The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition

October 10, 2019 - Comment

It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated

It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations.

Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers
 
• real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably—from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience
• new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions
• strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more 
• reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications
• recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding
• helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work
• nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws
• guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications
 
Plus—Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.
 
Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding.

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Comments

Anonymous says:

I highly recommend as a pediatrician I am a pediatrician and cannot recommend this book enough. It got my baby and I through the roughest part of establishing breast feeding. My baby is now 5 months old and still has never had formula (some of that is her though and not liking it, can’t say I never ever tried). It took a good month to get over sore breasts and nipples, and a few weeks into it I almost gave up. I had so much advice to put her on a schedule, only let her feed every 2 and a half to three hours, etc, and she…

Anonymous says:

Not for everyone I had high expectations for this book, based on the reviews, but I was honestly very disappointed. I found this book to be very judgemental. There was a lot of judgement around anything but a 100% drug free vaginal birth. I ended up with a premie (delivered by emergency c-section under general anesthesia) who needed intestinal surgery the day after birth. LO was on IV nutrition for 2 weeks, so when we finally got to try nursing, it was not the typical experience. There is practically nothing in…

Anonymous says:

Would not reccomend. Before I gave birth I read through this book like it was a bible. I had always planned to breastfeed and was determined to make it work. After giving birth to my daughter at 36 weeks, I desperately searched this book for answers as to why my supply wasn’t coming in etc.As a previous reviewer said, this book will leave you high and dry if you are having problems breastfeeding in the days following birth. The mantra seems to be that it is so easy any mother can do it, and if you…

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