Dealing with discontented babies

Some of it may be unsolicited from well-meaning strangers in supermarket aisles, but many parents will seek guidance from a number of healthcare providers (doctors, midwives and early childhood nurses, to name a few).

Dr Pamela Douglas is a GP with extensive clinical experience of mothers and babies, and 15 years of research in the area of unsettled babies.

Her new book focuses on the first 16 weeks of a baby’s life, with particular emphasis on the main activities that dominate that short period of time: feeding, sleeping and crying.

With much of the literature and advice aimed at new parents who