The Breastfeeding Book : Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning
The Breastfeeding Book Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning Author:Martha Sears, William Sears "How would you like to give your baby a gift that could raise his IQ by 10 points; cut medical bills; make your baby's eyes, heart, intestines, and nearly every other organ work better; reduce the risk of life-shortening, debilitating diseases, such as diabetes; and help your baby avoid many of the common complaints of infancy, such as ear infec... more »tions, tummy upsets, even diaper rash? Whats the magic gift that can do all these things? Your milk!.... Breastfeeding will make it easier to care for your baby, and it will make it easier for you to know and understand your baby. It will affect the way you listen to your child, the way you communicate, the way you respond for many years to come....In the early days of learning to breastfeed, there may be times when you feel like tossing in the nursing bra and reaching for a bottle. You may be tempted to believe those advisers who suggest that formula feeding is easier, or just as good. Or, you may worry that you're "not the type" of mother who succeeds at breastfeeding. Yet, when you remember how breastfeeding benefits your baby, your family, and yourself, you will find the determination you need to overcome any obstacles and master the womanly art of breastfeeding. From America's foremost baby and childcare experts--the new breastfeeding biblefor nursing mothers. In recent years there has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in breastfeeding as American women have discovered its unparalleled benefits to both mother and child. Yet first-time mothers often lack the support and the knowledge they need to breastfeed successfully. And books on breastfeeding frequently fail to address the practical challenges that confront many women (especially women who work outside the home)when they choose to breastfeed. For today's nursing mothers, The Breastfeeding Book is a godsend--with comprehensive, reassuring, authoritative information on: how to get started, with illustrated tips for getting your baby latched on properly
increasing your milk supply
making nurturing more comfortable
breastfeeding in absentia
pumps and the new technology associated with breastfeeding
making sure your nursing baby gets the proper nutrition
breast milk vs. formula
breastfeeding and fertility
nutrition and fitness while breastfeeding
the father's role in breastfeeding
and much more Taking a realistic, contemporary approach, the Searses bring an age-old practice completely up to date. Their encyclopedic guide to the art and science of breastfeeding enables all women to experience and enjoy one of natures most rewarding relationships."« less
Rachael C. reviewed The Breastfeeding Book : Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Very informative and a good guide for the first time breastfeeding mother. It effectively supports the mother's decision to breastfeed, championing her maternal instincts. What's more, it teaches several techniques and methods for positioning and increasing milk production.
This book provides a wealth of information on breastfeeding. Written from an Attachment Parenting point of view, it also covers medical issues, social issues and whatever other issues you can think of that relate to breastfeeding.
Jamie S. reviewed The Breastfeeding Book : Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning on + 2 more book reviews
Great book! So much useful and necessary information! I skimmed it before having my baby, not really sure what anyone could po0ssibly say about breastfeeding that would fill an entire book. She is my first, so I had no experience in what questions I would have once we started breastfeeding. But after she was born, I have used the book a lot. Almost every question you could ask is answered in the book. Of course, not everything is treated exhaustively, so some questions may be answered in a brief format. My favorite thing is the treatment of the subject by the authors. Their focus is for the baby to be reassured and secure in their dependence on his/her parents every moment, and they give lots of helpful and useful advice on accomplishing that in your home.