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Amy Spangler's Breastfeeding: A Parent's Guide Paperback – September 1, 1999

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About the Author

Amy Spangler, R.N., M.N., I.B.C.L.C. earned her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the Ohio State University and her master's degree in maternal and infant health from the University of Florida. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and former president of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Amy has worked in the field of maternal and child health for more than 25 years as a lactation consultant, nurse, educator, author, and lecturer. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Dennis, a physician, and their two sons, Matthew and Adam.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Amy Spangler; 7th Revised edition (September 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962745073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962745072
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Hynes on August 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book illustrates the fundamentals of breastfeeding in a way that is easy to understand. It has been a great resource for me, a first time mom with no experience with breastfeeding (and an extended family that has exclusively used formula). I recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about breastfeeding or is in their early weeks of trying it -- it will help answer a lot of your questions and help you to relax and enjoy the experience!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 1, 2002
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I was given this book at the hospital while taking a breastfeeding class. Even though I felt that I knew it all, when it came to actually breastfeeding my daughter I was clueless and in tears for the first week. This book provided me with the info I needed to keep on breastfeeding. I successfully breastfed for 8 months!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cindy A Griswold on August 1, 2000
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A great book for parents who are expecting. Explains why breastfeeding is a normal way to feed babies and healthy for mom and baby. Lots of great information! As a lactation consultant I plan to recommend this book to my clients.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By CMR on May 11, 2001
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I am a new (expectant) Mom with no experience breastfeeding. This book had the answers I was looking for with simple easy to understand pictures. This book answered questions for me I had posed to my OB/GYN but, for some reason, he couldn't communicate the answers to me in as concise a fashion as this book! I think this book is a wonderful resource. It's a fairly quick read and seems to address all the questions/problems you may face while breastfeeding.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on May 8, 2003
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I actually got this book free from a Breastfeeding class I took, and have found it to be the most easy to use/read book - especially compared to the other 2 books I actually bought. I feel it is straightforward with facts instead of opinions, and a great reference for when I had some breastfeeding problems and concerns.
One thing not mentioned, and I haven't seen it any other books, is how the number of feedings on average reduces after the first month - and 8 feedings isn't always required.
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