I went to a playgroup this morning... one I've been going to for a while, but, the members have been changing, and today there were quite a few new faces.
Basically everyone talked the whole time about following Baby Wise or Ferberizing, only breastfeeding as long as the mom could take it (general consensus was that between 3 and 6 mos was admirable), and that the only way to get a child to really sleep well eventually is to let them CIO. Like, sooner or later, you're just going to have to do it.
I didn't keep my mouth shut completely, more so just shared my approach, without trying to make any one else's choices sound wrong or anything... every parent has to do what works for them, what feels right for them, and if it honestly feels right to leave your baby crying until he vomits (which many mentioned) then hey... you gotta do what you gotta do.
But, I just walked away from play group feeling pretty darn lonely. We live in Laos, so there aren't exactly loads of groups like this. There are two playgroups that I know of, and this is the only one I can attend because of scheduling.
I miss my LLL group from back home.
Wish this board were more active too!