I'm getting a lot of "tips" from my mother about what the elders say and it's driving me crazy!!! I keep saying well I believe in modern medicine and she keeps telling me there is book smart and street smart. Not really sure what that's supposed to mean :weird: Here is what I have been told: 1. Boys can't cry for a long time especially when they are so little because it will hurt their testicles 2. My breastmilk looks too light and it's because I don't eat red meat. (Note: DS was born @ 6lbs 6oz and is now almost 12 lbs @ 7 weeks so I don't think he is malnourished.) 3. I can't drink anything cold without a straw because if anything cold touches my teeth it will cause permanent nerve damage (Note: yes we are Chinese) 4. If DS is eating too much then I should give him water. I told her that was very dangerous and she told me I should stop reading books. Gosh there are so many more I can't keep count. I told her that I was going to give her the number to my pediatrician and she could call her if she didn't believe me. Thank kind of uspet her! What have all of you ladies been told??? PS - She is having a really hard time with the whole back to sleep concept and I keep trying to explain SIDS to her. She isn't letting DS sleep on his tummy on her watch but I think she thinks I'm exaggerating!