What They Don't Tell You About Being a Mother and Looking After Babies: The Definitive Guide to the First Two Years

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The first book to cover all the possible health issues of both mothers and their babies during the first two years, and include both traditional and complementary solutions

Detailed practical and friendly information – including all the tips and hints and medical research that are never talked about – on all the health issues mothers (and their babies) encounter in the first two years.

Aims to inform mothers more comprehensively than any other book on the market, so they are equipped to make their own decisions about what works and what doesn’t for them.

Covers both traditional medicine and complementary therapies.

Full of the practical know-how and experience of other mothers.

Areas covered are:

BABIES: • breast or bottle? •nappy rash •crying and colic •sleep problems •teething •introducing solids •all the common childhood illnesses •asthma •eczema and other allergies •vaccination – should you or shouldn’t you? •cot death worries

MOTHERS: •combating exhaustion •anaemia •backache •pelvic pain and ‘loo’ problems •recovering after a caesarean •postnatal depression •postnatal PMS • hair loss • getting your body back •sex after childbirth •contraception

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BUT USUALLY HAVE TO FIND OUT THE HARD WAY

'What They Don't Tell You' is the first book to cover both your baby's health and your own for the first two years after birth – because the wellbeing of new mothers and their children is inextricably linked.

Backed up by a 30-strong advisory panel of Britain's top clinical specialists, it gives you all the latest medical information, facts, figures, research, treatments and complementary medicine alternatives – 'plus' tried and tested tips from parents themselves – to help you find out what really works and what doesn't.

• Help your baby sleep all night 'now'
• Heal your episiotomy fast
• Get rid of stubborn nappy rash
• Supplements to keep tired parents going
• Treat all the common babyhood illnesses, form croup to convulsions
• Avoid postnatal depression

• The safest steroids for babyhood eczema
• expressing milk the easy way
• getting your sex life back
• stopping breastfeeding if your baby doesn't want to
• curing incontinence
• losing that last ? stone
• gentle weaning
• the Good Bottle Guide
• soothing colic and teething … and much more

About the Author:

Nikki Bradford was formerly health editor of Essentials. She is the author of The Well Woman’s Self Help Directory, co-author of Pain Relief in Childbirth and was the consultant editor for Hamlyn’s Encyclopaedia of Complementary Medicine. She is the mother of two young children.
Jean Williams is currently health editor on Essentials, having been features editor on Woman. She co-wrote Dr Mike Smith’s A Dictionary of Symptoms, and writes widely on health and childcare issues. She also has two young children.

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