How do you ignore his or her cry for food, for comfort, for YOU?
If something feels wrong to you- if you have to fight your maternal instinct to pick up your baby- then IT IS wrong.
Mothering doesn't stop when the sun goes down. Babies are not created to live half the day isolated from their primary source of nourishment and nurturing.
YOU are the expert on your baby- not the M.D. (or, worse, the pseudo-doc) who wrote the book.
My heart is so heavy tonight.
Addendum: I know I shouldn't be so judgmental. There are plenty of people who disagree with my parenting practices. But I can't help but feel angry at the "experts" who convince mamas that we don't know how to mother, that our instincts are wrong, that we are better off listening to (most of the time, anyway) a man with book profits on his mind. Just as I believe women know how to birth, and know the best way for them to birth, I believe mamas know how to take care of their children. I wish more women would trust their gut in this respect.