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Old 09-17-2012, 08:39 AM   #126
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Re: babywise

I finally read this book (the secular version) while pregnant with DD2. I had heard all of the arguments against it but I wanted to see it for myself. There was only one specific thing that I thought was dead wrong: the authors claimed that moms of scheduled babies have a better milk supply than mothers that feed on demand. Well, that's obviously not the case considering moms in this very thread are talking about pumping to keep their milk supply up. The other thing I disliked was the overall attitude of "if you just follow this method, all of your problems will be solved". Pfffft. No one philosophy of parenting is going to work for every parent & every baby. Other than that, I didn't see anything that radical. In their defense, the book I read said that you shouldn't watch the clock but watch your baby for hunger signs. I think therein lies the problem: there are many different versions & editions of this book out there so it's like comparing apples to oranges in some cases.
Johanna, 'ing, BF'ing SAHM to Caitlyn, 7-17-09 & Abigail, 1-14-12
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