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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Unknown (2006)
  • ISBN-10: 1615582541
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615582549
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,333,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a great resource for new mothers and came recommended to me from several friends who already have children.
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By Sherrie K on December 14, 2013
No idea if the other reviewer ever used this book or even read it. Clearly they read studies and kudos for that, I suppose. BUT- I have raised 3 babies according to this book and I give it to every expectant mother. If you want to raise a baby who sleeps well, has a great appetite and allows you the same luxury while fostering a loving environment, then I suggest this book & this series! I suggest this book, with the happiest baby on the block DVD. I am not affiliated with either; just an experienced mom!
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn T. Hines on January 10, 2011
The Babywise method of parenting is very out-of-date and has been criticized by hundreds of professionals in pediatric medicine, human lactation, psychology, anthropology, child development, and theology. Problems have
been associated with these programs--cases of slow weight gain, failure to thrive, depressed babies, hospitalization and even death from starvation. These precepts are unhealthy and dangerous for the child, and leave parents focused on the clock, the rules, and the book, rather than on what their individual baby needs in order to grow and develop physically and emotionally. The primary authors of the materials, Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo, self-proclaimed experts in parenting, have no training in child development, psychology, breastfeeding, or pediatric medicine.

Hungry Babies:
Breastfeeding your baby on a schedule may reduce your milk supply and contradicts the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP), which has stated, "The best feeding schedules are the ones babies design themselves. Scheduled feedings designed by parents may put babies at risk for poor weight gain and dehydration." The AAP recommends that newborns "be nursed whenever they show signs of hunger....approximately 8 to 12 times every 24 hours..." and states, "Crying is a late indicator of hunger." Babies also need to go to the breast when they are thirsty, are in need of comfort, or don't feel well. Clearly Babywise's and Prep's recommendations are not compatible with the AAP's guidelines, despite claims that they are.

Stress & Low Weight Gain:
Allowing your baby to "cry it out" increases his levels of cortisol, a hormone that indicates stress--which
affects the baby's ability to self calm.
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