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Robert Small, Maryland Parent, Arrested At School Meeting After Questioning Common Core (VIDEO)

Robert Small, Maryland Parent, Arrested At School Meeting After Questioning Common Core (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 18:09:51 in Politics

“Not to mention he was from Ellicott City MD and the meeting was in Towson MD which is 25 miles away & would not even be in the school district his kids attend. That makes it seem even MORE like a set up.”

Tommygun264 on Sep 23, 2013 at 23:49:18

“BINGO! Thanks for the info. Perhaps you should point that out to the baggers accusing me of paranoid delusions.”
Robert Small, Maryland Parent, Arrested At School Meeting After Questioning Common Core (VIDEO)

Robert Small, Maryland Parent, Arrested At School Meeting After Questioning Common Core (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 17:52:49 in Politics

“Please educate yourself on Common Core. It was initiated by the State governors of BOTH parties. My kids have been educated in 2 states & in Catholic, private & public schools. The state standards between the 2 were HUGE. Coming from Midwest Catholic school that had received top scores-over 95% superior in all areas-on state assessments they had to work to catch up in a East Coast public school. They were easily a year behind in science & math. With Common Core we can compare Kansas' students to New Jersey's because they will have to be able to show the same skill set. And there is HUGE local control over how the kids learn the skill sets. Pick what ever books you want but by 5th grade all kids should be able to explain setting in a novel & compare & contrast characters.”

Hadenoughallready1 on Sep 23, 2013 at 18:49:56

“Great reply - as we hear crickets from home school fox fan.”
Robert Small, Maryland Parent, Arrested At School Meeting After Questioning Common Core (VIDEO)

Robert Small, Maryland Parent, Arrested At School Meeting After Questioning Common Core (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 17:36:14 in Politics

“My kids range in age from 16-5 & have never used or been taught the terms BC/AD in school in 2 different states Midwest & East Coast. As an art historian I can let you know that BC/AD stopped being used at the university & research level 30 plus years ago. It has nothing to do with Common Core & not sure what it has to do with stripping our country of identity.”

Candice Bianic on Sep 26, 2013 at 11:40:23

“I grew up using BC/AD and I graduated in '91... Must be an American thing... :P”

Geri46 on Sep 24, 2013 at 09:38:32

“The outrage of the RIGHT over all things OBAMA...only its not his, but facts aren't important to them....”
Lucy Eades, Breastfeeding Mom, Puts Woman Who Asked Her To 'Cover Up' In Her Place  (VIDEO)

Lucy Eades, Breastfeeding Mom, Puts Woman Who Asked Her To 'Cover Up' In Her Place (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 14:23:20 in Parents

“If feeding a baby should "be a quiet, bonding, nurturing activity" then shouldn't bottle feeding moms be required to hide away as well? Are you saying that moms who feed "in a loud, noisy place in front of strangers" are not bonding or nurturing? I nursed all 5 of my kids in all types of places because babies need to nurse often & I was not going to be stuck in my house for making the biological standard choice to nurse my kids. When you are nursing 10-12 times a day not every feeding is going to be spent lovingly gazing into your newborns face. And of all the times I have nursed in my 14 year tenure as a nursing mom I have never "whipped it out" & I have also never used a nursing cover.”
Breastfeeding And ADHD: Could Nursing Be Protective?

Breastfeeding And ADHD: Could Nursing Be Protective?

Commented May 17, 2013 at 17:14:19 in Parents

“Yet again the headline proclaims a falsehood- breastfeeding confers NO benefits, it doesn't protect any child from anything, because it is the biological norm- the baseline. It is the LACK of breastmilk that increases the risk of a myriad of ailments. So if my child is genetically predisposed to diabetes, ADHD or SIDS breastfeeding is not going to change that genetic risk. However not getting breastmilk WILL increase the risk, just as not being in a car seat increase the risk of injury or death.”
Breastfeeding Rate Has Increased, But Few Mothers Are Nursing For Recommended Time

Breastfeeding Rate Has Increased, But Few Mothers Are Nursing For Recommended Time

Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 23:31:33 in Parents

“Under the new affordable care act they do have to cover visits with IBCLCs”

