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5 best books for new parents

As a new mum and dad,  It’s hard to know what parenting approach is best. Your loved ones will give you all the advice you can ask for, but sometimes, old advice and tips are no longer valid.

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While there are many phone apps and online resources to help, sometimes a good book is worth keeping so you can pass on to your kids or friends when you’re done. We reveal the five best books for new parents with up to date information on parenting and caring for your new family.

1. Amy Spangler's Breastfeeding: A Parent's Guide

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One of the essential books for new parents, this is a comprehensive guide to breastfeeding. It is written by an expert in breastfeeding, Amy Spangler, who is also the President of the International Lactation Consultant Association. All new mums are faced with breastfeeding issues at one time or another. There are also many old myths about breastfeeding that this book can shed a light on.

Reader opinion: "I was given this book at the hospital while taking a breastfeeding class. Even though I felt that I knew it all, when it came to actually breastfeeding my daughter I was clueless and in tears for the first week. This book provided me with the info I needed to keep on breastfeeding. I successfully breastfed for 8 months!"

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