The Complete Book of Breastfeeding

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Bantam Books, 1988 - Family & Relationships - 368 pages
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Make the most of your nursing experience.  Totally revised and updated, theComplete Book Of Breast Feedingprovides everything you need to know to make nursing your baby a deeply rewarding part of your life.  Written by Dr. Marvin Eiger, a nationally known pediatrician and breast feeding authority, and Sally Wendkos Olds, an award-winning medical writer who nursed her own three children, it contains the latest information:  Diet and nutrition, what to do before the baby arrives, exercise and fitness:  plus wardrobe and beauty tips, successful breast feeding for the working mother, sexuality during the nursing period, expressing milk--a complete step-by-step guide, how to enlist the support of your husband, family, friends, and other nursing mothers.  Plus expert advice on post-partum depression, positioning the baby for nursing, night feedings, drugs to avoid while nursing, colicky babies, nursing the premature baby, nursing in public, weaning, special situations and more!

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Review: The Complete Book of Breastfeeding: Third Edition

User Review  - Bad Penny - Goodreads

I read the older version (1987) and I know which info is still current and what is incorrect, but I should probably read the latest. I certainly hope some of the language has changed and there isn't ... Read full review

Review: The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, 4th edition: The Classic Guide

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Of the 2 or 3 breastfeeding books I looked at, this one was my favorite. It covered the most topics and was most down-to-Earth. It also goes into good details and logistics, something that I ... Read full review


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Marvin S. Eiger, M.D., is a nationally known pediatrician who practiced in New York City for 30 years.

Sally Wendkos Olds is an award-winning professional writer who has written more than 200 articles in leading magazines and is the author or coauthor of six books addressed to general readers in addition to the three textbooks she has coauthored with Dr. Papalia. Her book "The Complete Book of Breastfeeding", a classic since its publication in 1972, was reissued in 1999 in a completely updated and expanded edition; more than 2 million copies are in print. She has spoken widely on the topics of her books and articles to both professional and lay audiences, in person and on television and radio. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in English literature and minored in psychology. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was graduated summa cum laude.

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