Breastfeeding For Dummies


Gain confidence and enjoy breastfeeding

Get physically and mentally ready to breastfeed your baby

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Gain confidence and enjoy breastfeeding

Get physically and mentally ready to breastfeed your baby

This easy-to-follow guide, written by two maternal/ child health experts, provides practical, reassuring advice on everything from making preparations at home and starting to breastfeed at the hospital to breastfeeding while working and weaning.

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:
* Tell if your baby is getting enough milk
* Care for your breasts and nipples
* Solve breastfeeding problems
* Nurse two children at a time
* Breastfeed outside the home

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Editorial Reviews

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“…will guide you from first latch-on through weaning…” (Shape Fit Pregnancy, October 2004)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764544811
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/2/2004
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 761,530
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Perkins, RN, coauthor of Fertility For Dummies, has morethan two decades of experience in maternal/child health.

Carol Vannais, RN, educates parents-to-be in the benefits ofbreastfeeding.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Ready to Breastfeed.

Chapter 1: Deciding to Breastfeed.

Chapter 2: The Advantages of Breastfeeding.

Chapter 3: Is Breastfeeding Always Best?

Chapter 4: Preparing Physically and Mentally forBreastfeeding.

Chapter 5: Setting Up and Stocking Your Breastfeeding Space.

Part II: Putting Breastfeeding into Action.

Chapter 6: At the Hospital: Beginning to Breastfeed.

Chapter 7: At Home: Establishing the Breastfeeding Habit.

Chapter 8: Coping with Early Breastfeeding Problems.

Chapter 9: Breastfeeding in Special Circumstances.

Part III: Growing with Your Baby.

Chapter 10: Breastfeeding Through Different Ages and Stages.

Chapter 11: You and Your Spouse: Being a BreastfeedingCouple.

Chapter 12: Weaning the Baby.

Part IV: Breastfeeding in the Real World.

Chapter 13: Breastfeeding and the Working Mom.

Chapter 14: Balancing Breastfeeding and the Rest of YourLife.

Chapter 15: Upholding Your Legal Right to Breastfeed.

Chapter 16: Breastfeeding and Your Next Pregnancy.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: (Almost) Ten Little Things That Make BreastfeedingMore Fun.

Chapter 18: Ten Resources for Breastfeeding.

Chapter 19: Ten Breastfeeding Wives’ Tales.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2005

    Fantastic Book

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who is considering breastfeeding. I am still breastfeeding my 3 month old son and use this book as a guideline for any new questions that may arise. I am also giving this book to any future mothers as a shower present.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2004

    Everything You Need to Know...

    This book is packed full of everything you need to know about breastfeeding. Even better, the information is easy to find, which as any new mom will tell you, is essential those first hectic weeks and throughout a baby¿s infancy. Before giving the book to a friend who¿s expecting, I wanted to make sure it would stand up to any question she would have and situation she might encounter. So I thought back to my own experiences, first with my daughter, then with my twin boys. Every doubt I had, every challenge I faced, I found easily in the index, the nicely outlined contents, or by flipping through the pages. The fact that this book is written by practicing RNs who have been in maternity for a number of years should be a great comfort to any breastfeeding mom. I especially like the sidebars in the grey boxes, many of them with personal tidbits from the co- authors¿ own breastfeeding experiences. Reading them, I found myself remembering the joys and challenges of nursing my babies. I wish this book had been available to me. I will happily pass it along to my friend and recommend it to other moms.

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