What Mothers Do: Especially When It Looks Like Nothing by Naomi Stadlen - Written from her notes of years of holding 'Mothers Talking' groups e.g. "I couldn't believe I still had the same name" Oh how true!
Mother's Breath: A definitive guide to yoga breathing, sound and awareness practices for pregnancy, birth, post-natal recovery and mothering by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.
Yoni Shakti (Womb Power) by Uma Dunsmore-Tuli 2014 - There is a chapter specifically on postnatal, but whole book is useful and fascinating
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League
My Daddy is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids by Baron Baptiste
Yoga Pretzels: 50 Fun Activities for Kids & Grownups by Tara Guber & Leah Kalish - A box of big cards (not book)
Very interesting article in the British Medical Journal about interviews with parents about difficulty of knowing how to wean (and formula and breastfeeding decisions)
A pdf of breastfeeding facts from research showing the range of "normal" for 0-6 month old breastfed babies
www.junomagazine.com - Quarterly, 'a natural approach to family life', a joy when it arrives through the letterbox
www.themothermagazine.co.uk - Six issues a year, 'natural, gentle, beautiful' is the strapline
Baby's sleep: If you're worrying that your baby isn't sleeping as well as others www.basisonline.org.uk
See also Baby's sleep information on this site
Video clips on all aspects of parenting (including for premature babies): www.bestbeginnings.org.uk
Yoga stories for kids: www.cosmickids.com - fantastic videos with Jaime in a onesie telling yoga stories - my kids love it.
5 minute audio of soothing bija (seed) mantras to sing to your baby as used at the Mother & Baby Yoga. Those who come to the classes will attest to how quickly it works because of the sounds and vibrations!
(Ram to tummy, Yam to heart, Ham to neck)
Raw cacao bars recipe (no refined sugar, no gluten)
This 20 minute relaxation can be done while feeding your baby, being crawled over on the floor, while baby is sleeping but you can't drop off, or a luxury rest with eye pillow while someone else is occupying your little (or not so little) one.
Local food shopping
To support local farmers, organic / eco products, and for a (child) friendly shopping experience (with mini trolleys) try the
www.truefood.coop in Emmer Green
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