Jasmine Howard on Feb 9, 2013 at 02:48:38

“One of the reasons I love the Affordable Care Act, I just wish it had happened sooner - would have made things a lot easier for me!  Still, despite our challenges, I nursed my daughter until she was 18 months, mainly thanks to wonderful company that let me work from home 2 days/week, and pump 3 times a day.  I wish all mothers had opportunities my job afforded me.”
'Toddlers & Tiaras': Mom Breastfeeds 3-Year-Old Daughter To 'Give Her Everything She Needs To Win' (VIDEO)

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Mom Breastfeeds 3-Year-Old Daughter To 'Give Her Everything She Needs To Win' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2013 at 20:46:37 in TV

“Having nursed 5 kids who self weaned between 2 1/2 & 4 years old I can say that it is so NOT about the mom. I was ready to be done with nursing before they were. But I respected their need. And if you have ever had a toddler you know there is no way to make them do something they don't want.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Aug 5, 2012 at 00:08:02 in New York

“They also don't serve McDonalds to patients in the hospital. Although hospital food isn't the healthiest either.”
Breastfeeding Rates Increase, CDC Finds

Breastfeeding Rates Increase, CDC Finds

Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 17:03:36 in Parents

“here is a link to the American Academy of Peds policy statement on breastfeeding. It footnotes all of the studies. It is important to note that breastfeeding is the biological norm & does not have benefits. It is the base line. Breastfeeding doesn't reduce anything, it is NOT breastfeeding that increases risks. Breastmilk is not a magic panacea that confers perfect health. Your genetic make-up plus environment made you susceptible to allergies & asthma. Had you not gotten the nutrition you were biologically designed to get, you illnesses most likely would have been worse & you could have had more.
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/129/3/e827.full
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 22:10:38 in New York

“So what if they use to say put babies to sleep on their stomach? They also use to tell moms to smoke while pregnant to keep their weight gain under 10 lbs. When scientific peer reviewed studies that control for variables show the same outcomes over & over again it is quite foolish to ignore the facts. Guilt comes from knowingly making a bad choice. Nobody can you feel guilty.  Does the doctor make a diabetic feel guilty for giving them information on the risks of excess weight?

If a mom is confident she has made the right choice then guilty does not enter the equation.

I'm all for letting women choose. I am also for full disclosure of the facts. A personal discussion with your healthcare provider is not unreasonable. Signing a piece of paper that says you know & acknowledge the risk is pretty standard. I got a mole removed & had to sign the standard form. I do think signing it once while in the hospital is sufficient.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 21:39:01 in New York

“It is most not overstating to say formula feeding reduces the risk of SIDS

"Breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for any duration was
associated with a 73% reduction in SIDS (summary odds ratio 0.27, 95%
confidence interval 0.24 to 0.31).
This advantage adds to the many infant and maternal benefits of breastfeeding, the researchers noted.
"The recommendation to breastfeed infants should be included with
other SIDS risk-reduction messages," the researchers recommended in the
paper." http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/GeneralPediatrics/27019
When it is put in the correct biological terminology- breastfeeding as the biological norm- formula feeding INCREASES the risk of SIDS.

Healthcare providers have the duty to educate on the risks of life style choices. Patients then can either take or ignore the healthcare providers information. If you know you made the best choice for you & your baby why wold you feel guilt?”

Amanda Hout Howell on Jul 30, 2012 at 21:56:27

“They are constantly saying things increase the risk of SIDS. When I was a kid doctors told mothers to put babies to bed on their stomachs, today they say absolutely do not do that. They don't know what causes SIDS so these statistics could be coincidental. Women don't feel guilty until people start lecturing them and giving them lists of statistics and associating formula feeding with SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome. People feel guilt for all sorts of things that are out of their control. You questioning it doesn't lessen it. It makes it even worse when you start associating the choice that they were left with negative things and calling it "risky behavior."  How about you let women choose and just give them a pamphlet. If they were ever considering breastfeeding in the first place they will read it and really absorb the information.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 20:56:14 in New York

“and who was telling you that you had to do one or the either? no one is doubting your experience, nor do I think anyone would doubt mine. but experience is not fact and the fact is that breastmilk is the biological norm & formula introduces risk. There is no comparison at all between the 2 substances. Formula is not a healthy alternative. It is an artificial substitute that can sustain life, but it does not promote health or a biological norm. It does not mean that feeding your child formula will result in the risk coming to fruition.  The problem is that you can not predict which child will be effected. So why take unnecessary chance if can be avoided? And even if the use of formula can not be avoided- it does not change the fact that risks still exist.”

