What kind of bees give milk?
Work is Work
According to Statistics
Canada when you:
do 10 loads of laundry a week, perpare and cook 21 meals,
clean 7 rooms,
provide daily child care,
drive to the children's sports events,
volunteer at the school or hospital...
YOU DO NOT WORK!
Are We Not Communicating?
A man spoke frantically into the telephone.
"My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two
"Is this her first child?" asked the doctor.
"No you idiot!" the man shrieked. This is her
In utero, nobody can hear you fart
No. Rabble Rousing? Maybe. Rational & Reasonable? Yes. Realistic? Definitely.
Receptive? Indeed. Recalcitrant? When Necessary. Responsible & Responsive? Of course.
Reputable, Resolute, Resurrected, Returned and well,........maybe a bit Radical.
Oh Great Spirit, Maker of all Things, Forbid that I Judge any
Woman Till I have Walked for Two Moons In her Moccasins
Unlike most mammals, dolphis, generally the smallest of the whale
order, emerge tail first. A blue whale calf grows about 8 1/2 pounds an hour during his
six to seven month breastfeeding period. The mother whale provides her offspring with 130
gallons of fat-rich milk per day in 40 feedings. Migrant gray mother whales, tipping the
scales at 24 tons, give birth to a baby about 1 1/2 tons. Mother whale slims to a mere
16 ton postpartum.
U.S. Marine Mammal Commission
Now Hear This
Heather Whitestone, former Miss America, was born with hearing but lost most of
it after a reaction to a diphtheria-tetanus shot when she was 18 monts old.
Breastfed babies eat more veggies than bottle-fed babies, perhaps because they
are used to the varying flavor of breast milk. The taste of formula remans constant.
All these products have been applied to babes' heads, and did relieve cradle
Apply and leave for an hour; wash off and comb against the hair growth to remove
Remedies They Wrote
What I learned, but not all I learned...
I've learned you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes; after that,
you'd better know something.
I've learned you shouldn't compare yourself to others, but do the best
you can do.
I've learned it's not what happens to people that's important; it's what
they do about it.
I've learned you can do something in an instant that will give you a
heartache for life.
I've learned no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two
I've learned it's taking me a long time to become the person I want
I've learned that it's easier to react than it is to think.
I've learned you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
I've learned you can keep going long after you think you can't.
I've learned we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we
I've learned either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I've learned sometimes I just need to be held.
I've learned regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at
first, the passion
fades and there had better be something else to take it's place.
I've learned heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it
needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I've learned learning to forgive takes practice.
I've learned there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know
how to show it.
I've learned money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I've learned my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the
I've learned sometimes the people you expect to kick you
when you're down will
be the ones to help you get back up.
I've learned I'm getting more and more like my grandma, and I'm kinda
happy about it.
I've learned sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but
give me the right to be cruel.
I've learned true friendship continues to grow, even over the
Same goes for true love.
I've learned just because someone doesn't love you the way you want
them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
I've learned no matter how much I care, some people just don't care
I've learned maturity has more to do with what experiences
you've had and what you learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've
I've learned you should never tell a child her dreams are unlikely or
things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if she believed it.
I've learned your family won't always be there for you. It may seem
funny, but people
you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people
again. Families aren't just biological.
I've learned no matter how good a friend someone is, they're going
to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I've learned it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes
you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world
stop for your grief.
I've learned our background and circumstances may have influenced
who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I've learned that sometimes when my friends fight, I'm forced to choose
sides even when I don't want to.
I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each
other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
I've learned that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their
I've learned it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to
I've learned we don't have to change friends if we understand that
I've learned if you don't want to forget something, stick it in your
I've learned you shouldn't be eager to find out a secret. It could
change your life.
I've learned the clothes I like best are the ones with the most holes in
I've learned it's not what, but who you have in your life that
I've learned two people can look at the exact same thing and see
I've learned you cannot make someone love you. All you can do
is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
I've learned no matter how you try to protect your children, they will
eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.
I've learned there are many ways of falling and staying in love.
I've learned no matter the consequences, those who are honest with
get farther in life.
I've learned many things can be powered by the mind, the trick is
I've learned no matter how many friends you have, if you are their
pillar, you will
feel lonely and lost at the times you need them most.
I've learned your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who
even know you.
I've learned even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend
to you, you will find the strength to help.
I've learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.
I've learned that the paradigm we live in is not all that is offered to
I've learned that credintials on the wall do not make a decent human
I've learned the people you care most about in life are taken from
you too soon.
