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Readable with a reasonable level of interest
on 2 August 2010
The summary on the back of the book sums up, pretty accurately, what the book is about. I found the anecdotes and quotes from real life mums reassuring and, since that was what I bought the book for, it did fulfill its aim in that respect. However, although the author says at the outset that she isn't there to dictate to mothers how they should interact with their babies, I did feel that, later on in the book, it became quite clear which methods she would advocate. What made me feel slightly uncomfortable was her belief that most mothers have endless amounts of patience and will, almost universally (and 999 times out of 1000), put the needs of their baby above their own. As I am not sure that I am that angelic myself, it did leave me feeling like a less than a perfect mum by the time I'd finished.