Breast Feeding, Nursing

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Breast Feeding, Nursing

This section contains books on breast-feeding/nursing for new mothers.

The Baby Book : Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears and Martha Sears

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Pediatric specialists and the parents of seven children, William and Martha Sears write from unparalleled professional and personal experience. They emphasize five basic needs of babies--eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort--and provide specific information on the most recent findings regarding treatment of illnesses, infant nutritional requirements, parent-child bonding, and much more. 230 line drawings.

Published January 1993, ISBN: 0316779059
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The Nursing Mother's Companion 4th Edition by Kathleen Huggins

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The International Lactation Consultant Association named Katheleen Huggin's The Nursing Mother's Companion "the best possible choice among breastfeeding guides for prospective mothers." Lamaze International praised it as one of the ten most important books for new parents. This book, which has helped hundreds of thousands of mothers breast feed successfully, has been made even better. In this fully updated edition the growing number of working moms who breast-feed will appreciate the most current information about breast pumps. This edition includes encouraging new information for women who lack the glandular tissue needed to produce milk in the first week, and pharmacist Philip Anderson's appendix on drugs and their safety during breast-feeding has been completely revised. Still full of the practical, problem-solving advice and warm-hearted wisdom it's always contained, The Nursing Mother's Companion is a book moms and healthcare providers can rely upon and trust.

Published April 1999, ISBN: 1558321527
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Nursing Your Baby by Karen Pryor and Gale Pryor

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Women who bought this book had this to say about it:

  • I purchased several books on breastfeeding and found this one the most comprehensive and informative.
  • This is THE Best book for nursing mothers!
  • I've purchased a lot of pregnancy/nursing etc. books - this is one of the best. I recommend it to new mothers!
  • This {book} addressed all my issues and concerns with adequate detail.
  • Practical information on … pumps, going back to work and more.
  • Well written and documented.

Published September 1991, ISBN: 0671745484
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So That's What They're For! : Breastfeeding Basics by Janet Tamaro

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Filling the gap left in a market glutted with dated or dry books on breast-feeding, So That's What They're For! lends support and encouragement to those wondering whether they should try breast-feeding, for pregnant women who are sure they will breast-feed and for new moms who are having trouble and are considering stopping. With hilarious anecdotes and wonderful illustrations, this comprehensive guide offers a supportive, pragmatic view from the real world. Tamaro has integrated all of the newest information on breast-feeding in this updated second edition.

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Published March 1998, ISBN: 1580620418
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The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Gwen Gotsch and Judy Torgus

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This is the 35th-anniversary edition of the big book on breastfeeding, written by the experts at La Leche League International. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is a comprehensive resource guide providing just about everything you need to know about how--and why--to breast-feed your baby. Latch on to this book for step-by-step guides to early months, common concerns, problems, and weaning. Additional sections on general nutrition, sleep issues, going back to work, discipline, and fathering are useful for all breast-feeding mothers.

Published September 1997, ISBN: 0452279089
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