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Upcoming Supernanny show

post #1 of 137
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(Mods please don't move this, its related to breastfeeding/lactivism and not the um...enjoyment factor of the show....)

I heard through the internet grapevine that an upcoming episode of Supernanny will feature the nanny becoming angry and putting the mother down because she is "still" breastfeeding her 14 month old. : Apparently the commercial is showing previews of next weeks show.
post #2 of 137
: Uuuuuugggghhhhh. Great, way to marginalize BFing to/beyond that age. What is wrong with the world?
post #3 of 137
Yeah, I'm going to take breastfeeding advice from a woman who's never had kids. It's like a male OB telling you Braxton Hicks contractions don't hurt... sorry, your opinion means nothing to me! It pisses me off that she even thinks she has a right to voice an opinion on such a subject when she has never been in the situation!
post #4 of 137
This is why I logged on tonight! I saw this stupid preview and got so mad! How does one do a nurse-in against a tv-show?!?! Seriously, in the preview she was so snarky and mean about it. And I don't think it is just in regards to extended nursing but about babywearing, too (there was some comment about having the baby attached to her "like a koala"). Ooooh, I am so MAD! It is such ignorant bull****. And how many people are going to watch this and believe that she is right with her lack of education on the subject?!?!
post #5 of 137
how about encouraing people to write in to the show? maybe even drafting up a letter that they can send in if they dont feel they have the time to do so themselves, so all they have to do is copy & paste it, and include a link to the show's contact email address or mailing address?
post #6 of 137
Wow. I've really gotten some good ideas about calm and loving discipline from this show. How disappointing that it would turn on a growing segment of the population...looking for a way to contact the producers...
post #7 of 137
Haven't seen the preview, but just curious - what is the situation the mother finds herself needing the the SuperNanny for?
post #8 of 137
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Originally Posted by firstkid4me View Post
Yeah, I'm going to take breastfeeding advice from a woman who's never had kids. It's like a male OB telling you Braxton Hicks contractions don't hurt... sorry, your opinion means nothing to me! It pisses me off that she even thinks she has a right to voice an opinion on such a subject when she has never been in the situation!
Do you think she is a MDCer?

Sorry but I was :roflmao: at the male OB, soooo true!!

I agree with everything else to, that was just funny!
post #9 of 137
A 14mo??? Come on! Uh-oh, I don't know if I should watch this. Is that the one that's on after Wife Swap on Mondays?
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post #12 of 137
I think it's time the network was innundated with letters/ emails. I don't watch the show, tho.
post #13 of 137
I quit watching that show last year after she forced a mom to let her baby cry it out. It was the sickest thing I've ever seen on tv.
post #14 of 137
Whom do we contact to complain?
post #15 of 137

devil's advocate

OK, I am going to play devil's advocate here. The family who requested her is having some kind of problem within the home that they feel they need help with. Now aren't we supposed to be caring for ourselves as mommies first? We are supposed to keep tabs on ouselves to make sure we are getting our needs met and not getting burned out. Possibly Supernanny is simply making observations from the outside that mom needs a "break".

Now if it were me and I was showing signs of cracking, and someone told me BFing was the problem (I am currently exclusively BFing 4 m/o twins), EVEN if my babes were toddlers (and I did nurse my toddler as well) - and I didn't think that was the problem, I would say so. AND I would push to find the real problem. I like advice and outside opinions but I ALSO have my boundaries.

The show is going to perpetuate the idea that BFing has an expiration date of 12 months, HOWEVER if a family really needs help, and needs to reprioritize, and feels that BF is a "problem" - there's really no way to convince them otherwise. I guess what I am saying is that you can't convince someone who isn't willing to believe in the first place.

Sorry I couldn't be more articulate. I've been up BFing all night. And it's no problem at all.

Nandre
post #16 of 137
The show is produced by Ricochet, Ltd and their US address is:

Los Angeles Office
Ricochet Television Inc.
3800 Barham Boulevard
Suite 210
Los Angeles
CA 90068



email: supernannyUSA@ricochet.co.uk
Nick Powell is the creator and executive producer of both the American and British versions of the show. Craig Armstrong and Nick Emmerson are executive producers of the American version. Supernanny is produced by Ricochet, Ltd.

I find the show hilarious, but hearing aout the upcoming show is upsetting... My family and some folks already think that I have completelylost it for BFing and baby wearing...
post #17 of 137
Sound like Jo needs to go sit in the naughty spot I mean come on:
post #18 of 137
I think it was Nanny 911 that I stopped watching because the Nanny gave the mom grief for bfing and co-sleeping, and I don't think the babe was quite a year yet. I think the Nanny actually made a bit of a scene when the Mom went off to nurse the babe to sleep. Basically saying that the attachment level was unhealthy. All I could think about was the poor mom who does not have the right information or the best supports for bf, she might be watching the show and thinking "Really? I should not be bfing now? Unhealthy???" and wean her babe because of it.

I'd be more than willing to write if someone can come up with the information. I personally do not understand why anyone would ever volunteer to have their family on the show (the only thing I can think of is usually Nanny911 gives the family a trip or money for renovations...there is a prize involved ). I think it's dangerous for her, and the other Nanny show, to be stating that "My way is 100% the best way", when much of it is personal opinion. Like making a child apologize. You've just taught your child to lie. Well done : Better that you help your child learn empathy rather than an empty word...saying sorry can be as about as effective as saying "Turkey Soup" when you don't mean it. That really bothers me.

And now I have another reason to not watch.
post #19 of 137
Now that I think about it, I don't think this should really surprise anyone, wasn't it Supernanny's book that said that if your baby cries after 3 months of age they're manipulating you and you shouldn't respond to every cry?
post #20 of 137
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Originally Posted by NamastePlatypus View Post
Do you think she is a MDCer?

Sorry but I was :roflmao: at the male OB, soooo true!!

I agree with everything else to, that was just funny!
I had a male OB with my dd and he told me, "Braxton Hicks contractions don't hurt, they're just uncomfortable." I gave him a look and said, "Have YOU, not your wife, ever experienced a Braxton Hicks contraction?" He said, "Of course not!" I politely told him, "Then please, don't tell ME how Braxton Hicks contractions feel!" I was sitting there thinking, no uterus, no opinion on the subject!
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