[Parentsgroup-list] RE: Parentsgroup-list Digest, Vol 122, Issue 1

A.M. Cloutier amcloutier8 at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 22 15:36:40 EDT 2007




see, I don't think that it is a priority in this country to support breast-=
feeding, at all.  In fact, it seems never to be a priority to support ANY m=
oms.  If we were that country we'd have viable alternatives to childcare fo=
r young kids and infants, like a two year parent's leave (that's how long t=
he American College of OB"s and GYN's are recommending that moms breast fee=
d for), or subsidized care for all kids, not just special needs and really =
really poor folks.
I'm not surprised that they won't accommodate her, especially since our cou=
rts aren't even making them!!!!!!!!!!!!


Peace,
AM


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>    1. Re: Pumping during medical boards (Ziva Mann)
>    2. Pediatrician in East Cambridge (Marna S. Costanzo)
>    3. Re: Pediatrician in East Cambridge (Deborah Freedman Woods)
>    4. Re: Pediatrician in East Cambridge (Andrea Heberlein)
>    5. Apartment in Davis Square (Ann Ishimaru)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:40:58 -0400
> From: "Ziva Mann" <ziva.mann at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] Pumping during medical boards
> To: Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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> Judy,
> =

> thanks for the tip - I did some reading, and now I'm just irked.
> =

> I'm not surprised that a test-administering board knows nothing about
> breastfeeding. (One 45 minute break per 4.5? hrs for a woman nursing a 4 =
mo.
> baby? Ouch. Just thinking about it makes my ducts ache. And apparently sh=
e's
> prone to mastitis. Oy.) I'm pretty disappointed that the judge doesn't kn=
ow
> enough about it to make a reasonable ruling, though. Yeesh.
> =

> And yes, there's lots of folks getting hung up on the ADHD/dyslexia. I ag=
ree
> with you - they are missing the point.
> =

> What's really fascinating is the response from her fellow medical student=
s.
> The vocal ones are fiarly awful about it (with perhaps an exception or tw=
o).
> Maybe we should just hope that the awful ones never go into pediatrics...
> =

> -Ziva
> =

> =

> =

> On 9/21/07, Judith Scott-Clayton <Judith_Scott-Clayton at ksgphd.harvard.edu>
> wrote:
> >
> > I saw on CNN yesterday or the day before that the judge has denied her
> > request.  They didn't provide too many details, but I guess basically t=
he
> > judge said something to the effect that other nursing moms have found a=
 w=3D
> ay
> > to deal with it and that she can just take the test after she's done nu=
rs=3D
> ing
> > (part of her argument, though, is that she needs to pass the test in or=
der
> > to accept a fellowship starting this fall).
> >
> > Maybe I shouldn't be shocked, but I am.  Whether or not organizations a=
re
> > legally required to offer accommodations, I just can't understand why t=
hey
> > wouldn't WANT to make these accommodations voluntarily.  It just seems =
li=3D
> ke
> > common sense.
> >
> > A link to a news article is here:
> >
> > http://news.aol.com/story/_a/mom-loses-bid-for-breast-pump-breaks/20070=
92=3D
> 0093909990001
> >
> > If you haven't followed the story I would recommend finding another
> > article for the background - this one leaves a lot of key details out (=
li=3D
> ke
> > the fact that the test is 9 hours long for two days in a row).
> >
> > I think many people are reacting to some of the specifics of this case
> > (the fact that Sophie had already taken the test once, and that she is
> > receiving other accommodations), but I personally don't see how these f=
ac=3D
> ts
> > are relevant to the basic question of whether accommodations should be =
ma=3D
> de
> > for breastfeeding moms.  I know that if I had to go a full day with onl=
y =3D
> one
> > opportunity to pump, that would be pretty disruptive.  Two days in a row
> > would be even worse.  Not saying it would be impossible, but I think we=
 c=3D
> an
> > aim higher than that, especially if as a society we are trying to encou=
ra=3D
> ge
> > women to breastfeed, while also encouraging women to enter underreprese=
nt=3D
> ed
> > fields.
> >
> > - Judy
> >
> > -----parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu wrote: -----
> >
> > To: Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > From: ziva.mann at gmail.com
> > Sent by: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > Date: 09/21/2007 12:29AM
> > Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Pumping during medical boards
> >
> > Anyone know what's going on with this MD/PhD student who is suing to be
> > allowed to pump breastmilk during her board exams?
> >
> > -Ziva
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> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:53:13 -0400
> From: "Marna S. Costanzo" <mcostanz at fas.harvard.edu>
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Pediatrician in East Cambridge
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> Does anyone have any recommendations for a good pediatrician at Cambridge
> Hospital or somewhere in that vicinity?  And if you've had a bad experien=
ce
> please let me know too!  We recently switched my 2-year old's health
> insurance so he will no longer be able to go to HUHS, and we're looking f=
or
> a new pediatrician.
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> Thanks!
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> Marna
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 14:13:24 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Deborah Freedman Woods <dwoods at cfa.harvard.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] Pediatrician in East Cambridge
> To: "Marna S. Costanzo" <mcostanz at fas.harvard.edu>
> Cc: Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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> We love our pediatrician, who's located on Mass Ave. in
> Arlington, about 5 minutes from the Cambridge border.  We
> see Elizabeth Chamberlain Landis.  The other doctors in the
> practice are Matthew Scofield and Rajee Joyce.  All of them
> are fantastic (our favorite is Dr. Landis with Dr. Scofield
> a close second).
> =

