The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

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Plume, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 463 pages
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All parents want the best for their babies, and there’s no doubt about the fact that human milk is the ideal food for human babies. What’s the secret of successful breastfeeding? For almost fifty years mothers who have been in touch with La Leche League have found the kind of information and support they needed to breastfeed their babies.

In this newly revised edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, you will learn:

• How human milk offers lifetime benefits for your baby
• How to prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy
• How to exercise and lose weight safely while nursing
• How to find time for yourself while meeting baby’s needs
• How to increase your milk supply by using herbs and medications
• How to be sure your baby is getting enough to eat

The Womanly Art of Breastfeedingwas the first book of its kind, written for mothers by mothers. Over the years, more than two million mothers have turned to it for information and inspiration.

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User Review  - Daisydaisydaisy - LibraryThing

I was given this book when pregnant, and have serious doubts about it. I am still breastfeeding, with a baby now 15 weeks, but in spite of the book, rather than because of it. - First of all, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing

This new edition is a big improvement over older ones I've seen, but I found some elements of it off-putting and suspected that they weren't well backed up by research. I can't be bothered to look up ... Read full review

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Contents

A Special Journey Best for BabyBest for You The Key to Good
12
Plans for the Babys Birth Health Professionals Who Care Preparing
29
PART TWO THE EARLY MONTHS
43
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Since 1955 when La LEche League started with seven women in the Chicago suburbs, it has grown into the leading breastfeeding advocacy organization in the world, with more than three thousand groups in fifty countries. 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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