Originally Posted by jenifera2
"I know baby cries, and she's manipulating you with that cry."
That is so batcrap crazy. I mean, are they really crediting a newborn with the cognitive ability to manipulate?
It makes me more sad than anything. Poor babies.
I got a crapload of stupid advice with my first, from the "oh, no one breastfeeds past six weeks, so you may as well start formula" (too bad my mom bf'ed all of us for a year or more, guess that proves your theory wrong), to the "you are going to spoil the baby if you don't put her down more", to the "babies need to cry for their lungs" to the "your marriage will disintegrate if you let the baby sleep in the bed" (somehow we managed to conceive another one... I wonder if it has never occured to people that you don't actually need a bed to have sex), to the "well I started putting rice cereal in the bottle at two weeks and my kids turned out fine", etc etc etc etc...
With this one I haven't been getting any except from my mom who just says stupid things to annoy me, I think, rotfl. I think it's because obviously I know what I'm doing at this point and I don't mind telling anyone that I don't need any advice, thanks.