Originally Posted by MrsMoe
I didn't know I was forced to respond within moments after you posted. I just got done taking a bath, picking up around the house, spending time with my daughter, making dinner and eating... or am I not allowed to do other things besides post on MDC? Give a girl some time!
The magazine clearly states repeatedly why circimcision is not medically neccessary, why breastfeeding is best, and the benefits of co-sleeping. It also goes into detail dispelling many myths and the like.
Regardless if you like it or not, what a parent does with their child is their choice, and it's not up to you or me or anyone else to judge that parent.
Response to your first paragraph: Sorry. I just got anxious to hear your reply. :LOL (But, just for the record, the post on which I wanted a response was posted yesterday, so it wasn't "within moments" that I wanted a reply.)
Response to your second paragraph: In the years I've read Mothering, I've read a lot about co-sleeping and breastfeeding, but only the two Fleiss articles about circumcision. You said that it is discussed "repeatedly" in Mothering; could you please tell me in what issues (beyond the two Fleiss articles), since I must have missed it?
Also, more specifically to my original question, when Mothering magazine is pro-breastfeeding, is that being "judgemental" against mothers who choose to formula feed? If not, then how is that different from being anti-circumcision?
Response to your third paragraph: Ahhhhhhh......... the lightbulb goes on. No wonder we've been conflicting so much. You see circumcision as a CHOICE parents should get to make. I don't. It is genital mutilation, plain and simple. What other body parts should parents be able to "choose" to cut off? Should dh and I have the "should we cut off part of his ear" discussion? Why not? Isn't it my baby and my choice? Should I have had the "choice" to cut my dd's genitalia?
And, interestingly enough, you don't even seem to limit this "choice" thing to just circumcision. WHATEVER a parent chooses is not for me to judge? Does that include when a parent is abusive?