I know there is a thread on how you shouldn't watch baby shows on tv. i just want to say on a similar note that you also shouldn't go to the birth of babies to friends who aren't into the "natural" thing. my two sister in laws have both recently had babies and both times i made the mistake of going to see them in the hospital. i was just horrified the entire time. when my neice was born she just cried and cried because the nurses never brought her formula (my sister in law doesn't nurse-she thinks it is grose). the baby with like 45 minutes old before they were like what kind of formula should we bring? the nurses took the baby to be bathed...i can't imagine not giving the baby its first bath or even seeing it..and aren't they not supposed to get a bath for like a week or something. sil was shaking so hard from all the drugs and stuff she couldn't hold the baby. sil#2 kept baby in the nursery for almost 24 hours after it was born and the staff encouraged it. over all i fault the parenting styles of my sil's but i hate how they staff at both institutions sort of encouraged their choices. neither of them breatfeed and it just felt like the babies were alone and crying the whole time they were at the hospital. i hate to say that that is poor parenting since they are family, but really i think that for many average people this is what happens. just makes me sad for all the babies.
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8/2/07 at 4:23pm