No, I am not pregnant. But I am curious about how Anne and others take care of their babies. When I had mine, my inlaws had always told me that holding a baby alot is bad. Mexican women are taught that if you hold a baby for too long, that they can get very bad. If you put them down to cook or do housework they will cry until you pick them up again. Or when you need to go to work and live him with a babysitter, he will cry. What do you guys think. None of my sisters in laws ever held their babies. When they are bottlefed, they would prop the bottle. The babies would be in their cribs or in their baby carrier. The women never spent time with the babies. Doing house work, cooking, or watching tv, but never holding them. Only time is when they are being bathed or changed. I always thought this kind of thing is bad. No bonding. I did hold my babies but everyone kept nagging me about not doing it. Is it just old wives' tale? Not one of the women ever breastfeed.
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2/28/02 at 10:48am