Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers [NOOK Book]

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The Definitive Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it may also be more challenging than you expect. Some mothers encounter doubts and difficulties, from struggling with the first few feedings to finding a gentle and loving way to comfortably wean from the breast.

This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive ...

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Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers

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Overview


The Definitive Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it may also be more challenging than you expect. Some mothers encounter doubts and difficulties, from struggling with the first few feedings to finding a gentle and loving way to comfortably wean from the breast.

This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive resource that takes the mystery out of basic breastfeeding dynamics. Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, weaning difficulties, and every other obstacle that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby.

Breastfeeding Made Simple will help you to:

  • Find comfortable, relaxing breastfeeding positions
  • Establish ample milk production and a satisfying breastfeeding rhythm with your baby
  • Overcome discomfort and mastitis
  • Use a breast pump to express and store milk
  • Easily transition to solid foods
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Editorial Reviews

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"I recommend this groundbreaking book to all my clients."
—Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC

"I fell in love with this book; every page is a jewel. It simply ‘delivers’ what every mother needs—the natural laws to build a breastfeeding relationship. Understanding the first forty days has changed the way I talk to new parents and teach breastfeeding supporters. Finally, here is a book that talks about breastfeeding without all the rules. This book lives in my bag to share with everyone!"
—Carrie Finger, BFA, IBCLC, LCCE, lactation program director at Aviva Institute

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608821754
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 58,757
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, is an international board-certified lactation consultant. She has been an accredited La Leche League leader for more than twenty years and was president of a highly successful Chicago-area private lactation practice for ten years. The material presented in Breastfeeding Made Simple comes from her hands-on work with thousands of mothers. She is currently a lactation education specialist with Hollister, Inc., a medical supply company and maker of the Ameda breast pumps. In this capacity, she travels extensively to provide training to lactation professionals. She is author of the Breastfeeding Answer Book, which has sold more than 100,000 copies and been translated into four languages. She has contributed to Baby Talk magazine and served as editor of New Beginnings, the La Leche League magazine for mothers.


Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, is a health psychologist and international board-certified lactation consultant. She is research associate professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire's Family Research Lab in Durham, NH, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is a La Leche League leader, the La Leche League area professional liaison for Maine and New Hampshire, and chair of the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Taskforce. Kendall-Tackett is author or editor of ten books including The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood, The Well-Ordered Home, The Well-Ordered Office, and Depression in New Mothers.

She has received several awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and most recently, she was named 2003 Distinguished Alumna by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico.


Foreword writer Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, is a pediatrician and author of The Breastfeeding Book of Answers. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto medical school. He started the first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984 and has consulted with UNICEF for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Africa. Newman has practiced as a physician in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Part I: The Laws

Chapter 1: Your Baby's Birth

Chapter 2: The Power of Touch: Why Holding Your Baby Matters

Chapter 3: Getting Comfortable: The Heart of Successful Breastfeeding

Chapter 4: The First Week of Breastfeeding

Chapter 5: How Your Baby Sets Your Milk Production

Chapter 6: Meeting Your Long-Term Breastfeeding Goals

Chapter 7: Weaning Comfortably and Happily

Chapter 8: What Interferes with the Laws

Part II: Applying the Laws

Chapter 9: Daily Life with Your Breastfeeding Baby

Chapter 10: Common Breastfeeding Challenges

Chapter 11: Special Situations: Physical or Health Issues

Epilogue: You're on Your Way

Resources

References

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Should have read this sooner!

    My son was 6 weeks old and breastfeeding was a nightmare! I was crying in pain at every feeding and wanted to give up. I was introduced to this book by a La Leche League leader and it saved me and my son. So many "ah ha" moments and practical things to try. We are still going strong at 6 months now! Highly recommend.

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    recommended

    This book is very very repetitive but in the end that actually helps because your reading the information so much that it sticks so when the time comes to breastfeed you will be able to remember all the tips the book gave. The book is a little boring at first but gets more interesting so give it a chance

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2013

    easy to read, highly informative

    I am working on becoming a doula and certified lactation educator so the list of books I have to read is long. This book was on the list and I really like it and will most likely recommend it to my clients to read. There is lots of great information but it isn't boring. I found myself breezing through the chapters. In my opinion it is a great book for anyone wanting to know more about breastfeeding.

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