25 Things Every Nursing Mother Needs to Know

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Harvard Common Press, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 149 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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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 is a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant who is widely recognized as one of the pioneers in establishing the lactation consultant discipline as a core component of maternal-child health care in US hospitals. She established this reputation by creating and running a model breastfeeding clinic at San Luis Obispo General Hospital in California; by lecturing widely to professional peers and hospital administrators; and through her book The Nursing Mother's Companion. She has also co-authored The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning and Nursing Mother, Working Mother. She lives in San Luis Obispo, where she currently runs a new mothers' store, Simply MaMa. She continues to lecture widely in the healthcare and lactation-consultant arenas.

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