The Nursing Mothers Companion

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 596 pages
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The 5th edition of this best-selling, widely acclaimed guide for nursing mothers has been completely revised and updated to reflect the needs of today's nursing moms. Dressed up with a new 2-color interior, this reassuring, accessible, and comprehensive book has been helping new mothers nurture their babies for a generation. Still here are Kathleen Huggins's indispensable ''Survival Guide'' sections to help troubleshoot each stage of breastfeeding - now set off by colored bands on the pages, making them an even quicker and easier reference for nursing mothers. Updated and expanded topics in this edition include nursing older babies, feeding babies only pumped milk, correcting a low milk supply (for women working away from home), inducing lactation, and bed sharing with babies. The sections on breast pump models, environmental pollutants (such as mercury), and resources for nursing women are fully updated. There is also all-new information on vitamin D supplementation in breast-fed babies and the effects of Reynaud's Syndrome on breastfeeding. The special appendix on drugs and their effects on lactation and on breast-fed babies, a unique resource among breastfeeding books, has also been completely revised and updated.
  

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Helpful. Lots of good tips/techniques. - Goodreads
Well-organized and easy to read and follow. - Goodreads
A good general overview of breastfeeding. - Goodreads
Another great reference book for new moms. - Goodreads
Easy to navigate and lots of tips. - Goodreads
I liked the layout of the chapters. - Goodreads

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User Review  - wisewoman - LibraryThing

Breastfeeding can be an intimidating venture for the first-time mother. I have heard all the warnings from more experienced moms who have had varying levels of success in their breastfeeding attempts ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

Overall, this book has a lot of great information. But there are several things characteristics of the entire book which would prompt me to not recommend it to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers ... Read full review

Contents

LOOKING FORWARD PREPARATIONS DURING
1
OFF TO A GOOD START THE FIRST WEEK
32
THE FIRST WEEK
67
SPECIAL MOTHERS SPECIAL BABIES
132
THE FIRST TWO MONTHS 192 4 THE LEARNING PERIOD THE FIRST TWO MONTHS
230
TRAVELING TOGETHER BEING APART
288
THE REWARD PERIOD FROM TWO THROUGH
334
MONTHS TWO THROUGH SIX
349
NURSING THE TODDLER 379 SURVIVAL GUIDE MONTHS SIX THROUGH TWELVE
395
APPENDICES
408
REFERENCES
491
BACK COVER MATERIAL
505
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