How to Make a New Mother Happy: A Doctor's Guide to Solving Her Most Common Problems--Quickly and Effectively

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Everyone knows plenty about what to expect when expecting, but what happens after the baby is born? Enter How to Make a New Mother Happy, an effective, natural approach to postpartum health. From magnesium to ease postpartum cramping to mineral water to aid in milk production -it's all here in this easy-to-navigate book. Dr. Uzzi Reiss and his daughter, Yfat M. Reiss, deliver hundreds of helpful tips on common issues such as breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and hormonal changes. Simply identify the problem and dip in to find the answer. Armed with this handy guide, it's a breeze to help a new mother through her recovery -- and keep her happy and healthy.

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About the Author:

Uzzi Reiss, MD, OB/GYN has been delivering children for over 30 years. He lives in Beverly Hills.

Yfat M. Reiss serves as editor-in-chief of SharpMan Press and SharpMan.com, two award-winning men's information resources. She lives in Los Angeles.

Michael Klein is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in countless publications and several books.

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This book is a follow-up to the Reiss' first one, How to Make a Pregnant Woman Happy (2002), and covers such topics as managing pain, breast-feeding, postpartum depression, and "balancing baby, self, and partner." It contains useful information for new fathers about what is normal, when to call a doctor, and how to be helpful. The book is designed more to answer specific questions as they arise rather than to be read straight through. The mostly mainstream medical advice (including promulgating the notion that co-sleeping is both dangerous and harmful to marriage) is countered with the recommendation of homeopathic remedies for a host of ills. One red flag, though, is the recommendation for further reading of On Becoming Babywise (1995) by Gary Ezzo, an advocate of rigidly scheduled feedings from birth, whose theories have been criticized by the American Academy of Pediatrics as contributing to failure to thrive in some infants and sabotaging successful breast-feeding.

Beth Leistensnider
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