January 19, 2007

Tune In Today!!!


On Dr. Phil today Dr. Sears and his sons are on and I am just LOVING how awesome they are!

So far they've given their medical opinion that you should breastfeed after 1 year, bring your baby to bed with you (and they noted that recent studies show SIDS is reduced when baby is brought into the same room as mom & dad), and also to follow your motherly instinct and respond to your baby's cries!

Co-sleeping is a tender issue with some folks and Dr. Sears does recommend that you do whatever gets everyone the best night's sleep, including baby. For us, that's co-sleeping and I love it.

I think it airs around 3-5 PM most places and then re-airs again this evening after midnight. Tune in!!


17 comments:

  1. I always did the co-sleeping thing with my kids when they were babies. When breastfeeding..I just always found this much easier on me. Getting up every couple of hours..especially at first...kind of nice just having them right there. I'd just go back to sleep while they were nursing! Worked good for me!

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  2. It is on right now. Going to turn it on. We still co-sleep with Jude some. Really not by my choice. He just wants us and I feel bad making him get in his own bed. I don not sleep very well with him in our bed, BUT he is the only one in the house that sleeps in his own room and I find it hard to MAKE him do that if he is wanting me.

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  3. I missed it but I've seen them do a small segment on there before - they are so great!

    It's so funny how life works because I was the biggest advocate for cosleeping and child led breastfeeding. I was prepared to do both until age 3 and then cosleeping stopped working at 18-19 mos. and breastfeeding (his weaning) at 22-23 mos. Now I wish we still could!!

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  4. I missed it!!!! NOOOOO!
    I love Dr. Sears. I love cosleeping until my kids turn 11 months old or so and then I'm suddenly like, get your OWN bed, kid! But said own bed is in our room and everyone's pretty cheerful.

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  5. I watched it...I'm right there with you on alot of it...I would have nursed longer but it was playing against me....I'm still having a hard time with a clogged duct...but the dr told me to massage it out and take sudafed.....Miller is adjusting really well...not being aggressive and all...Madison was very aggressive though. It still seems very sad coming to an end you know. I did enjoy it. Miller sleeps with us if he gets up in the middle of the night...I'm not about to allow him to wake up at 3am.....and stay awake.

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  6. Can't wait to watch this one! You know where I stand on the co-sleeping and nursing fronts... so glad to see this get more mainstream publicity!

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  7. Girl, I love Dr. Phil and Dr. Sears. What a great combination!
    Blessings!

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  8. Love that! We still have the co-sleeping going on in our house! Our two oldest children have even been known to climb UNDER the bed (no, we didn't encourage this...it just seems to happen) and sleep...they snuck a pillow and a blanket down there...*sigh* haven't removed it yet...there is a LARGE part of me not ready for them to get bigger!! Hey, have you read "The Read~Aloud Handbook" by Jim Trelease? Think you would LOVE it!

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  9. I missed it, but just set the DVR. Can't wait to see it. I co-slept with my babies and breastfeed on demand long before I knew they were even real terms.

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  10. I caught the show today, it was awesome! It was great that they said taht breastfeeding reduces the risk of SIDS! Dr. Phil mentioned that he'd like to have the Sears Med. team back. I hope he does!

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  11. Oh man!! I won't get to see it since we don't watch tv!!! :((

    We co-sleep and absolutely love it!! I just don't know what we're gonna do when the new baby comes,,,I don't think we'll be up to having 2 in our bed.

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  12. I missed it! :( Darn.
    Did Dr. Sears say anything on vaccines?

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  13. Dr. Phil did not say anything about vaccines on this episode. I have heard that he has previously equated "not vaxxing" to "child abuse" which I think is outrageous if that is true! (MY example- Considering our family health history: if I vaccinate Gray, then I am risking a life of epilepsy for him, or worse... wouldn't THAT be child abuse?) Gotta see BOTH perspectives!

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  14. I nursed the last 3 of my kids a long time (between 14-18 months), my first was the shortest (12 months) and I had to stop because I was 2 months pregnant and couldn't physically keep up. They all slept with us while they were still getting up (every 2-3 hours) to nurse. It allowed me to get as much sleep as possible. We bought a king sized bed to make it easier on the hubby...

    In my opinion, sleep deprivation is more damaging to a family than going against the “norm” or the critics. A happy mom is a happy baby which is what is best right?!

    My youngest is still in bed with us but that's probably more due to the fact that he is our last and I'm not ready to let him go... plus he still gets up and cries for me.

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  15. No, I missed it! I knew he was gonna be on but I couldn't find what day. Boo hooo.

    And you should know my stance on these issues...

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  16. In the past Dr. Phil has said NOT to co-sleep for various iffy reasons. How odd that he'd host the Sears...their advice goes against a lot of what Phil has spouted in the past. Change of heart, perhaps?

    We co-slept with our two youngest sons until they were each about a year old and it went well. Despite that success, we decided to NOT co-sleep with Beatrix. She still sleeps in our room, however.

    In June of 2006 there was a family tragedy, forever changing my views on co-sleeping.

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