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So at every "well child" Dr.s visit the Dr.s in GA give you a sheet with your baby's weight, height, etc. from Chidren's Healthcare of Atlanta and on that sheet is info on feeding, sleep, etc. for that age. Well on the 4 month sheet it says <b>"it is now OK to let your baby cry themselves to sleep if you check on him/her every 10-15 minutes"</b><br>
This is right below the great section on how the baby should be fed on demand and parents should follow baby's cues so that the baby develops a trusting relationship with the parents. yeah because that's going to happen when the parent leaves the child alone to cry for who knows how long just making sure he/she is still alive every 10-15 minutes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><br><br>
I want to write letters and such but I just don't think it would even make a difference <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> meanwhile tired parents will read that sheet and say "See it's ok to let them cry" and pat themselves on the back. every night I think about these poor babies crying out for comfort all alone while I nurse and cuddle my precious son to sleep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed">
 

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That's just sickening. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"> Can you mention it to your ped and perhaps they can change the sheet? What a shame... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I was thinking about talking to my ped. about it but I think it's one of those mass produced sheets sent to them from the corporate office of CHA. I wonder if she would change it anyway since she's never explicitly said I should let ds CIO but said "he really should be sleeping through the night by now" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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a few years back, i did actually go up the chain at children's corporate about an issue and i feel it was addressed in a very responsive and positive way. i had stacks of current research to back up my position, which i cited to the VP (who was also a medical doctor), and we had a wonderful conversation that lasted about thirty minutes.<br><br>
the administration does seem to care, and would most likely be receptive to another POV. i would really consider writing a gentle letter--you can make a difference! if we don't speak up, who will?
 
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