The knowledge contained in this book will give every new parent the confidence and ability to enjoy the early days and weeks of your newborn, and explain how to give appropriate care to your baby or babies.
This book is written based upon my years of practice as a midwife. My 13 years as a maternity nurse, living with families on a 24 hour basis for weeks or several months has given me a deep understanding of the knowledge and information that new parents need. Babies have needs that change daily and professionals dont always have the time to spend with parents. This book reassuringly fills that gap.
In addition to my practical experience and knowledge, all the information contained in my book is research based with some opinions from experts, with guidelines and safety issues of the World Health Association, UNICEF, National Childbirth Trust and Lullaby Trust, (formerly Foundation for the study of Sudden Infant Death).
This book is unique in that there are chapters on Breastfeeding, Formula feeding, Twins, Siblings and Pets, that are not normally found in a book of this nature.
I have lived in the homes of 63 new-born babies and their parents, apart from over 30 years of my hospital and community involvement with the newborns and their families.
By understanding your babys needs, and giving the love and attention in the early days and weeks, they will feel secure and become very contented, making life much easier for their parents.
This book is suitable reading for the general reader or an academic, as all the information is evidence based and informative, and also written in an easy read format for the general reader. It is an invaluable source of reference and knowledge for parents, grandparents, and carers, and could be used as a text book for students of nursing, nursery nursing, or any person working with newborn babies.