Storm McAdams Jensen on Aug 3, 2012 at 23:28:47

“McDonalds is an artificial substitute that can sustain life but you dont get a lecture when you walk in the door about how fruits and vegetables are better for you, Just saying”

MonikaMagick on Jul 31, 2012 at 20:12:16

“Bull. Formula is healthy for babies. Both breast feeding and bottle feeding have their advantages. There is absolutely no risk to feeding formula. I suggest you seek help for your obvious compulsion to control other people's lives and spread lies and propaganda. I worry about your children -- perhaps someone should check on their welfare. It's not good to be raised by someone with such an obvious mental illness.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 17:31:30 in New York

“Not sure if this will help your client but AS OF AUG 2012 as part of preventive comprehensive coverage for women insurance companies will have to pay for :
"Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling: Pregnant and postpartum women will have access to comprehensive lactation support and counseling from trained providers, as well as breastfeeding equipment. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive measures mothers can take to protect their children’s and their own health. One of the barriers for breastfeeding is the cost of purchasing or renting breast pumps and nursing related supplies."
http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2011/08/womensprevention08012011a.html
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 17:21:32 in New York

“Not sure what the difference is between "proven harmful" & "increases risks". Increasing risks is harmful. Smoking does not= lung cancer, just that the risk of lung cancer in increased. Not smoking is also no guarantee you won't get lung cancer. It's not accurate to say "Not smoking decrease the risk of lung cancer" Likewise, formula increases your risks of a multitude of healthy problems(the list of increased risk for formula feeding is more numerous than smoking) While breastfeeding does not in anyway guarantee perfect health. Do you see how it is framed changes the idea? Even what you put in () frames it as formula being "less beneficial" than breastmilk when there is no benefit to breastmilk.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 16:06:10 in New York

“I have to run & pick up kids from camp but the new healthcare act does say insurers have to pay for LC visits & I think the cost of pump purchase/rental is deductible but I am not positive- I'll will pull it up later tonight & let you know. I believe it was in the provisions that come into effect in Aug. I don't know if it will help this particular client of yours.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 16:00:37 in New York

“I am sorry if you felt it was confrontational, that was not my intent. But I do not see how the smoking analogy was inappropriate. Breastmilk is what a baby's body is designed to use to grow- it is the biological norm for all humans. That does not change no matter if the baby gets breastmilk or not.  Clean, fresh air is what a human lung is designed to breathe-it is the biological norm. That does not change because you smoke, or live in a polluted area or work in a coal mine. So to say that breastfeeding confers some benefit is like saying that breathing clean air confers a benefit. It just doesn't make sense. There needs to be paradigm shift in the way frame the issues related to breastfeeding.”

Secondbecky on Jul 30, 2012 at 16:05:18

“Ah I see.  Ok, that makes more sense to me.  But the difference is that filling your lungs with nicotine is proven harmful.  Filling your baby with formula is not proven harmful (perhaps proven to be less beneficial than breastmilk, but still not harmful). ”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 15:44:27 in New York

“I'm sorry you were not able to breastfeed when you wanted to do so. But I don't understand how guilty comes into the equation when a choice is taken from you by circumstance. Sorrow, sadness yes but not guilt. I had a c-sec with my 5 child. I do not feel like an inferior mother because I was unable to deliver vaginally, the choice was out of my control. I am not offended or upset by birth advocates & think that women need to be MORE educated on birth than they are & about the risks the choices they do have the ability to make. And just because mine c-sec was a medical necessity, doesn't negate the risks of the c-sec.”

Amanda Hout Howell on Jul 30, 2012 at 18:53:30

“Yeah....having a c-section and formula feeding your baby are a lot alike........Come on. Not many people get the choice of c-section or vaginal birth. Those decisions are made by a medical doctor. The mother usually doesn't have a choice.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 15:36:30 in New York

“actually you are not usually charged for formula in the hospital. Most hospitals have exclusive contracts with formula companies. The formula companies give the formula to the hospital free of charge in an effort to create loyal customers. These exclusive contracts are highly coveted.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 15:31:30 in New York

“Actually breastfed babies don't have higher/better/or less chance of ANYTHING. Why? Because breastfeeding is the biological norm, the base line, the standard. By your logic I can say "While I do concede that people who don't smoke have less lung cancer and other benefits, I would like to know of what health problems are smokers at higher risk? I'm a smoker and am in perfect health, so I would like to know what health problems I am at risk for. Thanks! " PLEASE note I am NOT comparing formula feeding TO smoking but the idea of using the non- biological standard(formula) as the norm.”