> They always have same-day appointments for sick visits, they
> have drop in hours every day 8:00-8:45am, and they're also
> available on the weekends as needed.  They're extremely
> knowledgeable and thorough, but don't tend to push
> medications more than necessary.  Contact info is:
> =

> Arlington Pediatric Associates
> 5 Water Street
> Arlington 02476
> (781) 641-5800
> =

> I know it's not as convenient as the Cambridge Hospital, but
> worth considering.
> =

> Best,
> Deb Woods
> =

> =

> On Fri, 21 Sep 2007, Marna S. Costanzo wrote:
> =

> > Does anyone have any recommendations for a good pediatrician at Cambrid=
ge
> > Hospital or somewhere in that vicinity?  And if you've had a bad experi=
ence
> > please let me know too!  We recently switched my 2-year old's health
> > insurance so he will no longer be able to go to HUHS, and we're looking=
 for
> > a new pediatrician.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> >
> >
> > Marna
> >
> >
> =

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> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 14:23:43 -0400
> From: Andrea Heberlein <heberlein at wjh.harvard.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] Pediatrician in East Cambridge
> To: Deborah Freedman Woods <dwoods at cfa.harvard.edu>,	"Marna S.
> 	Costanzo" <mcostanz at fas.harvard.edu>
> Cc: Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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> Seconding that recommendation-- we see Dr. Schofield and have been =

> very happy for all the reasons listed.  It is a schlep from East or =

> Mid-Cambridge, though, especially during rush hour.
> =

> Andrea
> =

> At 2:13 PM -0400 9/21/07, Deborah Freedman Woods wrote:
> >We love our pediatrician, who's located on Mass Ave. in
> >Arlington, about 5 minutes from the Cambridge border.  We
> >see Elizabeth Chamberlain Landis.  The other doctors in the
> >practice are Matthew Scofield and Rajee Joyce.  All of them
> >are fantastic (our favorite is Dr. Landis with Dr. Scofield
> >a close second).
> >
> >They always have same-day appointments for sick visits, they
> >have drop in hours every day 8:00-8:45am, and they're also
> >available on the weekends as needed.  They're extremely
> >knowledgeable and thorough, but don't tend to push
> >medications more than necessary.  Contact info is:
> >
> >Arlington Pediatric Associates
> >5 Water Street
> >Arlington 02476
> >(781) 641-5800
> >
> >I know it's not as convenient as the Cambridge Hospital, but
> >worth considering.
> >
> >Best,
> >Deb Woods
> >
> >
> >On Fri, 21 Sep 2007, Marna S. Costanzo wrote:
> >
> >>  Does anyone have any recommendations for a good pediatrician at Cambr=
idge
> >>  Hospital or somewhere in that vicinity?  And if you've had a bad expe=
rience
> >>  please let me know too!  We recently switched my 2-year old's health
> >>  insurance so he will no longer be able to go to HUHS, and we're looki=
ng for
> >>  a new pediatrician.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  Thanks!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  Marna
> >>
> >>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 11:45:58 -0400
> From: Ann Ishimaru <Ann_Ishimaru at gse.harvard.edu>
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Apartment in Davis Square
> To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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> Hi all -
> =

> We live in a great 3-unit historic house just outside of Davis Square in =

> North Cambridge, and the apartment below ours is opening up.  We wanted =

> to spread the word in hopes of getting another family, but also because =

> we know from personal experience that there's a dearth of de-leaded =

> apartments in the area.  The first-floor apartment is a 2 bedroom, fully =

> de-leaded, with hardwood floors, washer/dryer (in the unit), built-in =

> microwave, central AC (lifesaver in the summer!) and gas heat, =

> dishwasher, gas stove, living room and dining room, basement storage =

> area, and front and back decks.  The location is great - just off Mass =

> Ave., 7 min. walk to the Davis T, or a straight shot down Mass Ave. on =

> the 77 bus to Harvard campus.  It's close to the lively shops and =

> restaurants of Davis Square but in a neighborhood of many families, just =

> down the street from Teele Square, and around the corner from a =

> wonderful playground.
> =

> The owner/landlord (who lives on the 3rd floor) also prefers a family, =

> and is asking $1585-1600 not including utilities, which could start as =

> early as November (but may be negotiable for later as well). =

> =

> Shoot me an email if you are interested & I can get you more information =

> and get you in touch with the landlord.
> =

> Thanks!
> Ann Ishimaru
> Doctoral student
> Graduate School of Education
> (and mom of Mika, age 16 months)
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