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|View Poll Results: What do you say when others bring up pregnancy/birthing/parenting issues?|
|I keep quiet. They probably wouldn't understand/respect my 'crunchy-granola ways'||9||4.76%|
|I go into detail only if they seem receptive.||110||58.20%|
|I tell them exactly what I think. Its important to expose people to better ways to raise healthy children||58||30.69%|
|I've been known to get into heated debates over such issues. I like a good argument.||12||6.35%|
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|Originally posted by MamaOui
I am somewhere in the middle of all of this. If I hear someone giving false information to another mother, I will chime in with stats and my own experience. Like if I hear another mother tell a new mom that co-sleeping is dangerous, I just can't let that slide.
I am also someone who is vocal about the things I do. If someone asks me about the sleeping patterns of my children, I will go into detail about co-sleeping and breastfeeding. Or if someone tells me I carry my babes too much or that boy my back must hurt because I carry my babe so much, I tell them about the wonders of a sling or good front carrier.
I parent with pride,
Kerry~mama to Max and Ivan
Free To Be~
"Living is learning and when kids are living fully and energetically and happily they are learning a lot, even if we don't always know what it is."
|Originally posted by Foobar
On the other side of the fence, I've had people come up to me while I am cuddling my Goo and giving her a bottle and actually say "how can you be so cruel to you baby by giving her chemicals? You should be breasfeeding. It's natural" Man that pisses me off. a) I understand the benefits of BF and the benefits of FF b) you don't know me, or my situation so how do you know that I didn't bf? c) what is it your business anyway?
however, if someone had asked me how I felt about BF, I would tell them my views (Strongly support others, didn't work for me).
There are no "RIGHT" ways to parent. There are only things that we all recognise as wrong.
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