On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of


On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep ❆ On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep kindle Epub ❤ Author Gary Ezzo – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The infant management concepts presented in this book have found favor with over two million parents and twice as many contented babies On Becoming Babywise brings hope to the tired and bewildered par The Baby Wise: Giving Your eBook à infant management concepts presented in this book Baby Wise: PDF ✓ have found favor with over two million parents and twice as many contented babies On Becoming Babywise brings hope to the tired and bewildered parents looking for an alternative to sleepless nights and fussy babies The Babywise Parent Directed Feeding concept has enough structure to bring security and order to your baby s world, yet enough flexibility to give mom freedom to respond to any need at any time It teaches parents how to On Becoming PDF/EPUB ² lovingly guide their baby s day rather than be guided or enslaved to the infant s unknown needs The information contained within On Becoming Babywise is loaded with success Comprehensive breast feeding follow up surveys spanning three countries, of mothers using the PDF method verify that as a result of the PDF concepts, % breast feed, compared to the national average of only % from the National Center for Health Statistics Of these breast feeding mothers, % of them breast feed exclusively without Becoming Baby Wise: Kindle Ñ a formula complement And while % of our mothers are still breast feeding after six months, the national average encourage to follow demand feeding without any guidelines is only % The mean average time of breast feeding for PDF moms isweeks, well above the national average Over % of PDF mothers extend their breast feeding toward and well into the first year Added to these statistics is another critical factor The average breast fed PDF baby sleeps continuously through night seven to eight hours between weeks seven and nine Healthy sleep in infants is analogous to healthy growth and development Find out for yourself why a world of parents and pediatricians utilize the concepts found in On Becoming Babywise.

    Kindle Welcome to the Kindle ereader store to give mom freedom to respond to any need at any time It teaches parents how to On Becoming PDF/EPUB ² lovingly guide their baby s day rather than be guided or enslaved to the infant s unknown needs The information contained within On Becoming Babywise is loaded with success Comprehensive breast feeding follow up surveys spanning three countries, of mothers using the PDF method verify that as a result of the PDF concepts, % breast feed, compared to the national average of only % from the National Center for Health Statistics Of these breast feeding mothers, % of them breast feed exclusively without Becoming Baby Wise: Kindle Ñ a formula complement And while % of our mothers are still breast feeding after six months, the national average encourage to follow demand feeding without any guidelines is only % The mean average time of breast feeding for PDF moms isweeks, well above the national average Over % of PDF mothers extend their breast feeding toward and well into the first year Added to these statistics is another critical factor The average breast fed PDF baby sleeps continuously through night seven to eight hours between weeks seven and nine Healthy sleep in infants is analogous to healthy growth and development Find out for yourself why a world of parents and pediatricians utilize the concepts found in On Becoming Babywise."/>
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  • 252 pages
  • On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
  • Gary Ezzo
  • English
  • 22 December 2017
  • 1932740082

