Parenting and Fear Mongering
I was just reading this article: Hold the Dose of Fear on the PBB site and it got me thinking about my experiences as a brand new parent.
Just like the woman in this article I faced a great deal of fear mongering, which was exacerbated by choices which incited opposition. These included requesting Vitamin K syrup rather than an injection, co-sleeping with my baby, extended breastfeeding and deciding not to vaccinate until my child was older (and not the full schedule then). Even my commitment to baby wearing was at that time (8 years ago) seen by some as the actions of an overly clingy mother making a rod for her own back.
Has anyone else faced this type of opposition which has been delivered along with a message that you are somehow harming your child or putting at risk by your 'radical' actions?