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Thankful to be a play-at-home-Mommee to my "cage-free" little monkeys, Sam, (1/21/07) and Jonas (8/17/09), a Wifee to my best friend, James, and excited to welcome our first girl-baby this summer. ***Families Are Forever!***
Kellymom (a website run by a board certified lactation consultant) lists that as a book that may jeopardize your milk supply.
Umm... I'm British. Am I allowed to post here or will I be annoying too?
I agree with most of the points made so far. Tracy Hogg is (or rather was as she's now passed) unrealistic in her assertion you should avoid nursing to sleep, says some pretty bizarre things about breastfeeding including that we should be washing our nipples with washcloths after every feed and 4 month olds should be going 4 hours between feeds and places WAY too much emphasis on independent sleep. She is extremely pro-formula and bottles.
HOWEVER she places a high emphasis on respecting your child and 'listening' to them and moulding a 'routine' around them. She is very anti-CIO (her website contains a bunch of anti-CIO resources) although some might argue some of sleep methods are not a million miles away. She is also anti-spanking and traditional 'time-out'.
A quick look at the site/ message board section again does show an extended nursing thread on a pretty active breastfeeding board so presumably some manage to combine this book with breastfeeding.
Like a lot of things not all bad but not all good.
Perhaps like the British then?
|And yes- she's against CIT for sleep but her suggestion for how to "train" a baby is laughable IMHO- she advises that you put the baby in their crib- and when they cry pick them up. HOld them and settle them down so that they stop crying, then put them back down into the crib. And so on and so forth- until they "get" that they are supposed to stay in the crib and not cry.|
|Sorry, I wasn't taking a shot at the British- just at the author who filled the book with so many cutesy terms that seemed designed to play on American's facination with British nannies. Kind of like if an American hawked a book abroad filled with "Aw, shucks!" "By golly!" and "As we Yanks say...." etc.|
|'lets fit baby into our lives with no inconvenience 2 us' with a primarily American mainstream view.|