The Nursing Mother's Companion

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Harvard Common Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 308 pages
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Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother‚__s Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for 25 years, and is respected and recommended by professionals and well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between. ¬† This fully updated and extensively revised edition provides new information on topics such as:
‚_ʬ†Nursing after a cesarean
‚_ʬ†How to resume breastfeeding after weaning (relactation)
‚_ʬ†Nursing a ‚__near-term‚__ (3‚__to‚__5 weeks premature) baby
‚_ʬ†Treating postpartum headaches and nausea
‚_ʬ†Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression
‚_ʬ†Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS
‚_ʬ†Introducing solid foods
‚_ʬ†Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk
‚_ʬ†Reviews of breast pumps ¬† Readers will also find Huggins‚__s indispensable problem-solving ‚__survival guides,‚__ set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining baby‚__s milk needs in the first six weeks and the safety of various drugs during breast-feeding. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother‚__s Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand.

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Helpful. Lots of good tips/techniques. - Goodreads
Well-organized and easy to read and follow. - Goodreads
A terrific reference guide. - Goodreads
A good general overview of breastfeeding. - Goodreads
Easy to navigate and lots of tips. - Goodreads
I liked the layout of the chapters. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Read it quickly one time through while pregnant. Plan to keep it as reference for after the baby comes. The book definitely promotes breastfeeding as long as possible, and is fairly unaccepting of any ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kortnee Howitt - Goodreads

It started out extremely repetitive. But I learned a lot and it was very helpful!! Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., is the author of the million-plus-copy-selling The Nursing Mother's Companion and co-author of The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning. A registered nurse, certified lactation consultant, and early childcare expert, Kathleen has over 25 years of experience working with pregnant women, new moms, and newborns. She is the owner of the maternity shop Simply Mama in San Luis Obispo, California.

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