The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition

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Author: La Leche League International

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345518453

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 576

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The long-awaited revised edition! 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.

Sweet Sleep

Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family

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Author: La Leche League International,Diane Wiessinger,Diana West,Linda J. Smith,Teresa Pitman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345549910

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

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Sweet Sleep is the first and most complete book on nights and naps for breastfeeding families. It’s mother-wisdom, reassurance, and a how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research. It’s 4 A.M. You’ve nursed your baby five times throughout the night. You’re beyond exhausted. But where can you breastfeed safely when you might fall asleep? You’ve heard that your bed is dangerous for babies. Or is it? Is there a way to reduce the risk? Does life really have to be this hard? No, it doesn’t. Sweet Sleep is within reach. This invaluable resource will help you • sleep better tonight in under ten minutes with the Quick Start guide—and sleep safer every night with the Safe Sleep Seven checklist • sort out the facts and fictions of bedsharing and SIDS • learn about normal sleep at every age and stage, from newborn to new parent • direct your baby toward longer sleep when he’s ready • tailor your approach to your baby’s temperament • uncover the hidden costs of sleep training and “cry it out” techniques • navigate naps at home and daycare • handle concerns from family, friends, and physicians • enjoy stories and tips from mothers like you • make the soundest sleep decisions for your family and your life Advance praise for Sweet Sleep “Chock-full of advice and information . . . The editors smartly break the information into digestible bits organized by topics and age ranges. And for any parent desperate for an uninterrupted few hours of sleep, the advice is worth the read. Sweet Sleep includes extensive information on creating a safe sleep space, helping children learn to sleep on their own and defusing criticism of your family’s choices. . . . This book is nothing but supportive of whatever your choices are about nursing and sleeping.”—BookPage “An essential guide for parents . . . detailed, practical advice on bed sharing and breast-feeding, with basic guidelines for safe bed sharing outlined in seven steps.”—Publishers Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nursing Your Baby 4e

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Author: Karen Pryor,Gale Pryor

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061750956

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

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For more than 40 years, mothers have depended on the wisdomand warmth of Nursing Your Baby. Now authors Karen Pryor and her daughter Gale Pryor have revised and updated their classic guide for today's generation of women. New information includes: Up-to-date studies on health benefits for breastfed infantsand breastfeeding mothers Tips for getting the best start on breastfeeding during thefirst hours, weeks, and months after birth Breastfeeding advice for working mothers Legal rights as a nursing mother Choosing and using a breast pump How fathers and families can support new nursing mothers With its unique blend of support, science, and research, this classic guide will continue to encourage mothers to nurse their babies as long as they both desire.

Dr. Jack Newman's Guide To Breastfeeding, Revised Edition

Revised Edition

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Author: Jack Newman,Teresa Pitman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443410047

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 4613

Breastfeeding is the natural and healthy way to nourish your baby, yet it’s not always easy. New mothers need practical information about getting off to a good start and solving breastfeeding challenges. Health professionals need this information too, because it is rarely taught in medical school. Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding covers the most common problems and questions that mothers encounter: How do I help my baby to get a good latch How can I know if my baby is getting enough milk How can I help him get more? Can I avoid sore nipples? Will my medication affect my baby? How do I fit breastfeeding into my life when I’m so busy? The answers are here. Dr. Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman are two of the foremost lactation experts in Canada and have helped tens of thousands of new mothers find solutions that work. In this comprehensive guide, they share the most current information about breastfeeding and provide new, effective strategies and solutions to make breastfeeding work for you.

