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"I recommend this groundbreaking book to all my clients."
—Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC



"I fell in love with this book; every page is a jewel. It simply ‘delivers’ what every mother needs—the natural laws to build a breastfeeding relationship. Understanding the first forty days has changed the way I talk to new parents and teach breastfeeding supporters. Finally, here is a book that talks about breastfeeding without all the rules. This book lives in my bag to share with everyone!"
—Carrie Finger, BFA, IBCLC, LCCE, lactation program director at Aviva Institute

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In this second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple, two breastfeeding specialists explain the seven natural laws of breastfeeding that can help new mothers breastfeed successfully and easily.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; Second Edition edition (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572248610
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572248618
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Joshie's Mommie on July 13, 2012
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This book was an AWESOME READ! I struggled to nurse with my first son because he had a poor latch and was a VERY slow eater - 45 mins+ at each feeding! (Try doing that every 2 hours and you get NOTHING else done in life!) I ended up pumping exclusively for 9 months and it about wore me out. I was a slave to that pump and to the clock!

When I got pregnant again 5 yrs later I was determined to better educate myself about nursing so I could slam dunk the nursing experience with my new baby. I came across this book and read it cover to cover. Within the first 2 chapters I found out I was doing at least 3 things WRONG in nursing my first son! Let me tell you... this book was a GOD SEND and a huge eye opener. This book had a TON of information in it. My 2nd son is now 8.5 mos old and is a nursing champ! I also started taking Fenugreek daily (2 pills in AM and 2 in PM) from the first week I was home from the hospital. Let me tell you - I am a milk making machine!!! I have about a 4-5 month supply in a deep freezer and most of that came from the extra milk I pumped AFTER NURSINGS. I think because I educated myself and understood the milk making process, how to latch appropriately, how to position myself to be comfortable, etc, I could relax, take it easy and enjoy my nursing relationship with my son.... thus making more milk. It was also a great reference tool many times in the first several months.

Nursing is certainly NOT easy for everyone. And it is a huge committment no matter who you are. (I stuggled with the latch with my 2nd son for several weeks. But, I didn't give up & I consulted a professional who helped me fix the problem quickly!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By marta on January 30, 2012
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I found this book to be very informative and wish I would have read it before giving birth so that I would have been armed with information before the stress of a new baby took over. Breastfeeding was very difficult for me and still is (6 months in). The book helped me understand the basics of BFing. I liked that it gave more scientific explanatations and quoted studies etc instead of anecdotal evidence in the LLL- Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (which is also good to have on hand, but made me feel terribly guilty that things weren't working out perfectly). This book is simple, short and helped a great deal.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By CCB12 on September 25, 2012
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This book is the reason I am successfully breastfeeding my baby now. I got it from the library, but had to buy it to refer back to. I would suggest buying a copy so you can mark pages and highlight things. I read it while pregnant and needed the info when the baby was born. Such good advice! I didn't have success bf'ing my first child. Part of that was because of bad advice from nurses in the hospital and no support (except from my husband who couldn't help). I gave up too early. Reading this book made the biggest difference the second time around. I still had hurdles but thanks to this book it's going great now, bf'ing is SO MUCH more convenient than bottle feeding after you get the hang of it. If you are considering doing any amount of breastfeeding buy this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Reese on February 1, 2014
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This is a good starter book but did not realistically address if you run into problems. If you are planning to nurse it is a good book. If you are nursing and having problems this is not the book for you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JSL on March 12, 2013
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This is a fabulous resource for moms who want to breastfeed. I read it before my son's birth and used it as a guide afterward. It's got great advice for pumping too if you're going back to work - the other top book is pretty judgmental about moms who aren't going to stay at home.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Harris on September 17, 2013
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Here's my impression of negative reviews of this book: "I got this book about breastfeeding because I am intent on breastfeeding and now I'm upset and offended because this book about breastfeeding presents evidence-based and well-founded research and facts about breastfeeding."

Yawn. If you're the type to get your feelings hurt at the dreaded 3-word cliche (breast is best), this book may not be for you. Ok, it's definitely not for you. The first chapter alone shares studies and research that I assumed were intended to encourage you in your determination to breastfeed, but for some women it apparently alternately offends and insults.

I'll give you a piece of advice, from one mom to another:
This book has some REALLY interesting information. I'm currently breastfeeding my second baby, reading this book for a workshop, and I have been just bursting at the seams to talk about what I'm learning while reading. The "left vs. right brain" analogies in the first chapter were so cool that I called my husband into the room to chat his head off about it (he was thrilled). So if you want to try this book but you're sensitive, do this: completely blow past the introduction and go straight to the "laws" of breastfeeding. The information presented is just too valuable to skip because of a 10-page introduction.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kel2001 on February 26, 2014
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I bought this book based on a recommemdation from my OB when I said I planned to breastfeed. As a working professional with a science background, I have to say the writer spends more time trying to make a case for breastfeeding (through a very one-sided look at research articles) than getting down to the reason I bought the book--to learn how to breastfeed effectively. Second, the organization of the book is not great and only at the very end does it address a fairly salient point for working women--dealing with pumping milk and maintaining production when not able to exclusively breastfeed. The overall tone of the book is pretty sappy/touchy feely and clearly written by advocates of attachment parenting techniques. So if you're not into those things (like me), you'll probably find this to be an annoying read. All that said, the "Laws of Breastfeeding" are still quite useful, as are the sections on solving common problems, so this book will still make a decent breastfeeding reference.
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