On Becoming Baby Wise Book By Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam (PDF-Book-Summary-Review-Online Reading-Download)


On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep is a Christianity-based infant management book written by Gary Ezzo and pediatrician Robert Bucknam in 1993. Baby Wise presents a child care program that the authors say will that babies sleep through the night beginning between seven and nine weeks of age. It emphasizes parental control over the baby's sleep, play, and feeding schedule rather than letting the baby decide when to eat, play, and sleep.

The Baby Wise program described in the book was criticized by pediatricians and parents who were concerned that a baby raised on the advice in the book was at increased risk for stunting, malnutrition, and emotional disturbances. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautioned against the book, stating that its advice could result in child development problems such as dehydration, poor weight gain, slow growth, developmental delay and growth retardation, as well as lack of supply. of milk in the new mother and involuntary weaning of the infant. The Babywise book series was found to be in direct contradiction to the AAP's own policy statement, "Breastfeeding and the use of human milk," which recommends 8 to 12 breastfeeding sessions every 24 hours for newborns, feeding until the baby is satiated.

Book Details
Genre: Self-help book
Pages: 160 (1993); 279 (2012)

Book Summary
The child management concepts presented in this book have been favored by more than two million parents and twice as many satisfied babies. On Becoming Babywise brings hope to tired and bewildered parents looking for an alternative to sleepless nights and fussy babies. The Babywise parent-directed feeding concept is structured enough to bring safety and order to your baby's world, but also enough flexibility to give mom the freedom to respond to any need at any time. It teaches parents how to lovingly guide their baby's day instead of being guided or enslaved by the baby's unknown needs.

The information contained in On Becoming Babywise is loaded with success. Comprehensive breast-feeding follow-up surveys in three countries of mothers using the PDF method verify that, as a result of PDF concepts, 88% breastfeed, compared to the national average of only 54% (of the National Center for Health Statistics). Of these breastfeeding mothers, 80% of them exclusively breastfeed without a formula supplement. And while 70% of our mothers continue to breastfeed after six months, the national average that encourages continuing on-demand feeding without guidelines is only 20%. The average breastfeeding time for moms with PDF is 33 1/2 weeks, well above the national average. More than 50% of mothers with PDF continue breastfeeding until the first year and well into it.

To these statistics is added another critical factor. The average PDF baby who is breastfed continuously sleeps through the night for seven to eight hours between weeks seven and nine. Healthy sleep in babies is analogous to healthy growth and development. Find out for yourself why a world of parents and pediatricians use the concepts found in On Becoming Babywise.

Book Review
From a pediatrician's perspective, this is a sign of relief for tired and sleepless parents.


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