Melissa - posted on 09/04/2010 ( 190 moms have responded )
Am I the only one that is driven absolutely crazy by the distortion of child birth and infant care in America. I can't stand how it's perfectly normal now that less than have of women acutely feel their birth and you are a "crazy person" if you don't get the epidural, that babies are dried-weighed-measured-examend-stabbed with a needle and dowsed in ointment before the moms get to hold them for the FIRST time! That its ok and your not less of a mom if you CHOOSE to use formula because breastfeeding is to "Inconvenient" for you. That moms are encouraged to get their babies on a schedule and not feed on demand less they be minipulated. That hazardis pacifiers are shoved in babies mouths minutes after birth. That infants are left alone to cry unattended for hours in attempts to teach them the biliderent notion of "self-soothing"! And the list goes on...
I can't understand why such detrimental practices are so widely excepted in today's society. What are your thoughts?