Baby-Led Breastfeeding: Follow Your Baby's Instincts for Relaxed and Easy Nursing

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Workman Publishing, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 305 pages
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Say goodbye to stressful schedules, painful latching, and worries╩over milk supply. In the same sensible and sensitive voice that╩has made baby-led weaning a growing sensation, authors Gill╩Rapley and Tracey Murkett show how easy nursing can be when you let╩your baby lead the way. This comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide will╩help you understand your baby's unique, natural pattern and develop a╩trusting and healthy breastfeeding relationship. With the help of personal╩anecdotes and color photos from real moms, Rapley and Murkett╩explain how to:

* Get breastfeeding up and running in the first few weeks

* Hold your baby so that he can feed effectively

* Express and store milk efficiently

* Avoid or remedy sore nipples, mastitis, and other problems

* Wean at a natural pace

Breastfeeding shouldn't be a struggle, and, if you stay in tune with╩your baby, it can be effortless. Baby-Led Breastfeeding will give you╩the tools to create a happy and fulfilling breastfeeding experience for╩you and your baby.

 

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Contents

What Happens with BabyLed Breastfeeding
51
Less Common Situations
189
Acknowledgments
294
Photo Credits
295
Index
296
About the Authors
305
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About the author (2012)

Gill Rapley, the pioneering champion of baby-led weaning, worked as a public health nurse for over twenty years and has also been a midwife, lactation consultant, and voluntary breastfeeding counselor. She is currently pursuing a PhD in infant feeding.

Tracey Murkettnbsp;is a voluntary mother-to-mother breastfeeding helper and coauthor with Gill Rapley of Baby-Led Weaning and The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook.

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