, there is no rule that says you have to follow all AAP (or any other entity's) recommendations in order to be a good parent. I think that is what most of us do, we follow the recs that suit our parenting style and forgo the ones that don't. Some of it has to be left up to individual preference.
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we all do what we think is best for our kids given the situation. We vaxed because we are 2 hours from Mexico and I work in a school where kids have literally crossed the border the day before. Measles is quite common in Mexico and I don't want my baby to get it. If we were still living in the mid west I would have chose not to vax.

anyway, sorry to the OP because this probably wasn't meant to be a vax/non vax thread
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:03 PM   #24
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Or quote Dr Sears, who recommends EN, co-sleeping and urges caution and a delayed/selective schedule wrt vaccinations.

Or I just tell people that it's none of their damned business. If they can prove something is harmful I will reassess my position on the topic, but if they're only going on opinion then I'm sorry, that's not good enough. I can offer scientific evidence to back up my belief that CLW is best for my child, but when challenged it is not my responsibility to defend myself. They have the responsibility to prove to me that it is harmful. So far nobody has.
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I said no..I don't think babies can die from being breastfed unlike reactions to vaccines!
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Maybe when you're explaining the reasons for extended bf'ing, just forget the part about AAP and cite other health reasons That way, you don't have to explain why you choose some of their recommendations and not others. Either way, you're the mama, and you decide what's best for your babes
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Or quote Dr Sears, who recommends EN, co-sleeping and urges caution and a delayed/selective schedule wrt vaccinations.

Or I just tell people that it's none of their damned business. If they can prove something is harmful I will reassess my position on the topic, but if they're only going on opinion then I'm sorry, that's not good enough. I can offer scientific evidence to back up my belief that CLW is best for my child, but when challenged it is not my responsibility to defend myself. They have the responsibility to prove to me that it is harmful. So far nobody has.
I voted yes, and totally agree with this mama. If someone's got a problem ask them for some proof that it's unhealthy. It's none of their darned business, if they don't like it they're more than welcome to look the other way or walk out of the room. They made the statement they need to back it up. It is a little hypocritical to pick what you'll except from the AAP and what you'll reject. That being said, you've done your research and decided what's best for your situation. I'd call you on the AAP thing if I knew you IRL, but not your choices to BF, co sleep, or not to vax.
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You know, I don't and never have breastfed. Now, looking at my children, I wish I had, but both are very healthy, smart, and happy kids, so I know that I did best for them. Medications I am on prevented me from doing so, but that's off the topic. Sorry. But I don't think it makes you a hypocrite at all. Part of being a mother is figuring out what works best for you and your family. I think it's great that you still breastfeed. I also think it's your decision not to get those vaccinations. It doesn't make you a hypocrite, it makes you a mama that knows what she wants! LOL!
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Yes, a bit. lol. But I do the same thing.
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Or quote Dr Sears, who recommends EN, co-sleeping and urges caution and a delayed/selective schedule wrt vaccinations.

Or I just tell people that it's none of their damned business. If they can prove something is harmful I will reassess my position on the topic, but if they're only going on opinion then I'm sorry, that's not good enough. I can offer scientific evidence to back up my belief that CLW is best for my child, but when challenged it is not my responsibility to defend myself. They have the responsibility to prove to me that it is harmful. So far nobody has.


Yes this. I refer to Dr. Sears all the time and very rarely the AAP. Having had 8 children, a couple who are pediatricians themselves, IMO they KNOW about truly raising children!
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