Synopses & Reviews
Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Motherand#8217;s Companion
has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding forand#160;over 30 years, with over 1 million copies sold.and#160;It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, T. Berry Brazelton andand#160;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. and#160; This fully updated and revised edition provides information on topics such as:
and#8226;and#160;Benefits of breastfeeding and#8226;and#160;How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges and#8226;and#160;Incorporating a nursing routine into working life and#8226;and#160;Treating postpartum headaches and nausea
and#8226;and#160;Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression
and#8226;and#160;Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS
and#8226;and#160;Introducing solid foods
and#8226;and#160;Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk
and#8226;and#160;Reviews of breast pumps and#160; Readers will also find Hugginsand#8217;s indispensable problem-solving and#8220;survival guides,and#8221; set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining babyand#8217;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 Motherand#8217;s Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand.
"I recommend this groundbreaking book to all my clients."
—Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC
"I fell in love with this book; every page is a jewel. It simply ‘delivers’ what every mother needs—the natural laws to build a breastfeeding relationship. Understanding the first forty days has changed the way I talk to new parents and teach breastfeeding supporters. Finally, here is a book that talks about breastfeeding without all the rules. This book lives in my bag to share with everyone!"
—Carrie Finger, BFA, IBCLC, LCCE, lactation program director at Aviva Institute
In this second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple, two breastfeeding specialists explain the seven natural laws of breastfeeding that can help new mothers breastfeed successfully and easily.
The Definitive Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby
Breastfeeding may be natural, but it may also be more challenging than you expect. Some mothers encounter doubts and difficulties, from struggling with the first few feedings to finding a gentle and loving way to comfortably wean from the breast.
This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive resource that takes the mystery out of basic breastfeeding dynamics. Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, weaning difficulties, and every other obstacle that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby.
Breastfeeding Made Simple will help you to:
- Find comfortable, relaxing breastfeeding positions
- Establish ample milk production and a satisfying breastfeeding rhythm with your baby
- Overcome discomfort and mastitis
- Use a breast pump to express and store milk
- Easily transition to solid foods
Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Motherand#8217;s Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding forand#160;over 30 years, with over 1 million copies sold.and#160;It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, T. Berry Brazelton andand#160;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.
About the Author
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
, is the author and coauthor of several popular breastfeeding books, including Breastfeeding Made Simple
, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple
, and The Breastfeeding Answer Book
. She has helped thousands of breastfeeding families in the greater Chicago area, and in 2008 she was officially recognized by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC
, is a health psychologist and international board-certified lactation consultant. She is research associate professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire's Family Research Lab in Durham, NH, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is a La Leche League leader, the La Leche League area professional liaison for Maine and New Hampshire, and chair of the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Taskforce. Kendall-Tackett is author or editor of ten books including The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood, The Well-Ordered Home, The Well-Ordered Office
, and Depression in New Mothers
She has received several awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and most recently, she was named 2003 Distinguished Alumna by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico.Jack Newman, MD, is a pediatrician and author of The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto medical school. He started the first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984 and has consulted with UNICEF for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Africa. Newman has practiced as a physician in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Laws
Chapter 1: Your Baby's Birth
Chapter 2: The Power of Touch: Why Holding Your Baby Matters
Chapter 3: Getting Comfortable: The Heart of Successful Breastfeeding
Chapter 4: The First Week of Breastfeeding
Chapter 5: How Your Baby Sets Your Milk Production
Chapter 6: Meeting Your Long-Term Breastfeeding Goals
Chapter 7: Weaning Comfortably and Happily
Chapter 8: What Interferes with the Laws
Part II: Applying the Laws
Chapter 9: Daily Life with Your Breastfeeding Baby
Chapter 10: Common Breastfeeding Challenges
Chapter 11: Special Situations: Physical or Health Issues
Epilogue: You're on Your Way