25 Things Every New Mom Should Know: Essential First Steps for Mothers

25 Things Every New Mom Should Know: Essential First Steps for Mothers

by Martha Sears, William Sears

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Overview

Becoming a new mother is a time of joy, hope, and sometimes a little uncertainty.

In this warm and heartfelt book, America's most-trusted childcare experts help brand-new moms meet the challenges and changes of motherhood with reassuring advice on how to bring out the best in their babies, and themselves. Above all, they encourage new mothers to trust their own instincts and thoroughly enjoy their new babies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558328921
Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 614,305
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

MarthaSears is a world-renowned author of the best-selling Sears Parenting Library (Little, Brown), which covers pregnancy through early childhood. She lives with her husband William in the San Diego area.

William Sears is best known for creating the best-selling Sears Parenting Library with his wife, Martha Sears. Today he works with her, and his two sons to create instructional guide which covers pregnancy through early childhood. He lives with his wife Martha in the San Diego area.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
1Giving birth is a complex emotional experience1
2A newborn baby is already a person8
3You and your baby need to stay together13
4Breastfeeding really is better than bottle-feeding19
5You can solve breastfeeding problems25
6New mothers need special care31
7All your energy goes to the baby36
8Your baby needs your help when she cries43
9Your baby needs you close by day49
10Your baby needs you close by night56
11Beware the self-soothing baby63
12You really do have intuition68
13Things will never be "normal" again72
14Playtime is all the time76
15You can get the baby's father involved82
16It's all right to feel like crying88
17Fathers go on being husbands; parents are still lovers95
18Staying home with your baby can be practical and rewarding100
19If you go back to work, you'll still be the person most important to your baby105
20Some babies are more challenging than others112
21Continuing to breastfeed is worth the effort117
22You are the expert on your baby123
23You need people to lean on129
24You don't have to be perfect134
25How you mother your baby does make a difference139
Resources144

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