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

From the Publisher
"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: 62,126
  • 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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2009

    Erin G. - Illinois

    As I prepared to welcome my first child, I knew I wanted to nurse him for at least a year. The health and bonding benefits are just unbeatable. However, I knew very little about what to expect, and I got so many different answers when I asked. I read this book in my 9th month of pregnancy, was blessed with a healthy baby boy, and I then proceeded to successfully nurse him for a full year, even after going back to work 3 days a week when he was 3 months old. If I had not read this book, I honestly believe I would not have been as successful as I was. This book provided information, but more than that, it provided peace of mind. I have since recommended it to all of my friends who are expanding (or planning to expand) their families.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent & Informative Book on Breastfeeding

    I think this is the only book you need if you want to read about breastfeeding. It explains the nature of babies and breastfeeding, and the value, not only of breastmilk for babies, but the whole nursing process. It also explains the practical side of breastfeeding, including how to do it and how to handle problems associated with it. (There is a chapter in the back dedicated to issues such as low milk production, mastitis, poor latch, etc.) That said, it is very much pro-breastfeeding/anti-formula, so if you plan on feeding your child formula, you might feel a bit slighted when reading this since the authors make no bones about their feelings on that subject. Still, I found this to be an easy read and an inspirational one which cemented my commitment to nursing my child exclusively.

    1 out of 1 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    The best breastfeeding book I read. It answered multiple questio

    The best breastfeeding book I read. It answered multiple questions and got me through the initial difficulties I had. I successfully breastfed for 15 months and do not believe it would have been possible with out the help of this book.

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  • Posted October 11, 2010

    Breastfeeding Bible!!!

    I call this book my breastfeeding bible because that's exactly what it has been for me. As recommended, I started reading the book before giving birth - if you are still pregnant, definitely do that. It gives you so many useful recommendations on effective breastfeeding and keeping your milk supply high - and it all starts with the first hour your baby is born and the first few days in the hospital. I followed all recommendations and my milk supply is great and we haven't had any nursing issues so far (my baby is 2 months old now). It also gives you great recommendations on what to you when you're experiencing engorgement and how to prevent mastitis. It's a fantastic, easy to read book, which approaches breastfeeding as a very normal and natural thing. I exclusively breastfeed my baby and I am planning to do so until my baby is 6 months old - that's when I want to introduce solid foods to him. However, I want to breastfeed for one year, at least. If your goals are similar, then sufficient milk supply and problem-free breastfeeding is essential. This book will help you reach your goals. Highly recommend.

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  • Posted July 1, 2010

    every new mom should have this

    I'm a fourth time mom and this time I wanted to get it right. I began reading this book during my pregnancy and I knew this time would be different. At the hospital I met with a lactation specialist and everything she was telling me I had read in this book. I think this is an incredible tool that every new mom should have. I gave the book to my sister, who was also pregnant at the time, and she loved it as well. I continue to recommend to all of my pregnant friends as this will broaden their knowledge and expectations of what is to come through this beautiful journey with your new child.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    I only wish I'd read it sooner!

    This book is simply wonderful! My experience with breastfeeding my son has been very fulfilling for us both and I don't have too many complaints. That said, I still wish very much that I had read this book before he was born. It is so supportive and informative. It makes you realize what an ingrained, natural, and IMPORTANT thing is it too feed your child the way nature has always intended. I had no idea there was so much research into this topic and this book presents it in a very easy to understand and useful way. It makes me look forward to my next experience with nursing. I know it will help my next child and I have an amazing start, middle and end to our breastfeeding relationship.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Inspirational and Informative

    This book gives a lot of great information about breastfeeding including tips and techniques. The authors inspired me to not only "try" nursing my baby for a few months but to see it as a way to provide the perfect nutrition to my infant. I used to advice in the book to help troubleshoot some problem areas and was so pleased with the results! And with the support of the resources I found through this book I feel confident that I will be able to achieve my long term nursing goals. I began working with a lactation consultant who said she wishes all of her clients would rad this book. It gets right to the point of how and why to nurse and how to overcome challenges along the way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    Great Book

    This is a simple and informative book. I bought it in preparation for breastfeeding and thought highly of it, which has not changed as I have begun working in a clinical setting helping others to breastfeed. Basic language, short chapters. Worth the time!

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