thanks to the moms for sending good breastfeeding thoughts. again we hear news, via the queens west la leche league list-serv, of a mom being ridiculed by an nyc ob/gyn for nursing her 17 month old daughter. (it's a gruesome tale that includes harassment and barbs like "what are you, a housewife?".) and this is in a world where the world health organization recommends at least two years of breastfeeding for children. the world f*ing health organization! we've even heard tales of pediatricians telling moms to quit breatfeeding at the one year mark, as if there's an exact science to a child's nutritional needs and bond with mom. (our first breast doctor said "you're not going to be one of those moms who nurses for four years, are you?") so, this all makes us very weary of the world. we know from our own experience that a kid's cues are the best cues. they learn how to walk and talk of their own volition, so why not let them wean the same way? and yes, i've met the kids who breastfed til they were four. they're well adjusted and have good relationships with their parents.
another mom-gripe note. what is the deal with baby-wipes and desitin? they contain parabens. google parabens and health and you'll see why i ask. parabens and your body are not friends. we've found the 7th Generation baby wipes okay, an have switched from desitin to A&D which is basically cod liver oil and vaseline. what are the recs for holistic diaper cream? we'd like suggestions.
meanwhile, we started swimming at the YMCA today. the beast has a blast in the pool. more on this developing story soon. peace out people, and feast from the boob, not from the cow carton.