Thursday, March 6, 2008

How sad does that baby look, ugh, my heart breaks....



AND The worst part is, they are trying to sell this contraption. Here is a study for the bottle propping mothers. I am posting this in love and respect for your children, PLEASE read it.

IS this REALLY what you want for your babies? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bhharl.html


"Starting in 1957, Harlow worked with rhesus monkeys, which are more mature at birth than humans, but like human babies show a range of emotions and need to be nursed. He took infant monkeys away from their real mothers, giving them instead two artificial mothers, one model made of wire and the other made of cloth. The wire model was outfitted with a bottle to feed the baby monkey. But the babies rarely stayed with the wire model longer than it took to get the necessary food. They clearly preferred cuddling with the softer cloth model, especially if they were scared. (When the cloth model had the bottle, they didn't go to the wire model at all.)
In another study, Harlow found that young monkeys reared with live mothers and young peers easily learned to play and socialize with other young monkeys. Those with cloth mothers were slower, but seemed to catch up socially by about a year. Babies raised with real mothers but no playmates were often fearful or inappropriately aggressive. Baby monkeys without playmates or real mothers became socially incompetent, and when older, were often unsuccessful at mating. "

7 comments:

Kat said...

That is soooo sad! Never mind that baby should be breastfed, but I'll give the mom the benefit of the doubt, but OMG how hard is it to HOLD YOUR BABY! ARGH

timpani76 said...

I would say the only place this would be useful would be on a long car trip. But, again, if you were nursing, you could just stop and nurse the baby at a rest stop or something.

The Kyser Family said...

Sorry, but, different families, different needs. As a mom of twins, I would have totally used that. Luckily, they hold thier own bottles now.

Veronica said...

Seriously, what ever happened to HOLDING your baby while feeding?? Tonight I was at the mall ALONE with my 3 kids, the baby got hungry, so guess what...I paid for my items and found a bench. And the I NURSED her while my kids played beside me. I understand you only have two hands, but give me a break!!

KC & Lana dee said...

Aww! that is awful!

maryellenlewis said...

That is just sad!

Adrienne said...

That's so sad!