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I was looking for some toddler nursing resources today, and I came across this article by Liz Baldwin. She was such an amazing woman!!<br><br><a href="http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/Law45ext.html" target="_blank">http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/Law45ext.html</a><br><br>
I found this quote to be so moving:<br><br>
The notion of pushing children into independence, I found, stemmed from an age-old belief that babies are born wicked and a parent's job is to break their will and turn them into well-behaved children. I, on the other hand, believe that babies are born precious and learn to behave by the ways in which they are treated.
 

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Thank you for sharing that article! Wonderful indeed. I especially liked the following, I think Ill email it to my sister who thinks that four hours of sleep for her five month old isnt enough and that because hes still nursing every two hours somethings wrong and he needs more cereal and baby food!! Uggg...<br><br>
<<<Why, I wondered, does society push mothers to ignore their instincts?(1) Why, when developmental researchers emphasize how important it is to be responsive to our babies,(2) are mothers still encouraged to disregard the instincts that help them respond? Is it because we as human beings are programmed to repeat what was done to us?(3) Were the "reasons" I was given by family, friends, and professionals mere justifications for the lack of responsive nurturing they received?>>>
 

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I have loved that Liz Baldwin article from the moment I read it in Mothering.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I think they need to edit that webpage though. Sadly, Liz isn't answering her phone anymore.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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