Quoting Annie Carpenter:" I think I can raise my own child thank you. You can have your opinions. If you want to go far you can ... [snip!] ... you want to go far you can talk to my doctor for me and tell them that they are idiots and should have their license taken. =]"
You wouldn't go to your doctor for an extensive eye exam or a tooth cleaning? So why would you see him about your child's digestive tract. Same thing.
They are welcome to have opinions but they are not trained extensively in any of these areas.
I don't understand how any parent can do what "they feel is right" just because their family or friends or whatever does it. It does not make it right. They used to give newborns straight up cows milk over formula and guess what! Those babies thrived to but at what cost?
Oh and they also give new borns sugar water in some african tribes instead of milk for the first week. Must be a GREAT idea. Some of those babies live through that too.
C'mon. There is a reason humans do research and there is a reason we have come as far as we have. No parents/person should stop trying to educate themselves especially when it comes to their child. Through the internet we have so much information and knowledge at our fingertips(through credible sites). Of course I use it for just about every decision I make with my son because I want to give him the best start possible and I fully believe that every other parent should be educating themselves to... Ignorance breeds ignorance.