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April 20, 2004

Blogging in tongues?

If you are wondering, as Rev. Mike was, about that slew of posts in Russian, you can read the English version of "Confessions of a Failed Babywiser" here:

From Voices of Experience
From Gentle Christian Mothers

I really appreciate the help of two great mamas, Maria and Victoria, for translating my article into Russian. *grin*


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It was interesting to read your article. I had a friend whose experience was very similar only more extreme. After years of being told she'd never get pregnant, she found out she was expecting at the age of 41. So she and her husband were rather desperate to do everything right. A pediatrician friend recommend Ezzo to them and they started it. Their daughter never took to it, she would be screaming and fussing all the time, but a *doctor* had recommended the book and they were determined to do it right. Until one night they looked at their daughter and realized the clothes that had fit were falling off and that she looked sick. They weighed her on a vegetable scale at the grocery store and she only weighed about 8 lbs, her birth weight, and she was 4 or 5 months old. They rushed her to the hospital and started her on the high calorie formula and kept nursing on the side and she slowly gained weight and came out of it.

After what happened to her, I think I would flinch every time some one talked about trying Ezzo and reading your experiences reminds of it all over again.

Posted by: Jordana at April 22, 2004 05:21 PM

Jordana, did that mother realize what had caused her problem? That is SO sad, when mothering was so important to her, to have such a thing happen would be so devastating.

It would be great if she would contribute her story to the Voices of Experience page at www.ezzo.info. I edit that page. You could put her in touch with me, if you think she would like to "speak out". She can do so on a "name withheld" basis, if she would like. I think my name on this post will connect to my email address.

Alexandra was the first mother to make her story public on the ezzo.info site, and other mothers have said that reading her story and others was the thing that turned them away from following the Ezzo books. They saw themselves, their lives and realized the common thread was not that their babies were bad or that they were inept, but that the book was bad.

So we need these stories. They are a very important link in helping people get away from these books.

Thanks. If she's not willing or you're not in touch with her anymore, that's fine, too. I didn't mean to put the hard sell on...I just get very passionate about this!

Posted by: Kathy at April 23, 2004 02:16 AM

Yes, she realized what was causing the problem. She'd never exactly been comfortable with it all.

I don't know if I still have her address, but if I can find it, I'll send a note along to her.

Posted by: Jordana at April 23, 2004 04:13 PM

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