The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk: Foreword by Martha Sears, RN

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Author: Diana West,Lisa Marasco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071598583

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Concerned about making enough milk for your baby? Wondering how to make more? Two lactation experts are here to help. Separate fact from fiction with help from this comprehensive book about improving low milk supply. Written by two leading experts who have been there themselves and officially recommended by La Leche League International, The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk incorporates the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way your body makes milk, and how babies contribute to your milk production. Best of all, you'll find valuable suggestions for both time-honored and innovative ways to make more milk. Learn the facts about: Determining if baby is really getting enough milk Supplementing without decreasing your supply Maximizing the amount of milk you can make Identifying the causes of your low supply Increasing your supply with the most effective methods, including pumping, herbs, medications, foods, and alternative therapies Making more milk when you return to work, exclusively pump, have a premie or multiples, relactate, or induce lactation

The Breastfeeding Book

Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning

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Author: Martha Sears,William Sears

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316047524

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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A fully revised edition of the Dr. Sears guide to breastfeeding, a perennial favorite for parents for nearly two decades. From pediatric experts Martha Sears, R.N., and William Sears, M.D., a comprehensive, reassuring, authoritative information on: How to get started breastfeeding, with illustrated tips for latching on Increasing your milk supply Breastfeeding when working away from home Pumps and other technology associated with breastfeeding Making sure your nursing baby gets optimum nutrition, including the most recent information about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and "milk-oriented microbiota" Nutrition and fitness for moms Nighttime breastfeeding Breastfeeding and fertility Toddler nursing and weaning Special circumstances And much more... Breastfeeding contributes to nurturing a smarter and healthier baby, and a healthier and more intuitive mommy. Isn't that what every child needs, and every parent wants?

The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth

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Author: Sheila Kitzinger,Marcia May

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0375710477

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

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A guide to pregnancy and childbirth provides all the information women need to make decisions about prenatal tests, pain control, and how and where to give birth, with advice on the development of the fetus, body changes, and labor preparation techniques.

The Breastfeeding Answer Book

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Author: Nancy Mohrbacher

Publisher: La Leche League International

ISBN: 9780976896913

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 262

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The POCKET GUIDE TO THE BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK is a necessity for anyone who works in the field of lactation. The information is up-to-date, in-depth, and easy to access, making it practical for quick reference, while its broad scope makes it a complete resource.When La Leche League International introduced THE BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK IN 1991, breastfeeding counselors worldwide welcomed it as the most complete and comprehensive guide to helping mothers find answers to their breastfeeding questions. La Leche League International has done it again with the new POCKET GUIDE TO THE BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK. This guide packs a tremendous amount of practical breastfeeding information in its small size. La Leche League Internationals Center for Breastfeeding Information, the worlds most extensive collection of research related to breastfeeding was the primary source of scientific studies used for this comprehensive guide.

Adventures in Tandem Nursing

Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond

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Author: Hilary Flower

Publisher: LA Leche League International

ISBN: 9780912500973

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 327

View: 5131

"In this, the first full-length book ever on the topic of tandem nursing, Hilary FLower gives comprehensive and in-depth answers to a wide range of questions related to breast-feeding during pregnancy and tandem nursing."--Cover.

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding

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Author: Ina May Gaskin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553384295

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 1269

Shares practical recommendations for rendering nursing a mutually beneficial experience, covering topics that range from breast pumps and sleeping arrangements to nursing multiples and returning to work.

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices

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Author: Sarah Buckley

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307832031

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children. Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.

Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family

Good Nutrition and Healthy Cooking for New Mums and Growing Families

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Author: La Leche League International

Publisher: Pinter & Martin Publishers

ISBN: 1780660308

Category: Cooking

Page: 265

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From pregnancy to breastfeeding through weaning and beyond, Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family is a comprehensive one-stop nutrition and cooking guide for mothers eager to nourish the whole growing family with healthy and delicious meals. Your approach to eating changes when you become pregnant, give birth, and become responsible for feeding an infant, toddler, or growing child. Featuring more than 75 easy-to-make and delicious recipes, sanity-saving, mum-tested advice, and vital information about your nutritional needs when pregnant, nursing, or weaning, Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family helps you set your family on a course for a lifetime of healthy eating. Focusing on the five basic nutritional stages between birth and the time when your baby takes a seat at the family table, and with an emphasis on organic, unprocessed foods, this invaluable resource offers: nutrition-packed, child-pleasing recipes—including make-ahead, no-cook, one-handed (while breastfeeding), on the run, or sit down mealsfacts on how a mother’s diet affects her milk (and baby’s tastes)perfect energising foods to support busy new parents learning a new way of lifefridge-and cupboard-stocking suggestions for simple meals in minutesthe best organic and shortcut foods in every grocery aisle, from fresh to frozentips and nutritional information for safely shedding pounds while breastfeedingfun ways to get children involved in the kitchen and interested in the food they eatcandid, reassuring stories from mothers like you

