Back story: DH and I have friends who had a baby around the same time that we did in October. Mom was set on bfing and I tried to help with giving her into and encouraging her when I could, but of course I don't know as much as her pedi *dripping sarcasm* and so by the time their ds was 2 weeks old mom was feeding 10 minutes on each breast and then feeding 2oz of formula bc pedi told her that her milk just wasn't keeping baby full. Ugh!!! That's a whole other rant...anyways, DH comes in tonight and says he talked to his buddy and asked how "L" was doing. DH tells me that "L" is sleeping 8+ hours straight at night. Now keep in mind this child is 10 weeks old. Next DH says, "yeah, they've been giving him rice cereal for a couple of weeks now and "C" (dad) says "L" is sleeping great."
Now, I had mentioned BLS to DH the other day as something that I might like to try with Blaze when he is old enough. He seemed ok with it, but wondered why we couldn't just do what we did with Caitlyn (rice cereal at 6m followed by purées). I told him that I'd just been seeing a lot on here about how rice cereal is unnecessary etc.
After talking to his friend tonight, DH was grilling me about BLS, and why is rice cereal so bad?? By the end of our discussion DH basically blew up because he said he doesn't see the problem with giving baby some empty calories to help him sleep longer. Blaze only wakes up twice at night, nurses quickly, and goes right back to sleep. I refuse to compromise his health so that I can get 45 minutes more sleep.
I need some links to info on the issues I've mentioned. I'm tired of hearing "everyone else does it."
Thanks for reading and for letting me vent :)