Bringing a new baby home can be one of the most intimidating experiences of our lives and can fill us with self-doubt. In order to nurture our child, says parenting expert Pinky McKay, we must maintain our own sense of worth. Bonding with our baby and learning to trust our maternal/paternal instincts is vital.
In Parenting By Heart, Pinky offers practical and reassuring advice on:
Pinky’s techniques are based on the latest scientific research but always come back to her philosophy that every parent and child is unique, and that parents need to follow their hearts rather than a one-size-fits-all model. Her advice will help you get to know your baby, and assist you to find the right options so that you can delight in this precious time together.
Pinky McKay is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and mum of five. She is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences for parents and health professionals internationally and is the author of Toddler Tactics, Sleeping Like a Baby and 100 Ways to Calm the Crying. Her books are approved and recommended by respected bodies such as the Australian Breastfeeding Association, La Leche League International, and the Australian Association of Infant Mental Health.
Pinky runs a busy private practice in Melbourne and also supports clients around the world with gentle baby care, breastfeeding, settling and sleep solutions through her e-newsletter, web site, blog, teleseminars, workshops and private consultations.
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The last few weeks have seen me have more breakdowns than I had when suffering from PND, I felt stressed, trapped, lost, overtired, confused, anxious and almost resentful towards my number one son. I was getting very worried that with dealing with a newborn at night plus my son getting up at night that it would lead me straight back down the path to PND; something I am determined never to experience again. (That’s a different story) To me, there was no way out of what seemed to lay ahead. Finally someone has stopped, heard me and listened to me about my concerns.
Watching our 14mth old son as he tries to comfort our unwell 29mth old daughter with cuddles, kisses & stroking her back & hair reaffirms just how ‘right’ parenting by heart & instinct is…they have the most beautiful natures & relationship & whilst they have their ups & downs, the love & gentleness they show each other must surely be a reflection on this loving & gentle parenting ‘style’. Thanks Pinky :-)”
Thank you so much for writing your book parenting by heart-I’ve been so overwhelmed by conflicting advice through my pregnancy, and when I picked up your book I felt better about my new upcoming role as a first time mum! It was a godsend
I loaned my copy of your book to my pregnant yoga teacher. Today I walked into my mum’s and bubs yoga class just as my teacher (who takes a pre-natal class before my class) had a huddle of pregnant mums around her saying “oh, this book is the Bomb!! You’ve gotta get it – Parenting by Heart…By Pinky…oh Hi Sara, who wrote that book again?!! I love it!!” She went onto say how much more confident she felt that she didn’t have to ‘do this at 7am’ and’ that at 10.30 pm…’
I’m so excited to help in spreading your fantastic work, and that one more mum-to-be has confidence and positivity in her role as a mumma!