Adventures in Tandem Nursing (2019 Ed)
New, long-awaited 2019 edition of this well-loved book by Hilary Flower.
The overlap of pregnancy with breastfeeding brings with it many questions. Adventures in Tandem Nursing takes you from the early days of pregnancy, through to birth and beyond. At each phase the author shares the latest research as well as the voices of many mothers who have trodden this path before.
The 2nd edition has the latest research on safety and nutrition, many more mothers’ stories and quotes, checklists to keep you on track, chapter summaries, online resources, and all new photos and illustrations. You will also find four additional chapters: high risk pregnancy, the nursling’s needs, closely spaced babies, and "triandem" nursing.
Advisory note from LLLGB:
Page 277 advises a reclining chair may be a useful location for daytime naps. It is important to remain awake and alert if you are with your napping baby on a chair or sofa. If parents fall asleep with their babies on these surfaces their infants are known to be at an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental injury.
Author: Hilary Flower
"I read this book when thinking about trying for a second baby, and I read it throughout that pregnancy and my third. It's great to read a book which talks about the negatives as well as the positives. I felt quite prepared for breastfeeding during pregnancy thanks to the factual information, but also to some degree, prepared emotionally as a result of the mothers stories which are the last part of the book. It is still hard to fully understand or predict how a pregnancy will affect your own milk and you own breastfeeding relationship as we are all unique, but to read this book goes a long way to help."
"This is an excellent book for mother who are either thinking about getting pregnant whilst breastfeeding or are pregnant and breastfeeding - or those who have recently given birth to another child. It has lots of case studies and presents the information in a non-judgemental way. An excellent read."
"I bought this when I was expecting my second daughter as I was breastfeeding my first daughter and had plenty of questions! This book answered them all and gave me lots of practical tips and information. It also deals quite sensitively with issues like weaning, low milk supply and nursing aversion (amongst others). Now as a happy tandem feeding mother I am always recommending this book to friends."
"A lovely book to read from so many different mothers perspectives, not just one 'expert'. It covers all the ranges of emotions that a breastfeeding and pregnant mum could expect to feel, or does feel. Doesn't shy away from the negative feels that can come with tandem nursing or nursing through pregnancy and definitely very inclusive in that it doesn't make you feel that you 'have' to tandem nurse."