On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep [Robert On Becoming Baby Wise, Book Two: Parenting Your Five to Twelve-Month Old. On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep On Becoming Baby Wise: Book II Parenting Your Pretoddler Five to Fifteen Months. 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.
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One book particularly stands out from the crowd, by offering to give your infant the gift of nighttime sleep! Today, Babywise is just one of a franchise of books — 10 in total — taking you from Birthwise to Teenwise! Millions of copies have been sold world-wide.
Yet the book is also one of the most controversial of its type. A mix of unsubstantiated statements, out-dated references and their own case-studies presented as evidence, leaves many questions unanswered. The Babywise Book — Not So Wise Despite the unprecedented level of research into human lactation and infant sleep in recent decades, the out-dated concepts in this book are being supported with out-dated evidence — and opinion is presented as fact.
Very few other books have websites dedicated to warning others against their use.
Attachment parenting is an approach to raising children, rather than a strict set of rules. Learn more about attachment parenting here. BabyNotSoWise 2: Babies and Sleep It takes several months for a newborn baby to begin establishing a pattern in their sleep cycles. Even then, regular disruption is inevitable, as rapid neurological and physical development in the first years interrupts newly-established patterns.
After several paragraphs cautioning against the dangers of bed-sharing, Babywise acknowledges it might be convenient to have the baby sleep in the parents room for the first two to three weeks. Around the world, recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS include sharing the same room as your baby for up to 12 months of age. Working to achieve full feedings is a key to PDF success. Individuals who are satiety responsive , matching their intake of energy to need, are more likely to be a healthy weight.
Cluster-feeding is normal, natural and allows the baby to regulate their milk intake over a period of hours. Breastmilk composition varies throughout the day and throughout each feed. The church elders banned the books for "stifling the mother's desire to comfort her children", for ascribing Biblical qualities to the concept of scheduled feeding, and for failing to address the church's concerns regarding theological issues.
The infant-rearing investigation the Ezzos conducted was performed by GFI and not published or subject to peer review. The book justified the act of leaving a baby to cry alone by comparing that choice to the crucifixion of Jesus: More Than a Survival Guide which appeared in A pediatrician for less than a year, Bucknam first heard of the Ezzos while taking a class for new parents. He has been described in Babywise materials as a faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine , but Christianity Today wrote that "three sources" at the medical school confirmed Bucknam had never been hired as faculty.
Ezzo and Bucknam wrote a new edition published in Further editions of the book were published in , and Changes in the later editions include removing the assertion that the risk of sudden infant death syndrome SIDS is not heightened by placing the baby to sleep on its belly, and removing the notion that feeding the baby whenever it appears hungry will give the mother "an abnormal hormonal condition" which could lead to postpartum depression.
The authors term their approach to feeding "parent-directed feeding", or PDF: This is cooperative parenting.
The book includes instructions for the care of babies from birth through six months. It primarily covers infant sleep and feeding practices, and emphasizes parental control of infant training. The infant is presented not as the defining center of the household but as a "welcome addition", subject to larger household order.
Ezzo and Bucknam describe their stance as a middle ground between feeding the baby on demand when the baby indicates hunger and feeding based on a strict clock schedule. Bill" Sears , the Baby Wise authors do not condone co-sleeping ;  Ezzo wrote, "The most serious sleep problems we've encountered are associated with parents who sleep with their babies.
Both methods warn the parents against using aids such as a pacifier to ease the baby into sleep, and both methods describe putting the infant to sleep without rocking, cuddling or nursing applied for the sole purpose of putting child to sleep.
A foundation of the book is that "great marriages produce great parents.
Nor will Dad be excluded from his duties. Baby Wise has been criticized by mainstream health care professionals for giving dangerously wrong information about infant growth, feeding, sleep and development.
Critics include, for example, T. In , Bill Sears, evangelical author, pediatrician, and clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC , best known as the foremost proponent of attachment parenting,  said of the book, "People began calling me about the stuff in this book several years ago, but I basically ignored it, thinking that it was so far out that it would just die out. Ferber method founder Richard Ferber , Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children's Hospital Boston , concurs with Baby Wise regarding some of its sleep advice, but he warns against expecting too much.
Baby Wise predicts that the 8-week-old child will be sleeping 7 to 8 hours in a row at night, and the week-old child increasing the nighttime sleep period to as much as 11 hours.
Ferber said, "Parents shouldn't expect babies to sleep that long that early, although a very few will on their own" and says that the book may frustrate parents of babies that are not sleeping so much; the parents may wonder what is wrong with the infant. James Dobson , founder of the Focus on the Family ministry, commented on the controversial book, saying "I've never attacked it, but I don't endorse it I'm not out campaigning against the Ezzos; I'm just not their greatest fan.
In response to the controversy  Multnomah Books stopped publishing the text in September Subsequent printings have been produced by Parent-Wise Solutions, an imprint formed by the Ezzos to publish their books. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Practically Perfect in Every Way: Cincinnati Enquirer.
Retrieved March 6, Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 6, AAP News. Retrieved Two churches long associated with Babywise author Gary Ezzo denounce his character and fitness for Christian ministry".
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