Jeez, I saw one of my friend's posts and you girls absolutely tore her up and spit her out. I registered as a member, but I'm not so sure I'd like to be criticized and picked apart, like you all did to her. Anyways, there's no right way to parenting (natural or "mainstream" as you call it)
. It's what works for you and your family. Just because one person does it one way, it's not always right for another.
A big thank you to phoebe, and roitkrrn for being so nice.
i'm sorry your friend and you don't feel comfortable here, but like you said, everyone has their own way to parent. there are plenty of other parenting boards to choose from; i'm sure you'll find one that feels good for you!
If your little friend is who i think it is, she needs to learn to communicate her needs and questions better, so people might actually be sympathetic and understanding of what she is really asking. She was rude and obnoxious for the most part, and really didn't seem interested in learning a new perspective about babies and mothering.
And exactly who the hell do you think you are coming in here with that nasty attitude? You can take it someplace else; we get enough of that crap IRL to have to mess with it in the online community that is a haven to us.