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Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A Survival Guide to Successful Breastfeeding While Serving in the Military 1st Edition

5 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0984503940
ISBN-10: 0984503943
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About the Author

Robyn Roche-Paull, BSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC is a United States Navy veteran, and mother of three breastfed children who breastfed while serving in the military. She has helped many active-duty mothers successfully breastfeed their babies while serving in the military as well. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 351 pages
  • Publisher: HALE PUBLISHING; 1 edition (July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984503943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984503940
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #477,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
As the founder and former president of "The Military Writer's Society of America" (MWSA) I have reviewed well over 600 military related books over the last decade. I have never been asked to review any book in that time on "breast-feeding". I wasn't sure therefore how I would be qualified to know what constituted a well written manual for this genre. I did not even know there was a need for one. That I was so ignorant of the need leads me to think that commanders and NCOs of units with breastfeeding mothers in them do not have a clue as to the needs of their women soldiers , sailors, Marines or airmen. In fact, after reading this book ("Breastfeeding In Combat Boots: A Survival Guide to Successful breastfeeding While Serving in the Military" by Robyn Roche-Paull) I realized that we have a crisis need for such books.

I got the education of my life - and can only assume that others will as well. This book is not just for the mothers but should be mandated for all those in leadership positions who really need to know and understand what the issues are. The author relates the problems and cites the regulations and is very specific and practical. It is obvious that this book is well researched and detailed with information for all involved. This is a manual that belongs of the office shelves of all military units. It is long over-due and in today's modern military it is needed and should be required.

For military women having this life situation it is indispensable. The regulations are made clear and one would have to assume that if followed this would advert a lot of potential problems and misunderstanding on both sides of this issue. There is an abundance of great and very practical advice, information and details.
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Format: Paperback
As an Active Duty Navy mom, this book has already proven to be a Godsend. I knew I could breastfeed and pump as per Navy regs, but the question was how could I work it out at work. Most of the people I work with are men and although I don't care about telling them I am going to pump, they might be uncomfortable. This gives me an idea on how to inform them, as well as good ideas on how to fit it into my work day and get my baby to switch between breast and bottle. I recommend it to ANYONE in the military, men and women alike so maybe we can make it easier for other women.
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This book provides very practical and useful information and is written in an easy to read manner. The table of contents is also excellent for easily finding specific information. I highly recommend it for all nursing mothers and especially those in the military. The only downside is that the print is very small which is hard for "grandma eyes" to read without good reading glasses.
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The commitment and grit it takes to breastfeed while on active duty is truly amazing. Robyn Roche-Paull has written a practical, straightforward, and inspiring guide for any military woman who wants to try to breastfeed her child. I especially like that she goes into highly practical detail for a number of situations unique to active duty service. She also takes care to stay away from the "all or nothing" that makes many breastfeeding books come across as judgmental. This book seems like it would also be great for firefighters, law enforcement, EMTs, and the like. Thanks to Robyn, and all the women profiled, for your service.
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If you think you have every breastfeeding manual that you could ever need, you are mistaken. Most books about working and breastfeeding do not apply to mothers who are in the military (or those in similar fields such as EMT or police officer). This book is the perfect manual for military mothers. Each section of the book is carefully and thoroughly researched. In addition to giving the "how to" of making breastfeeding work in a very challenging & difficult work environment, it also provides the regulations for each branch of service to ensure that mothers know their rights. It is clear that the author has spent time ensuring that all the information she provides is up to date and accurate.

I highly recommend this book to mothers and those who are in a position to support the breastfeeding military mother. This information has been needed for a very long time and now we finally have it in a lightweight easy to read book. As a breastfeeding counsellor at a Navy Base, this will be an invaluable resource for me. THANK YOU!
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While certainly geared toward the nursing military mom, this book gives all the information any nursing mom needs, whether working or not. The beginning explains the entire anatomy of nursing which is something every nursing mom should know. I didn't read this till after I had my 3rd child in 2011 and even though I had nursed my first two, I really wish this book had been around then or that I had even read it sooner than I did. Such great information on proper nutrition and needs of a baby that reassure the new mom she is most likely doing it right. The discussion about pumping and challenges in the work place are also awesome. Even outside of the military not everyone has a supportive work environment to pump and this book was just such an inspiration on that it can be done. I highly recommend this to every pregnant women who even thinks they want to nurse their baby.
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