The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

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Baker & Taylor
Underscores the benefits of breastfeeding for babies and mothers and presents helpful information and counsel on procedures, special circumstances, nutrition, and weaning

Blackwell North Amer
In the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, you will discover how to prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy, the effects on newborns of medications used during labor and delivery, how to maintain an ample milk supply, how to pump and store human milk, how to recognize and overcome common breastfeeding problems, breastfeeding a baby with special needs, how nursing mothers can exercise and lose weight safely, breastfeeding tips for the working mother, and current research on the benefits of breastfeeding, including improving your baby's IQ.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Plume, 1997
Edition: 6th rev ed
ISBN: 9780452279087
Characteristics: xiv, 465 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: La Leche League International
Alternative Title: Breastfeeding


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Apr 23, 2017

THE best manual for breastfeeding mothers, from the organization that is still the best source of information on the subject in the world - La Leche League. Factual and no-nonsense but at the same time warm and supportive. It covers all aspect of breastfeeding including unusual circumstances, and is suitable and easy to follow for novice mums. As a mother of three, I highly recommend this book for all new and expectant mothers!

Jan 19, 2017

I really benefited from reading this book. Such informative and compassionate writing. I feel ready to take on breastfeeding (I was unsure of how and if inverted nipple was even possible to bf w/ first two kids). I ended up purchasing this so i can highlight and write in it :)

Mar 10, 2016

Most practical, empowering and encouraging "how to" I've consulted. An excellent resource!

Mar 04, 2016

The best book I have read on the subject!

May 26, 2014

This book was a very thorough guide to breastfeeding including a lot of detail and instruction on how to manage common breastfeeding problems. Authors are clearly very strong breastfeeding proponents, so this book may not be for people on the fence about choosing breastfeeding. But very well researched and presented. I especially appreciated the fact that the book included a chapter on pumping and how to successfully return to work without jeopardizing breastfeeding.


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Jan 19, 2017

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