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Has anyone heard of or used Babywise?

OMG, it sounds like child abuse!

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Seriously, when all I saw was the title of the question. I was ready to come on here and tell you not to use it, throw it away. I was relieved when I read the rest of your post.

    Yes, it is child abuse. He also has other books..
    Babywise 2
    Toddlerwise
    childwise
    pottywise
    preschoolwise
    preteenwise

    I'm scared of what he recommends for potty training.
    Petie

    Answer by Petie at 6:24 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • It IS...that's why the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a warning against it. It causes problems for babies.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:21 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

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    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.

    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:59 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:02 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • One such book, On Becoming Babywise, has raised concern among pediatricians because it outlines an infant feeding program that has been associated with failure to thrive (FTT), poor milk supply failure, and involuntary early weaning. A Forsyth Medical Hospital Review Committee, in Winston-Salem N.C., has listed 11 areas in which the program is inadequately supported by conventional medical practice. The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Orange County, Calif., stated its concern after physicians called them with reports of dehydration, slow growth and development, and FTT associated with the program. And on Feb. 8, AAP District IV passed a resolution asking the Academy to investigate "Babywise," determine the extent of its effects on infant health and alert its members, other organizations and parents of its findings.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:02 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • My info came DIRECTLY from AAP. Yours came from a religious website. I bet they follow the Pearls.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:53 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • never heard of it, and i am an on demand feder it formula, im lost...LO
    JoLee12345

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 3:12 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • These people are so loony! How could starve your baby and think it's okay?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:22 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Read up on "To Train Up A Child" By Michael and Debi Pearl. It's just as bad. And MANY, MANY people follow both these books.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:24 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • On Becoming Babywise, has raised concern among pediatricians because it outlines an infant feeding program that has been associated with failure to thrive (FTT), poor milk supply failure, and involuntary early weaning. A Forsyth Medical Hospital Review Committee, in Winston-Salem N.C., has listed 11 areas in which the program is inadequately supported by conventional medical practice. The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Orange County, Calif., stated its concern after physicians called them with reports of dehydration, slow growth and development, and FTT associated with the program. And on Feb. 8, AAP District IV passed a resolution asking the Academy to investigate "Babywise," determine the extent of its effects on infant health and alert its members, other organizations and parents of its findings.

    American Academy of Pediatrics
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:56 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

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