I've learned that although the word "love" can have many
different meanings, it
loses value when overly used.
I've learned that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between
and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.
by Kate Cunningham
Go to the for more.
From Hurricane Mitch to The Mother
From: Judy Canahuati[SMTP:[email protected]]
Sent: November 8, 1998 8:04 PM
There are 1,400 breastfeeding counsellors in Honduras. Approximately 1,000 of these
are homeless. We need medicine, rice, beans, grains, syringes, and tools to rebuild
our houses and work our land. Hammers, nails, screwdrivers, screws, shovels, forks, hoes.
We need money.
We do not need powdered milk or formula!
The Chiquita Corporation is providing free shipping of relief supplies to San Pedro Sula,
Honduras. All nonperishable items can be sent to:
12501 N.W. 38th Ave.
Opalocka, Florida 33054
This company does all the commercial shipping for the Chiquita Corp in Honduras. There,
they will fill large shipping containers with the packages recieved. When a container is
full, it will be sent by boat to Puerto Cortes, and then transferred to a Chiquita
warehouse in San Pedro Sula. If you want the packages to go to a particular family, or
individual, then you must put the name, address and phone number on the package. Chiquita
will then attempt to contact the people. Those receiving packages in the San Pedro Sula
area must then go to the warehouse to pick up their packages. Any items sent for general
relief should be marked as Honduras.com Relief Supplies, and these items will be
distributed by the Red Cross. Any unclaimed items will also be distributed.
It is the responsibility of the person sending the relief items to pay the shipping to
Florida. If you need more information, please
contact Mr. Brown at 513-784-8036.
I'll get back to you in the next day or so with more information about the needs of our
peer counselors. As of today, Nov. 7th the latest data available FOR HONDURAS ONLY is:
1. More than 7,000 dead (CNN showing bulldozing mass graves to prevent epidemics)
2. The lab of the Social Security Hospital was washed away (carrying all types of cultures
and specimens from the patients into the rivers, hence illnesses are spreading and severe
epidemics are feared).
3. 70% of the country's infrastructure is totally destroyed (104 bridges and countless
roads were washed away, leaving entire populations totally isolated, accessed only by
4. More than 15,000 persons missing and presumed dead (this number grows daily).
5. Of a 6 million national population at least 1.5 million forced out of their homes and
in temporary shelters, many of which themselves have inadequate supplies of water,
food, clothing and medicines. Even those with homes (and funds) are without water, fuel,
groceries, medicines, etc. as the factories and stores were destroyed. A cold front
arrived Friday afternoon which will lead to severe respiratory problems especially among
infants, the very young and the elderly. The worst is yet to come.
Judy Canahuati, MPhil, IBCLC
PO Box #512
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
E-mail: [email protected]
Below are a number of
correspondences between Cahterine Young and the powers-that-be in the Canadian Post
Initial Email from Catherine
Canada Post email:
Hello President of Canada Post George Clermont and anyone else concerned:
Canada Post recently produced a 90 cent stamp in the Art Canada series, of the painting
byBruno Bobak, called Farmer's Family.
Unfortunately, the farmer is holding a baby bottle.
Canada has adopted the World Health Organization Code,
and section 3 states clearly: no bottles or pacifiers are
to be advertised to pregnant and lactating women.
The 90 cent stamp violates the WHO code.
and must be removed from public sale at once.
Canada Post Chairman and CEO Georges Clermont:
Canada Post email:
The Friends of Breastfeeding Society,
RR#3 Clifford, Ontario, Canada, N0G 1M0
email: [email protected]
Reply from Jim Philips
From: stampmk[SMTP:[email protected]]
Sent: November 5, 1998 2:57 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Bruno Bobak stamp
Attention Catherine Young:
Dear Catherine: I have recieved your message to the President of Canada Post
regarding the bottle on the Masterpieces of Canadian Art stamp featuring a painting by
Stamps are not advertisments! They are a means paying postage for the service of
delivering mail. Commemorative stamps, such as the one in question commemorate
Candian history, culture, etc and art. Bruno Bobak's The Farmers Family is a
Canadian work of art that just happens to have a bottle within the painting and thus the
The bottle is not a baby bottle, or at least not a human baby bottle, but rather a bottle
for the pig, also on the stamp. The baby is in fact breast feeding and the male
figure is holding a bottle to feed the pig. As far as we know the World Health Organation
does not cover bottle feeding and pigs.
Manager, Stamp Marketing
Canada Post Corporation
Answer from Catherine
The 90 cent stamp that is so offensive shows no pig.There is a man, a woman, a baby, and a
baby bottle held by theman, against the woman's neck.
