I'm a GoodReads user testing new waters after the serious website changes. I mostly read fiction, usually Anglophone classics/ modern classics; I like nonfiction (mostly social and cultural history), good fantasy and graphic novels. For guilty pleasure, I read advice and how-to books. I made at least two reading resolutions recently; 1. read less, live more; 2. read books which give me more pleasure. I have poor filters, and books I find stylistically pleasing tend to be depressing, so I need to do something about that; if you think you know a book that is very well written, but won't make me weep, please drop me a line.

It Gets Easier! And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers

It Gets Easier! And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers - Claudine Wolk As Marianne wrote: if you give it to a new mom, or - even more so - a mom-to-be, she is likely to consider it preposterous, especially since the author is a champion of formula. But when the breastfeeding problems are so serious you need to switch to formula, or the baby just won't sleep, this is a gem. The book is uneven, but the good bits are invaluable. It contains really specific tips and schedules re: feeding and napping I have not encountered anywhere else (still, such specific tips and plans may not work equally well for everyone), explains the connection between very consistent - yet doable - feeding and napping schedule and sleeping through the night.

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