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Rachel has spent the last 30 years working as a midwife, infant feeding consultant, active birth teacher and parenting consultant. Always more interested in the parent-baby relationship than catching babies, Rachel co-created Henley Birthcare, a unique freelance midwifery and doula service offering bespoke care. She teaches other midwives and lectures on infant feeding and tongue-tie. Her approach to feeding, soothing and parenting babies is unique, practical and hugely successful.
Your Baby Skin to Skin is a reassuring common-sense companion for new parents. There’s no such thing as ‘normal baby behaviour’ and no baby is going to fit in exactly with your expectations from before they’re born. In Your Baby Skin to Skin, midwife Rachel Fitz-Desorgher teaches you how to trust your baby’s instincts – and yours – from your baby’s birth and throughout their first year. The book explores your baby’s basic needs – food, comfort, love, care, sleep etc. – and how these vary and develop as your baby grows. It focuses on the fact that there is no ‘normal’. Your baby isn’t born with preconceived ideas or expectations – just survival reflexes and instincts, the same as all babies since primitive times, no matter how modern living has advanced since then. The author describes how you can use this knowledge to learn, understand, nourish and care for your baby. She explains clearly why babies may act in a certain way and how you can cope more easily – letting your baby take the lead. The book is written in an easy-to-read non-judgemental style with a sense of authority but not patronising, using realistic Q&As and easy-to-read practical explanations – as if you’re chatting to a midwife in the same room. There’s a lot packed within its pages, including separate chapters on ‘suckling made really easy’ (simplifying breastfeeding and dealing with any issues that may arise) and ‘suckling the bottle-feeding way’ (with details about making up feeds, choosing formula milks and how much to give your baby). Your Baby Skin to Skin makes perfect sense – taking away some of the stresses of new parenthood to put minds to rest. An ideal gift for new parents or parents-to-be!