The Nursing Mother's Companion

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Harvard Common Press, 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:
• Nursing after a cesarean
• How to resume breastfeeding after weaning (relactation)
• Nursing a “near-term” (3–to–5 weeks premature) baby
• Treating postpartum headaches and nausea
• Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression
• Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS
• Introducing solid foods
• Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk
• Reviews of breast pumpsReaders 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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Breastfeeding can be a success!

User Review  - Sarah D - Borders

This book is clear, comprehensive, and encouraging. For every excuse someone gives you as to why breastfeeding is NOT working, this book gives you ideas for how it CAN work. I did not find that ... Read full review

Outstanding choice for nursing mothers!

User Review  - mcynthia78 - Borders

This handy book was critical to my nursing success. The guidelines and tips were just like talking to a girlfriend. I would recommend for any nursing mother! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Looking Forward Preparation during Pregnancy
8
Off to a Good Start The First Week
26
The First Week
47
Special Mothers Special Babies
82
The Learning Period The First Two Months
116
The First Two Months
137
Traveling Together Being Apart
168
Nursing the Older Baby
209
Months Six through Twelve
221
Nursing the Toddler
230
Resources for Nursing Mothers
239
Determining Babies Milk Needs during the First Six Weeks
251
The Safety of Drugs during Breastfeeding
254
References
293
Suggested Supplemental Reading
297

The Reward Period From Two through Six Months
193
Months Two through Six
203

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