Book Reviews of So That's What They're For: Breastfeeding Basics

So That's What They're For: Breastfeeding Basics
So That's What They're For Breastfeeding Basics
Author: Janet Tamaro
ISBN-13: 9781580620413
ISBN-10: 1580620418
Publication Date: 3/1998
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of my favorite breastfeeding help books. I give this to all my pregnant friends and it's part of every baby shower gift I give. Breastfeeding is so very important to the baby and the mother and this book presents valuable information in a non-confrontational and easy to understand way. This is a good starter book for the mom who's just now decided to try or is on the fence about whether or not to breastfeeding. For a more comprehensive breastfeeding guide, get the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. It is the bible of breastfeeding.
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Helpful Score: 2
Humerous book with tons of great info about breastfeeding nuances, nursing in public, nursing your baby to toddler, and even the drawbacks of using formula. A great easy, fun read with a humerous spin on it!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is a great no-nonsense, plain English, practical handbook for getting breastfeeding established. It's especially good for boosting your morale if you're having problems during those first few weeks trying to nurse a newborn.
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Helpful Score: 2
I LOVE this book. It is well written and full of informative information. I am due to have my 2nd child and hoped to breastfeed. I was not successfully with the first one only because I was a new mom and was not very well educated on breastfeeding. I thought "how hard can it be?" But when he wouldn't latch on and I thought he was starving I immediately put a bottle in his mouth and said forget it. I wish I had more information or knew where to get help for breastfeeding; I also wish I had known everything my son was missing out on by not breastfeeding. The amount of nutrients and all the immunities your child will get is priceless. Breast milk could never be duplicated in any kind of formula (not even close!!)
I recommend reading this book whether or not you are going to breastfeed.
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Helpful Score: 2
A witty, informative book on breastfeeding. Lots of facts that are little known. Not necessarily a how to though. Great in conjunction with a LLL breastfeeding book.

My favorite part of this book was the gorilla story.

Must read for new breastfeeding moms and veterans.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very lighthearted and informational read on breastfeeding. Not my favorite nursing book, but a good one to get you through some of those late night feedings.
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Helpful Score: 2
A fun read and very educational.Full of great information with humor mixed in.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Book - Highly recommend it!
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Helpful Score: 1
very informative for new nursing Moms...
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book and referred to it often while breastfeeding. It really helped me get through those first few weeks.
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Helpful Score: 1
Useful info with a sense of humor
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This is THE BEST book on breastfeeding! Humor is much needed when you are learning this wonderful process.
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Helpful Score: 1
Funny and insightful, this book is great for those considering breastfeeding, and for those who already are but could really use a laugh. Contains the breastfeeding basics and follows through to provide solutions for those to whom breastfeeding may not come "naturally".
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Helpful Score: 1
very helpful to new nursing mothers. And its presented in a girlfirend talking type manner not a Dr or text book manner.
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This is the very best book I've found on breastfeeding! The author's style is funny, informative and very readable. My copy is in good condition and the best parts are highlighted.
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good information. I ended up scanning most of it because a lot of the information in the book repeats multiple times. Easy light reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
My first kids were twins and I didn't successfully breastfeed them. When I got pregnant with my third child a friend sent this to me. It helped me immensely. In the early days of breastfeeding it's what got me through the hard times. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I felt it could've addressed the issue of engorgement a little better. Other than that it was wonderful. I highly recommend it to anyone who is just beginning to breastfeed.
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This was a life saver! Great how-to info that you might not get from the dr. or nurse. Also helps weed out all the advice you get from well meaning family members.
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This was a very helpful book. I recommended it to other breastfeeding friends. I referenced this book a number of times, with all 3 of my babies.