Synopses & Reviews
A newly revised and updated version of a definitive bestselling book on breastfeeding.
One of the most influential child-care books ever published, the newest edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding includes the latest scientific information about the health benefits of breastfeeding.
A wealth of helpful hints such as preparing for breasffeeding, returning to work, nutritional advice for mothers, and the weaning process is provided. General child-care tips on handling colicky babies, the father's role in the baby's life, and toddler discipline are also contained in this comprehensive book. This updated version adds new information on the effects of labor medications on newborns, exercising and losing weight safely while nursing, research that shows breastfed babies have higher IQs, and much more.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is written in a warm, encouraging and positive voice that better informs us about the important benefits offered to mother and child. It is filled with loads of expert advice from healthcare professionals, plus the real-life experiences of other breasffeeding women offering invaluable support and guidance no new mother can do without.
All parents want the best for their babies, and there's no doubt about the fact that human milk is the ideal food for human babies. What's the secret of successful breastfeeding? For almost fifty years mothers who have been in touch with La Leche League have found the kind of information and support they needed to breastfeed their babies.
In this newly revised edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, you will learn:
How human milk offers lifetime benefits for your baby
How to prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy
How to exercise and lose weight safely while nursing
How to find time for yourself while meeting baby's needs
How to increase your milk supply by using herbs and medications
How to be sure your baby is getting enough to eat
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding was the first book of its kind, written for mothers by mothers. Over the years, more than two million mothers have turned to it for information and inspiration.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 414-) and index.
About the Author
Since 1955 when La LEche League started with seven women in the Chicago suburbs, it has grown into the leading breastfeeding advocacy organization in the world, with more than three thousand groups in fifty countries. La Leche League International regularly holds seminars and workshops for health care professionals and parents, and publishes more than twenty books on child care.