The real strength of this book is the accessibility of the information. A new mother can easily find answers to her questions and concerns within a few minutes. Also, it seems more 'mainstream' than some of the other books on the market, yet presents information on topics such as toddler nursing or co-sleeping in a non-threatening way. --Doula Magazine
This is an excellent book, particularly for first-time nursers. You know how they say the most important thing about nursing is relaxing? Well, it would be impossible to read this book and have an anxiety attack at the same time. The tone is very reassuring, the chapters well organized. The book is thorough-- and never gets on the breast-or-bust bandwagon. --Parenting
[Kathleen Huggins]'s reassuring, practical suggestions make this book an excellent informational companion. --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
For more than 25 years, Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., has dedicated her medical career to helping mothers prepare and care for their newborn babies. Along the way, she has co-authored Nursing Mother, Working Mother
, 25 Things Every Nursing Mother Needs to Know
, and The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning
. A registered nurse, Huggins spent two decades as a perinatal clinical specialist and lactation consultant at San Luis Obispo General Hospital in California. During this time she co-directed the Breastfeeding Warmline, a telephone counseling service for nursing mothers. Huggins is now the owner of the maternity shop Simply Mama in San Luis Obispo, California.