Bestfeeding: How to Breastfeed Your Baby

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Celestial Arts, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 296 pages
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For more than a decade, BESTFEEDING has been recognized by midwives, doctors, and nursing mothers as the definitive word on breastfeeding. The culmination of 60-plus years of hands-on experience from three dedicated and internationally respected authors, this newly updated classic blends academic knowledge, clinical expertise, and practical skills to educate first-time and experienced mothers alike. Mothers will find precisely the information they need to help their babies grow and thrive-physically and emotionally-as a result of breastfeeding. The book answers all questions a new mother may have, and it is fully illustrated with dozens of helpful photos and drawings that demonstrate all the dos and don'¬?ts of breastfeeding. In addition to the basics, mothers will find tried-and-true solutions to both common and more unusual problems, as well as remedies for babies with special needs. With its sensitive and informed advice, BESTFEEDING is a supportive reminder of what women have always known: that breastfeeding is, quite simply, the best way to nourish a baby.
  • An illustrated guide to the basics of breastfeeding your baby, with more than 100 photos.
  • Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding for both you and your baby; posture and positions; medical and dietary concerns; and causes and solutions to numerous breastfeeding problems.
  • Revised and thoroughly updated with new information on feeding multiple babies and adopted babies, and a discussion of the emotional rewards of breastfeeding.
  • The first two editions have sold more than 120,000 copies.
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    Contents

    ABOUT THIS BOOK 3 WHAT THIS BOOK WILL DO FOR
    4
    WHO THIS BOOK IS
    5
    Why Breastfeeding? 7 Best for Babies
    7
    Best for Women
    10
    Best for Families
    12
    Best for Women and Babies with Special Needs
    13
    Weighing the Benefits and Problems
    14
    Choosing to Breastfeed
    21
    If Your Baby ls in the Special Care or Intensive Care Unit
    140
    When You Cannot Feed Your Baby from Your Breast
    147
    Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby
    148
    Starting to Breastfeed after Having Stopped 150 What About Weaning?
    150
    Causes and Solutions
    155
    Home Remedies
    156
    About Blame
    159
    Signs and Symptoms
    162

    Before You Begin Breastfeeding 27 Finding Helpers
    27
    About Fathers or Partners Finding Skilled Assistance
    30
    Taking Care of Yourself
    34
    The Basics
    39
    Breastfeeding Your Baby for the First Time
    45
    Position Matters
    50
    One Mothers Experience of Learning to Breastfeed Well
    82
    About Milk Supply and Milk Release
    88
    Milk and Milk Composition
    93
    A Checklist
    98
    Things You Need to Know 109 Low Blood Sugar?
    109
    If You Need to Express Your Milk
    110
    Leaming to Hand Express
    111
    Storage of Breast Milk
    115
    About Lumpy Breasts 116 Breastfeeding More than One Baby
    116
    Inverted Nipples and Flat Nipples
    123
    About Your Diet
    127
    Taking Drugs or Medications
    129
    Having Other Children to Care
    130
    If You Are
    131
    HIV and AIDS
    132
    If Your Baby Has Special Needs
    137
    Problems with Milk Flow
    164
    Sore Nipples
    174
    Problems with Milk Supply
    182
    Babies Who Cry a
    193
    Other Problems
    212
    Problems with Breastfeeding 215 The Invention of Bottles and Artificial Milks
    215
    Modern Interventions in Birth and Infant Care
    217
    When Mother and Baby Are Separated
    219
    Working Away from Your Baby
    220
    Acceptance of Bottles as the Normal Way of Feeding
    221
    A Lost Confidence in Breastfeeding
    222
    The Problems for Health Workers
    223
    Mixed Messages
    224
    Modem Myths
    227
    Case Studies
    237
    A Storyboard
    251
    A FINAL WORD 262 ABOUT THE AUTHORS PHOTOGRAPHER AND ILLUSTRATOR
    262
    WHERE TO FIND HELP
    270
    BOOKS YOU MIGHT FIND HELPFUL
    286
    GLOSSARY
    288
    INDEX
    290
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    About the author (2004)

    MARY RENFREW is a professor of midwifery studies and director of the mother and infant research unit at the University of Leeds, England. She travels internationally to teach and speak at conferences on midwifery and breastfeeding.
    SUZANNE ARMS has been a pioneer in the breastfeeding movement since 1970. Suzanne has received the prestigious Lamaze International Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to the world of birth. She lives in Durango, Colorado.
    CHLOE FISHER worked as a midwife for more than 30 years. Today, from her home in Oxford, England, she still works on a daily basis with breastfeeding mothers and babies.

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