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).
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!!!
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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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.
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.
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]
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.
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.