My dad has recently starting going ON about paragoric! It was never used with us, my mom would never have allowed it, but he's been talking about how HIS mom used to use it. He was born in around '42, and he's the third youngest in a family of 7 kids (the oldest was about to be married when my dad was born, to give the range of ages!). He said that if they had a long car trip, she'd dose up all the younger kids and have a peaceful drive.
Originally Posted by sewchris2642
Not that I'm aware of. My brother was born in 1960. My first was born in 1978. I have never heard of drugging babies so they will sleep. Joy's ped. did suggest Benadryl for Joy so that she could sleep when her coughing was keeping her awake after being sick. But she was over 6 (can't remember her age but she was elementary school age and Angela was no longer an infant) at the time.
That sort of thing is hard to really track, depending on where you are. So much baby stuff from a certain timeframe is incredibly dependent on the area. Many will say "in 1969 they did births in xyz ways", but then my mom had as close to a homebirth as she possibly could, while at the hospital, and then roomed in with me as well, even though "that wasn't done then". But she was in San Francisco and things were a little different at the time, especially with the doctor she managed to find.
Originally Posted by elanorh
He also told her, with both babies, that her milk was "blue" and to switch to formula at the 6 week appointments. GMIL is very supportive of breastfeeding, and really wishes she'd been able to nurse (among other things, it would have helped them out a lot financially not to have to make formula!).
Oh man, one wonders how on earth he knew? And why he thought that was bad...my milk when pumped was sometimes different shades, and I read that so is cow's milk...what you eat makes different things happen...