|The way a mother cares for her baby can determine how stressed out the child will be as an adult because her nurturing can permanently change the way the infant's genes operate, new studies on rats suggest.
Circumcision is wrong, regardless of gender
Rats are cool, too.
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Mama to DD14 and DS12, both born on MDC.
Anyway - I worry a little about these kind of studies (was another about adult heart disease starting in the womb when a women didn't eat enough nutrients). Kinda all blame the mother stuff. Like my mom should to feel responsible or guilty because I'm a nurotic freak as an adult.
well bummer I did this experiment 20 years ago. The pet store liked buying my baby rats because they were so friendly. I would hold no link the pinkys right after they were born. Can't remember if the mom rat was a licker.
OT: I wish more people knew what great pets rats can be.
|Originally posted by mamawanabe
Like my mom should to feel responsible or guilty because I'm a nurotic freak as an adult.
(I don't mean your mom though, I mean mine. )
Divorced mom of one awesome boy born 2-3-2003.
Doctors have no problem with guilting-out moms who smoke, don't use carseats, etc. for very good reason.
Now that the info about the benefits of BFing and AP is out there, moms should feel guilty if they ignore it and therefore harm their helpless babes well into adulthood!
(And my mom should feel very, very guilty every day, either way. But she doesn't. Actually- that might be a good point. Bad moms who read this study won't feel guilty anyway! : )
To which I emailed her back: "Thanks, but I don't think I've been licking and brushing ds with a paintbrush quite enough, gotta get with the program!"
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