Sears vs. Science

Dr. Sears' guidelines don't always reflect the consensus from medical science. Here's how the two line up on some key points

Breast-feeding

WHAT SEARS SAYS

Breast is best, and babies should feed on demand and, if it's O.K. with Mom, into toddlerhood.

WHAT SCIENCE SAYS

Little argument here--even concerning how long to nurse. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees that frequency and duration are for Mom and baby to determine.

Responding to cries

WHAT SEARS SAYS

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