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I was at the local Walmart yesterday. A rate occurance for me. But that is another topic. What I noticed was several carts with baby buckets in them with newborn babies in them. I asked one couple just to be sure and they had just left the hospital with the newborn. When I had my children, we didn't take them out in public until they were at least 6 weeks old and then we kept the blanket flap over their little faces and didn't let anyone hold them. Now we leave the hospital and go to Walmart with our most precious possession, yet, we don't take our puppies out in public places until they have had all their shots. What is wrong with this mentality? Another thing I have noticed (and I may be banned for saying this outloud) is that we have our human babies vaccinated and argue about vaccinating our furbabies. Just throwing these thoughts out for discussion. BTY I have 12 grandchildren and one has Asperguer's syndrome and I don't for a minute think that it was caused by his vaccines.
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Yup Lucille, and it drives me nuts when I see tiny babies out in the cold with no hat. Wouldn't you think mothers would at least know where the greatest loss of heat is for a baby?

Just a thought. There are responsible and careful people and those who are not. Those who are will be responsible and careful for both their children and their pets and those that aren't do not exhibit responsibility and care to either child or pet.

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My sister adopted a baby. She got him when he was approximately 25 hours old and took him straight to a pediatrician to have him checked out. My brother in law mentioned to the pedi that they would head back to the hotel and hunker in until the paperwork cleared and they could leave the state with the baby. The pedi told them that the baby was healthy and could go anywhere they wanted to take him. They ended up stopping for lunch and then strolling through an art festival before heading back to the hotel.
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I don't know how it is in the US, but things in Britain have changed beyond recognition when it comes to having babies and being a mother in general.When I had our eldest son [he is coming up to 34]the standard of care was so high.You stayed in hospital for at least 8 nights,you were taught how to bath the baby correctly,how to breast and bottle feed,change nappies etc.You even had a night out from the hospital with your DH on the last night there,the nurses baby sat!Then gradually over the years things began to change and now new Mums are almost turfed out the moment the baby is born,and basically just have to get on with it.The new Mums aren't nurtured,so therefore they do not always nurture the new babies.In England being a mother,is no longer respected,it is all about what job you do and how much money you earn.Very sad.

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I spent a week in the hospital with my two oldest girls. When the boys came along, the time was cut to three days. With the first one, the nurses came in and taught me how to nurse the baby, etc. Same as Clare said. Not so anymore. And responsible people take the babies to Walmart. Yet puppies are not supposed to be taken out until they have their vaccinations. Something is wrong with that picture.
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I agree Lucile!!

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Lucile, I adore you more then I can say.....because I so agree with everything you EVER say! And I thank you for sharing your wisdom! You are amazing to me! No one ever says it better then you! Happy New Year to my hero!

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I had my 1st in an Army hospital. 6 hours later I had to walk down the hall for breakfast, then to the feeding area near the nursury. You fed your baby in a long hall communaly. A couple hours later they had you up doing exercizes. I forgot, when I got to my room I had to make the bed. This was a little over 38 years ago. 4 years later my next was born in a local hospital. He was a preemie and did have to be in the nursury, but they rolled me to a private place there to feed him. They freaked early that birthing morning when they couldn't find me (I was taking a shower). I thought the nurse would faint when she found out I didn't collapse or get dizzy or anything.
Actually, if puppies have nursed a well socialized mother, who either has current innoculations or good titers ( whatever school of thought you're in), for at least 6 weeks they have any immunity mama does

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You know Becky, I figured that, but wouldn't say so as I have no scientific knowledge. But it stands to reason that if a human baby has immunity passed on from a nursing mother, then puppies should also. My oldest is 50 and the youngest 36.. When I had my children America was going through a bottle-feeding phase. I was the only one in the hospital with my first child that was a nursing mother. Now everyone is "breast feeding" (Lord I hate that term).
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Although I'm not a Mother (Yet, well Father hehe), I can understand why it would be bad to bring out newborns so early.

Having a baby is a life altering event, just like bringing home a fur baby. I wanted to bring Oreo out everywhere. I can see why parents want to bring out thier newborn to show to everyone. Makes my wife and I jealous

Been trying to have a baby for 1.5 years, hopefully 2012 is our year.

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