Psychologist Dr Natalie Flynn has examined all the research on key baby topics such as feeding, sleeping and crying. The result? Smart Mothering, a revolutionary book that separates the facts from the opinions.


Find out what the research says about the dilemmas so many parents face: What if I can’t breastfeed? Is it best to feed on demand? Can I leave my baby to cry? Should I vaccinate my baby? Is bed-sharing a good idea? Plus many, many more.

Smart Mothering is objective, accessible and practical. With helpful tips, succinct summaries and clear diagrams, it demystifies the often confusing and overwhelming world of parenting. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to make informed decisions about how best to care for
their baby.

Smart Mothering is available from the Book Depository, Amazon (Kindle), the Mighty Ape and all good booksellers including the Timeout Bookstore, Whitcoulls, Unity Books, the University Bookshop, the Women’s Bookshop and more. Also direct from publishers Allen & Unwin.

This is the one book that every new parent actually needs. Finally a book which deals with the things that really matter, based on the actual science and a depth of clinical experience
— Nigel Latta
Natalie has a wealth of knowledge on so many topics and provides great bite - sized pieces of advice.
— Nadia Lim

Smart Mothering in the media

ABC Radio interview: Click here to listen

Woman’s Day interview:

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