Three in a Bed

The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Baby

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Author: Deborah Jackson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140883166X

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Only since Victorian times has it been standard practice for mothers and fathers to send their babies to sleep alone, away from the parental bed - often in another room. This book reveals how babies who sleep with their parents benefit by getting virtually a full night's sleep.;The author explains the advantages of this radical form of baby care, including its benefits for breastfeeding mothers, reviews the history of babies in the bed and, through interviews with parents, explores attitudes to the idea. The book also contains a fresh perspective on the tragedy of cot death, as well as practical advice on how to sustain your sex life, hints on safety in the bed and answers to all the common objections. Finally, the author deals with the moment when the baby leaves its parents' bed.

The Baby Book

Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two

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Author: William Sears,Martha Sears,Robert Sears,James Sears

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316045691

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 704

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The classic guide of the post-Dr. Spock generation has been revised to include the latest information on virtually every aspect of infant and baby care. THE BABY BOOK is unrivaled in its scope and authority, and presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. Focusing on the essential needs of babies--eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort--it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. THE BABY BOOK is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting--for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family.

You've Got it in You

A Positive Guide to Breast Feeding

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Author: Emma Pickett

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784626562

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 8475

You may be worried about breastfeeding and worried that it might ‘not work’. This is a common feeling when you live in a society where breastfeeding is often sabotaged by incorrect information, patchy support from a stretched health service and powerful messages from formula companies. But it’s not a feeling that is entirely logical. We are mammals. We get our name from the dangly milk-producing bits. It defines us. I’m writing this book because I would like you to be as well-prepared as possible. I would like you to breastfeed for as long as you want to and as happily as possible. I want you to feel supported. Some of this new life with baby will be about flexibility and responsiveness and acceptance. If you are used to a world of schedules and decisions and goals, it may be a bit of a shock. Learn about human biology before you think it sounds bit too scary. Babies are the products of millions of years are evolution and we are too, if we can just tap into our instincts and trust them a little bit. Success comes when we tap into those instincts and when we know when to get help when our instincts aren’t answering all of our questions. Can everyone who wants to breastfeed make it work? No. It may not work out for every single person. Not everyone may be able to exclusively breastfeed due to medical issues. Most of these people can give their baby breastmilk though and I’ll talk this through as well. And let’s not start this journey by imagining you’ll be someone who won’t make it.

Bestfeeding

How to Breastfeed Your Baby

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Author: Suzanne Arms,Chloe Fisher,Mary Renfrew

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307818713

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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For more than a decade, BESTFEEDING has been recognized by midwives, doctors, and nursing mothers as the definitive word on breastfeeding. The culmination of 60-plus years of hands-on experience from three dedicated and internationally respected authors, this newly updated classic blends academic knowledge, clinical expertise, and practical skills to educate first-time and experienced mothers alike. Mothers will find precisely the information they need to help their babies grow and thrive-physically and emotionally-as a result of breastfeeding. The book answers all questions a new mother may have, and it is fully illustrated with dozens of helpful photos and drawings that demonstrate all the dos and don'¬?ts of breastfeeding. In addition to the basics, mothers will find tried-and-true solutions to both common and more unusual problems, as well as remedies for babies with special needs. With its sensitive and informed advice, BESTFEEDING is a supportive reminder of what women have always known: that breastfeeding is, quite simply, the best way to nourish a baby. An illustrated guide to the basics of breastfeeding your baby, with more than 100 photos. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding for both you and your baby; posture and positions; medical and dietary concerns; and causes and solutions to numerous breastfeeding problems. Revised and thoroughly updated with new information on feeding multiple babies and adopted babies, and a discussion of the emotional rewards of breastfeeding. The first two editions have sold more than 120,000 copies.

