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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Corona Pub Co; Revised edition (November 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0931722365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0931722363
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,407,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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100 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Elly on December 28, 2001
Format: Paperback
As a professional writer and editor, I know how much work it is to write a book -- so I hate to say "This is a lousy book" when the author has obviously made an honest effort to share her knowledge in writing. That said, I'll go ahead and say "This is a lousy book." Maybe it was once the best book on adoptive breastfeeding because it was the only book on adoptive breastfeeding, but now there are better -- much better -- sources of information for women who want to breastfeed their adopted babies.
Briefly, what's wrong with this book? It's so poorly written that it's often hard to tell what the author is trying to say. It seems to draw primariy from the author's personal experiences with adoptive breastfeeding; it certainly doesn't present the wide range of women's experiences (both positive experiences and problems/solutions) in nursing adopted babies. The information on drugs and hormones for inducing lactation is out-of-date, negative, and discouraging. In the chapter on nursing supplementers, both the Medela SNS and the Lact-Aid are mentioned, but all the information and instructions given are actually about the SNS (and the author doesn't tell you this) -- though the Lact-Aid is a much better supplementer than the SNS (just ask adoptive moms who've tried both).
I breastfed my first adopted baby and am preparing to breastfeed my second, so from somebody who's "been there" -- Here's what you need for the best adoptive breastfeeding experience: (1) A well-researched program of hormones etc. to "get your breasts in gear" so you can make lots of milk for your baby. Best information is found on the "four friends" adoptive breastfeeding website. (Read this now, even if your baby is months away.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 19, 1999
Format: Paperback
As an adoptive parent who nursed her newborn, I have looked everywhere for any information on it. I was sorely disappointed in the lack of information and support that I was able to find on adoptive breastfeeding...until I got this book. As a childbirth educator and doula, I do volenteer work for a shelter in which I deal with adoption quite a lot...I recommend this book whenever I work with an adoptive parent wanting to nurse her baby. This is the best book on adoptive breastfeeding that I am aware of. --Stephanie Soderblom CD(DONA) ICD
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11 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "possum5" on January 12, 2001
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This is an excellent book that covers many different areas of breastfeeding the adopted baby. Although I have decided not to do so, this book would really help someone who chooses to breastfeed. It would even be a good book for anyone that is having trouble breastfeeding their biological child. It does seem a little repetitive and disorganized, but that is minor compared with the fact that it is a much-needed resource!
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3 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 8, 1999
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informative and educational book
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0 of 21 people found the following review helpful By karen in milford on February 8, 2008
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Let's take lots of hormones so we can breast feed our baby hormones. Gee, that sounds like a great idea to me! Why must adoptive parents feel guilty about not breast feeding (or any mother for that matter). Are there serious, large, long term studies that show that breast fed babies are happier, healthier, thinner, smarter and richer than their bottle fed counterparts and is it the ONLY determining factor?
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