The Complete Book of Breastfeeding

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Bantam Books, Jul 1, 1985 - Health & Fitness - 351 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  - Breon Randon - Goodreads

This book is pretty much what it represents itself to be- everything you can think about in regards to breastfeeding. Want to know how to fly while feeding? Check. What kind of clothes to wear? Check ... Read full review

Review: The Complete Book of Breastfeeding: Third Edition

User Review  - Elyse Russell - Goodreads

I read the 4th edition of this book, which is more up-to-date. I found it very informative and easy to absorb. 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 has written extensively about relationships, health, and personal growth. She has won national awards for her writing, including the Career Achievement Award of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, of which she is a member and a past president. Ms. Olds college textbooks on child and adult development, co-authored with psychologist Diane E. Papalia, Ph.D., have been read by more than two million students and are the leading texts in their fields. She is also the author of Super Granny: Great Stuff to Do with Your Grandkids, The Working Parents Survival Guide, and The Eternal Garden: Seasons of Our Sexuality, and the coauthor of Helping Your Child Find Values to Live By and Raising a Hyperactive Child.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Olds is a member of La Leche League International, International Childbirth Education Association, the Authors Guild, and other professional and civic organizations. She nursed her three daughters and is the proud grandmother of five breastfed children. Visit her at her website:

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