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This special edition coincides with La Leche League's 35th anniversary. Today, with more than 50 percent of new mothers choosing to breastfeed their babies, the need for a practical, confidence-building guide is greater than ever. In addition to being an authoritative text on breastfeeding, this guide offers advice on planning and caring for infants. 80 black-and-white photos.Line draw ings throughout.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Part 1||Planning to Breastfeed||1|
|Chapter 1||Why Choose Breastfeeding?||3|
|A Special Journey|
|Best for Baby--Best for You|
|The Key to Good Mothering|
|Chapter 2||Plans are Underway||17|
|Plans for the Baby's Birth|
|Health Professionals Who Care|
|Preparing to Breastfeed|
|What to Wear--Nursing Fashions|
|Chapter 3||Your Network of Support||33|
|La Leche League Meetings|
|Why Do You Need Support?|
|How Do I Find La Leche League?|
|Part 2||The Early Months||43|
|Chapter 4||Your Baby Arrives||45|
|Baby's First Feeding|
|Breastfeeding in Slow Motion|
|Other Breastfeeding Positions|
|Engorgement--When the Milk "Comes In"|
|How Long to Nurse?|
|Leaving the Hospital|
|Chapter 5||At Home With Your Baby||67|
|Babies Are to Love|
|How Many Times Do I Feed the Baby?|
|Is Baby Getting Enough?|
|Caring for Your Baby|
|Taking Care of Mother|
|Going Out? Take Baby Along|
|Chapter 6||A Time to Learn||91|
|Why Is My Baby Crying?|
|Babies Who Are Colicky|
|Babies, Beds, and Sex|
|Chapter 7||Common Concerns||109|
|Avoiding and Treating Sore Nipples|
|Moist Wound Healing|
|Sore Nipples in Later Months|
|Pumping and Storing Your Milk|
|Breast Problems: Sore Breasts, Plugged Ducts, and Mastitis|
|Breast Lumps and Breast Surgery|
|Is Your Baby Getting Enough Milk?|
|The Baby Who Is Pleasingly Plump|
|Did You Ever Hear of a Nursing Strike?|
|Part 3||Going Back to Work||147|
|Chapter 8||Breastfeeding and Working||149|
|Benefits of Breastfeeding|
|Some Practical Hints|
|Feeding Tips for the Sitter|
|Establish a Routine|
|Who Will Take Care of the Baby?|
|Chapter 9||Making a Choice||167|
|The Mother-Child Relationship|
|Take One Step at a Time|
|Choosing to Stay Home|
|Part 4||Life As a Family||181|
|Chapter 10||The Manly Art of Fathering||183|
|Fathers Get Involved|
|Fathers and Breastfeeding|
|What Can Fathers Do?|
|Husband and Wife--A Parenting Team|
|Chapter 11||Meeting Family Needs||193|
|Housework and a New Baby|
|Time for the Other Little Ones|
|Developing a Parenting Style||193|
|Chapter 12||Nutritional Know-How||205|
|The Basic Approach|
|How to Eat Well|
|Special Hints for Nursing Mothers|
|Weight Loss and Exercise|
|Part 5||As Your Baby Grows||221|
|Chapter 13||Ready for Solids||223|
|Go Slowly at First|
|What Foods to Choose|
|Chapter 14||Weaning Gradually, With Love||233|
|More Than Milk|
|What If I Want to Wean My Baby?|
|Pregnant and Nursing?|
|Chapter 15||Discipline is Loving Guidance||255|
|Setting the Stage|
|Discipline and Punishment|
|Normal Toddler Traits|
|A Look Ahead|
|Part 6||Special Situations||269|
|Chapter 16||Problems at the Beginning||271|
|Breastfeeding after a Cesarean Birth|
|What If Your Baby Is Jaundiced?|
|Hypoglycemia in Newborns|
|If Your Baby Is Premature|
|A Baby with Special Needs|
|The Baby with Down Syndrome|
|A Baby with a Cleft Lip or Palate|
|Cystic Fibrosis and Other Metabolic Conditions|
|When a Baby Dies|
|Chapter 17||When Extra Care is Needed||295|
|Multiple Births--Multiple Blessings|
|Relactation and Induced Lactation|
|If Your Baby Gets Sick|
|Slow Weight Gain|
|What If Mother Is Ill?|
|Medications and Other Substances|
|Mothers with Special Problems|
|Part 7||Why Breast is Best||337|
|Chapter 18||Human Milk for Human Babies||339|
|How Your Baby Grows|
|Unique Milk for a Unique Species|
|Human Milk: An Arsenal Against Illness|
|Nature's Vaccine for the Newborn|
|More Reasons to Breastfeed|
|Chapter 19||How Breastfeeding Affects A Mother||371|
|How the Breast Gives Milk|
|Guaranteed High-Quality Milk|
|Breastfeeding and Your Reproductive Cycle|
|Part 8||Mothers Helping Mothers||389|
|Chapter 20||About La Leche League||391|
|How It All Began|
|How LLL Can Help You|
|About This Book and Its Authors|
|La Leche League's Influence|
|A Final Word--From the Founders|
|Books That We Publish|
|Other Helpful Books|
|Breast Pumps and Other Products|
|Organizations That Offer Support|
|Web Sites That Are Helpful|
|Marmet Technique of Manual Expression|
Posted November 16, 2011
This book is a must for the pregnant woman, new mom or mother intorested in breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a learned skill on behalf of motherand child. to gain insite on the subject is crutial to success. This bookprovides trusted proven information as well as contact information for help and support. Knowing what to expect when choosing to provide you child with natures very best will make the mothers chances of long term success greater. You are your child advicate. This book offers suggestions, tips and helpful credible information to the breastfeeding family. Its a medical world out there and the parents whom desire to approach feeding thier little one the natural way will only benifit from checking this book out. read it before giving birth if possible to be preped for what is to come. Avoid some difficulties by reading ahead even make aconnection with local la leche group for face to face support. u can do it! Jack Newman is another great ref. on the subject!
