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So That's What They're For!: The Definitive Breastfeeding Guide

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The Critics Love So That's What They're For!

"A practical, light-hearted, and humorous look at breastfeeding...that's full of factual information and down-to-earth answers to the universal questions all breastfeeding mothers have." --La Leche League

"This light-hearted approach to a truly serious subject offers a healthy mix of medical fact and hearty humor, and is a must for all moms." --Dr. Dean Edell, nationally syndicated radio/television talk show host

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Overview


The Critics Love So That's What They're For!

"A practical, light-hearted, and humorous look at breastfeeding...that's full of factual information and down-to-earth answers to the universal questions all breastfeeding mothers have." --La Leche League

"This light-hearted approach to a truly serious subject offers a healthy mix of medical fact and hearty humor, and is a must for all moms." --Dr. Dean Edell, nationally syndicated radio/television talk show host

"BEST PICKS: Best breastfeeding book out there for new moms." --Parent Soup

"Janet Tamaro has produced a humorous, informative, concise, affordable, fun-to-read book on the joys and trials of breastfeeding." --The Journal of Perinatal Education

"So That's What They're For! lends support and encouragement to those wondering whether they should try breastfeeding, for pregnant women who are sure they will breastfeed, and for new moms who are having trouble an are considering stopping." --Natural Health and Alternative Medicine Newsletter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593372859
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 254,508
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Tamaro became a certified lactation educator after her first daughter was born. She is a television correspondent, reporter, and author. She has worked for ABC News, Fox, and KingWorld Productions. Ms. Tamaro lives with her family, including two beautiful daughters, in Los Angeles, CA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2008

    The BEST book on breastfeeding

    This book tells you absolutely everything you need to know to have a successful breastfeeding experience. I read this book before I had my baby and when the lactation consultant came to my hospital room after the birth of my dauther to help me with one of my first few feedings I already knew everything she was telling me due to having read this book. It is an easy, quick read and filled with so much imiportant information. A must buy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book has some helpful information and some tips on how to handle problems that may arise, but it's often opinionated rather than fact-based. And when stating facts some of them were not true--i.e. the risk of SIDS INCREASES with cobedding, not decreases as stated--see recent AAP recommendations and the SIDS Alliance for details--, cleft palate is a pharyngeal arch defect and has NOTHING to do with the neural tube--that forms the brain & spinal cord--, and a few other misinformative statements. Some of the statements directly contradict multiple other sources. Also it seems to applaud states that allow a mom to be out of her seatbelt to breastfeed. This is not something to brag about. A mom in a coma or worse cannot breastfeed, so keep your seatbelt on. Plus, if you are leaning over your child's carseat to feed them while moving and you have an accident, the carseat is not made to hold you up too and will probably not function correctly, putting your child in danger. Pull over and do it right, or pump and feed a bottle while moving. I would recommend other, more comprehensive and less opinionated, books like A Nursing Mother's Companion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2005

    Excellent Book

    I bought and read the first edition because I was looking for information about breastfeeding and because La Leche League recommended it. It adds a bit of humor and ancedotes to an important subject. And, lets face it, when you are talking about a subject such as breastfeeding, you have to look at the lighter side of the subject or else the book would be too dry. I read two other breastfeeding books when I was pregnant with my son, and while they were informative, they were dry and boring. I am buying this copy for my sister-in-law who is pregnant with her first child and I am probably going to read it before giving it to her to see the differences between the two editions. I may buy another copy for myself for when I have my next child. I might have nursed my son for over a year, but by the time I have my next child, I will need the review. Besides, even though breastfeeding is natural, it doesn't always come naturally.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

    a "MUST HAVE" for every new mom

    I was given this book before the birth of my first child. I am now the mom of 4 and still reference it when I am nursing. It is full of helpful information and inspiration, for times when the nursing is a challenge. Tamaro has a great sense of humor so it is really easy and fun to read. I have given this book as a baby shower gift and recommend reading it BEFORE your baby is born. It will help arm you with knowledge of the benefits of breastfeeding and empower you to take charge and seek help from good sources in your nursing journey. Enjoy your baby... they grow SO FAST!

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  • Posted August 2, 2010

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    Good information, a bit of bias...

    It calls itself "The Definitive Breastfeeding Guide", and it certainly is the most thorough, entertaining book on the subject that I've read. It starts out pretty preach-y, and occasionally I feel sorry for women who read it and for whatever reason can't breastfeed. It's like the author thinks you're abusing your child if you don't. It includes diagrams of holds (for baby) and latching, as well as what exactly is happening inside of a lactating woman's breasts. I found the information very helpful when my daughter was born. I was very glad to have read it. If breastfeeding is of interest to you, I recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    Absolutely fantastic book!

    This book is a great gift for new moms. It's very interesting and informative. I read the whole thing in a weekend and learned so much. I cannot recommend this book enough.

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  • Posted February 3, 2010

    Too Preachy

    I had this fantasy of exclusively breastfeeding my twins when I first started out. However, it was not in the cards for me - I barely could produce enough for ONE baby, let alone TWO! And having this book as a reference was a nightmare. It is SO preachy about breastfeeding - the author acts as if formula is the Devil's milk! For that reason, I can't recommend the book - breastfeeding is hard enough without feeling like you're destroying your child by giving him/her formula. While the book is certainly informative, I think another book that is a bit more neutral on the subject of breastfeeding would be appropriate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    Finally a reason to have them around!

    I stumbled upon this book 12 years ago when my daughter was born and I was looking for a self help book on breast feeding. The title caught my eye and I'm so glad it did! I read it in a day and dog eared the pages.

    Over the last two years, I've bought this book for my girlfriends who were about to have a baby and mentioned possibly breast-feeding their child. They all appreciate the book and my wanting to support them in their decision.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2008

    Good Read

    Good read. Has mostly accurate info, some humor to get you through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2007

    You need this book!

    I loved this book! My baby days are officially over- 3,5&7 years old now- but I have recommended this book to every friend having a baby. It is the best book I have read on breastfeeding- and I have read many. It gives moms all they need to know about successful nursing without being 'comado' The light humor is refreshing it's like having a best friend in book form. You need this book if you are considering breastfeeding your baby!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2006

    Awesome!

    This is a must for mothers who are considering breastfeeding. Lots of information and great ideas. Questions are answered with lots of humor. Not a lot of technical jargon and such - just simply 'woman to woman'. It prepared me for the ups and downs of breasfeeding and I knew what to expect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2006

    Best breast feeding book ever!

    I loved this hysterical book. Notonly wa sit funny but informative without being preachy! It did not make you feel that youwould be a bad mother if you did not nurse. It gave you the facts, straight up without judging you. Beside, it was hilarious!

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