The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

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Ballantine Books, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 550 pages
282 Reviews
The long-awaited revised edition!

It's no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today's mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book's range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers

• real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably—from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience
• new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions
• strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more
• reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications
• recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding
• helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work
• nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws
• guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications

Plus—Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.

Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding.

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Excellent tips and advice in here. - Goodreads
This book had some good advice and some bad advice. - Goodreads
Easy to read; excellent information. - Goodreads
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practical, reliable advice from "the source". - Goodreads

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User Review  - Samantha - Goodreads

This book has a lot of helpful information about breastfeeding and I found it very useful. But it will make you feel terrible if you had a medicated birth, give your child any formula or plan on returning to work. Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Wow, if you want a sure-fire guilt trip full of the best kinds of mommy guilt imaginable, please read this book from start to finish! If you're good wth picking through and only reading the chapters ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Since 1955, when La Leche League started in the Chicago suburbs with seven women intent on spreading information about the benefits of breastfeeding, it has grown into the leading breastfeeding advocacy organization in the world. La Leche League International regularly holds seminars and workshops for health-care professionals and parents, and publishes more than twenty books on child care.

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