Whew! I have been hearing my computer 'dinging' at me all afternoon since I got back in and I have been DYING to get in here and see what's been going on ..... but maybe I should just leave now I have found out .....
I apologise for the 3 hours sleep thing - even though I apologised in the post, I should have known better than to leave that snipe in! Until today's nastiness I have had no cause to stoop to rudeness ... and I should have kept it that way.
In my post I didn't mean that KC or Baby Friendly Hospitals equate with, or lead to, attachment parenting. My point there was, that [as I said] "all this, and more, is due to the research which forms the basis of AP" i.e. sound basis.
I should have been more specific in the terminology regarding the premature nurseries & KMC. As you say Kangaroo Care [KC] is the intermittent holding of babies skin to skin - the 'old' way of doing this, where babies are only allowed to go to the mother's chest after stabilisation [some neonatal units are still limited to this type of care].
Kangaroo Mother Care is continuous, and any medical interventions are carried out being 'added to the dyad'. Babies stabilise faster and better this way ... won't go on in my usual fashion smile . Obviously in your research you would have come across Dr Nils Bergman, his team and the associated studies.
As you say, tone is hard to get across on a forum like this - but I get it loud and clear today!! grin
However, I have difficulty in seeing my posts as 'judgmental and hurtful'. [Sorry if anyone took them that way] I have always acknowledged that mothers are wanting only the best for their children. However, I don't think that being supportive and helpful ALWAYS means simply patting someone on the back and agreeing with all they have to say.
I m glad [through all of this!!] someone has found something useful! Thank you - and good luck with your future parenting!
To Jacob's Mum
OMG girl! Of course you are a good mother - I don't think anyone I have some across here ISN'T .... hmmmm ... except maybe for that commins one I did get a flash of ???? oops shouldn't have said that either]
Well better stop now - or I will be accused of lecturing again grin
I accept the white flag and lets all just get on with this happy helpful forum I have been hearing so much about!!