Parenting Tips for the Typical Dysfunctional Family
Sunday, September 05, 2010
If They Only Had a Brain (of their own)
Ugh! I'm so frustrated by the brainwashed peoples.
Breastfeeding is best, but this crap called formula is okay? Um, no. Read the ingredients. Can you even pronounce some of them? I know that some people have trouble breastfeeding... I certainly did. But goat's milk is the better choice. Or you could make your own formula with all natural ingredients. Yes, there are lots of ingredients and making the formula is a pain in the butt, but should that really matter? Your children's well-being is what should matter.
What's with 10+ ultrasounds when pregnant? Doesn't seem safe, to me. Radiation? Would you stick your baby in a microwave? I'm not talking about in medically necessary situations... sometimes it's important for the health of the baby and/or the mom. But getting one every month just for pictures? Not a good idea. Pregnancy isn't a disease, isn't a sickness. You shouldn't need to be monitored so frequently unless you aren't healthy (I could totally go into a rant about junk food here, but I'll leave that for another day).
Don't get me started on vaccinations. Injecting newborns with a ridiculous amount of toxic substances? It's not hard to look up what a vaccine is made of... I don't vaccinate. And it's not because I'm paranoid. I choose not to vaccinate because I do not want to fill my children with all that poison (49 doses by the time they are six?!? Who's paranoid?) Here's a list of vaccines and their ingredients, just for fun. But it's "normal", so it's not questioned.
It all seems so simple. I figured this stuff out. And honestly, it's not like it took me forever. I read, I realized, I knew. Educate yourself!
Opinions are like... well, you know. Everyone has one and they usually stink (some of you will probably think so about mine!). Being a parent and having to politely nod at all the unsolicited advice... it's not fun. People are so right. You can't have a different opinion or you must be a conspiracy theorist. People talk about being "open-minded" but still feel this way if you believe something that isn't "mainstream". What I'm trying to say is that I hope no one takes this personally. Just think. Don't do things because everyone else is. Or because it's what doctors or pediatricians tell you to do. Do you really think they have your best interest at heart? Sure, there are some good doctors left in this world, but for the most part... it's all about the benjamins, baby.