As a mother I have done many things that have been considered 'against recommended practices.' Well I'm just going to explain myself. First of all I put my son on his stomach to sleep when he was about 3 weeks old it helped him to sleep and he is still just fine. I let him cry himself to sleep because he needs to develop a sense of independence. Lastly I recently started feeding him at 7 weeks old rice cereal due to the fact that formula alone is not cutting it for him as he seems to have a fast metabolism and he is ready for it. Go ahead criticize my practices I don't care. Just because run of the mill practices work for your child does not mean they will work for mine. Like every Dr. says all babies are different.