25 Things Every Nursing Mother Needs to Know

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Harvard Common Press, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
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This collection of informative and encouraging essays offers practical advice for new mothers who are planning to breastfeed. Co-authored by two experienced lactation consultants who are also mothers themselves, it features the best of their breastfeeding expertise and presents it in 25 concise and sometimes humorous essays. Their essays cover every topic and stage of the nursing experience, and each is headlined with an early parenting principle, such as More nursing equals more milk, and Breastfeeding is possible even in special circumstances. With its small format and warm, inviting full-color illustrations, this book is an ideal shower or new-baby gift.
  

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User Review  - Ellen C - Goodreads

This book wasn't as helpful as I hoped it would be. It was mostly about all the benefits of breastfeeding, which is you are a woman in the process of creating child, you are bombarded with this info ... Read full review

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User Review  - Liss - Goodreads

If you were never around nursing women (or need a refresher course) this is a great introductory book - and short too. Read full review

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Contents

Babies are born to be breastfed
1
Breastfeeding is best for your baby
4
Breastfeeding is best for you too
10
Breastfeeding experts are ready to help you
14
You are your babys advocate in the hospital
20
Getting the baby latched on takes practice
27
Homecomings are happy but hectic
35
Breastfeeding is possible even in special circumstances
42
Breastfed babies are very portable
87
You can cope with crying and colic
91
Fulltime workers can breastfeed their babies
99
Some mothers combine breast and bottle
104
Breast pumps are not all created equal
110
Older babies get distracted
115
Solid foods should be introduced gradually
119
You can maintain your milk supply beyond the early months
124

Your partner can be your best supporter
48
You need other supporters too
54
More nursing equals more milk
59
Some mothers need to supplement their breast milk
67
You need all the rest you can get
73
If Mama aint happy aint nobody happy
80
Weaning can be a long slow process
132
You can mentor other mothers
139
Breastfeeding teaches you how to mother
144
Recommended Reading
148
About the Authors
150
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Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., is the author of the million-plus-copy-selling The Nursing Mother's Companion and co-author of The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning. A registered nurse, certified lactation consultant, and early childcare expert, Kathleen has over 25 years of experience working with pregnant women, new moms, and newborns. She is the owner of the maternity shop Simply Mama in San Luis Obispo, California.

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