Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers

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New Harbinger Publications, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 276 pages
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Breastfeeding is natural, but it's not always easy. It is the biological norm, but it is not the cultural norm. By learning the seven basic principles in this book, mothers can dramatically increase their likelihood of success and make breastfeeding the enjoyable experience it should be. The seven laws taught inBreast Feeding Made Simple are easy for mothers to understand and are sure to help them avoid some of the pitfalls that they might otherwise face.

  • The seven principles include:
  • Babies Have the Urge to Self-Attach
  • Use the Power of Skin-to-Skin: A Baby's Natural Habitat
  • Breastfeed Ad Lib
  • Reach for the Comfort Zone
  • Expect Cluster Nursing
  • More Milk Out = More Milk Made
  • Babies Outgrow Breastfeeding

The book also addresses how to solve common problems and deal with special situations such as breast reductions and babies with special needs. The authors describe some of the social, psychological, and cultural reasons why breastfeeding is not currently the norm, and what this implies for mothers. In all, this is an easy-to-use breastfeeding resource for new mothers, which includes all the latest research and techniques used by those in the lactation field.

 

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User Review  - mojumi - LibraryThing

While I always keep my copies of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and The Breastfeeding Answer Book handy, this is so far my favorite basic lay-person's book on the normal course of breastfeeding. The ... Read full review

Great book!

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This book is absolutely wonderful. I learned so much not just about breast feeding technique but also about the history of breast feeding what to expect from newborns and about the falacies weve been ... Read full review

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Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, is a health psychologist and international board-certified lactation consultant. She is research associate professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire's Family Research Lab in Durham, NH, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is a La Leche League leader, the La Leche League area professional liaison for Maine and New Hampshire, and chair of the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Taskforce. Kendall-Tackett is author or editor of ten books including The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood, The Well-Ordered Home, The Well-Ordered Office, and Depression in New Mothers . She has received several awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and most recently, she was named 2003 Distinguished Alumna by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico. Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, is the author and coauthor of several popular breastfeeding books, including Breastfeeding Made Simple, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple, and The Breastfeeding Answer Book . She has helped thousands of breastfeeding families in the greater Chicago area, and in 2008 she was officially recognized by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). Jack Newman, MD,is a pediatrician and author of The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers . He is a graduate of the University of Toronto medical school. He started the first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984 and has consulted with UNICEF for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Africa. Newman has practiced as a physician in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.

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