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Baby's mother in trouble with state over homemade goat's milk formula (Maine)
http://www.wave3.com ^ | august 9, 2013

Posted on 08/20/2013 12:56:40 PM PDT by lowbridge

Alorah Gellerson loves her three-month-old son.

"He's a really good baby. He's always happy. He likes to eat," she said.

But what baby Carson eats has caused a lot of trouble for this 17-year-old mother.

When the baby didn't take to breastfeeding, Gellerson started feeding him homemade goat milk formula.

"Oh, he loved it," Gellerson said. "We put celery juice in it, and he just loves that, and it worked really well with his body, and he grew like a weed."

But when her doctor reported this to the Department of Health and Human Services, things got messy.

"She came in and threatened to take him away and put him in foster care until I complied to go to the doctor and get him seen."

Gellerson, who receives state benefits, says she has complied with all of the mandates from DHHS, including numerous doctor visits, an overnight hospital stay, and even switched over to store-bought formula to please them. But she says the state is still not dropping it.

(Excerpt) Read more at wave3.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: dhhs; govtintrusion; maine

1 posted on 08/20/2013 12:56:40 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Our Marxist regime, like the old Soviet and Chinese regimes, now outdated, feels it has the right to stick its big nose into every aspect of life.

History taught Americans nothing.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 1:00:20 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: lowbridge

Doctors are now government informants under Obamacare. Fact.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 1:00:20 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: lowbridge
Gellerson, who receives state benefits

Yup. Once you take their money, you're theirs forever.

4 posted on 08/20/2013 1:00:30 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: lowbridge

Well she surely is on the active monitor list now, so she better not email or talk over the phone about still using it. Next stop...reeducation camp and the kid in foster care.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 1:01:49 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: JennysCool
"state benefits"

Oxymoronic these days.

6 posted on 08/20/2013 1:04:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lowbridge

The nanny-goat state in action.


7 posted on 08/20/2013 1:05:03 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: lowbridge

So many thoughts here.

Do the beaurocrats have nothng better to do with taxpayer dollars than to attack this woman over a formula issue?

What kind of a statist idiot is the doctor?

If the kid’s dad is so great, why is his child being supported by taxpayers?


8 posted on 08/20/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: lowbridge
Gellerson, who receives state benefits

That's the nugget, right there. He who pays the piper calls the tune.

But I AM SURE after ObamaCare arrives, they won't try this, right?

High blood pressure, Mr. Smith, but your buying habits indicate a preference for daily EGGS --is that the wisest eating choice?

We WANT to help you, but feel we're entitled to ask you to meet us there halfway...

9 posted on 08/20/2013 1:05:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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FReepathon
Day 51.

Please donate today.

10 posted on 08/20/2013 1:05:48 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: lowbridge

If she were Mexican or BLACK, do you think there would have been intervention..?

11 posted on 08/20/2013 1:07:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: elcid1970

“Doctors are now government informants under Obamacare. Fact.”

Yep.

“Q: Do you have any guns? A: No.”


12 posted on 08/20/2013 1:07:42 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: ZULU

Exactly. A couple of horny teenagers fooling around, and now we taxpayers get to pay for their irresponsibility. You take the king’s shilling, you gotta dance to his fiddle. If the baby’s father is so great, why doesn’t he marry the baby’s mother and support his family? Give it a couple years, she won’t even know him and she’ll be on to the next baby daddy.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 1:17:49 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: lowbridge
That this is being pursued by petty officialdom, even in a rustic wooded setting--from the picture--really drives home the point how far we have fallen.

Would the generation that created the America we seek to preserve, have tolerated this imposition in any way, shape or form?

Do these bureaucrats, and those who encourage them, have any clue as to how a healthy society functions?

William Flax

14 posted on 08/20/2013 1:23:49 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: lowbridge

Goats milk is probably better for the child anyway. Study cited here followed a couple of studies in Europe and apparently validated by subsequent studies...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/03/990316103010.htm


15 posted on 08/20/2013 1:27:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Jewbacca
“Q: Do you have any guns? A: No.”

Best answer: "Sorry, but it is our family policy not to disclose and private-security information to non-family members.

Almost as good: "Why don't you come over and try to find out?"

16 posted on 08/20/2013 1:27:05 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Jack Hammer
Gellerson, who receives state benefits, says she has complied with all of the mandates from DHHS, including numerous doctor visits, an overnight hospital stay, and even switched over to store-bought formula to please them. But she says the state is still not dropping it.

I have two minds on this one.

One says, "Well beyotch, you're on the government dole taking away my tax dollars, so when you take the government money (my tax dollars) you lose your rights.

