OMG, it sounds like child abuse!
Asked by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by Petie at 6:24 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:21 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
This advice is in direct opposition to the latest AAP recommendations on newborn feeding (AAP Policy Statement, "Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk," Pediatrics, Dec. 1997): "Newborns should be nursed whenever they show signs of hunger, such as increased alertness or activity, mouthing, or rooting. Crying is a late indicator of hunger. Newborns should be nursed approximately eight to 12 times every 24 hours until satiety."Although demand feeding is endorsed by the Academy, WHO, and La Leche League among others, "Babywise" claims that demand feeding may be harmful and outlines a feeding schedule in contrast to it. The book makes numerous medical statements without references or research, despite that many are the antitheses of well-known medical research findings. In 190 pages, only two pediatric journals are referenced with citations dated 1982 and 1986.
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:59 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:53 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
Answer by JoLee12345 at 3:12 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:24 PM on Oct. 28, 2010