About the Author: Gary Ezzo

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  1. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    The year was 2008 It was a fair year The Olympics were held in Beijing and Michael Phelps became an international celebrity The Indian Space Research Station has a win with Chandrayaan 1 whilst elephants and terrorists rampage across the country killing many hundreds of people President Obama is elected into office Fidel Castro resigns Theoneste Bagosore is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in Rowanda for genocide Israel and Hamas fightagainAnd a young, naive woman is pre The year was 2008 It was a fair year The Olympics were held in Beijing and Michael Phelps became an international celebrity The Indian Space Research Station has a win with Chandrayaan 1 whilst elephants and terrorists rampage across the country killing many hundreds of people President Obama is elected into office Fidel Castro resigns Theoneste Bagosore is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in Rowanda for genocide Israel and Hamas fightagainAnd a young, naive woman is pregnant with her first child.She is unsure, lacks confidence and wants to be certain she does the best job for her unborn child Yet there are a great deal of books, resources and information which ones to start with Which ones to trust So she turns to older,experienced mothers who all but thrust this book into her hands and begin making the promises.Your child will sleep through the night at eight weeks if you follow this book.You won t have breastfeeding issues.Your child will be settled and happy.You will be a good mother.The book is full of advice Not just advice, but research Science It must be right It all makes sense now Parenting will be a breeze The book has told her everything she needs to know Don t trust your instincts, it said That way leads to folly, trust us instead Your baby will cry, but mostly this will be to manipulate you You must be firm, even if you want to give it a cuddle, this will only let the baby win Don t give up and comfort it, stay strong and it will learn to self settle Routine, routine, routine, that is the only way to go Feed every four hours hold out until then so that they re REALLY hungry and have a full feed.It makes statements like There s no evidence to suggest that crying is bad for babies.It s actually good for babies to cry for a period of time every day it s natural.Don t cosleep Mother s don t get enough rest with cosleeping.Children must sleep in their own rooms.Attachment Parenting is misguided and results in exhausted poor mothering.November arrives and her child is born.She tries Lord knows, she tries But he won t stop crying, screaming, with a red face and tiny little hands bawled into tiny little fists People tell her he is hungry and should be fed She can t see it They must be wrong Babywise had told her that he needed to feed every four hours Demand feeding would destroy breastfeeding, spoil him and have him feeding from her constantly until he controlled her completely.Despite having a natural, drug free, complication free birth, they keep her in hospital for five days, refusing to let her go home because she is clearly depressed, not coping and struggling to care for her newborn who begins losing weight, cries inconsolably and struggles to settle Her breastmilk doesn t come in for five days Eventually she signs herself out of the hospital It must be the hospital s fault That s why the book s advice wasn t working That s why he wants to be picked up all the time, won t sleep and won t feed properly She ll be fine as long as she just goes home.But things don t improve Her breastmilk supply is limited, the baby restless She and her husband spend countless nights pacing the halls trying to settle their little boy They hold firm and don t bring him to bed with them despite their exhaustion, try not to spoil him, pick him up too much and give into his obviously stubborn, temperamental nature.The mother slips further into depression, rarely looking into her son s face Soon he stops looking into hers When he s not crying, he sits cheerlessly and robotically on her lap while she ignores him Spare the rod, spoil the child, she keeps reminding herself.Eight weeks come and go The baby cries all night still The mother has failed She is a wretched creature A terrible mother It was all a horrible mistake Maybe the book is wrong Maybe she should feed whenever he cries Maybe he could come into her bed occasionally Sometimes he pushes away from her, keeps his eyes averted, scrunches up his little face in anger, then he flips and clings to her, feeds constantly, wants to sleep only in her arms The baby is so unsure in his attachment to his mother He is a baby in distressOh no The book was right all along Attachment parenting isn t the answershe thinks As a mother, she s failed again She s failed her son again Now thoroughly despairing, depressed, unconnected, she begins needing just one beer to make it through lunch time Then she needs a beer to make it through to bedtime as well Eventually, help is sought Consistency, the midwife says after listening to the mother s distraught story You need rest You need to refresh He needs consistent, affectionate nurturing The mother nods The advice sounds good Stop looking to the clock to feed your baby The clock doesn t need feeding A loose routine is hatched out, but the baby is to be fed when hungry The baby is to be given rest, love and attention.Slowly the months slip away The baby learns to cuddle The baby learns to laugh and giggle The baby learns kisses and snuggles The mother eventually gets better, begins enjoying parenthood She learns to play with her child, interact with her child, enjoy her child.She can see now what this book lacks She sees that it is so concerned about structure and discipline and not love the greatest Christian principle of them all It pits mother and baby against each other in a nonexistent battle for control Between the parent s needs and the child s needs It is parent focused with unbalanced, incomplete data and research It provides no unbiased advice, advocates no nurturing, divorces mother and instinct.The mother wants those first four months with her son back She desperately wishes she could have them returned, change them, be the mother HE needed instead of the mother she was educated to be She knows the Ezzos aren t entirely to blame She s the one who chose to take their advice, to apply it, to lose faith in herself But they are not innocent either.They have published this book The information is careless and their opinion is raised to that of gospel Biblical references are twisted and garbled in order to fit the Ezzo s approach Scientific research is cherry picked, or in some cases outright misleading At the end of the day, though, the mother has won She gave birth to a second son When he cries, he is comforted When he is hungry, he is fed He sleeps when he wants to and at night he cuddles up in his mother or father s arms, safe and sound He looks into his mother s eyes and already tries to smile He snuggles his head into her neck and gurgles when she presses kisses into his She is happy She is in love with her two boys She is the mother she wants to be It is nothing like what the Ezzo s wanted.She likes it that way

