A Survival Guide to the First Few Months

Books to guide you through the first year, and help pass the time while you anxiously await for babies first day!



Breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League


The Nursing Mother’s companion by Huggins

Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not always instinctive for either mothers or babies.

Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Newman & Pittman


Working and breastfeeding made simple by Mohrbacher


Healing breastfeeding grief, how mothers feel and deal when breastfeeding does not go as hoped by Jacobson



First Year Parenting


Attachment Parenting: instinctive care for your baby and young child by Granja & Kennedy


The Baby book everything you need to know about your baby from birth to age two by Sears


The attachment parenting book: a commonsense guide to understanding and nurturing your baby by Sears


The Vital touch: Heller


Mother nurture by Hanson & Pollycove


A quick guide to safely sleeping with your baby: a parents guide to cosleeping: whether you do it occasionally or every night, do it safely by McKenna


Sweet Sleep: nighttime and nap time strategies for breastfeeding family by La Leche League


The Baby sleep book: the complete guide to a good nights rest for the whole family by sears


The sleep book for tired parents; help for solving childrens sleep problems by Huntley


The no-cry sleep solution and gentle ways to help your baby sleep through the night by Pantley





Sleeping with your baby: a parents guide to co-sleeping by McKenna

Sleeping With Your Baby: A Parent's Guide is your guide to understanding how to make nighttimes with your baby safe, fun and relaxing! Written by James McKenna, the world's authority on co-sleeping.

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


Brain Rules for baby by Medina


The happiest baby on the bloc, the new way to calm crying and help your newborn baby sleep longer by Karp


Parenting from the Inside Out; How a Deeper Self-understanding Can Help You Raise Children who Thrive by Siegel,& Hartzell


The Whole-Brain Child; 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Siegel & Bryson


Postpartum


Beyond the Blues, understanding and treating prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety by Bennett & Indman


What am I thinking? Having a baby after postpartum depression by Kleiman


The Fourth Trimester: a postpartum guide to healing your body, balancing your emotions and restoring your vitality by Johnson


The pregnancy and postpartum anxiety workbook: practical skills to help you overcome anxiety, worry, panic attacks, obsessions and compulsions by Gyoerkoe & Wiegartz


Articles


Using Stress Reduction Practices Before and During Pregnancy by Ann Diamond Weinstein Ph.D.

41 Comics About The Highs And Lows Of Motherhood by Caroline Bologna

How ‘Mom-Shaming’ Contributed to My Postpartum Depression by Bethany Hayes


Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Notes by Anelique Millette

“Depression and anxiety are so common postpartum that up to 15-20% of women will experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of their child, making mood disorders the most common postpartum disorder. In addition, research shows that up to 10-15% of fathers will experience a mood disorder such as anxiety or depression following the birth of their child.”

How often you hold your baby actually affects their DNA, study finds By Scott Berson

“A loving mother’s caress is more than simple comfort to an infant. Scientists have known for decades that touch is critically important for a child’s healthy development, according to an article in the journal Pediatric Child Health.”

Newsletters

Motherhood.com

Theconsciousbaby.com

angeliquemillette.com/

Huff Post Parents

Zero to Three

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