Professionals in the U.S. and around the world agree that the Babywise method works! We take great pride on what doctors are saying about our "Parent-led Baby Schedules". Read some of the outstanding remarks below and discover how these principles can work for you.
My introduction to On Becoming Babywise came over 20 years ago when a discerning member in my practice noticed my frustration with the growing numbers of fatigued mothers, fussy babies and their sleepless nights. I was handed a set of audio tapes of this series. Being profoundly impressed with the insightfulness and relevance of the content, I began applying the principles in my practice. The change was dramatic, as I watched the incidence of colicky babies, sleep-disturbed and frustrated parents drop precipitously. Word of mouth among our community has helped our practice grow exponentially. I cannot imagine any pediatrician that has come in contact with this resource not making it part of their practice.
--Jim Pearson, M.D. Johnson City, Tennessee
As family physicians and a husband-wife team, we are often asked questions related to parenting and the general care of children. Most of our basic responses are found in On Becoming Babywise. For answering parenting questions, it has become a practical guide, giving us a sense of competence and confidence as physicians and as parents. When the principles are put into practice, parents reap abundant rewards.
--Tony Burden, M.D., and Margaret Burden, M.D. Bellingham, Washington
Babywise provides sound parenting advise and common sense pediatric care to many parents who are confused, frustrated, and downright sleep deprived. As a pediatrician and father of four, my wife and I routinely receive positive feedback regarding our chil- dren’s behavior and sleep habits. Parents feel confident and relaxed when they have a plan and a goal for their infant and family. Once a family has found success with the principles in Babywise, they pass along their satisfaction to every new parent they meet. Simply put, “It works!”
--David M. Miller, M.D. Superior, Colorado
I am a practicing pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics. Residents and new mothers I work with have found On Becoming Babywise overwhelmingly successful. My residents report a positive difference in the confidence of new mothers who work with this plan compared to those who do not. The freedom Babywise provides a new mother is so refreshing. Life is predictable, allowing her to be proactive in parenting, not reactive, which usually produces less- than-desirable results. My parents become baby-wise with Babywise.
--Linda Meloy, M.D. Richmond, Virginia
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As a pediatrician, I cannot argue with the success of On Becoming Babywise. It is such a practical approach to parenting. It provides infants with needed structure and stability and brings the joy and love so needed in our homes today. The effects of not using On Becoming Babywise show up very quickly. That is why I have made these principles a priority of discussion in every well-child care visit. Parents constantly tell me, “It changed our lives.”
--Janet Dunn, M.D. Chatsworth, California
As a practicing pediatrician, husband, and father, I enthusiastically recommend On Becoming Babywise. I found the principles contained within to be a sigh of welcome relief to sleepless, weary parents, and more than an ounce of prevention for those who adopt these con- cepts from the start. I am convinced that the well-tested principles of Babywise produce confident parents, secure and content infants, and peaceful and orderly homes.
--David Blank, M.D. Longmont, Colorado
As an obstetrician and a mother, my concern for a healthy out- come continues beyond the moment of delivery. Because the prin- ciples of On Becoming Babywise are so effective, I consider it part of my extended health care for the entire family. The principles are simple, yet amazing. They consistently produce babies who are healthy, content, and who sleep through the night at an early age. Feeding a baby on demand simply cannot compare to the overall healthy benefits of Babywise. The concepts take the guesswork out of early parenting and provide new moms the confidence of knowing what happens next. Not following the principles of Babywise is a potential health concern.
--Sharon Nelson, M.D. Glendale, California
Medical school in no way prepared me for one of the more demanding aspects of my practice: dealing with infant feeding. The theory of feeding a baby whenever it cries, which was standard teaching, was not only without justification—it simply did not meet the needs of my patients. Since being introduced to the principles of On Becoming Babywise, I have been convinced of its effectiveness in estab- lishing sleep patterns and in decreasing the frequency of problems associated with infant feeding. If thriving children and happy, rested parents were not enough, my greatest commendation of On Becoming Babywise is that my own children are being raised by these precepts.
--Craig Lloyd, M.D. Brisbane, Australia
As a Mom, I parented both ways. As a certified lactation educator, I know how discouraging it is to feed a baby around the clock with no apparent advantage and how fatigue will affect her milk supply. I also know how discouraging the first eighteen months of parent- ing can be without a plan. I know, because with my first child, I did everything the opposite of what is taught in this book. Before my second baby was born, I was introduced to the Babywise concepts. Applying the principles revolutionized my thinking. Instead of being in baby bondage, I was liberated to be the mother God wanted me to be. I have consistently used this series with the women I counsel. These mothers have met with tremendous success, whether bottle or breastfeeding.
--Barbara Phillips, R.N., C.L.E. Los Angeles, California
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Original Members of the Babywise Medical Advisory Board:
Kenneth Beckett, M.D.
David Blank, M.D.
Tony Bürden, M.D.
Margaret Burden, M.D.
Kathryn Cashner, M.D.
Donald Cline, M.D.
John Curlin, M.D.
Craig Cook, M.D.
Ron Fessenden, M.D.
Donald Frame, M.D.
Carl Hays, M.D.
Earl Hoffer, M.D.
Bruce Jung, M.D.
Peter Kim, M.D.
Paula Kruppstadt, M.D.
Pennock Laird, M.D.
Saphry May Liauw, M.D.
Brad Lowery, M.D.
Mike McCoy, M.D.
Linda Meloy, M.D.
Jim Pearson, M.D.
Carl Pfansteil, M.D.
Bonnie Premo, M.D.
Tom Reed, M.D.
Van Schalin, M.D.
John Scott, M.D.
Chris Smith, M.D.
Rusty Turner, M.D.
Jeff Welsh, M.D.
Robin Welsh, M.D.
Ginger Williams, M.D.
Eleanor Womack M.D.