breast feeding

Peta - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Does anyone know the name of a good breast feeding book for mum and dad.want it for my niece.water intake,foods...expressing....

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Araceli - posted on 09/22/2009

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Hi Pat, if you have not bought the book yet, I recommend the Womanly art of breast feeding. The book is written by the La Leche League International. You can visit their website for further reading. It is also a great resource for any breast feeding Mommy. They helped me and supported me when I was breastfeeding my baby who is now
4 1/2 yrs. Here is the link. http://www.llli.org/

Minnie - posted on 09/19/2009

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Yes, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is excellent.

Also second the www.kellymom.com

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I too absolutely recommend "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding"- the illustrations and information was clear enough to walk me through dealing with slightly inverted nipples without an actual person showing me...that is some pretty clear writing. Plus all the other information in there makes it almost encyclopedic!

Jenny - posted on 09/18/2009

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My favorite breastfeeding book is "The Breastfeeding Book" by Dr. William Sears and his wife (nurse and lactation consultant), Martha Sears. It's short, has illustrations, is easy to pick up and refer to, and very encouraging. I did not co-sleep (as the book suggests) and it was still very informative and helpful.

Maria - posted on 09/18/2009

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the best resources are the la leche league and dr. sears. they both have GREAT web sites about breasfeeding...Goodluck!!

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Funny title, but the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding book was awesome for me. I had a really hard time getting my milk supply established and even went to a lactation consultant who told me that it looked like I was just going to be one of the minority women who just couldnt get enough milk to breastfeed and I would probably need to use formula. After reading the book and following their suggestions and understanding the explanations, I am happy to report that I have been exclusively breastfeeding my son and he is now 6 months old and 20 1/2 lbs! Here is the Amazon link for the book. http://www.amazon.com/Womanly-Art-Breast...

Stacy - posted on 09/17/2009

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The lactation consultant at the hospital gave me a copy of "New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding" by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It's been fairly helpful.

Louise - posted on 09/17/2009

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I too found that La Leche League is really helpful. I have a book called the 'Womanly Art of Breastfeeding', which I found very useful. I've now been breastfeeding for 5 years, with just a 3 month break while pregnant with the second, so it must have been helpful!

Denise - posted on 09/16/2009

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findd out if there is any breastfeeding groups in your area ask the midwive or the health visitor because you might have a lactation consultate or you might have what is called a peer supportot whci is some who has been trained in breastfeeding and can help you on a one to one

Alexis - posted on 09/16/2009

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I'm pretty sure I looked at a bunch of videos on his website...very helpful...funny too since he doesn't even have any milkers :)



 



Quoting Carol:

I would recommend the Ultimate Book of Breastfeeding Answers by Dr. Jack Newman. He's incredibly knowledgeable. His website and book saved my breastfeeding relationship. Here in Canada, he's regarded as the breastfeeding guru.





 

Robyn - posted on 09/16/2009

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Hi Peta, I would suggest "Breastfeeding.....naturally" endorsed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association and available from Mothers Direct online. It covers all aspects of breastfeeding. The Association also has a counselling service available to all breastfeeding mothers. Hope this helps, Robyn.

Johnny - posted on 09/16/2009

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I would recommend the Ultimate Book of Breastfeeding Answers by Dr. Jack Newman. He's incredibly knowledgeable. His website and book saved my breastfeeding relationship. Here in Canada, he's regarded as the breastfeeding guru.

Alexis - posted on 09/16/2009

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I would find your local LLL Lactation consultant and ask them. I went to a group meeting with our local consultant and it was SO helpful! The biggest help for breastfeeding is knowing to ask for help as soon as possible-sometimes you need a professional to give you pointers.

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Hi Peta, the Australian Breastfeeding Association has a fantastic book called "Breastfeeding ....naturally". I've found it very helpful, check out there website www.breastfeeding.asn.au - I'm not sure where you are but they have a huge range of books and information at there on-line store "Mothers Direct" and they do post overseas.

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