The other recoils in horror at government intrusion into what is a parental responsibility & God given right to raise one's child as they see fit, free from Government interference.

Given this Government and Administration's insistence in interfering in every aspect of our lives, I'm done recoiling in horror. See, this is why every single one of these dirty scum-bucket SOB's needs to be hauled out, tarred, feathered and hung by their necks. Period.

17 posted on 08/20/2013 1:29:37 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: lowbridge
Yes, that's right, our Founding Fathers envisioned the Federal government overseeing nursing mothers and their babies and applying whatever force necessary to make them comply. /s

I am so locked and loaded it ain't funny.

18 posted on 08/20/2013 1:33:24 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: lowbridge

The picture kinda explains the gestapo tactics of the state.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 1:37:17 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Fascism is wrong even when practiced by the government.)
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To: lowbridge

Those nazis will torment anyone they can get their hands on. I have counseled more young mothers than I can remember anymore. Every time...every single time the state apparatchik get involved, they overstep and abuse their power, like cats playing with mice, until they mysteriously tire of their games.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 1:38:21 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: lowbridge

We raised our now 26 year old daughter from the tender age of 48 hours on raw goats milk, many times warm right from the goat into the bottle. She was healthy as a horse and has beautiful skin, teeth and strong bones. Did not have ear infections. Her old time pediatrician had no problem with it.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 1:40:46 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin!)
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To: lowbridge

We raised our now 26 year old daughter from the tender age of 48 hours on raw goats milk, many times warm right from the goat into the bottle. She was healthy as a horse and has beautiful skin, teeth and strong bones. Did not have ear infections. Her old time pediatrician had no problem with it.


22 posted on 08/20/2013 1:41:07 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin!)
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To: usconservative

Be not of two minds. Chances are she’s a very young, very dumb bunny, who hasn’t a clue why state benefits should not be falling on her like summer rain.
12 years, give or take, of public education. Then the defenseless bunnies do what bunnies do.
Thirty years from now she’ll be as wise as you and I. But she can’t be expected to know now what we know.
And her innocent baby is going to be paying the price as well.
The guilt belongs elsewhere.
/opinion


23 posted on 08/20/2013 1:43:50 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: HomeAtLast
Thirty years from now she’ll be as wise as you and I.

Not if she spends the next thirty years on the Government dole she won't ....... hook 'em young, keep 'em on, they vote Democrat.

Can see that coming a mile away....

24 posted on 08/20/2013 1:46:02 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: HomeAtLast
0bamaCare is going to Federalize state child welfare services but based on this story it looks like HHS isn't waiting for that to insert itself into parental matters. Here's the relevant part of the ACA.

Purpose

The purpose of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Competitive Grant program is to award Development Grants to States that currently have modest home visiting programs and want to build on existing efforts. Successful applicants will sufficiently demonstrate the capacity to expand or enhance their evidence-based home visiting programs. The funding provided will build on the formula funding already provided to States and territories to support the quality implementation of home visiting programs. Additionally, this funding opportunity will continue the program's emphasis on rigorous research by grounding the proposed work in relevant empirical literature, and by including requirements to evaluate work proposed under this grant.

(snip)

Priority for Serving High-Risk Populations and Programmatic Areas of Emphasis As directed in the legislation , successful applicants will give priority to providing services to the following populations: a) Eligible families who reside in communities in need of such services, as identified in the statewide needs assessment required under subsection (b)(1)(A). b) Low-income eligible families. c) Eligible families who are pregnant women who have not attained age 21. d) Eligible families that have a history of child abuse or neglect or have had interactions with child welfare services. e) Eligible families that have a history of substance abuse or need substance abuse treatment. f) Eligible families that have users of tobacco products in the home. g) Eligible families that are or have children with low student achievement. h) Eligible families with children with developmental delays or disabilities. i) Eligible families who, or that include individuals who, are serving or formerly served in the Armed Forces, including such families that have members of the Armed Forces who have had multiple deployments outside of the United States."


25 posted on 08/20/2013 1:47:29 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I was on goat’s milk as a baby, couldn’t tolerate cow’s milk. My doctor was a newly discharged Navy doctor, he recommended it. Of course, the year was 1946 and government rarely poked into the business of private citizens in those days. My dad, also just home from the war, would have flipped out at something like this.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 1:48:43 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: lowbridge

http://foodforkidshealth.com/can-babies-drink-goat-milk-instead-of-commercial-infant-formula/ The “Doctor” who reported her should be taken to the woodshed!


27 posted on 08/20/2013 1:53:36 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: lowbridge

My mom fed my sister goat milk.

She survived without Federal Gubmint intervention just fine.


