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The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I call it my user's manual

This was a gift when I was pregnant with my first child and has become my go-to-gift for all I know who are expecting. Even if you choose not to nurse, there are countless pieces of information in this book which helped me feel prepared for motherhood. Once the baby was...
This was a gift when I was pregnant with my first child and has become my go-to-gift for all I know who are expecting. Even if you choose not to nurse, there are countless pieces of information in this book which helped me feel prepared for motherhood. Once the baby was here, it served as a quick and useful resource for numerous questions and was a gentle motivator and nerve-relaxer in some difficult moments. I love the calm tone of this book and the encouragement to feel the beauty of this special time and relationship.

posted by Meg77 on February 20, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Not what was expected

I would not recommend this book if you are looking specifically for information on breastfeeding techniques and problems you may have while breastfeeding. The bulk of the book is La Leche League's opinion on childbirth and childrearing--including having a completely nat...
I would not recommend this book if you are looking specifically for information on breastfeeding techniques and problems you may have while breastfeeding. The bulk of the book is La Leche League's opinion on childbirth and childrearing--including having a completely natural birth, whether a mom should work, how to discipline without spanking, and nutrition for the whole family. The actual information on breastfeeding took up perhaps a quarter of the book. I found the small breastfeeding section in 'What to Expect the First Year' to be much more informative than this entire book. Buy this book only if you want to learn more about the La Leche League and want their view on childbirth and childrearing. I would strongly recommend a different book if you simply want specific information on breastfeeding.

posted by Anonymous on December 15, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2004

    Don't read this book if you want your baby to be selfish and to consume your life

    The main thing I didn't like, was it basically says the baby is more important than the other family members when it's time to feed. Take only the breastfeeding tips and throw everythingelse out. Someone gave me the book with my 1st child and I read it and threw it away. My 4th child is 9 mo. old now and I still feel the same way about it. The truth is, it's OK, to let baby cry for a few minutes to take care of husband and other children. Feeding on demand is unhealthy in an emotional way for the baby and the mother and the rest of the family. I recommend a wonderful book that balances family and baby and also has great breastfeeding guidance and feeding/sleep schedule. I know soooo many people who have followed this book and rave about how much easier it makes family life and how much happier everyone is. You teach the baby when it's time to eat/sleep - not the other way around. Read 'On Becoming BabyWise' by Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam, M.D.

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    Posted January 2, 2009

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