The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning

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Harvard Common Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Health & Fitness - 196 pages
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Lifting the veil from a subject that distresses countless mothers, the authors suggest alternative ways of resolving breastfeeding problems and help women avoid weaning prematurely. Offering expert answers to many related questions, this guide will prove as indispensable as Huggins' classic book The Nursing Mother's Companion. Includes a foreword by William Sears, M.D.

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This is very La Leche, and the undercurrent is... just don't wean until 3! It's easier then! Hmm... sure. Some good info here, but I certainly wouldn't read it if I had to wean for medical reasons ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

This book first made me feel 100% guilty for being ready to wean-at almost 13 mos. After making me feel guilty and weirded out it did provide some helpful tips. Read full review



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For more than twenty-five years, Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS, has dedicated her medical career to helping mothers care more effectively for their newborn babies. Kathleen is a Registered Nurse and has a Masters Degree in Perinatal Nursing from UC San Francisco. She moved to San Luis Obispo in 1980 with her young daughter to work at San Luis Obispo General Hospital. Quickly she became a community resource for breastfeeding mothers. In 1983, she founded the Breastfeeding Warmline, a telephone counseling service and soon after, one of the first breastfeeding clinics in the country.

Kathleen authored "The Nursing Mother's Companion" in 1986 which quickly became a best-seller. It is now in its fifth edition and has sold over one million copies. She gave birth to her second child and wrote a second book, "The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning".

Kathleen directed the SLO Breastfeeding Clinic for more than twenty years until her diagnosis of breast cancer and her retirement in 2004. In 2002, Kathleen opened Simply MaMa, a maternity and nursing boutique in downtown San Luis. She leads seminars on a variety of topics related to perinatal care and breastfeeding. She lives with her husband and son in San Luis Obispo.

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