28 posted on 08/20/2013 1:55:18 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: WellyP

http://foodforkidshealth.com/making-home-made-infant-formula-for-babies-sensitive-to-dairy-formula/


29 posted on 08/20/2013 1:56:54 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: Jewbacca

” Do you have any Dogs? “ ( seriously was asked this)

A: whats a dog?


30 posted on 08/20/2013 2:23:13 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: lowbridge
My mom fed me goats milk...when I was a baby. Could not tolerate cow's milk....

Mom never was harassed....

Of course she was married..and paid for everything herself.

31 posted on 08/20/2013 2:43:28 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Jewbacca

“Q: Do you have any guns? A: No.”

More subtle:

“Do you ever feel depressed, have any unexplained violent urges, ever felt like hurting yourself or those around you? Are you taking any antidepressants or psychtropic medications?”

“Oh, and do you happen to own any firearms?”


32 posted on 08/20/2013 3:00:50 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: lowbridge

They don’t want thinking people in government programs. It’s pablum or nothing.


33 posted on 08/20/2013 3:43:53 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: gaijin

That baby should have been put up for adoption and the parents arrested.


34 posted on 08/20/2013 3:45:07 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lowbridge

This is nothing new. I found out later when I had kiddo’s records transferred that the doctor had written me up for questioning keeping junior on antibiotics for months on end. One question. I dropped the subject after her reaction. That was also the doctor who wouldn’t give their boosters without having the parents sign for welfare shots. Why she hasn’t had her license suspended or in jail is beyond me. Of course, the new doctor asked the kids if we had guns in the house, sigh...


35 posted on 08/20/2013 3:47:01 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: MomwithHope

How fast can she run six furlongs?


36 posted on 08/20/2013 3:47:35 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lowbridge

Democrat”Care” notwithstanding, Benghazi Barry told us that he thought the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child would be part of his agenda-—sounds good, until you realize the state would eventually have the right to raise the child NOT the parents.

Part of The Millenium Developement Goals.
A snip-” The Millenium Declaration also affirms the U.N. as “the indispensible COMMON HOUSE of the ENTIRE HUMAN FAMILY, through which we will soon realize our universal aspirations for peace, COOPERATION and developement.” (all caps emphasis mine.) From a DC Journal article, dated Feb 12, 2008, by Cliff Kincaid.

But, we all voted AGAINST the bastard because he was part negro, right? Sure.


37 posted on 08/20/2013 3:48:10 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: bgill

BTW, we had private insurance.


38 posted on 08/20/2013 3:52:01 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ZULU
If the kid’s dad is so great, why is his child being supported by taxpayers?

Well, the mother is 17; so the dad probably doesn't have a job yet.

39 posted on 08/20/2013 3:53:02 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Mortrey

I voted against his white half.


40 posted on 08/20/2013 3:53:09 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill

That pedi was into medicaid fraud. You should report him from someone elses cell phone LOL.


41 posted on 08/20/2013 3:58:45 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: bgill

HA!


42 posted on 08/20/2013 4:06:10 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Black Agnes

Did but nothing was done.


43 posted on 08/20/2013 4:13:17 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Black Agnes

That reminds me I have pictures of when someone brought their horse to the Emergency. The hospital treated him right there at the door. Wonder how that would work under ObummerCare.


44 posted on 08/20/2013 4:20:20 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: lowbridge

Given the choice of standing with our “goobermint” or this girl, I’ll stand with the girl who was bright enough and caring enough to find a safe and logical solution to feed her young son!


45 posted on 08/20/2013 4:49:08 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: lowbridge

If the men in this state can’t protect a baby and her mother from left-wing neo-Nazis, you saps deserve every misery delivered on you.


46 posted on 08/20/2013 5:29:13 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: lowbridge

When my mother was born, back in 1924 - she was hard to feed. They gave her goat’s milk fro the next door neighbor’s goat and the juice from cooked meat. (Press the meat, give the kid the juice that comes out). .That’s what the doctors told my grandmother to feed her

I guess you could say I’m testimony to the success of that plan.


47 posted on 08/20/2013 5:52:19 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Jack Hammer

My youngest son was on a goats milk formula from Adelle Davis (1979) and he’s always been healthy. But I was not taking government assistance and that was then.


48 posted on 08/20/2013 6:12:13 PM PDT by nomifyle
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To: lowbridge

Goat milk is excellent for babies. Contrary to popular belief goat milk does not smell like goats.


49 posted on 08/20/2013 6:19:07 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Maceman

Bravado is useless. Just lie and fight another day.


50 posted on 08/21/2013 6:38:48 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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