The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is the book no breastfeeding mum should be without. This definitive guide from La Leche League International has a wonderfully warm, friendly, and highly accessible approach.
It's no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Working mothers, stay-at-home mums, single mums, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book's range of breastfeeding information and stories from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breastmilk.
Real-mum wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience. Read about new insights into old approaches towards latching and attaching, ages and stages, and get answers to the most-asked questions strategies for mums who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to breastfeed for a year or more.
There is 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, info on breastfeeding special-needs infants, premature babies, and multiples, and ensuring your baby thrives no matter what your situation. Breast health issues, weight gain, child care, colic, postnatal depression, food allergies, and medications are all covered.
Plus Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.
Authors: Diane Wiessinger, Diana West and Teresa Pitman
Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd.; 8th Revised edition (13 July 2010)
"What a fantastic book! It's so reassuring and packed full of useful information."
"Got my copy and love it! Full of info not just about breastfeeding, but about mothering too. WAB is Fab!"
"I've been using my copy of WAB to give information to mothers by phone. I've found it very easy to navigate, and it gives clear and concise summaries of most issues and problems. I particularly like the warm tone - it is like a having a chat with an understanding friend."
"Warm, friendly, easy to use."