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comment What should I teach my teenager about condoms?
I started with age appropriate talks from about the age of 8. Talking about changes in her body, etc, and what it meant. When she hit 12 and started to, well, sprout - that's when the sex ed and contraception was discussed. I used positive reinforcement (sex isn't something dirty or disgusting or anything to be ashamed about) - to encourage her to come to me with questions - and I answered them honestly and openly.
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comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
Not a useful answer. As noted by others, the creation of the VICF is not an objective argument against vaccinations, nor is the removal of liability from the pharmaceutical companies - since the fund was created to ensure that those who do experience the extremely rare serious adverse reaction could be compensated for it. It's a bit odd - claiming that removal of liability is a reason to not vaccinate, while also claiming that the fund set up to compensate families for not being able to sue the companies is also a reason to not vaccinate. That's rather circular...
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comment Vaccine reactions
Thimerosal (ethyl mercury) has been removed from nearly all childhood vaccinations used in developed nations. With the exception of trace amounts (less than 3 ug) or the flu vaccine, there is NO MERCURY IN VACCINES. Your final link is to a known anti-vaccination propaganda site, and the conclusion of 'vaccines were not responsible for the decline in diseases anyway' is also incorrect. None of those graphs present indicate the MORBIDITY of the diseases (their incidence), instead focusing on the mortality
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comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
The movie 'The Greater Good' is propaganda, plain and simple. It does not have supporting science or studies behind it. Your final link is to a known anti-vaccination propaganda site, and the conclusion of 'vaccines were not responsible for the decline in diseases anyway' is also incorrect. None of those graphs present indicate the MORBIDITY of the diseases (their incidence), instead focusing on the mortality.
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answered Do parents of teens need a locked liquor cabinet?
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comment Can “The risk of a baby not taking to breast after bottlefeeding may be decreased by using a finger and catheter.” be backed up by data?
Ok; when I had latching issues we used expressed milk in a shot glass (plastic). So the finger/catheter idea was WAY weird for me :D
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comment Can “The risk of a baby not taking to breast after bottlefeeding may be decreased by using a finger and catheter.” be backed up by data?
To be honest, I'm not really sure what you're asking? Are you suggesting the use of a finger or catheter for suckling purposes or?
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comment Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
I was allergic to both 'normal' formula and soy based formulas and my mother couldn't nurse me. I was given goat's milk until I started eating solids. I don't have any dairy problems now, though.
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answered Daughter won't take formula
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comment What can be done if a breastfed newborn baby drinks too slowly?
Could it be that he suckles fast to get a letdown, then just swallows as the milk flows? That's what happened with my son, at least. If that's the case or he's being a tad lazy, you could see if your wife could gently 'tug' (but not de-latch) at her nipple to encourage him to keep suckling continuously.
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answered What can be done if a breastfed newborn baby drinks too slowly?