The Nursing Mother's Companion, 7th Edition, with New Illustrations: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning

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Harvard Common Press, May 1, 2017 - Health & Fitness - 368 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 more than 30 years, with more than 1 million copies sold. It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, T. Berry Brazelton and The American Academy of Pediatrics, and is 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 revised edition provides information on topics such as:

- Benefits of breastfeeding

- How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges

- Incorporating a nursing routine into working life

- Treating postpartum headaches and nausea

- Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression

- Sharing a bed with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS

- Introducing solid foods

- Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk

- 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.In addition, this edition opens with a new Foreword by Jessica Martin-Weber, creator of the very popular website The Leaky Boob and a new Preface by Kelly Bonata, creator of the go-to site KellyMom. These two much-loved authorities speak to the importance of owning an authoritative breastfeeding book that cuts through the jumble of opinions, information, and misinformation on the Web. 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
Preparations during Pregnancy
12
The First Week
40
3 Special Mothers Special Babies
113
The First Two Months
154
5 Expressing Storing and Feeding Breast Milk
224
6 Traveling Together Being Apart
284
From Two through Six Months
301
9 Nursing the Toddler
347
Resources for Nursing Mothers
357
Determining Babies Milk Needs during the First Six Weeks
369
The World Health Organization Growth Standards
371
The Safety of Drugs during Breastfeeding by Philip O Anderson
374
REFERENCES
407
SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTAL READING
414
INDEX
415

8 Nursing the Older Baby
320

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About the author (2017)

Kathleen Huggins, a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant, directed the breastfeeding clinic at San Luis Obispo General Hospital for more than twenty years. During that time she became a central figure in the evolution of the field of professional lactation consultants, who now are found in any hospital of significant size that has a birthing center. She has authored or co-authored six books, including The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning; Nursing Mother, Working Mother; and The Expectant Parents' Companion, all published by the Harvard Common Press. She currently owns Simply MaMa, a maternity and nursing boutique in San Luis Obispo. She lives in San Luis Obispo with her husband and youngest child.

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