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The ONLY reason I get this magazne is because a friend bought me a 2 year subscription--and I read it and get mad every time. This month, the November issue pages 218-220 is about people's opinions on certain things. I guess people had to vote--but I am sure that they rigged it. It just goes to show how we do not accept the freedom of parenting in today's society. Here are some examples of what it says. Oh, there website is <a href="http://www.parents.com" target="_blank">www.parents.com</a><br><br>
42% of readers think you should not breastfeed your baby a restaurant because only your baby should see your boobs.<br><br>
64% of readers think that other children should not witness their new siblings birth.<br><br>
51% of readers believe that the safest place for a baby to sleep is the crib<br><br>
53% of readers think that you should not be naked in front of your 3 year old<br><br>
It goes on and on......but I can't believe so many people feel this way about natural parenting. I usually through the magazine in a corner, but I do not know what made me read it this month.<br><br>
I should take this magazine--go sit in a restaurant and--nurse my baby! Next time some one looks at me funny I will ask them if they want sip <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Funny, I was surprised that the numbers were so evenly split. Sure, 42% don't want to nurse in a restaurant--but 58% think it's okay. 49% agreed that the family bed was the best place for a baby to be. That's a lot higher than I expected--almost half of parents surveyed think that nursing in public and co-sleeping are good things. (Although I'm sure there's a margin of error in there somewhere.) That's actually pretty encouraging, especially considering the magazine's "mainstream" audience.
 

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Krista-You are very right! I guess that I just wish the magazine was more like Mothering magazine. They ALWAYS find ways to bash AP. But I guess I should be thankful that that many people accept it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I also receive the mag because of a gift subscription. I usually flip through it, and am always upset too!<br><br>
And how about this one. . .SELF magazine. . .started getting it as a gift sub, and still do, the most recent issue had Angie Harmon (actress) on the cover at 7 months preg (looking like i look at maybe 3 months) and the interview with her was awful! She was so disappoined when she found out she was preg because of how it might affect her acting; getting "fat" and how she is already scheduliing a c-s because hubby is a pro football player (I think) and they don't want him to miss a game. . . it's enough for me to cancel the subscription even though i do generally like the fitness portions.
 

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I HATE parents magazine. I've only looked at it a couple times, and every time I see big two page adds by Carnation that say "when it's time to start supplementing with formula..." or something like that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> It should be illegal to advertise formula. There is a family centre downtown where I live here and there is piles of Parents magazines. I think that they get them for free and they can't even give them away because most people in this community are conscious.
 

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that is pretty bad to let formual co. advertise like that. But actcully i think it's funny that right on the back of the containers (looked at the "free sample" i got before i threw it away) it say that breastmilk is best (which we all know) but i wonder why so many other people miss that!! right on the container! dh and i got a laugh out of that one. But another oddity is that one of the best and most simpliest with the best photos on how tos of breastfeeding came from a formula company. i forget which one but i still have it. it was really in dept and 30 + pages for just a tiny little brouchure. thought that was odd.
 

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When i had my first dd (11) I thought that parents magazine was the best mag around for new parents.I had never heard of ap-ing co sleeping/family bed(I did these things naturally) or anyone being encouraged or gasp supported in bf.When i had my newest dd i went to my local library to see what the magazine had to offer now.Over the last 19 mths I began to believe that parents mag and parenting must receive some kind of funding from either pharmacetical companies or the aap because they are filled with articles regarding the positive benefits of vaccinations and the dangers of cosleeping and with formula and bottle ads.I believe that magazines like this encourage parents to ignore the needs of their babies and rely on their dr for childrearing info instead of their families or other mothers.If I had a subscription to either of these magazines I would cancel it and apply the refund to getting a subscription to mothering or another ap-ing magazine.
 

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I also get a gift subscription to Parents and really hate the mag.<br><br>
I also read that poll and thought, Wow! Almost everything is an even split. I do get a kick out of seeing what "regular" people think. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I laughed out loud! That is a great comeback for the silent stares! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Thanks! After nursing 4 children, I have come up with some good comments for people with issues about nursing in public. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I guess sometimes I can be a real smart as*!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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This was just on the news about an hour ago. They said that in Parents magazine 75% polled said they agreed with moms being about to nurse whereever and when ever they wanted.<br><br>
But then they said the 25% who didn't agree with it had strong opinions against it.<br><br>
Then they went on to tell you how to nurse discreeting (as if saying don't dare show your breast) but.....go ahead a look at the scantly clad girl in a bathing suit on a billboard, or boobs hanging out a tv etc. ........what ever!
 

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and dont forget about the thongs stickin out from underneath hip huggers!
 

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I'm glad that the numbers are almost even, even a little surprised. I can deal with those numbers afterall we always new those things weren't mainstream.
 

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I was also pleasantly surprised that the percentages were pretty split.<br><br>
I must admit that I thought NIP was gross until I became a mom. I wasn't educated. Neither is most of the general public.<br><br>
Grrr...I hate the formula companies and their advertising, too!
 

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Grrr. "Child" magazine is another offender. They tend to be pretty positive in general about breastfeeding but it is littered with formula adds, particularly that two-spread page about enfemil and their magical DHA and RHA.<br><br>
They also are totally pushy about vaccines.
 
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