The Breastfeeding Cafe: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, and Secrets of Nursing

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"This book should be a gift at every baby shower. Dr. Behrmann's wisdom, warmth, and information are heartwarming, reassuring, and practical."
---Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

"The Breastfeeding Cafe will become the book of choice for nursing mothers, and for anyone who wants to learn about the awesome experience of breastfeeding for mothers and their babies."
-Marilyn Yalom, ...

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Overview


"This book should be a gift at every baby shower. Dr. Behrmann's wisdom, warmth, and information are heartwarming, reassuring, and practical."
---Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

"The Breastfeeding Cafe will become the book of choice for nursing mothers, and for anyone who wants to learn about the awesome experience of breastfeeding for mothers and their babies."
-Marilyn Yalom, author of History of the Breast and History of the Wife

"A fascinating mixture of storytelling and information, The Breastfeeding Café wisely and honestly explores the history, culture, and realities of breastfeeding. An inspiring, supportive, and influential book."
-Penny Simkin, co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide

"Here at long last is a guided tour of women's actual experiences with breastfeeding. The Breastfeeding Café offers clinicians invaluable insights, and new mothers-whatever their backgrounds-will find in its pages their own place on the bell curve of the human experience that is breastfeeding."
-Diane Wiessinger, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

This candid collection of real breastfeeding stories takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the full range of emotions and circumstances that make up the nursing experience.

Compelling, moving, and diverse, the stories in The Breastfeeding Café---from women all over the country---reveal the nursing relationship in all its complexity and seek to create a culture in which breastfeeding women are visible, accepted, and valued.

The Breastfeeding Café isn't a how-to manual on breastfeeding; instead, it offers a thoughtful forum for women to share their experiences with others. Approaching nursing as a feminist issue and one that is very important to child rearing, the book embraces the wide spectrum of women's experiences breastfeeding their children. Organized thematically and framed within a social and cultural context by a sociologist and former nursing mother of two, The Breastfeeding Café moves the subject of women nursing their children out from behind closed doors. A must-read for clinicians, breastfeeding consultants, and both new and expectant mothers who are curious about the nursing experience in all its variety.

Approved for use in La Leche League International Group Libraries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472068753
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 2/21/2005
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to the breastfeeding cafe 1
1 A legacy from the past 5
2 Welcome to motherhood 24
3 No mother is an island 60
4 Becoming wiser 90
5 A balancing act 124
6 Doing it all 157
7 An embodied relationship 187
8 Finding strength 224
9 Moving on and letting go 257
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2005

    Wow! A must read for EVERY Mom or Mom-to-be...

    I LOVED this book! I literally could not put it down. I laughed hysterically at some of the stories, I cried uncontrollably at others. This is an awesome book for all pregnant women to get a special look at real women's breastfeeding experiences. It is also perfect for all Moms who have breastfed or who weren't able to...it is just an all around great book for any Mom. I got insight into ways of remembering my nursing experience and I am inspired to make a difference in our breastfeeding culture. I loved reading all the stories and it is nice to know that everything I have thought or experienced while breastfeeding has also been thought or experienced by many other women. I hope that Barbara writes some other books soon. She is a wonderful author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2005

    Great book

    I loved this book. It made me laugh and it made me cry. I didn't even think I wanted to read a book on breastfeeding, but I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. I will never regret the hours of breastfeeding that went into mothering my children and it makes me happy that Barbara Behrmann is helping other moms make the decision to nurse their children.

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