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What Mothers Do Especially When It Seems Like Nothing,
This review is from: What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing (Paperback)
This book deals primarily with the first year of motherhood, and babyhood. Real mothers are given the opportunity to speak through this book, as many quotations are included showing a range of experiences that constitute motherhood. There is no law laid down concerning the right and wrong way of doing things. The message comes across that the best teacher is the baby and that any mother and baby relationship is unique. This book could be empowering and reassuring for new mothers. It would also be extremely valuable for new fathers to read this. It could perhaps herald a new "golden period of babyhood", as babies are seen as expressing genuine needs, rather than just being demanding.