Secondbecky on Jul 30, 2012 at 15:46:12

“Why are you being so confrontational?  I was merely asking a question.  The OP threw out some articles which I'll review and make a decision.  However, your smoking examples are completely inapposite and do nothing to convince me of your point of view.  While breastmilk may be the "norm" for you, for those of us who are unable to produce it, it is not.  We don't need a lecture. 
 
 ”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 15:22:31 in New York

“A healthcare provider has the duty to inform patients about risks. Formula feeding increases risks. No mother's right to choose is being subverted by making her aware of the risks of her choice. Do you think healthcare providers should also be silent on other issues like back to sleep, smoking, a diet high in fats & sugar? If you feel like you made the best choice then why would information make you feel like a failure?”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 15:17:45 in New York

“Healthcare providers have a moral duty to inform patients of the risks of behaviors that effect health outcomes.”

TheMommyBlawger on Jul 31, 2012 at 19:23:32

“Not just a moral duty, but in many cases a legal one as well.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 15:15:20 in New York

“Anecdote does not equal data. Because 4 out of my 5 kids have blue eyes(anecdote) does not mean most people in the US have blue eyes. Based on research(data) the reality is most people in the US have brown eyes- about 80%”

MonikaMagick on Jul 30, 2012 at 19:53:18

“So what? No one has the right to tell me whether I can breast feed or bottle feed. If nothing else, my experience -- an experience shared by many mothers who bottle-fed -- shows that formula is a healthy alternative.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 15:09:04 in New York

“It maybe your OPINION that there are no dangers to formula feeding- but the world wide medical community would disagree. It has been well documented in peer reviewed, matched cohort studies that control for variables that formula feeding increases the risks of a multitude of health issues in both baby & mom. Breastfeeding is the baseline, the norm. Saying your 2 kids turned out well is like saying my uncle who smoked a pack a day & ate McDonalds every day & lived to 90. So what? I doesn't prove that formula, smoking or eating fast food doesn't introduce risks just because some people will not see the risks come to fruition.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 15:02:11 in New York

“The AHA addresses many of these issues.”

ladyangelnyc on Jul 30, 2012 at 15:56:02

“Care to give more details, because I have a mother in my caseload paying back upwards of $800 for renting a breast pump in the hospital while she recovered from labor. Albeit, she was in the hospital 4 days because of a c-section. But her insurance would not cover the pump and the baby couldn't latch on well enough to eat sufficiently. If you have some magical law that fixes all this please let me know so I can share with the world.”
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Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Program, 'Latch On NYC,' Wants Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 14:57:35 in New York

“So healthcare providers should not give information on risky behavior? Should the nurses not inform mother's about putting babies on their back to sleep & how stomach sleeping increases the risk of SIDS? Formula feeding increase the risk of SIDS as well. Should healthcare providers not tell new parents about the risks of shaking a baby, or is that "lecturing" them too? About 10% of mothers & babies are unable to breastfeed. 5% is an issue with the baby & most of the babies CAN drink breastmilk(PKU would be an exception), just not from the breast. About 5% of moms can not breastfeed for physiological reasons. If a mom can not physically produce milk then why would guilt come into it? The choice is not hers, it has been made for her by circumstances beyond her control. I don't see how hiding risks is a benefit to anyone. Even if you have to formula feed, knowing what the increase risks are can help you mitigate the ones you have some control over.”

Amanda Hout Howell on Jul 30, 2012 at 18:48:25

“First of all. comparing formula feeding to SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome is grossly over stating the facts and borderline irresponsible. This is a choice that mothers make for all kinds of reasons. They do not need a lecture from hospital staff and made to feel guilty for either making the choice OR having nature make the choice for them. You insinuating that is it "risky behavior" alone would make a mother feel guilty. Who would want to have to do anything "risky" for their baby? How is that not supposed to make them feel guilty? Please, let women choose and leave them alone. Hand out the information and let the women decide. I didn't need to have multiple visits with my second and third child from a lactation consultant to try and figure what my past problems were. It was just a hassle for a new mom that I and many other mothers do not need.”
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