  2. Margaret Margaret says:

    Ok I have TOTALLY held off on reviewing this book because of the stone throwing that might ensue People either love this book or they hate it But call me a glutton for punishmentI m going to tell you that this book saved me And I mean really I honestly wish someone would have tackled me and made me read it when I was a mom with only one child Although, honestly, I m not sure it would have solved the sleep issues and colic that my first son had But I read this book before I had my third Ok I have TOTALLY held off on reviewing this book because of the stone throwing that might ensue People either love this book or they hate it But call me a glutton for punishmentI m going to tell you that this book saved me And I mean really I honestly wish someone would have tackled me and made me read it when I was a mom with only one child Although, honestly, I m not sure it would have solved the sleep issues and colic that my first son had But I read this book before I had my third child and it made a HUGE difference Now I don t think that only one way will work for every child because I ve learned the hard way that just isn t so Nor do I like extreme techniques But taking it all in moderationthe thing I learned and still remember from the book and used with my 3rd 4th child are these The first thing you teach your child is how to eat and sleep Many people and I know I didn t think like this before don t consider that those skills are taught because they are so innate But the sleep patterns we teach our baby is what they get used to What s the pattern It is that they eat, stay awake, and then sleep They never eat to go to sleep or they will always need eating to go to sleep If that works for you then of course keep doing itbut it didn t work for me I worked really hard especially once they were two months old to teach my children to stay awake I d change their diaper midway through so they would wake up and finish eating a full meal The benefit of them staying awake is that they don t wake up hungry an hour later Eventually, they never fell asleep as they were eating.The other thing I learned is that babies can learn to go to sleep on their own without any props being fed, rocking, bouncing, etc A baby can learn to comfort his herself and learn to go to sleep on their own I can t tell you how many times I would bounce my first child to sleep and try to carefully move him to his crib only to have him wake up and refuse to sleep again Then I would carry them for the whole day and feel like a failure because I couldn t get anything else done With my 3rd child, I would lay her down in her bed when she was tired but still awake And she slowly learned to go to sleep on her own I didn t let her scream and scream I would walk back in to comfort her but not pick her up And it did pay off Eventually, I could lay her down and walk away and she would go to sleep And it was heavenly And it was easy for my husband and babysitters to do this too It doesn t seem to work the first two months but if you keep trying the general pattern it does work eventually The last thing I learned is this Feed your child regularly in the day If you feed them every 2 or 3 hours depending on what their needs are in the day, they will not need to eat as much at night They will be too full from eating in the daytime I didn t let them sleep through their next feeding in the day because I wanted them to be able to sleep at night And for me it totally worked She was sleeping 8 hours at night very quickly Since I was breastfeeding exclusively, the benefit of the schedule was that I could count when she was on a 3 hour schedule, when I would be feeding her and know what time I could take a break that night I d count 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and know that at 7 20pm I could go out with my husband and not need to be back till 10pm That was comforting for me because I knew that if she started cryingit probably wasn t because she was hungry.Anyway, it helped me in those ways And I share it in case it may be helpful for you But use your mom instincts they will tell you what is best for you and your baby

