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Good Reference, but Slightly Annoying and Poorly Organized
on February 26, 2014
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.