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T. Berry Brazelton, Top Baby Doc, Looks Back

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton in November 2006 (M. Spencer Green/AP)

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton in November 2006 (M. Spencer Green/AP)

He’s an icon to generations of parents. The go-to guy for advice on how to calm a crying baby or soothe a tantrum-throwing child.

The world renowned pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton is 92 now. He has written 24 books and published more than 200 scientific papers. His contributions to the field of parenting match those of his predecessor, the noted child expert Dr. Benjamin Spock.

Brazelton primarily has been concerned with the bond between parent and child and with child’s individuality. But in recent years, he has also focused on larger social issues. He has appeared before congressional committees to argue for parental leave bills and for more support for disadvantaged families.

Brazelton joins us to look back on his experiences as a doctor, a father and a son.

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  • Ian Joseph McLaughlin

    Dr. Brazelton delivered me in 1973 at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital. I was subsequently in a study for (???) I don’t know would love to ask him what it was. My Mother and father are Linda and Joe McLaughlin

    Ian J. McLaughlin

  • Ian Joseph McLaughlin

    Sorry – I did not know this would post my question would you please remove my phone number? -
    Thank You

  • http://www.destinationparenting.com Maureen OBrien

    Berry Brazelton is really a unique voice. He has never wavered from his message: Trust that the baby will tell you what he needs. As parents, mIstakes are opportunities. Kids are resilient. Today’s helicopter/Velcro parents should heed his approach!

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