Theses days, little Kayden is eating like a champ, but a few weeks ago he was malnourished and fighting for his life. "I was scared out of my mind, I was scared out of my mind about his not getting enough," said Kayden´s mother, Cierra Kelley. "He was two days old when I took him to the hospital. He was only two days old, I didn´t know what was going on. So he went to see a lactation specialist at Piedmont health."The lactation specialist is just one of the services available through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
oh cry me a river, if you can´t feed your children, keep your knees together, it´s not my responsibility to feed you or your spawn, I am so sick of this. It is a decrease in the Increase, the programs will still be funded. SPIT
I am so torn up to know that the money that is confiscated for me by my goobernment and my kids´ goobernment and my garndkids´ goobernment will no longer be able to pay (well, technically its China that is paying) for this woman to have a service that women have naturally done for tens of thousands of years.
This is the first of this type article we´ll be reading about for weeks to come, pushed by the media in anticipation of Republicans caving or, in the longer run, losing the House. I wish there were an effective response to it, but we don´t have the media or the money to counter it.
I love it when people who make absolutely NO effort to support their own continued existence (on-line classes, but no mention of a job) have illegitimate children and DEMAND that the rest of us now support them AND their kids. There is a plethora of two- and three-word responses from which to choose. Oops! There goes the blood pressure.
Those pushing this propaganda do not seem to realize how bad it makes everybody look and what a powerful argument it provides for more and bigger cuts in Federal spending. There is no reason in the world for American taxpayers to be picking up the tab for programs like this. I suspect many Americans did not even know they existed before now. There is an incredible amount of fat in the Federal budget that can and should be permanently eliminated. This situation seems like a great place to get started.
First, if this young mother is actually nursing her baby, then kudos to her for that. Nursing a child is not only much better for the baby´s health, but it also saves taxpayers loads of money by sparing us from having to pay for exorbitantly priced "formula."
But beyond that, so much is wrong with this article, it´s hard to know where to start. Agree with #1 that this is a planted story.
But even if the absurdly overfunded WIC program cuts back on "lactation consultants," no big deal: ANY mother, poor or rich, who needs advice or help with nursing can call the La Leche League for FREE. Members of this organization are more than happy to help, at no charge to the mother or the taxpayer.
Que the violins for poor little Cierra. First and foremost, she is a plant, scripted to the hilt and needs more practice. Second if little miss is so heart broken she needs to have the discussion with Queen Moochie and her brood about taking the food out of the mouth of her little struggling offspring. Double vacations are costly on the tax payers dime...more money for her little Kayden means less ski time on the slopes for Moochie and MiniMoochies and their band of blood sucking leach tag alongs.
Oh, this is just the beginning. Brace yourselves for a flood of similar stories about starving children, nursing home patients tossed out on the streets, families suddenly homeless, entire police and fire departments shutting down, schools closing, planes falling like snowflakes from the skies, polar icecaps melting, forests dying, rivers drying, bridges collapsing, trains derailing, and a plague of locusts. All because of the Republicans.
The sad thing is the number of people who´ll believe the stories.
Obamanecdote...that´s gold # 21 pure gold! The beauty of the word is that it can cover all the BS from bammy´s props and bammy himself. I am honored to be in the presence of a true wordsmth on this thread.
So what the article is saying is, "Women and minorities hardest hit." Huh, I did not know that. Ironic, too, since those were the groups that voted most heavily for Obama.
I have an answer, though. She could ask to accompany Obama on his next vacation. She could caddy for him and eat the scraps from his table. I suppose they polish off all of the lobster and Kobe beef, but I´ll bet they don´t finish all of their arugula. There ya go, problem solved.
Many Americans are being conditioned to expect others who have "won life´s lottery" to support them ... and an about 2% slowing of an increase brings them out of the woodwork to sing the liberals´ song. Where did the Founders of America write that as soon as anyone is born, that someone has a lien on your lifetime earnings? Right, the Founders didn´t write that,... today´s politicians created that "right" by enticing those who might otherwise steal someone´s earnings to elect said politicians who, for a price (your vote) would steal those earnings "legally", for our "own good". Perhaps soon, some patriots will remember what happens when tyrants institute "Taxation without Representation".
My mother managed to be a Rosie the Riveter AND feed her baby, the extended family helped out. To ask the government for help would have been a mortification of monumental proportions. This attitude of "give it to me" has got to stop. Perhaps cold turkey. After all, we ALL have to have skin in the game.
Well, it just breaks my heart to see this black woman who has no job, no husband, and now she gets herself pregnant (all her choices), and she expects the taxpayers to pick up yet another bill for her so that she can know about how to care for a baby. Where is her mother? Where is the boy that got her pregnant? I hope all these programs get scrapped, and maybe Miss poor dumb black girl might look for a job and figure out how she can care for her baby and herself.
I hate to tell you this, but when I worked in WIC offices, I did see this type of problem among lots of women. One little baby was pasty white and obviously very hungry. Mom took her to the dr and he said "Keep trying" to nurse. She came directly to the Health Center. Nurses there showed her how to pump her milk. They bottled it and she fed the baby who slurped it up in about three seconds. Problem was mom´s nipples were inverted and the baby couldn´t latch on. Most of the whiny unhappy babies we saw were breastfed. Just a fact I observed.
I don´t know where I read this recently, possible on here, that the new mommas can get a prescription from their doctor for diapers and Medicaid will pay for them. I don´t think I can ready many more articles like this or even the news. I´m getting lower than whale snot by the day.
My oldest is 25 years old and my youngest is 2 years old. It wasn´t until I had my 7th child in 2008 that I enlisted the help of a lactation consultant...and it made ALL the difference.
Even having nursed my kids since 1988, there was a lot I really didn´t know and when my 7th child had to have surgery at 5 days old and had an 8 day NICU stay, the consultant REALLY helped me in this area. I WISH I had had a L.C. oh so many years before.
Thing is that this sequester is not going to suddenly cut L.C. services. What a crock of fear mongering crap.
To suggest that a poor mother seek help from a volunteer organization is almost as insensitive as suggesting a person with spiritual questions or problems seek out a church. AS IF a priest, rabbi or minister could have valuable advice and is there waiting to help!
I agree with 1, 15, et al. La Leche is free and it truly is "grass roots" -- women helping women, no federal funds involved.
Of course the whole point is to boost the federal budget, isn´t it! Let´s make everyone feel dependent. I would suggest that Emerson´s "Self-Reliance" be made required reading, but with the crappy education being doled out by an army of union goldbricks, most people won´t even comprehend it.
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