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