Book Reviews of The Nursing Mother's Companion

The Nursing Mother's Companion
The Nursing Mother's Companion
Author: Kathleen Huggins
ISBN-13: 9781558321526
ISBN-10: 1558321527
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Great book, accessible, good companion to "The Womanly Art..." (which is published via the La Leche League). Handy guide to have when breastfeeding, esp. for the first time around. On the required reading list for ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators).
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BEST book I came across for nursing/breastfeeding. It answered SO many of my questions and found it as first time mom about 3 months into nursing (after reading a few other books on topic). Wished I would have had it from the beginning. I buy this for every new mother I know (that is interested in breastfeeding). WONDERFUL resource!!!
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This book is everything the previous reviews say it is. I found it to be the best reference book of all the ones I had. If you aren't breastfeeding, give it to someone you know who is going to!
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This is an awesome resource for breast feeding mothers! Out of all the baby books I read before having my first child, this was by far the most helpful. I referred back to it through the 12 months I breastfed my first child and 11 months I breastfed my second child.
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Simply the best breastfeeding book I've read (and I've read most of them). My husband calls this the owner's manual for breasts :-)

It doesn't have the touchy-feely vibe of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, but gives good answers to the most commonly (and no so commonly!) asked questions.
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Indispensible reference for all new nursing moms.
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Good basic information on human lactation with excellent drawings of holding positions and "what to do when..." section. My only concern is that the author advocates having the baby sleep with the mother in bed. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not support this view based on evidence and danger of baby being rolled on or suffocated. This is an older version. I can only hope that updated versions correct this.
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Must have resource
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This book was immensely helpful to me while I was breastfeeding. It helped me to understand problems we were having and how to fix them. I recommend this book to any expecting mother who is planning to breastfeed.
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This has become my standard new-mommy gift of choice. It is absolutely the best resource for nursing mothers out there today. The author Kathleen Huggins gives good practical advice without being preachy, and offers tutorials and troubleshooting to help any new nursing mother along. I had just about every problem you can encounter nursing my first child, and this book never left the rocking chair I used to nurse him -- a day didn't go by for weeks that I wasn't using it to look something up. It's informative, educational and full of reassurance, which is something every new mother needs. [close]
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Love this book! This is THE handbook for all nursing mothers.
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This is an comprehensive book on breastfeeding basics. It was recommended in the breastfeeding class I took. It does not cover everything there is to know, but it touches on all the main topics to consider regarding newborns to toddlers.
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Got this on the advice of my "lactation nazis" (husband's term) - nurses at our hospital who work with breastfeeding mothers. Good information.
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This book was the most helpful resource I had for breastfeeding. It seemed like it answered all of my questions. Highly reccomended.
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Very helpful for the nursing mother, with many different scenarios.
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Excellent-very helpful
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Essential reading for nursing mothers
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A comprehensive breastfeeding guide. It's the 1990 version. Well-organized, matter-of-fact, not preachy, doesn't have a particular agenda about how long you should be doing this.
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A MUST read for any nursing mother. Especially those nursing mothers who are new to the whole process.
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My favorite nursing reference book! I like it much better than the LLL one. It is non-judgmental, supportive, and immensely useful. It was my bible while nursing.
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Looking forward to breastfeeding? This is helpful, complete and readable. Ideal for every nursing mother.
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This is also an excellent book for any new mother! Please get this book, along with anything by Jack Newman and the La Leche League! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! (heck, if I ould master bf, then ANYONE can :)
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3rd edition of an excellent breastfeeding guide. Helps mothers solve most common breastfeeding challenges. A new edition was published in 2005, but this remains an excellent resource.
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this is the best book ever on nursing!
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A complete, practical, and easy-to-use guide to help mothers prevent or solve breastfeeding issues.
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This was a wonderful reference book for BreastFeeding. I used it up until I stopped breastfeeding my little one
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This book was invaluable to me as I worked (and I mean WORKED) to establish breastfeeding my two kids.
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The hospital gave me a small abridged booklet from this book and it was immensely helpful with my second baby (second time around nursing), so with my third I'm getting the whole book for reference. It was very helpful.
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Blue oversize softcover, Harvard Common Press, 220pp, many professional endorsements back cover, revised edition, written by RN, MS.
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Very useful for a mom breastfeeding, or wanting to consider the option...
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Wonderful information,I nurse my children for few years. PEACEFULLY ENJOY.