Why Is My Baby Crying?: The Parent's Survival Guide for Coping with Crying Problems and Colic

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Harper Collins, Aug 24, 2010 - Medical - 192 pages

Each year, of the approximately four million babies born, 800,000 suffer from colic: excessive crying that causes extreme distress to parents and children.

In this informative and accessible guide, renowned colic expert Barry M. Lester, Ph.D., explores the science of colic and its long-lasting effects on the physical and emotional health of the child and family. He provides simple, proven strategies and detailed clinical suggestions for alleviating the array of symptoms associated with crying problems.

With sympathy and candor, Dr. Lester gives encouragement, support, and hope to moms and dads as they navigate this first crisis in the parent-child relationship.


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Western parents are paradoxically inundated with advice yet largely isolated in their attempts to raise their children. This is especially so with colic: convention wisdom says it's normal and that ... Read full review


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Barry M. Lester, Ph.D., is director of the Infant Development Center at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, which houses the Colic Clinic. He is also professor of psychiatry and human behavior and professor of pediatrics at Brown Medical School.

Catherine O'Neill Grace is the coauthor with Michael Thompson, Ph.D., and Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., of Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children and Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems.

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