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post #21 of 91
If I were a lawyer I would not sue doctors for not performing c-sections and I would not make the statement that Edwards made about c-sections under any circumstances.
post #22 of 91
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Originally Posted by moderngal View Post
Just because a lawyer defends something in court doesn't mean they really believe in it. How many lawyers defend murderers or child molesters? That's not really a fair way to judge his position on issues, IMO.

John Edwards has proposed universal health care coverage, affordable child care, and changing FMLA to provide 8 weeks of paid family and medical leave.
It's the "homosexuals go against god" thing that bothers me about him. I don't care if he lactates for his own kids, you can't be a bigot and be president (although they always are).
post #23 of 91
She also breastfed herself. Not sure for how long.

Her website (hillary's) says she supports extending the FMLA to more people, and proposes child care credits for SAHP.[/QUOTE]

:t humb

Remember, Bill instituted FMLA in the first place (although his original idea was for funded maternity leave...which was shot down by congress : ).

She did bfd Chelsea. There was a little bit in her autobiography which I'm going to try and find...
post #24 of 91
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Laura Bush breastfed her twins. I think that's really cool.
But isn't there some famous picture, like a Christmas card or something, that shows each of them, Lara and George, with a baby, bottle feeding? If anyone has that photo, PM me please.
post #25 of 91
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She also breastfed herself. Not sure for how long.

Her website (hillary's) says she supports extending the FMLA to more people, and proposes child care credits for SAHP.
:t humb

Remember, Bill instituted FMLA in the first place (although his original idea was for funded maternity leave...which was shot down by congress : ).

She did bfd Chelsea. There was a little bit in her autobiography which I'm going to try and find...
Hillary is promoting funded maternity leave:
http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/r.../view/?id=3743
Offering support and incentives for new mothers to stay home with their babies instead of returning to work immediately after childbirth creates favorable conditions for breastfeeding.
post #26 of 91
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Originally Posted by moderngal View Post
Just because a lawyer defends something in court doesn't mean they really believe in it. How many lawyers defend murderers or child molesters? That's not really a fair way to judge his position on issues, IMO.

John Edwards has proposed universal health care coverage, affordable child care, and changing FMLA to provide 8 weeks of paid family and medical leave.
8 whole weeks? wow, let me run right to the polls!!!

Personal injury attorneys absolutely choose the type of law they practice, as do criminal defense attorneys. The C.D. attorneys with whom I've personally spoken all had the attitude that they didn't care whether their client was innocent or guilty, and preferred not to know - they were just there to make sure the client got a fair trial. So, yes, they are doing what they do because they believe in it - they believe in the right to a fair trial.

I'm willing to go out on a limb here and say that J.E. doesn't want to help moms and babies, and he's not doing it because of personal beliefs - there's a lot of money to be had in those types of cases. And, quite honestly, I think we've had way too many money-grubbing presidents.
post #27 of 91
Well as someone who has had to use FMLA and will again, 8 weeks paid is a hell of a lot better than the 6 unpaid I got/ get. It might not seem like much, but to WOHMs it can be a world of difference.
I'm not all gung ho for Edwards, but I do think he has the best FMLA plan- or at least the one that would benefit me most.
post #28 of 91
From my quick search Ron Paul supports Home Schooling, I'm trying to find more info about what he supports bf/nip and other family stuff.
post #29 of 91
subbing
post #30 of 91
If anyone gets an answer from e-mailing, will you let me know what their stance is?
post #31 of 91
As for Bush, here's a site

About him feeding twins

I'm guessing where its mentioned that he helped feed the twins in the middle of the night, it doesn't mean he lactated for them ( not that I would condemn anyone for not exclusively BFing twins, just putting it out there for the informative side of it)
post #32 of 91

Great Post

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Doctors getting sued for not performing c-sections "soon enough" is a major reason for the shockingly high rate of unnecessary c-sections. And Edwards' answer to the question about unnecessary c-sections shows that he does not take their effect on children and mothers seriously enough.
WELL SAID!
post #33 of 91
Did you catch the bit last night during the republican debates where Romney said "now don't make the pharmaceutical companies the bad guys."

Hmmmm I wonder what that makes formula companies? Can anyone in NH ask him? PLEASE? LOL
post #34 of 91
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I also found out that Carly Simon BF as well, so I'm off to get back in touch with her music with a newfound admiration!
yes, carly simon extended breastfed her son, her second baby, and she had her pediatrician's approval. She was afraid she might spoil him, but the doctor said, "NO".

I recall reading that in a magazine when i was in college working in the library. Nice memory.

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From my quick search Ron Paul ....
is a former OB/GYN.
post #35 of 91
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Did you catch the bit last night during the republican debates where Romney said "now don't make the pharmaceutical companies the bad guys."
Down with Romney! :

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Hmmmm I wonder what that makes formula companies?
We already know he's in the pocket of the formula industry. He made that abundantly clear by his actions as governor of Mass. The state health council tried to end the practice of handing out formula to new mothers in hospitals, and HE FIRED ALL OF THEM.
post #36 of 91
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Down with Romney! :


We already know he's in the pocket of the formula industry. He made that abundantly clear by his actions as governor of Mass. The state health council tried to end the practice of handing out formula to new mothers in hospitals, and HE FIRED ALL OF THEM.
Girlfriend, my common sense, not to mention MY religion has already disqualified him...(I was reading this thread yesterday! ) but that particular quote really got me. SOOOOO off-topic but a pres candidate actually saying pharmaceutical companies are not "bad guys" when our grandparents have to cross the border to Canada on tour busses just to afford their medicine -- and to say pharmaceutical companies are NOT BAD GUYS? AND the same companies MAKE formula....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

So Romney is "bought" apparently...
post #37 of 91
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Originally Posted by TattoMomK View Post
Girlfriend, my common sense, not to mention MY religion has already disqualified him...(I was reading this thread yesterday! ) but that particular quote really got me. SOOOOO off-topic but a pres candidate actually saying pharmaceutical companies are not "bad guys" when our grandparents have to cross the border to Canada on tour busses just to afford their medicine -- and to say pharmaceutical companies are NOT BAD GUYS? AND the same companies MAKE formula....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

So Romney is "bought" apparently...
OT: but how does your religion disqualify him? I am LDS and can say that I personally dont' intend on voting for Romney, but those are based on person opinion not religion...but just wanted someoen else's stand point!

Thanks :
post #38 of 91
Just wanted to say that yes, Ron Paul is an OB...BUT....he strongly supports homebirth, is against mandatory vaccinations, supportive of homeschooling, and is very much pro-raw milk and other sustainable food choices. Based on these things, if I had to guess, I'd guess that he is pro-breastfeeding and extended breastfeeding.
post #39 of 91
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Just wanted to say that yes, Ron Paul is an OB...BUT....he strongly supports homebirth, is against mandatory vaccinations, supportive of homeschooling, and is very much pro-raw milk and other sustainable food choices. Based on these things, if I had to guess, I'd guess that he is pro-breastfeeding and extended breastfeeding.
heh, I think that goes without saying, doesn't it? Ever heard of a pro-home birth, anti-breastfeeding individual? I am sure they are out there, but pretty rare...
post #40 of 91
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Originally Posted by Contented73
Just wanted to say that yes, Ron Paul is an OB...BUT....he strongly supports homebirth
The impression I got from Paul's statement about birth was that he thought it might be okay for a birth to occur at home in some cases as long as there's a physician present. When he was asked if midwives should be given licenses, his answer was evasive. What he said was that he didn't even think doctors should have to have licenses in order to practice.

Um, yeah, okay, whatever, but I'll bet that when he was a practicing OB he had a license! Under the current legal system, midwives in many states can be arrested for attending births. What he could have said was, "well, I don't think doctors or midwives should have to get licensed, but midwives should be just as legally free to practice as doctors anyway." The fact that he left off the second half of that sentence makes his answer seem like very typical political dodging to me.

It's sort of like a legally married heterosexual answering the question of whether gay people should be allowed to get married by saying something like "well, I don't think anyone should be made to feel like they have to get legally married."
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