The secrets of the baby whisperer

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  1. trish1200

    trish1200 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone using the book, has it worked for you? It's sooo NOT working for me :nope:
     
  2. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Oh no! It's my favourite book ever! Please tell me what's going wrong...
     
  3. Kiree

    Kiree proud mammy of 2 boys

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    I took a few tips from it but never opened it again since I had him!
     
  4. trish1200

    trish1200 Well-Known Member

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    Well...he feeds every hour, wants to be on our shoulder most of the time, can't get him to nap when he should. :shrug:
     
  5. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Are you BF or FF?
     
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    trish1200 Well-Known Member

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    BF
     
  7. Tsia

    Tsia My MyloMan - he turned 1!

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    wow.. whats this book? gonna go check out ebay....
     
  8. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Is LO falling asleep on the breast? If so he might not be getting to the filling 'hindmilk', he might only be getting the foremilk.
    You might want to rule out a supply problem. Do you express? Do you get a lot of milk out when you do?
    LO might be getting overtired, a baby that age can't stay awake that long without getting overtired. You might then be thinking his tired cry is a hungry cry. Do you offer him the breast to settle him when he cries? If so he might be in the habit of 'snacking', not taking a full feed. Have you tried a dummy to settle him for naps?

    If you like the sound of the EASY routine I would invest in her main book,'the baby whisperer solves all your problems' as this is a far more helpful and comprehensive guide than the 'secrets' book....
     
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    trish1200 Well-Known Member

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    I really like it in theory, I will persist and opefully it will work for us sometime soon.
     
  10. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    You can PM me any qs you like :)
     
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    trish1200 Well-Known Member

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    He only feeds for 10 minutes, 15 at the most. Apparently I have a fast letdown. I don't usually express but when I do, I get quite a lot of milk easily. I've started to give him a dummy and it does help but it takes alot to get him to nap, hours sometimes, I can see he is overtierd but can't sleep unless I'm carrying him on my shoulder. I don't know how to break the habit. :nope:

    I do have both books. At how many weeks old did you start using EASY?
     
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    trish1200 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I'm going to read the book again an see if I'm doing anything wrong, I'm sure I'll come up with lots of questions. I'll try not to spam your inbox :blush:
     
  13. adzuki

    adzuki Mom to Miss M.

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    I have problems with it too - like what is enough activiuty for my girl - she gets bored quickly, even so young. I do use parts of it though - dreamfeeding and routine stuff - she's pretty consistent in the evening though. but she doesnt generally nap during the day, unless we are walking or driving. I find it hard to do with a newborn!!!

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    It's totally normal for some babies to want to feed every hour or so, it doesn't mean that your supply is low, just that that's how your baby feeds. Not all babies will respond in the way books tell you. It's just a matter of taking the bits that work for you and your baby.
     
  15. Sarahkka

    Sarahkka Mama to Two Fine Boys!

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    I hated this book and I felt that the author was very pushy and judgemental. My son was nowhere near the EASY routine and I did just fine. If you think there are some good tips or tricks to use, then definitely try them out, but I agree with marley - babies aren't going to fit some idealized routine that is laid out in a book. I wouldn't stress about getting baby to fit the book, I'd use what's in the book that fits baby. I'd say the same for any baby care advice book.
     
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    Started using this book about a week ago and it is an absolute godsend for me,he took to the routine so easily :D xx
     
  17. cupcake

    cupcake Mommy of a gorgeous boy!

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    I hated this book, esp the part about teaching your baby to sleep, if it takes like 45 min of crying or an hour and you only want your baby to sleep for an hour and a half you only let them sleep for half an hour, its like being in the army- torture. way too rigid. not my cup of tea.
     

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