The Complete Book of Breastfeeding

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Workman Publishing, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 427 pages
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The Complete Book of Breastfeeding is a recognized classic in its field. Now it's been completely revised and updated in a new fourth edition—non-doctrinaire, informative, and friendly, it is the most accessible and authoritative book, as much required reading for expecting and new mothers as a pregnancy guide and baby name book.

All healthy mothers should consider breastfeeding for the first year of a baby's life, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and this is the book that will help women give their babies the healthiest start possible. Written by Sally Wendkos Olds and a new co-author, Laura Marks, M.D., The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, Fourth Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to breastfeeding—how to get ready before the baby arrives; how to involve fathers and siblings; and the best diet and foods for mom. There are sections on dealing with problems at the hospital; extensive information on exclusive pumping (EPing); the best systems for giving supplementary bottles to a breastfed baby; the safest sleep scenarios for babies; breastfeeding in public, including laws affecting breastfeeding mothers. New data about preterm infants is presented, and special situations—multiples, breast cancer, overweight and large-breasted women, breast surgery, tattoos and piercings—are also discussed in detail. An expanded chapter on weaning features sections on breastfeeding past infancy. Also new is an appendix of online resources.
 

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This book is such an excellent resource for new nursing mothers. It has just about every question you can imagine in it and is very encouraging and supportive for all situations. Its a great book. Read full review

Contents

Will You or Wont You?
1
Questions You May Have About Breastfeeding
29
The Miracle of Lactation
44
Before Your Baby Comes
63
Your Baby Is Here
89
Breastfeeding Begins
103
You Are a Nursing Family
138
Diet Exercise and Your Health
172
Breastfeeding A Sexual Passage
275
Especially for Dad or Partner
297
Preventing and Treating NursingRelated Problems
310
Special Situations
335
Beyond Breastfeeding
365
BREASTFEEDING AND THE LAW
385
RESOURCE APPENDIX HELPFUL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION
389
WEBSITE APPENDIX
401

Confident Comfortable Nursing at Home and Away
203
Drugs and the Nursing Mother
217
Pumping Expressing and Storing Breast Milk
235
The Working Nursing Mother
253
A COMPARISON OF COWS MILK AND HUMAN MILK
405
INDEX
408
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About the author (2010)

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: www.SallyWendkosOlds.com.

Laura M. Marks, MD, a pediatrician at Willows Pediatric Group in Westport, Connecticut, breastfed her own three children and is expert at guiding other women through the process.  A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University School of Medicine, she is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.  She interned at Harvard University Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed her residency at Children's Hospital at Yale New Haven Medical Center. With her husband, David Marks, MD, Dr. Marks coauthored The Headache Prevention Cookbook: Eating Right to Prevent Migraines and Other Headaches. She is the Medical Advisor to the Weston (Connecticut) School District and is on the Pediatric Executive Committee of Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Marks is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics's Section on Breastfeeding Medicine, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and La Leche League International.

Marvin S. Eiger, M.D., is a nationally known pediatrician who practiced in New York City for 30 years.

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