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Martha and Bill Sears thhrow a life preserver to the...
Martha and Bill Sears thhrow a life preserver to the new mom. A La Leche leader and a peditrician, respectively, and authors of numerous books on baby care, the Sears have distilled the wisdom they've gleaned over the years into a small, clear-headed volume of advice. This back-to-basics guide covers such matters as feeding methods, sleeping arrangements, crying, father's role, and more.
|1||Giving birth is a complex emotional experience||1|
|2||A newborn baby is already a person||8|
|3||You and your baby need to stay together||13|
|4||Breastfeeding really is better than bottle-feeding||19|
|5||You can solve breastfeeding problems||25|
|6||New mothers need special care||31|
|7||All your energy goes to the baby||36|
|8||Your baby needs your help when she cries||43|
|9||Your baby needs you close by day||49|
|10||Your baby needs you close by night||56|
|11||Beware the self-soothing baby||63|
|12||You really do have intuition||68|
|13||Things will never be "normal" again||72|
|14||Playtime is all the time||76|
|15||You can get the baby's father involved||82|
|16||It's all right to feel like crying||88|
|17||Fathers go on being husbands; parents are still lovers||95|
|18||Staying home with your baby can be practical and rewarding||100|
|19||If you go back to work, you'll still be the person most important to your baby||105|
|20||Some babies are more challenging than others||112|
|21||Continuing to breastfeed is worth the effort||117|
|22||You are the expert on your baby||123|
|23||You need people to lean on||129|
|24||You don't have to be perfect||134|
|25||How you mother your baby does make a difference||139|
Posted February 2, 2001
William and Mary Sears to the rescue again! Their books are all outstanding, and this one is a gem for any new mother. During those first weeks (and months!) when your world is turned upside down, and everything is new, this book is so comforting and so wonderful to read. I give it to every new mother I know!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 23, 2000
This is probably my favorite baby care book. Its short, concise chapters make it easy to read for people who don't have a lot of time. Looking up specific topics is also no trouble because of the good organization of the book. Because it was written by a mother it has a very personal feel to it, rather than being just your run-of-the-mill how-to book. I can attest from personal experience that the ideas in this book really do work. It has helped me be a more confident mother and have a happy, secure baby.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.