Posted: 21/11/2010 at 15:49
Gina Ford tells you what to do literally minute by minute e.g. 7.30 wake baby, 7.32 feed baby from right breast for 20 mins, 7.42have a drink, 8.00 express 4oz from left breast etc etc (not a quote as I don't have it front of me but know it quite well as I read it out in my classes). Soem people love that, some people hate it. Remeber she hasn't had her own children and you don't get a physical stress response from other people's children crying (it's just irritating) when it's your owsn your blood pressure rises and you are emotionally involved. Other thing to watch is that you can't really go out much which means that you are more at risk for postnatal depression - so you need to be careful about that.
Gina Ford is one extreme - Attachment parenting bookes are the other extreme and there are literally thousands that fall somewhere in between. It's a bit of a minefield really! xx