Comparing Ezzo's and AAP's Recommendations

The following links contain charts & analyses which compare and contrast the Ezzos' advice in Babywise with that of the AAP. Ezzo has claimed his advice is in harmony with that of the AAP, and illustrates the point in Babywise by quoting from an AAP publication.

Analysis of GFI's Babywise/AAP Comparison Chart
A pediatrician evaluates a comparison chart that GFI created.

Breastfeeding Frequency: The AAP vs. Babywise & Baby Whisperer
comparison chart by Dr. Anh Gordon, et al

Double Messages

  • To Feed
  • Or Not
"But Ezzo says to feed a hungry baby": Yes, but this is trumped by warnings about the baby's metabolism if feedings aren't spaced properly. I remember being worried that my baby's metabolism and everything else would be screwed up when I fed her early. How sad to RELUCTANTLY feed your baby, because you're scared that the feeding will damage her!

--former user

[Babywise] does say to feed them if you really think they are hungry but twists it in a way to say that if you think they are hungry before 2.5 hours you are probably wrong, and if you are wrong and feed them anyway, you are failing.

--former user