About the Author
Kathleen Huggins is the author of The Nursing Mother s Companion, which is in its 5th edition For more than twenty-five years, Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., has dedicated her medical career to helping mothers care more effectively for their newborn babies. A registered nurse with an M.A. in perinatal care from the University of California at San Francisco, Huggins has spent the past two decades as a perinatal clinical specialist and board-certified lactation consultant at San Luis Obispo General Hospital in California. She is also the owner of the maternity store Simply Mama. Jan Ellen Brown, I.B.C.L.C., is a board-certified lactation consultant who, over the past 20 years, has helped countless families meet their breastfeeding goals. A retired La Leche leader and mother of two daughters, she gives frequent lectures on breastfeeding and parenting issues and practices with a pediatric group. She lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina.