The Nursing Mother's Companionby Kathleen Huggins, Susan Aldridge (Illustrator)
With more than 500,000 copies sold in earlier editions, "The Nursing Mother's Companion" is the most widely recommended resource for breastfeeding women. 40 photos. 60 line drawings.
The real strength of this book is the accessibility of the information. A new mother can easily find answers to her questions and concerns within a few minutes. Also, it seems more 'mainstream' than some of the other books on the market, yet presents information on topics such as toddler nursing or co-sleeping in a non-threatening way. --Doula Magazine
This is an excellent book, particularly for first-time nursers. You know how they say the most important thing about nursing is relaxing? Well, it would be impossible to read this book and have an anxiety attack at the same time. The tone is very reassuring, the chapters well organized. The book is thorough-- and never gets on the breast-or-bust bandwagon. --Parenting
[Kathleen Huggins]'s reassuring, practical suggestions make this book an excellent informational companion. --Publishers Weekly
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I was given about 6 books on nursing - of them all, this one is the best for two reasons. 1. It's comprehensive and easy to follow. Every 'how to' and every possible issue, concern, or problem is here. It's easily referenced. Some of the photos & drawings are dated, but still applicable. (Clothing styles may change, but the rest doesn't.) 2. It's balanced. By that I mean that it doesn't harp on why one should nurse. Some other books are more about selling nursing than telling about it. This doesn't promise a picnic; it shows you why it's worth it and how to deal with what might come up along the way.
This book was a phenomenal reference!! I used it while nursing each of my 2 kids...and I thought I'd automatically be an expert the second time 'round...not so. It's a book you can reference and read a section at a time. You don't have to read this one cover to cover before beginning. It has countless helpful techniques, is honest in its presentation, and is a simple straight-forward read.
I enjoyed this book. When I had questions, I was easily able to find answers. As a first time nursing mother, it was comforting to find answers to my questions.
I loved this book! I referred to this book with both my babies, a lot. I also buy this book as gifts for all the baby showers I attend. Also took a breastfeeding class by Kathleen which was very helpful, she's very knowledgeable in the subject.
Love this book & all of the things it covers. Such a complete book about breastfeeding & the how to's & problems & so on. I had an old one that I loaned out so much that I am now buying a new one to replace it. I refer to it all the time when friends call me for advice.
I would recommend this to any nursing mother. I bought the book and had it memorized by the time my daughter came into this world. I had a lot of questions, and it always had the answers. I never had to go digging around for another book because it didn't have what was looking for.