25 Things Every New Mother Should Know

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Harvard Common Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 117 pages
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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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Giving birth is a complex emotional experience
A newborn baby is already a person
You and your baby need to stay together

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Martha Sears, R.N., is a registered nurse, childbirth educator, & breastfeeding consultant. She & her husband, William Sears, M.D., are the parents of eight children.

William Sears, M.D., received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital & Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced as a pediatrician for nearly thirty years & is a former assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He & Martha Sears are the parents of eight children.

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