- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 4 edition (September 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780761151135
- ISBN-13: 978-0761151135
- ASIN: 0761151133
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 94 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, 4th edition: The Classic Guide Paperback – September 2, 2010
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With her husband, David Marks, MD, Dr. Marks coauthored The Headache Prevention Cookbook: Eating Right to Prevent Migraines and Other Headaches. She is the Medical Advisor to the Weston (Connecticut) School District and is on the Pediatric Executive Committee of Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Marks is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’s Section on Breastfeeding Medicine, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and La Leche League International.
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Bottom line: if you are a nursing mother who likes to read and you want a breastfeeding resource for your library, go ahead and buy this book. I don't think you will regret it. It is well-written and has been recently updated. You just need to realize that for some issues, you'll get better info elsewhere.
The Complete Book of Breastfeeding offered all the support that I couldn't get from others. It even has a chapter for the father of the baby, so that he can better understand your decision to breastfeed, and what he can do to help you and how he can bond w/ baby.
This book also offers advice on how to handle those who tell you that a mother's milk is not sufficient for providing enough nutrition for your baby.
With help from this book, I was able to learn how to build up my milk supply and keep it up after going back to work. It also gave me the nerve to talk w/ my boss about breastfeeding issues and ask for permission to take a longer bathroom break then usual in order to pump milk for my baby for the next day.
There is an excellent section in here that tells you when it's safe to nurse if you're sick, and what medications are OK to take while nursing.
If you are determined to nurse your baby, to continue breastfeeding after returning to work, or just need information while you're nursing, this book is an excellent choice in helping you prepare for every situation that arrives.