You know, I was just rereading some old Mothering's - the one RE refusing AZT 'therapy' during pregnancy & nursing while HIV+ and the following one with the harsh critisicms of the same.
How can a magazine willing to tackle an issue as totally off-the-beaten-track as nursing while HIV+ be SCARED of EC?????
Tell me, what does EC challenge in people?? Does it worry people because they didn't do it? Mothering supports people who didn't know any better & immunized or bottle fed.
Does it seem like something that can't be done in modern society? Ingrid's book, Laurie's book, Natec's book, Alheemah's website and my website & email list are a STAGGERING testament that this fear is unfounded.
Does it just seem too weird? How can that be in a magazine that's talking about baring breasts in public or staying home with a baby by using the welfare system in a culture that despises both????
What excuse does Mothering have for not publishing a wonderful, informed, supportive article on EC as yet another possible facet of Attachment Parenting?
If its distaste, they need to get over it just as Mothering informs people that they need to get over distasteful outdated concepts of breastfeeding.
If its fear, Mothering needs to draw on the obvious substantial courage it has shown in publishing the HIV articles.
If its a prompted sense of failure, Mothing needs to demonstrate the forgiveness to itself that it has offered to many mothers who wish they'd done A, B or C attachment option with their children as babies.
What gives, Mothering??
To date the only 2 mentions of EC were my 'Letters to the Editor' signed "Rosie" 4 years ago. Then, there were almost no mentions of EC on the web and only 2 books existed.
Now, however, there are numerous books, websites, hundreds of people posting on lists & forums around the world about using EC and how it ENHANCES their bond & attachment with their babies.
No longer can any excuse be made that EC is to controversial (thanks to Laurie & Ingrid for their medical research) or obscure (thanks to the hundreds mommas & papas who post on using it in modern cultures ever day on my list). Even Dr Sears has accepted that its a viable option to conventional potty training and he's HARDLY a radical AP referance!!!
How long with Mothering remain silent on such a wonderful tool for bonding and reducing illness & struggles with babies???
I offer myself up for any interview or article that Mothering may wish to publish with a positive informative stance on Elimination Communication. I know for a fact Laurie, Ingrid & Natec have offered this as well and probably stand ready to do so again.
Contact me, if you're brave enough to tread new ground as you've done so many times before