Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeedingby Marianne Neifert
In Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding, Marianne Neifert, MD, one of America’s leading pediatricians and a nationally recognized lactation consultant, gives nursing mothers all the advice they need to breastfeed their babies successfully. Distilled from Dr. Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding, this is the most up-to-date,/i>/i>… See more details below
In Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding, Marianne Neifert, MD, one of America’s leading pediatricians and a nationally recognized lactation consultant, gives nursing mothers all the advice they need to breastfeed their babies successfully. Distilled from Dr. Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding, this is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and effective book on the subject. Neifert has spent the last 25 years addressing the situations that nursing mothers routinely encounter; her sound, reassuring, and practical advice makes this a must-have for all new moms and mothers-to-be.
Well-known pediatrician Neifert (Dr. Mom's Guide to Breastfeeding; Dr. Mom's Prescription for Preschoolers) covers breast-feeding basics, from preparing before birth through the early weeks of parenthood. In sub-sequent chapters, she provides information on expressing milk, coping with common problems, breast-feeding while working (an especially well-done section), and breastfeeding in special situations (e.g., illnesses in mother and baby, birth defects, breast-feeding multiples). The author combines detailed, readable medical explanations with practical tips for success and addresses potential challenges honestly rather than glossing over them with bland reassurances. Each chapter seems designed to stand alone, making it easy for time-pressed mothers to find the information they need without reading the entire book. VERDICT New moms can find lots of literature on breast-feeding, but often it is too general or too judgmental to be useful. Neifert, however, provides medically sound information to help women breast-feed successfully, as well as clear but gentle and supportive encouragement to breastfeed. Highly recommended for all new and expecting parents considering breast-feeding. (Illustrations and index not seen.)—Janet A. Crum, Oregon Health & Science Univ. Lib., Portland
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