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This fascinating new book fills a missing void in the child-rearing world. It explains everything from the basics of nursing, to SIDS, to facial massage, and finishes with the secrets to good speech development and keys to enhancing your child's best natural appearance. Written by a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 thirty years of experience, this book is a wealth of necessary information for any new parent. It contains practical advice for all new parents on everything they need to know about oral development from birth to 8 eight years old...
Diane's great book should be in every parent's hands! There is no other reference for helping parents understand the connection between feeding, speech, and mouth development. Finally a comprehensive, invaluable resource with the practical information parents need for one of their top parenting concern: successful feeding.
Nina Ayd Johanson, MS, CCC-SLP, CEIM, Feeding Specialist and Certified Educator of Infant Massage.
"What an informative book! Whether you are searching for everyday activities you can
use to encourage your child's feeding, speech, and mouth development, or you are interested in exploring the mechanics of these skills, this is great resource, filled with nuggets for parents and professionals."
Dr. Debra Jervay-Pendergrass, Linguist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Early Language-Literacy Consultant, and Director of the "First Stories" Project
If you find the introduction fascinating - wait till you read the book! Infant feeding and normal development is my specialty, so it's nice to see a book that helps all children achieve good feeding and eating skills. The strategies to assist bottle feeders are long over due - since about 1975. There are still some health professionals who think that books for parents are 'not for them' - this one will teach everyone something.
Ailsa Rothenbury, MA, RN, CHN, IBCLC, Australian author of Breastfeeding is Not a Spectator Sport: Strategies for the Domestic Coaching Team.