From what I gather, it's about setting up a schedule basically from birth. The schedule is "eat, play, sleep" and you're supposed to make them wait a certain period of time between cycles. Some babies fall into this type of schedule naturally (and it IS quite convenient!), but some just aren't designed that way and forcing them into that rigid of a schedule can require leaving them to cry themselves to sleep (because some babies NEED comfort from mom to get to sleep... it's an actual need!), and also failure to thrive (if you aren't feeding them when they ask for it... some women need a lot of stimulation to produce adequate amounts of milk, so limiting nursing can be detrimental to supply for some and cause baby to not get enough to eat).
at 4:11 PM on Oct. 8, 2010