By the way, I just was to add something to the AP discussion. i subscribed to Mothering because someone loaned me some back issues while I was preg. and it looked good; however, since then, as I've been looking at the board and the mag, I wonder: Why does this have to be almost a political - socio -cultural statement? Why is non-AP the norm? I was raised by loving but imperfect people (IE: HUMAN) who, without questioning it, picked me up when I cried, hugged me, listened to me, (ok, I was only bf for a week or so, my mother never had a particularily good diet and has always been exceptionially slim, only 82 lbs after deliv. by c-sect.) and raised me pretty well.
why does all this stuff have to be unusual? I cloth diaper because it works better than disposables...that is, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I bf because of course I would, that's what they're there for. My son cries, I hold him. He's having trouble sleeping because of the teething, of couse we have him with us. No question. (He isn't in our bed every night because he often seems to sleep much better in his bed, but it is in the same room as us.) What's the big deal? why doesn't everyone do this?