  3. Millie Millie says:

    Utterly appalling The American Academy of Paediatrics has called for this book to be banned If you are thinking of reading this book or using Ezzo s methods, please go here first found this book in a secondhand shop and after hearing so many things online about it ranging from it is wonderful and I converted to Christianity because of it to Gary Ezzo should be locked up I bought it for, I think 1 It is a parenting manual that defies description making recomme Utterly appalling The American Academy of Paediatrics has called for this book to be banned If you are thinking of reading this book or using Ezzo s methods, please go here first found this book in a secondhand shop and after hearing so many things online about it ranging from it is wonderful and I converted to Christianity because of it to Gary Ezzo should be locked up I bought it for, I think 1 It is a parenting manual that defies description making recommendations that no family physicians or paediatricians not to mention theologians seem to support I can see the appeal of it training up a child to be a good obedient Christian and so on and there is nothingseductive to a new parent of the promise of a good night s sleep but the methods outlined in the book go against all mainstream medical advice, not to mention common sense Babies in the United States have developed a serious condition called Failure To Thrive basically not gaining weight at a rate that supports healthy growth, and not meeting age appropriate developmental and emotional milestones after their parents have followed the methods outlined in this book very rigid scheduled feeding, lack of comforting, very little physical stimulus, etc Please be wary of this book and the Ezzo franchise

  4. Jaime Jaime says:

    I was going to borrow this book, but mysteriously, everyone I know who used to own a copy chucked it into their trashcan and had nothing to let me borrow I decided to read the library s copy and find out if it was as useless as I had heard.As a general review BabyWise inspires extremism You either assume they are crazy and you do whatever you darn well want to or you assume they are geniuses and you believe every word These are both dangerous schools of thought The book starts out with some I was going to borrow this book, but mysteriously, everyone I know who used to own a copy chucked it into their trashcan and had nothing to let me borrow I decided to read the library s copy and find out if it was as useless as I had heard.As a general review BabyWise inspires extremism You either assume they are crazy and you do whatever you darn well want to or you assume they are geniuses and you believe every word These are both dangerous schools of thought The book starts out with some genuinely useful principles for new parents 1 Babies function best within the workings of a family, not as the center of the universe 2 New parents could easily overlook their marriage with a new baby in the house, and that s not cool because children need the stability of knowing that their parents love each other and value their relationship as a top priority These principles are generally reasonable and a good reminder for new parents But then the book offers advice on how to put the principles into practice and the advice has nothing to do with the principles.BabyWise purports its program as a happy medium between the 2 extremes of parenting philosophies Extreme 1 is reported as Attachment Theory, which they describe as follows your baby is completely in charge Parents have no ability to make decisions that new baby rules the home They must be held every single second they want to be held and fed every time they want to eat It actually saysthan once that this theory expects parents to feed their kids as often as every 20 minutes you get the idea This is a completely distorted and extremist view of Attachment Theory, which really just states that babies are trustworthy to know what they need and that especially when they are very young, if they seem upset, there is something upsetting them and it s worth looking into instead of blowing off your child s needs and assuming they are just being controlling and ruining your life.Extreme 2 was clock ruled parenting and is presented by the BabyWise book as follows schedule, schedule RIGID schedule If your kid ate at 8am and was put down for a nap, they can t possibly need anything from you until 11am, so don t touch them, talk to them, or help them AT ALL The clock is in charge, and you must be available again at 11am.The BabyWise program describes itself as a happy medium between these extremes that puts the parent not the baby or the clock in the driver s seat You use a schedule, but instead of being ruled by the clock, you assess your baby s needs and take them into consideration It sounds good until the major rub occurs BabyWise claims that ALL babies should be sleeping through the night by such and such an age defined as 7 8 hours of sleep or you are parenting them badly Talk about pressure on new parents It really just becomes a third extreme Forcing my child to sleep all night before they are ready by ignoring them when they cry makes sleep the most important priority of parenting, and doesn t even do it well If you ignore the make your child sleep and ignore them if they cry during the night fiasco, there was a small bit of decent information in the rest of the book, especially the multiples chapter I have twins which was written by a invited author, a pediatrician and mother of triplets, twins, and 4 singleton children not the BabyWise authors.Bottom line BabyWise could be useful if you have enough confidence in yourself to know where they are full of crap the research listed is only sometimes actual research and is sketchily presented they only report studies that support what they have to say, so they only have a few studies to report from It s rather shady I don t recommend it for brand new parents because it adds too much stress in areas that your kids might not perform up to the designated standards However, I recommend the multiples chapter to every new parent of multiples

