When it comes to baby care, the best advice might come not from the “experts,” but from the real-life experience of generations of women. Author Maud Bryt comes from a long line of midwives in Holland, and with her book BABY LOVE: A Tradition of Calm Parenting, she offers a compassionate guide — illustrated with dozens of beautiful photos — to the daily care of babies.

Maud Bryt is a professional photographer, mother of two, and wife of a pediatrician. She lives in New York.