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Weaning dependents is always hard!

Weaning is when a baby transitions from breast milk to other sources of nourishment. Weaning children from anything is tough. Especially so when they have been drinking breast milk for so long.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics:

“AAP recommends feeding babies only breast milk for the first 6 months of life. After that, the AAP recommends that a combination of solid foods and breast milk be given until a baby is at least 1 year old.

Whenever you decide to wean, your child may have another time in mind. Some children wean themselves earlier than the mother intended and others are resistant to weaning when the mother is ready. Those who are weaned later in life tend to be more resistant. For example, a 2-year-old toddler may be more attached and less flexible about giving up breastfeeding than a 12-month-old baby.”

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Sound familiar? Government programs work like this. We decide to help out a certain group or sector of the population. We start a program or short term fund. When it’s about to run out, it gets extended. Then depending on the Party in power, they feel not enough money is going into that “pet” program, so they create more block grants or another creative program that can kick in. This continues on to the point where these groups stop looking for “outside funding,” “outside grants, “and ”other sources” for their sustenance. It’s been a long time coming but it needs to stop.

Let’s start with NPR! I love the arts and music. Many young artists today got their push and passion from programs funded by NPR and other similar organizations. Many current famous Hollywood types scream the praises from the rooftops for these programs. GREAT! Then fund it! You heard me right. Fund it yourself.

The Hollywood elite could easily fund the $147+ million that the government gives them every year. The money the government gives NPR and the arts and endowment groups are used to seed programs, plays, and shows like “Sesame Street” and the play “Hamilton.” Those shows and groups have made millions off of taxpayer-funded programs. “Sesame Street” is worth over $400 million alone! The CEO of NPR gets over $650,000 a year. And the CEO of the Sesame Street brand makes almost $1 million a year. What? No outcries?

Sound familiar? Government programs work like this. We decide to help out a certain group or sector of the population. We start a program or short term fund. When it’s about to run out, it gets extended. Then depending on the Party in power, they feel not enough money is going into that “pet” program…

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