  5. Kate Kate says:

    I know some people don t like the author or his ideas, but I found them lifesaving with our first baby I saw how effective these methods were for my best friend, so I was very interested in reading this book for myself We started Babywise with Lily when she was two weeks old basically, we started giving her life a consistent pattern of feeding, having waketime, then napping The big difference between this and the way that most babies naturally operate is that babies like to fall asleep eatin I know some people don t like the author or his ideas, but I found them lifesaving with our first baby I saw how effective these methods were for my best friend, so I was very interested in reading this book for myself We started Babywise with Lily when she was two weeks old basically, we started giving her life a consistent pattern of feeding, having waketime, then napping The big difference between this and the way that most babies naturally operate is that babies like to fall asleep eating The problem is that they often don t take a full feeding and end up snacking all day So, you feed your baby when she s hungry generally every 2.5 3 hours at first, though you adjust to your baby , keep her awake through the whole feeding it gets easier after the first couple of weeks , play with her and have good wake time, and then put her down for a nap This regulates the baby s rhythms and worked really well with our first baby We are doing the same thing with our second baby, Jack, and it s working again This means sometimes I ll put him down and he ll cry for a few minutes before he falls asleep But I know from experience with Lily that learning to sleep is something he s got to learn and will serve him very well Three weeks in, we still have a ways to go on napping, but the night pattern is going great I feed him and he goes right back to sleep Like any parenting book, you want to tweak it or just use what works for you and your family It s not going to work for everyone, especially if you are into attachment parenting it s just a different philosophy For us,the rhythm that this style of parenting affords to a family is good for everyone s mental health and makes me feel like I have a regular routine I can work with That has been extremely helpful

  6. Franziska Franziska says:

    Seems like everyone loves this book Here s what I thought good stuff first I liked that they emphasized the importance of a stable and well nurtured relationship between spouses as a healthy environment and support for the children I liked their idea of trying to establish a routine of eat wake nap time mainly because that s how I do it at day care, and it flatters my ego to think people write books about the very thing I figured out on my own Ha I liked their mentioning of trying to p Seems like everyone loves this book Here s what I thought good stuff first I liked that they emphasized the importance of a stable and well nurtured relationship between spouses as a healthy environment and support for the children I liked their idea of trying to establish a routine of eat wake nap time mainly because that s how I do it at day care, and it flatters my ego to think people write books about the very thing I figured out on my own Ha I liked their mentioning of trying to push for establish a good full meal at each feeding and proper growth chartsHere s what I don t like very little solid research professional evidence of their theories besides the loud opinions of the writers They declare all kinds of things as fact without any proof Not professional AT ALL the simplistic and uneducated tone of the book as if they write to an audience they consider a little dumb the assumption that baby needs to fit into the family as it is, and the family shouldn t have to change because of baby Well, I believe in sacrifices and selflessness, and just as adjustments have to be made when entering a marriage from single life, some sacrifices and adjustments have to be made when a child is invited into the family That s the real give and take to me, though clearly rules and boundaries have to be established depending on the maturity and understanding of all parties involved A newborn baby is hardly at fault for coming into the world and having needs contradictory statements and quite a few of them pathetic fictional case scenarios Chelsea and Marisa presenting themselves as the great alternative, while showing that they are the opposite of attachment theory parenting which would put them on the other end of extreme if they are the opposite of one extreme their constant dissing of attachment theory, which they didn t even prove AT ALL in the book as inefficient.Instead they just made up a fictional scenario where this theory fails I ve seen it applied and succeed as much as I ve seen kids on routines with methods from their book fail in being happy, content, independent and secure I d rather see some proof how this theory is specifically failing the assumption that any approach that differs from their s is no good, that anyone who doesn t push for independence is doing their child a complete disfavor, and claimingor less that other nations in less developed countries are handling things no different, and if they do only because they must not because it s maybe possible to be extremely nurturing and STILL raise a functional, happy, secure, content child While they do mention that you should respond to hunger cues of your child, and figure out if something is wrong if your child is hungry every 20 minutes, this point is not very clearly made, and rather nebulous amongst their routine feeding suggestions For the brain dead parent, this could lead to a malnourished baby if someone doesn t realize that no matter what they have to respond to a hungry baby Lastly, I also found the set up of the book pretty disorderly.Overall, I d say it had a few good ideas, but all in all not a very professional or credible source to me

