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I've noticed that I'm more immediately aware of the parenting concerns that I have now, with older, weaned kids. I'm still relatively "all breastfeeding this, all breastfeeding that" but it is different. I think I used to believe that breastfeeding was the single most important parenting decision I would ever make, and I don't think so anymore -- it's one of many important decisions that shape my kids' health. (I wish I hadn't decided to pick up Wendy's on the way home,...
There are so many things about this situation that bother me! Your DH seems to be trying to fit a lot of parenting into a short visit, and he's not the one even doing the parenting! This boy is in an uncomfortable no man's land -- he's not really a guest, but he's not really a part of the family either. Does this boy go to school? If so, he is most certainly used to people telling him to do things and following up! Have you considered reading with him/to him or doing...
I'm so glad you were there for them!
Starting cereal early is appropriate for your slow-gaining baby who is off the charts developmentally. Because lower-calorie-per-unit cereal is a great replacement for breastmilk when a baby "isn't big enough." "oh okay. You can keep doing that until 18 months if you want to." She didn't explain beyond that. Things I wish I'd listened to: ignore temper tantrums -- nothing feeds my son's drama like attention of any kind. Other kids are different. If I acknowledge...
Should discipline really never come up? I'll answer my own question -- probably what should be discussed is typical child development. And why smacking a two-year-old for being normal isn't okay.
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/bfextended/ebf-benefits.html "It's not uncommon for weaning to be recommended for toddlers who are eating few solids. However, this recommendation is not supported by research. According to Sally Kneidel in "Nursing Beyond One Year" (New Beginnings, Vol. 6 No. 4, July-August 1990, pp. 99-103.): Some doctors may feel that nursing will interfere with a child's appetite for other foods. Yet there has been no documentation that nursing children...
It's a long list, but most of it hinges on staying with their dad for as long as I did.
It's inexcusable for a peds nurse to react to breastfeeding in this way. Not understandable at all. Breastfeeding is normal for small children and she's supposed to be a specialist in small children. I understand when it a specialist who doesn't necessarily see women who are lactating regularly or children regularly, but this is inexcusable. Actually, as a professional, any medical person should be able to come back in the room, apologize for overreacting, and offer...
Quote: Originally Posted by danibu98 I like how she can tell us what to do and she is on her 2nd marriage! ugh! LOL! Some of us need to practice first, I guess. I've certainly learned a lot of what NOT to do this first time around. . .
Quote: Originally Posted by jessjgh1 FWIW, that article states: And goes on to add... This is all very interesting to hear about-- and for me that this is an area where there may be a lot of misinformation out there. My general impression was that after 6 months some babies will gravitate to food and may wean and if so that's fine-- but it is great if they still want to breastfeed. Does this suggest delaying solids even more than the...
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