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The Complete Book of Breastfeeding: Revised Edition Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 1999
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"Breast may be best, but it doesn't always come naturally. Your odds for success can be significantly increased by the practical advice in, and warm support of, this valuable book."
--Arlene Eisenberg and Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff, authors of What to Expect When You're Expecting
"A skillful blend of professional expertise and practical advice."
--Betty L. Crase, IBCLC, former Director of the Center
for Breastfeeding Information, La Leche League International
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The classic guide to breastfeeding, now updated for another generation of mothers
This totally revised third edition of The Complete Book of Breastfeeding provides everything you need to know to make nursing your baby a deeply rewarding experience. Dr. Marvin Eiger, a nationally known pediatrician and breastfeeding authority, and Sally Wendkos Olds, an award-winning medical writer who nursed her own three children, provide the latest information on:
The new breastfeeding guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Proven new health benefits of breastfeeding--for mother and baby
What to do before the baby arrives
Sexuality during the nursing period
Breastfeeding and the working mother
Expressing and pumping milk--a complete step-by-step guide
How to build a support system including your husband, family, friends, and other nursing mothers--and when to seek help from a lactation expert
Expert advice on positioning the baby, night feedings, drugs to avoid while nursing, nutrition, weaning, exercise, weight loss, a special section for dad, and much more
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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.