Parents warned crying policy was wrong (August 27, 2004)By Medical Writer JILL PENGELLEY
August 27, 2004
"PARENTS who ignore a baby's crying are setting the child up for a lifetime of insecurity and stress, says a child health consultant. Melbourne author Pinky McKay will speak out against 'controlled crying' at an Adelaide midwifery conference tomorrow. The practice, advocated by Child and Youth Health during the 1990s, involves leaving a baby to cry for increasingly longer periods before providing comfort....The Australasian Midwifery Expo, to be held at the Festival Theatre, will also hear arguments for and against "co-sleeping". ..."