The Nursing Mother's Companion - 6th Edition

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Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother’s Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for 25 years, and is respected and recommended by professionals and well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their ...

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Overview

Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother’s Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for 25 years, and is respected and recommended by professionals and well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between.
 
This fully updated and extensively revised edition provides new information on topics such as:
• Nursing after a cesarean
• How to resume breastfeeding after weaning (relactation)
• Nursing a “near-term” (3–to–5 weeks premature) baby
• Treating postpartum headaches and nausea
• Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression
• Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS
• Introducing solid foods
• Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk
• Reviews of breast pumps
 
Readers will also find Huggins’s indispensable problem-solving “survival guides,” set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining baby’s milk needs in the first six weeks and the safety of various drugs during breast-feeding. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother’s Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558327207
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/16/2010
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 69,879
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Ruth A. Lawrence vi

Preface viii

Introduction 1

1 Looking Forward: Preparations during Pregnancy 10

2 Off to a Good Start: The First Week 36

Survival Guide: The First Week 61

3 Special Mothers, Special Babies 98

4 The Learning Period: The First Two Months 132

Survival Guide: The First Two Months 155

5 Expressing, Storing, and Feeding Breast Milk 192

6 Traveling Together, Being Apart 234

7 The Reward Period: From Two through Six Months 249

Survival Guide: Months Two through Six 259

8 Nursing the Older Baby 265

Survival Guide: Months Six through Twelve 279

9 Nursing the Toddler 286

Appendix A Resources for Nursing Mothers 295

Appendix B Determining Babies' Milk Needs during the First Six Weeks 307

Appendix C The World Health Organization (WHO) Growth Standards 309

Appendix D The Safety of Drugs during Breastfeeding Philip O. Anderson 312

References 341

Suggested Supplemental Reading 348

Index 349

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