Parenting by Heart

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Penguin Group Australia, Jan 27, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
'The confidence your wisdom instils in new mums is parenting gold.'

Everyone loves to tell a new parent what they 'should' be doing. But you know best what your baby needs; you just have to trust your instincts. Pinky McKay has helped thousands of parents feel confident and in tune with their baby. Every day she works hands on with mothers and their babies, helping to take the stress out of life with a newborn.

In this essential guide to your baby's first year, Pinky provides the best information available on:
how to feed your baby how to get your baby to sleep how to stop your baby crying surviving the first six weeks and beyond how life changes when you have a baby routines that will suit everyone and much, much more The secret to success is in acknowledging that babies come in all shapes and sizes. This book will help you find the best solutions for your baby.

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About the author (2011)

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), certified infant massage instructor and sought-after keynote speaker at conferences for parents and health professionals internationally, Pinky McKay is the author of Toddler Tactics, Sleeping Like a Baby and 100 Ways to Calm the Crying. Her books are approved and recommended by respected bodies such as the Australian Breastfeeding Association, the Australian Association of Infant Mental Health, La Leche League International and the Centre for Attachment (NZ).

Pinky writes and blogs for Practical Parenting magazine (Australia) and contributes to various national and international publications and websites including Littlies magazine (New Zealand), Attachment Parenting International (US), Pathways to Family Wellness (US) and Opposing Views (US). She runs a busy private practice in Melbourne and, thanks to modern technology, also supports clients around the world with gentle baby care, breastfeeding, settling and sleep solutions through her e-newsletter, website, blog, teleseminars, workshops and private consultations.

The mother of four adult 'children' and a now-teenage 'bonus baby' (the baby you have when your other kids can run their own baths, tie their own shoelaces and even drive their own cars!), Pinky's greatest pleasure is enjoying the precious giggles and cuddles of her delightful grandchildren.

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