Attention AAP!!!!Seriously... what does the word "ban" mean? Does it mean that if CPS (or DCF or whoever) investigates a co-sleeping family that the children are actually "endangered"? When we leave the hospital will we not only have to prove we own a car seat, but a crib and a pacifier as well??? (another good reason to homebirth or birth center birth!)
If some other parent wants to "have" a child by scheduled c-section, cut off a necessary and useful part of their body, feed them formula, stick a pacifier in their mouth anytime they make a sound ~ and, of course, now to fall asleep, let someone else raise the baby in full time day care, stick them in front of a TV any other time, ignore their needs and let them CIO, parent from another room via a baby monitor....
AND I'M BEING IRRESPONSIBLE???? :
How's this for a plan of action? We ALL call our pediatricians today and withdraw our children from their practices. In writing we request a full copy of our medical records and explain that the AAP's recent statements regarding a ban on co-sleeping, encouraging the use of pacifiers, and their support of mercury in vaccines make it a hostile environment that we are not willing to endure nor subject our children to.
Maybe if THOUSANDS of Peds across the country lose money due to diminished case loads the AAP will pay attention. Since they seem to listen to money ~ maybe we should take it away from them!!!!
p.s. To the mama looking for info on cosleeping, try: http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T070100.asp