The Breastfeeding Café

Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, & Secrets of Nursing

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Author: Barbara L. Behrmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472068753

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 311

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"This book should be a gift at every baby shower. Dr. Behrmann's wisdom, warmth, and information are heartwarming, reassuring, and practical." ---Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause "The Breastfeeding Cafe will become the book of choice for nursing mothers, and for anyone who wants to learn about the awesome experience of breastfeeding for mothers and their babies." -Marilyn Yalom, author of History of the Breast and History of the Wife "A fascinating mixture of storytelling and information, The Breastfeeding Café wisely and honestly explores the history, culture, and realities of breastfeeding. An inspiring, supportive, and influential book." -Penny Simkin, co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide "Here at long last is a guided tour of women's actual experiences with breastfeeding. The Breastfeeding Café offers clinicians invaluable insights, and new mothers-whatever their backgrounds-will find in its pages their own place on the bell curve of the human experience that is breastfeeding." -Diane Wiessinger, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant This candid collection of real breastfeeding stories takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the full range of emotions and circumstances that make up the nursing experience. Compelling, moving, and diverse, the stories in The Breastfeeding Café---from women all over the country---reveal the nursing relationship in all its complexity and seek to create a culture in which breastfeeding women are visible, accepted, and valued. The Breastfeeding Café isn't a how-to manual on breastfeeding; instead, it offers a thoughtful forum for women to share their experiences with others. Approaching nursing as a feminist issue and one that is very important to child rearing, the book embraces the wide spectrum of women's experiences breastfeeding their children. Organized thematically and framed within a social and cultural context by a sociologist and former nursing mother of two, The Breastfeeding Café moves the subject of women nursing their children out from behind closed doors. A must-read for clinicians, breastfeeding consultants, and both new and expectant mothers who are curious about the nursing experience in all its variety. Approved for use in La Leche League International Group Libraries.

Mothering Multiples

Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins Or More

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Author: Karen Kerkhoff Gromada

Publisher: LA Leche League International

ISBN: 9780976896937

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 429

View: 7649

Guides parents through: pregnancy with twins, triplets or more; birth; breastfeeding; babies' care; family; older babies and toddler multiples.

Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple

A Guide for Helping Mothers

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Author: Nancy Mohrbacher

Publisher: Hale Pub L P

ISBN: 9780984503902

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 905

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Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Guide for Helping Mothers is the latest must-have reference from Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, coauthor of the Breastfeeding Answer Book and Breastfeeding Made Simple. This comprehensive, research-based counseling guide provides the answers to virtually every breastfeeding question and is organized in an easy-to-use two-column format so you can find the answers quickly when helping mothers by phone. This book explains what you need to know about both cutting-edge and classic breastfeeding research to most effectively help mothers. the international studie

Breastfeeding Older Children

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Author: Ann Sinnott

Publisher: Free Assn Books

ISBN: 9781853439391

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 294

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Is long-term breastfeeding nature's way or an unhealthy practice? Is it a form of sexual abuse? Do controlling mothers coerce children into continuing, or are they meeting the child's innate need? Does sustained breastfeeding impact negatively on child physical and emotional health, or does it have a positive effect? Do mothers pay a price? Does the practice affect the couple relationship? Does truncated breastfeeding leave emotional wounds, and do men especially suffer? When did early weaning become established practice in the western world? Is sustained breastfeeding a feminist issue? Drawing on child development theories, neuroscience research, archaeological and anthropological findings, Breastfeeding Older Children explores the myths and reality of this taboo practice. In survey questionnaire extracts, from 48 countries, the voices of mothers, fathers and children also speak out.