25 Things Every New Mother Should Know

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An insightful handbook in an attractive format for new mothers by parenting experts, Martha and William Sears.

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 ...

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Overview

An insightful handbook in an attractive format for new mothers by parenting experts, Martha and William Sears.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558323155
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 611,320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
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
Resources 144
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2001

    The Best Gift You Can Give to a New Mother!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2000

    Great book for any mother

    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.

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