The Nursing Mother's Companion

The Nursing Mother's Companion

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Grand Central Pub
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.

Houghton
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 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. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother’s Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand.


Baker & Taylor
A guide to preventing and solving breast-feeding problems; includes information on premature babies, babies at risk for underfeeding, and breast pumps, and an appendix on the safety of individual drugs.

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This accessible and authoritative guide to breastfeeding has been trusted by new parents and recommended by professionals for more than two decades. Kathleen Huggins has extensively revised and updated this 25th anniversary edition to equip nursing mothers with all the information they need to overcome difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week all the way to the toddler years, or somewhere in between. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother's Companion is an indispensable handbook for every new mother.

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Common Press, c2010
Edition: 6th ed
ISBN: 9781558327191
1558327193
9781558327207
1558327207
Characteristics: x, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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mlharr
Feb 16, 2017

The summary on the back says that "breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctual..." and that is so true. This book is comforting and engaging and informative. It covers everything. I'm a reader, so I read it cover to cover, but you don't have to. This means that I even read some pages that covered how to train yourself to produce milk for breastfeeding an adopted infant! Fascinating.

Like I said, though: it's an excellent book to have as a resource if you're choosing to breastfeed. It's informative without ever coming across as judge-y. My boy and I hit pretty nearly every roadbump mentioned in the book, and I found it comforting to read that they're common roadbumps! There are so many stages to the breastfeeding process, too, and this book can help prepare you for the next stage, whatever that stage may be. If you're able to continue breastfeeding and/or pumping for the entire first year, the book also covers the weaning process; if you choose to keep going, the book describes what it looks like to breastfeed a toddler. And if you are not able to make it the whole first year, the book tells you options for that, too- without judgement. I love it.

The Nursing Mother's Companion is time-tested and chock full of information. I highly recommend!

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natalief3
Aug 07, 2012

highly recommended!!

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