  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    People either love this book or loathe it I am right in the middle, I guess I liked it I don t get it when people are like, Oh, this book pushes extremes The people don t even have credentials It s child abuse Um, what are they talking about For one thing, I m pretty sure that being a PEDIATRICIAN is a decent credential for writing a baby book muchso than being a mom with an opinion based on your kids or a nice lady who did a bunch of research before she wrote it up, but maybe th People either love this book or loathe it I am right in the middle, I guess I liked it I don t get it when people are like, Oh, this book pushes extremes The people don t even have credentials It s child abuse Um, what are they talking about For one thing, I m pretty sure that being a PEDIATRICIAN is a decent credential for writing a baby book muchso than being a mom with an opinion based on your kids or a nice lady who did a bunch of research before she wrote it up, but maybe that s just me And, if you re going to extremes and neglecting or keeping your kids on a rigid schedule I think you didn t read the book very carefully The whole point was structure WITH FLEXIBILITY I m no baby expert, but I know that as an elementary school teacher, and a human being, children DO work better with structure and a routine When you know generally what to expect in a day it s easier to adjust to change and what s coming Adults are the same way My first year teaching I was kindof all over the place with the schedule, and I definitely noticed a big difference the second year when I followed the schedule a bit closer I read this book and took it for what it was advice Not the Gospel I have used what works for me the general feed, wake, sleep cycle and emphasised full feedings starting roughly every 2 to 3 hours and ignored the rest No big deal Just a general outline, and it s worked well for me FLEXIBILITY is an essential part of this program, and they emphasis that If you are accidentally malnourishing your child, then you aren t paying attention to their hunger cries and cues well enough Or your milk supply is low Get it checked And chill out

  8. Laura Laura says:

    I ve heard this author referred to as a milk Nazi , and having read the book, I understand the reference The natural way Hardly I ve had two tongue tied boys that makes for inefficient eaters, unhappy tummies, and frequent feedings The advice in this book is harsh and without compassion for children I think his response to baby s hunger is in effect answering the cry for food with, Here eat this stone, kid Jesus had compassion on hungry adults God the Father had compassion on the I ve heard this author referred to as a milk Nazi , and having read the book, I understand the reference The natural way Hardly I ve had two tongue tied boys that makes for inefficient eaters, unhappy tummies, and frequent feedings The advice in this book is harsh and without compassion for children I think his response to baby s hunger is in effect answering the cry for food with, Here eat this stone, kid Jesus had compassion on hungry adults God the Father had compassion on the children of Israel He pities His children when they cry to Him for help Babies are people, and they are not identical Some of them are criers, and you have to learn which cries to respond quickly to Some of them are not criers, and when they do cry, you know they have a real need It s idiotic to make hard and fast rules about how long to let the baby cry And if your baby is hungry, feed him, Mom That s why God gave you to him and equipped you with breasts

