Carolyn and baby Neve

“My girlfriend recommended I read Maternal Matters for my second baby.  I read through it and loved how easy the step-by-step advice was to understand and put into practice, especially when you are sleep deprived and have a toddler.

I followed the demand feeding advice for the first six weeks and found that my baby started to get into a four hourly feeding routine by week six.  I also followed the 10pm feed advice, by 11 weeks she started to drop the 3am feed and slept until 5am, I was amazed how it worked, as my first baby took until eight months to drop the 3am feed.

The windows of time for how long they should be up for was very helpful as well, as I have never found it easy to read the “tired signs” I pretty much just stuck to the time frames and it seemed to work out right. I really liked having Jennifer’s manual to help me when my baby was unsettled, rather than having to think through what to do. I followed her steps and found they worked, which gave me the reassurance that I was doing the right thing

My baby is now 4 months old. She is a great feeder and sleeper and a happy baby. My second time at motherhood has been such a great (even though still tiring) experience. I owe it to Jennifer’s book that got me through the early weeks and gave me the confidence to be a good mum. I highly recommend this book to all mums and dads.”