Classic Attachment Parenting Threads

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Those pesky pediatricians…

Picture of crying baby makes me cry…

HELP!  Hubby wants to teach the kids personal responsibility!

Let’s boycott Amazon until they ban the books we don’t like.

We don’t actually believe in doctors, but…

Should I be concerned about LO being a hambeast?

There’s also a thread in which OP is encouraged to lie about the father being an unfit parent in order to gain custody of a baby, but it is rather long, so I’ll post it another time.

But here’s a sneak peek:

Extended Comfort Nursing

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I found this sparkling gem while browsing some Facebook attachment-parenting community:

The thought of my four-year-old son sucking on my nipple while “massaging my boobs to sleep” makes me want to vomit. But Sheree evidently finds this precious and describes the boobie games they play (in which her child enjoys “bopping his head into [her] boob to bounce back and forth while still latched on”) as “hysterical.. we both break out into fits of giggles.”

And she isn’t about to take any shit from her kid’s pediatrician.  When allegedly told that there isn’t any nutritional value to breastfeeding beyond the first six months (which I’m guessing is a bit of an exaggeration on Sheree’s part), she waltzed right back into the doctor’s office to give the “biased” pediatrician a WHO pamphlet and a stern lecture.

I should also point out that Sheree’s preschooler is exclusively “comfort nursing,” which she says includes nursing to bond with her.  (Personally, I prefer playing Candyland.)

Extended dry/comfort-nursing is real, it’s becoming more popular, and it may or may not leave your child with warm, milky memories.

Facebook Crap

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I’m scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, and there is a link to an op-ed about a voting law which allegedly discriminates against women… because it requires anyone whose surname differs from the one on their ID to provide “the entire chain of documents that connects their current name with birth name.” (Clearly meant to deny women the vote.)

There is also a video of four young women dressed like bag ladies “destroying the female stereotype” by reciting a poem about how women should be allowed to choose their own costumes on Halloween.

There are a couple of posts about God & Country, some Evil Israeli conspiracy crap, but for the most part, it’s as if some virtual avante-garde trophy were up for grabs and everyone is rushing to outdo one another.

Steak vs Broccoli Meme

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The following image has been making its way around Facebook, thanks to New York Times best-selling author Joel Fuhrman MD, a self-described “doctor of nutritional medicine” who believes in treating disease with diet.

Broccoli was chosen for this meme for a reason: compared to other vegetables, it is one of the most abundant sources of plant protein.  What the meme fails to address (for clearly ideological purposes) is the QUALITY of the protein in question.

Vegetable protein is garbage protein.  Not only is it incomplete (lacking in essential amino acids), but the essential aminos that are present are only available in trace amounts.

Now, the standard rebuttal here is that plenty of mammals (e.g. cows and giraffes) live on diets of nothing but green leafy vegetables, and they do all right.  But such animals have the ability to digest portions of the plant that we cannot (such as cellulose), and from there they are able to synthesize the nutrients lacking in their diets.  It’s similar to how bacteria within the human gut produce Biotin and B12.

Bottom line: broccoli is a wonderful source of nutrition and is readily available enough to be included in near everyone’s diet — just not as a source of protein.

Facebook Fact Check

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The following image has been circulating Facebook:


FACT:

If the server’s hourly wages come up to less than minimum wage, the employer is legally required to make up the difference.  Which means no server is going to walk away with less than $7.25 an hour — frequently more, depending on the state in which they are employed.  Nearly half the states have a higher minimum wage than is federally required.

CP on FB

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If parents who post nude photographs of their babies and children on Facebook are going to claim that newborn “apricot balls,” “hamburger,” or pictures of a spread-eagled baby girl aren’t sexual, then they really ought to quit sexually objectifying their children.  “Look at my little Nevaeh’s vagina!  Isn’t it cute as a button!  And she’s so gosh-darn flexible.  Her future sex partners are sure going to be pleased!”

Unless they’re actually flattered by the notion of an Internet pedophile fapping to pictures of their babies.  Come to think of it, I can’t think of a better LEGAL way to share softcore child porn than what these parents are doing.

I suppose the only thing worse is when they put this shit up on YouTube.  Caution: this video is nothing but 3:03 of newborn vag, and I’m posting it solely to drive home my point.