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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.

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Overview

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.

"Ranked by Lamaze International as one of the ten most important books for new parents, this completely revised edition is full of practical advice and wisdom...a book mothers can rely on and trust."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Most books about breastfeeding are heavy on nursing's mystical rewards and light on actual technique. Huggins, a maternal nurse and professional lactation consultant, corrects the imbalance with a lucid, trouble-shooting guide, in which she points out that while nursing is unquestionably the healthiest, most natural way to feed babies, it is not always blissful for the mother. The author tackles various common and uncommon complaints about breastfeeding from inadequate milk supply, breast pain, engorgement and fussy babies to infections, allergies and breast-milk jaundice that could affect the child. In a chapter on nursing mothers who work outside of the home, Huggins offers an instructive review of breast pumps. Her reassuring, practical suggestions make this book an excellent informational companion. February
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Intended as a practical manual, this book combines specific advice with frequent, clear, and informative illustrations. Huggins, a lactation professional and nurse, treats in detail the preparations to be made during pregnancy and the first two months of nursing. She also briefly discusses the later stages of breastfeeding and weaning. While this edition is little changed from the original ( LJ 3/1/86), her short chapter on working women includes an updated list of breast pumps and ordering information. The book's clunky format features a repetitious ``Survival Guide'' section for each chapter. The bibliography appears to be dated and unchanged. The exhaustive appendix on the safety of drugs during nursing is poorly indexed with blind cross-references and difficult to use. Nonetheless, the comprehensive list of drugs alone makes this book a candidate for most public libraries.-- Elizabeth Fielder Olson, Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield, N.J.
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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558320260
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/10/1990
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 224

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction 1
1 Looking Forward: Preparation during Pregnancy 9
2 Off to a Good Start: The First Week 25
3 Special Mothers, Special Babies 75
4 The Learning Period: The First Two Months 99
5 Traveling Together, Being Apart 137
6 The Reward Period: From Two to Six Months 157
7 Nursing the Older Baby and Toddler 173
Appendix A: Resources for Nursing Mothers 195
Appendix B: Determining Babies' Milk Needs during the First Six Weeks 200
Appendix C: The Safety of Drugs during Breastfeeding 203
Selected References 228
Suggested Supplementary Reading 231
Index 233
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