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The Nursing Mother's Companion: Revised Edition Paperback – Deluxe Edition, March 1, 2005
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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
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A delightful, beautifully illustrated, and thoroughly practical book. Sheila Kitzinger, author of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth
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When my son was born via C-section, the book had tips on positioning for successful breastfeeding. He was also born "tongue-tied"...again the book addressed this issue. There is a section on breastfeeding an adopted baby or baby born to a surrogate which would be informative to women who this applies to. The book is well organized in a chronological order from the prenatal period to nursing an older child and eventual weaning. There is an in depth section on medications and herbal drugs and their safety during lactation. This book is just so helpful to me, and I can't imagine a better book on this topic out there.. I agree with the previous posters that this is the Nursing Mother's Bible.
I also took a breastfeeding class at my hospital before my daughter arrived -- I'd highly recommend a class and this book, they were a winning combination for me. We are still nursing at 11 months.