I'm quite impressed how Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are prepared to handle their baby. Britney isn't stupid, and I know she and Kevin will love this child with all their heart.
West Springfield, Mass.
While I can appreciate the intrigue of Britney's pregnancy, why would you include her husband, Kevin, on the cover? Isn't he the man who left his pregnant girlfriend for Spears? How about not glorifying men like this, please.
Corpus Christi, Texas
IDOL TOUR DE FORCE
I take issue with your article about the popularity of Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice as the reason for an increase in American Idol's tour ticket sales. It's Constantine Maroulis who fans want to see. The entertainment industry will at last realize that Constantine is America's Idol, not Carrie.
This season's talent was the best yet. Bo appealed to the old rocker still inside me, while Carrie melted my heart with her fabulous voice. I'm anxious to follow what promises to be great—the careers of these very talented singers.
Britney talks about everything in her life, but some things are meant to be private. Ms. Spears, I thought having a baby would help you and your husband grow up, but it seems it hasn't.
BREAST MILK ONLINE
While my husband and I are pleased with our story about receiving breast milk online, we feel you missed the most important factors about our acceptance of donated milk. We have the full support of our pediatrician, who helps us screen all donors and has found sources of donated milk for us. We purchased a home pasteurizer and are able to process all donor milk similarly to current milk-banking standards. We don't purchase any milk. It's all donated, and at no time would we accept milk offered to us for a price. I have, however, reimbursed all donors for the cost of shipping the milk and storage bags. In addition to the health questionnaires, we also require blood tests from all donor moms. All of these factors contribute to the safety of the milk we provide our children.
Jenn and Brandon Connel
CRUISE ON THE COUCH
Tom Cruise's attack on Brooke Shields for using antidepressants left me completely stunned. Since Cruise is not a female likely to give birth anytime soon, it's best he keep his opinions about medication for postpartum depression to himself.
Brooke is cuter, but Tom is right. Antidepressants can bring unpredictable mental and physical side effects. Then too often a psychiatrist mistakes those side effects for deepening depression and prescribes more antidepressants.
Jon von Gunten
Thanks for your article about George Lopez's kidney transplant. I donated a kidney to my father three months ago, and he's doing fantastic. There's no greater gift than giving the gift of life. It's my hope that this story of love between George and his wife, Ann, will inspire others to consider donating a kidney to someone in need.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
GARTH AND TRISHA SHOW-OFF
I'm very happy for Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood and hope they have a nice life together. But instead of seeing them get engaged in front of an audience, it should have been done privately. This will be his second marriage and her third one. I just don't think it needed to be publicized.
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