I heard a lot about how awesome GKGW and Babywise are so naturally I bought Babywise when I was pregnant with my first. But my baby was teeny (6.5) and jaundiced, so the lactation consultant adamantly emphasized feeding on cue and even suggested co-sleeping.
My husband brought her in our bedroom the first night home from the hospital and said, "we can't just put her away". He can't stand to hear a baby cry.
We did not end up actively using Babywise. Even so, having read the book, Ezzo lived in my brain. Thoughts haunted me like "My baby couldn't really be hungry an hour after a feeding." I worried about all of the bad habits I was creating and worried that the baby wasn't ever getting a full feeding b/c I never got to wait long enough between feeds.
Life with my second and third babies has been so much easier now that I've finally erased the Ezzo audio clips from my brain. Now my downloads are, "Feed hungry baby, let sleepy baby sleep' and it all works out in the end.
By L. M.