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Posted April 28, 2013
Posted November 27, 2012
Love the book, lots of really good, useful info backed up by a ton of scholarly research. A lot of criticism for this book centers on the philosophy of La Leche League and sure, it does, because they publish the book. But they also say in the foreword, and through all the chapters, that if something you read in the book doesn't feel right, then it isn't right for you. There's a lot of personal mothering stories which I appreciated and enjoyed for several different approaches to the same issues, like latching on, positions to nurse in, or ways of delivery. Overall, I really enjoyed the book.
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Posted September 11, 2014
Posted August 3, 2014
A must-have book for expecting women and new moms. It provides accurate information and important resources for support. It is extremly helpful for all stages of a breastfeeding journey.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 15, 2012
I buy this book for all my expecting friends! Its a must read for all future moms! Thank you LLL for this wonderful book! Your wisdom and advices made all the difference when I had a second baby! I was breastfeeding until my baby was 1yr and I enjoyed it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 25, 2012
Posted April 17, 2012
I thought I knew all there was to know about breast feeding but this book is positively invaluable. anytime I had a question or second guessed myself there were answers and reassurance in this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 26, 2012
Posted February 3, 2012
As a first time Mom and thus breastfeeder I thought this book was a must have. I've had multiple issues from plugged ducts, using a nipple shield, sore nipples, latch issues, etc., and I found this book helped me every step of the way. It was a great starting point for troubleshooting and offers alternative resources to go to if you need more help. If you are wanting to breastfeed I would definitely pick up a copy of this book. It also has sections for breastfeeding beyond a year, which I think will be really helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 22, 2012
Its the best book I came across about breastfeeding! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing all the knowledge! It made all the difference second time I had a baby!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 15, 2012
Posted November 8, 2011
This book covers it all, from pregnancy to newborn to toddler or earlier weaning. While it does not shy away from breastfeeding research that may be unsettling to some, it accommodates every situation one can think of, from adoptive nursing to emergency deliveries to homebirth to survivors of sexual abuse. I found this book indispensable with the peaceful out-of-hospital birth of my first son, and am finding new use for it in anticipation of the more complex delivery of my second child, who has a fetal cardiac condition and will have special nursing needs.
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Posted August 19, 2011
Absolutely the best breastfeeding book. Beautifully written and does help put words to the art of breastfeeding and mothering. I love this book. Has ever answer to every questions I have asked myself while breastfeeding my baby.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 28, 2011
This book helped me so much, I thought I knew almost all I could know about breast feeding, but this book proved me wrong. I read this book about one month into breastfeeding my son, which was going very well, but this book opened my eyes to a lot of things I was unaware of and answered a lot of questions I had. If you want an educational non-opinionated breastfeeding book, this is it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 22, 2010
Some may call La Leche League a cultic, guilt producing organization of dreamers, so be it. However, others are aware that the seven woman who courageously founded La Leche League tapped into "The Story of Breastfeeding".
What is that? Co-founder Mary Ann Cahill beautifully opens the 8th edition with a hearty "Welcome" describing how "The Story of Breastfeeding" almost ceased to exist.
Thankfully, in July 2010, we now have a book which compels the reader to consider strongly the breastfeeding story. And make it her own.
It is filled with evidence based medicine (and references and websites), mother love and lore, it feels like a nice cup of tea warming shaky hands, ready to clear a muddled mind and make the milk flow.
It is so respectfully written, I find it hard to imagine anyone being upset. After all, the truth about those breasts we women carry on our bodies, ought to be self evident. They were designed to be delightful. nourishing body parts. To whomever partakes.
Yet they are supremely important for a newborn, as well to mommy.
Our entire culture feeds off the breast to this very day. Who can imagine any advertiser in the USA not using it to entice us to want or desire something? So why not a newborn?
Those seeking the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, seek no further. This 8th edition is a gem, a sisterly hug from around the world.
Posted July 16, 2010
Beware reviews from previous editions of this book. This is regarding the July 2010 edition. I consider myself pretty up-to-date on breastfeeding but there is SO much in this addition that I simply did not know. These well informed, experienced authors have the latest information on breastfeeding. Yet I find that much of what is "new" information is really just intuitive to women in many other cultures such as what the authors describe as "laid back nursing." There is much reassurance here that things such as "correct positioning" and "correct latch" are not hard and fast rules. There is a lot of room for mothers to find their own intuitive way to cope with the new baby. The authors give more strategies than ever before for overcoming breastfeeding difficulties. The text is fluent and enjoyable to read. Well done!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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