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#1 of 7 Old 08-19-2004, 12:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I got a great book out of the library about life after the birth. It's very informative and natural lifestyle oriented, so I'm finding it very helpful.
The title is: After the Baby's Birth -- A Woman's Way to Wellness: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women by Robin Lim.

If anyone has other suggestions for books about baby's first year or postpartum let me know.

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A Waldorf staple: Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing our Children from Birth to Seven by Barbara J. Patterson

More about child development than anything.

Hard to find used!

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Julia, I borrowed that book from my mw a few weeks ago (yes, getting ahead of myself) I thought it was great, lots of really good tips on what to do for yourself pp.

I am wondering about specific baby care books, like something that can answer all of my questions when I feel clueless... I was thinking I'd check out The Baby Book by The Sears', any other suggestions would be awesome!

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Only read "what to expect the first year" if you don't mind being dissed about cloth diapering on about page 3. They are very anti-cloth. A friend gave me the book which is why I even have it.

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Sheryl - by Jack's first birthday, The Baby Book looked a lot older than him!!! It was the one I went to again and again. Dr. Jack Newman's breastfeeding book is the best I've seen (although I like Sears' also) I highly recommend it.
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The Baby Book seems like a good one -- one of the best things it did for me was provide a first look at how labor works before I really got INTO reading about labor and birth. Glad to hear that it's good for afterward too!

I recently purchased a copy of "The New Basics," by pediatrician Michel Cohen. It's truly an A-Z reference, and seems to strike a decent balance between mainstream and alternative. His tone is overall "the reality is..." and he does well with debunking old wives' tales and myths.
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hi julia here is a great one about post-partum care:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...049381-1261402
check all aviva jill romm books, naturally healthy babies and children is very good as well. good luck
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