Martha Sears, RN, is a registered nurse, former childbirth educator, La Leche League leader, and lactation consultant. With renowned pediatrician, William Sears, MD, Martha is the coauthor of more than 25 parenting books, drawing on her experience with their eight children (including Stephen, who has Down syndrome and Lauren, their adopted daughter). She contributes to the content of AskDrSears.com and is noted for her advice on how to handle the most common problems facing today’s mothers with their changing lifestyles. Martha lives in Southern California and is blessed to spend tons of time with her 15 (for now) grandchildren. She enjoys reading, gardening, sailing, and ballroom dancing with her husband of 53 years.