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The Discontented Little Baby Book Paperback – April 1, 2015
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Dr. Pamela Douglas has worked in general practice since 1987, with a special interest in women’s health. She is the founder of Possums for Mothers and Babies, senior lecturer in the discipline of general practice at the University of Queensland, and adjunct associate professor at the Maternity and Family Unit at Griffith University.
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The two main themes of the book are that in the first 16 weeks of life, babies are discontented due to feeding issues or sensory stimulation issues.
I loved the inclusion of and reference to current science re: the infant gut microbiome. The author's tone is so encouraging and accepting - at this point everyone knows breast is best, but we sure are thankful that formula is an option when we need it! The author clearly takes this opinion as well; doing everything possible to support the breastfeeding relationship, but recognizing that sometimes formula can be a lifesaver for mom and babe.
I really love the author's advice to include your baby in your life and not set up your day around them and their sleep and feed schedules. This has been so freeing to me, and my daughter seems much happier since we've started doing it. I suppose parents of multiples already know this to be true...having no option to but to carry on with life as normal - baby in tow!
I love the inclusion of some anecdotes; they are wonderful - and the book ends on a particularly good one! .. but I love that the whole book isn't anecdotes (like Wonder Weeks! Ahh!)
This book hits on all the major concerns to new moms in the first weeks - breastfeeding, sleeping, mental health, scheduling - and does it in such a delightful and encouraging way...I will definitely be recommending to new mom friends!