  9. Aisha Aisha says:

    I honestly wonder if we are reading different books Mine is a newer version and I am actually surprised by such controversy about a book as middle of the road as this This is the 2nd time I ve read it and wonder what is creating the hoopla Why I believe this book is for natural parenting and helpful The parent decides when to feed the baby based upon the baby s need IF feeding on demand, the baby could actually not demand enough food in the early weeks and this can contribute to failure to I honestly wonder if we are reading different books Mine is a newer version and I am actually surprised by such controversy about a book as middle of the road as this This is the 2nd time I ve read it and wonder what is creating the hoopla Why I believe this book is for natural parenting and helpful The parent decides when to feed the baby based upon the baby s need IF feeding on demand, the baby could actually not demand enough food in the early weeks and this can contribute to failure to thrive This is proven by studies mentioned in the book Some sick, small or sleepy babies can actually need YOU to be the parent and feed them every 2 3 hours as opposed to them demanding every 4 or so hours The authors state that babies need to be fed AT LEAST 8 times in a 24 hour periodlike 10 in the first several weeks this is every 2 3 hours The authors suggest you work on feeding until the baby is FULL This was most helpful with my first son He regulated himself on a regular routine in the first few weeks because he ate until he was full I never had to let him cry to sleep or any of the other ridiculous things people talk about Very helpful to just concentrate on full feeding Then the baby gets both the foremilk and the rich hindmilk Studies show cited in this material if babies snack hourly they never receive the rich hindmilk and can also be termed failure to thrive babies My son was also sleeping through the night at 4 1 2 months Quite the reasonable amount of time for his age and weight according to the authors There are studies showing how important sleep is to development and they go over the different types of sleep If a child is not receiving restful sleep then they are less alert and it can contribute to life long poor sleep habits It is beneficial not just for us to facilitate an environment where children can sleep well, but also is a gift we give our kids that they can take into adulthood The book eludes several times to flexible routine and how children thrive in routine They know what to expect, aresecure and happy I have seen this with our preschooler We had no basic routine and he was very unhappy We wondered why and then we read On Becoming Preschoolwise He became a happier child nearly overnight from having a basic flexible structure The book is not a proponent of hyperscheduling It is in the middle between no routine with everyone being unhappy and exhausted and the baby crying all the time because they don t know what to expect, and hyperscheduling where there is no flexibility for looking at your baby to assess their and your physical needs The authors state several times that they are assuming you are holding and nurturing them and giving them LOTS of love There is even a section about how not only you should be holding and loving your baby lots, but that grandparents, siblings and dad should be loving the baby This is against every review that talks about how the book is against holding, loving and being responsive to the baby The premise of PDF parent directed feeding is that you are feeing the baby enough, and feeding them until they are full Again, I will reiterate that several times in Chapters 1 6 it addresses that baby needs to be fed at night this would be why you are feeding every approx 2 1 2 3hrs Whoever read that your baby should sleep throughout the night right away without a feeding is incorrect It is logical that early in their life babies need food at regular intervals why they are so tiny and growing The book states which most logical people would agree that there are going to be times when your child is sick,going through a growth spurt, etc and will needfood If you add a feeding to that 24 hour period and if you are the flexible parent you will easily be able to adjust to identifiying this need for an increase in caloric intake My son went through several very identifiable spurts and it was clear he neededmilk The book also talks about this and how if you add another feeding then your milk supply will go up conversely if you offer the breast too often your milk supply can decline Studies show that women who say they are demand feeding their infants or where the infants have no routine and are snacking stop exclusively breastfeeding months ahead of those who have a basic routine I think our bodies adjust if we have a routine and plus 2 3 hours 4 when they are older gives your body time to produce rich healthy milk for your baby Give this book a chance, you might really enjoy the studies mentioned and the common sense approach.I will also say that we co slept with our son until he was sleeping through the night We were both working full time and if we didn t then neither of us would have slept well When he would awake for his 2 feedings through that night I could sleep while he nursed My son was 10 lbs I would beconcerned of co sleeping with a smaller baby, as I ve since personally heard of a woman who suffocated her child After our son was sleeping through the night it was easy to put him in his crib and we both got a better night sleep at that point I appreciated the approach of this book and that while suggesting many many things not mentioned in this review, it encourages you to discover what works for you and your baby so that everyone is happy rested

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