Tuesday, July 19, 2005

More from the blogging baby thread, Someone read my blog ;)

Posted Jul 19, 2005, 4:29 PM ET by Sue
Sorry Michelle,

Nice of you to leave a crytic remark on my blog. Comment number 20 on BloggingBaby was fairly difficult to find. Next time you might just send me your remark, rather than this "sue, I have left a comment for you on blogging baby under comments....I believe that it is #20. Maybe mention which article.

Here's Michelle's comment on my blog "You really offended me with what you said and I think that you really need to educate yourself a little more before you go making such comments!!!! It makes me upset that you seem to think that you are better just because you breastfeed....that does not make you a better mom or a better person. To educate you I have listed some reasons on blogging baby on why babies might need formula! Thank you for your time.

Dearest Michelle,

I have done a considerable amount of reading about how the medical industry means well, but is producing bad outcomes.

Sorry you feel that your baby needs formula. Did your doctor use a breastfed baby weight chart, or just the standard formula fed baby chart. Most breastfed infants start falling of the FF chart. The formula industry has done a lot of research to make babies grow fast. Just like fertilizing your lawn makes it grow fast, but leaves it suseptible to disease, formula makes sick babies for the drugs companies to line their pockets.

Did you even know there were two weight charts, or hadn't you read enough?

Seems like you just wanted to vent your frustrations. Feel free to vent at me any time.

Try reading Obstetric Myths vs. Research Realities, by Henci Goer.

I birthed my baby without doctors or a hospital because research proves it is safer.

(Sorry everyone else, but she didn't leave anyway to reply but here)

Try reading Selling Sickness for more info.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Who long do you plan to breastfeed? - comments left on bloggingbaby.com

16. Posted Jul 12, 2005, 7:40 AM ET by Sue
The Nursing Mothers Guide to Weaning by Shiela Kitzinger can answer question on weaning at any age.

My first was weaned at 14 months, my second shortly after she was two. My ex-husband led that weaning.

My third is 10 months and I plan to wean him before he goes to college ;) Otherwise he can wean or nurse whenever he chooses. I work full time, have returned to work after six weeks for each child. Breastfeeding/Pumping really helps keep me sane. It is nice to know he is well fed even while I work. Daddy stays home with the baby. Breastfeeding is the easy choice.

My first had an occasional bottle of formula before I knew better. The ex would give her a bottle of that crap to 'give me a break'. The result was always a fussy, messy baby, and no break. For the second and third, I just didn't have any formula in the house, because it is crap.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

God's Will ???

Nicholas is almost 10 months old. Shall we have another. Do we leave it up to God? What about the Goddess?

My husband and I have 4 kids between us. The older sisters are 5,6&9. I've had three births, two with no drugs. Looking at the grey in my hair, and the baby on my shoulder I wonder what was I thinking. Oh, I remember, I was thinking it would be nice to have another baby to nurse.

What is my responsibility here? Shall I populate the gene pool with more healthy breastfed, born without violence babies? Can I afford it? Does my mom's opinion count at all?

More to follow.

Stil no comments, has anyone read this?