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Resources ~ Books

~ Newborn / Child Development ~

Infants and Mothers, by T. Barry Brazelton

Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent, by Meredith Small

The Baby Book, by William Sears and Martha Sears

The Happiest Baby Book: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer, by Harvey Karp

The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One, by William Sears, & Sears

~ Breast Feeding ~

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Nancy Mohrbacher

Keys to Breastfeeding, by William Sears and Martha Sears

The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, by Diana West and Lisa Marasco

The Nursing Mother’s Companion: Revised Edition, by Kathleen Huggins

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers: Most Comprehensive Problem-Solving Guide to Breastfeeding, updated by Jack Newman, M.D. and Teresa Pitman

~ Fathers ~

Becoming a Father: How to Nurture and Enjoy Your Family, by William Sears

Fathering Right from the Start: Straight Talk About Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, by Jack Heinowitz,Ph.D., Wade F. Horn, Ph.D.

Finding Time for Fatherhood: Men’s Concerns as Parents, by Bruce Linton, Ph.D.

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be, by Brott & Ash

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression, by Karen R. Kleinman

~ Healthy Living ~

Green Kids, Sage Families: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Kids, by Lynda Fassa and Vanessa Williams

Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life, by Ed Begley, Jr.

Raising Baby Green: The Earth Friendly guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Child Care, by Alan Green

Safer for Your Baby, A Guide Living Better with Fewer Chemicals, by Lynn Tondat Ruggeri, Ph.D. and Laura Costs, Ph.D.

~ Massage ~

Infant Massage - Revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving Parents, by Vimala Schneider McClure

Loving Hands: The Traditional Art of Baby Massage, by Frederick Leboyer

The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact with Your Baby Leads to Happier, Healthier Development, by Sharon Heller

~ Medical ~

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, by Robert Sears

~ Multiples ~

Expecting Multiples: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents, by Most

Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More, by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada

~ Parenting ~

How To Raise a Human Being, by Lee Salk 

Mothering Without A Map: The Search for the Good Mother Within, by Kathryn Black

Parenting From the Inside Out, by Daniel Siegel, Mary Hartzell

Sleeping with Your Baby: A Guide to Cosleeping, by James J McKenna

The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High-Need Child from Birth to Five, by William Sears, Martha Sears

The Continuum Concept, by Jean Liedloff

The Year After Childbirth: Enjoying Your Body, Your Relationships, and Yourself in Your Baby’s First Year, by Sheila Kitzinger

What Every Child Would Like His Parents To Know, by Lee Salk

Your Amazing Newborn, by Marshall and Phyllis Klaus

~ Postpartum Care ~

Birth as a Healing Experience: The Emotional Journey of Pregnancy through Postpartum, by Lois Freedman

Down Came the Rain: My Journey through Postpartum Depression, by Brooke Shields

Everything Health Guide to Postpartum Care, by Meagan Francis and Kip Kozlowski

Mothering the New Mother: Woman’s Feeling and Needs After Childbirth, by Sally Plackskin

Postpartum Survival Guide, by Dunnewold and Sanford

The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood, by Kathleen A. Kendall-Tacket, Ph.D., IBCLC

The New Mom’s Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby, by Jennifer Wider, M.D.

This Isn’t What I Expected: Recognizing and Recovering from Depression and Anxiety After Childbirth, by Karen R. Kleiman, Valerie D. Raskin

Women’s Moods: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health, by Deborah Sichel, Jeanne Watson Driscoli

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Additional book recommendations on the topics of your interest are available from Joan at MotherCare or you can also speak with your MotherCare Doula.


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