For whatever inane reason you chose this piece to commemorate art, you are indeed
violating the WHO code, and this stamp must be retracted.
I grew up on a pig farm, and occassionally we did feed orphan pigs artificially. I assure
you, in those instances we used a wine bottle and a long rubber teat. We never used
a baby bottle, which would never satisfy a beast.
Please read following email, and don't treat us like fools.
Chair, The Friends of Breastfeeding Society
RR#3 Clifford, Ontario, Canada N0G 1M0
Rebuttal Letter from the Director, Stamp Products, Canada Post
To The Friends of Breastfeeding Society:
Re: concerns about the "Farmer's Family" stamp by Bruno Bobak. The image
depicted on the stamp shows the mother preparing to breastfeed her child, while the farmer
is preparing to feed the baby pig from the bottle. The artist Mr. Bobak,
explained the bottle is not intended for the human baby. The Masterpiece of Canadian
Art stamp is, in fact, supportive of your organization's point of view.
Director, Stamp Products, Canada Post
Georges Clermont, Director, Canada Post
Catherine's rebuttal to the rebuttal
Dear Micheline, Bruno, and Georges Clermont,
Director of Canada Post:
Next time, get your art from a mother. The only nipple visible on this stamp, is the
one on the dreaded baby bottle, in the farmer's hand under his partner's ear. ( Orphan
piglets fed artificially are usually given a wine bottle with a rubber teat, to satisfy
their appetite.) By showing the baby bottle so prominently, and having the recipient
pig hidden, your message, Canada Post, violates The World Health Organization Code of
marketing of breastmilk substitutes, which Canada has endorsed:
1. Aim: The Code aims to protect and promote breastfeeding.
2. Scope: The Code applies to breastmilk substitutes when marketed or otherwise
3.Advertising: No advertising of formula, bottles, or pacifiers to the public. No
promotion of products, no product displays.
4. Information: Information and materials must explain the benefits of breastfeeding, the
health hazards associated with bottle feeding and costs of using infant formula.
Please remove the offending stamp from tax payer funded postal facilites. Do it because
you now know that when babies are breastfed one year, their mommy's are 40% less likely to
be victims of breastcancer, and in Canada, one in eight women get that bad news. (
Those that breastfeed two or more years are 66% less likely to call breastcancer their
And do it because babies who are breastfed one year are going to grow up to be 8.3 IQ
points higher than if they were fed another substance in Bruno Bobak's bottle. Or do it to
protect future babies from cancer, diabetes, diarrhea, ear infection, emotional neglect,
sudden infant death syndrome, urinary tract infection, tonsillectomy, appendicitis,
wheeze, colic, allergies, coeliac, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, ulcerative colitis,
crohn's disease, auto-immune diseases of the thyroid, respiratory tract illness, lymphoid
hypertrophy, chronic liver disease, high cholestrol, bacteremia, meningitis and the
usually fatal bottlefeeding diseaese: necrotizing enterocolitis.
Or do it because breastfeeding moms will be protected from ovarian cancer, osteoporosis
Do it, because Canada Post has the capability to reach coast to coast, to Grandparents and
schoolchildren and pregnant parents and yep, breastfeeding moms. Do it, because we're
living in tough times, when our medical system is on the verge of collapse and although we
never could afford the sicknesses associated with Bruno's bottles, we now, more than ever,
cannot. Do it because our family support systems caved even before our hospitals, and
young parents need direction to parent well.
Do it, Canada Post, because you care.
Catherine Young, Chairmother,
The Friends of Breastfeeding Society
RR#3 Clifford, Ontario, Canada, N0G 1M0
Controversial and empowering,
Rape of the Twentieth Century is a startling new book about medical interventions
during childbirth. Written by a mother of six children-
Read about it HERE
On Oct 7th, at 11am, Sesame Park aired a song that goes like this: "You have to
eat, to grow up big and healthy" and showed
a three month old baby bottlefeeding.
That is a violation of the World Health Code which Canada
adopted: point three__no advertising of breastmilk substitutes,
bottles, pacifiers or baby medicine to pregnant and lacatating
The aim of the code is "To protect and promote breastfeeding
by ensuring appropriate marketing and distribution of breastmilk
Help CBC rethink their typical bottle-feeding culture mindset that
lumps babies and bottles together and stop them from directing that particular twist
toward young minds.Please send them an email with your view on how babies are fed.
CBC's email is : [email protected]
The Friends of Breastfeeding Society
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