Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers Paperback – Oct 25 2010
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"I fell in love with this book; every page is a jewel. It simply 'delivers' what every mother needs--the natural laws to build a breastfeeding relationship. Understanding the first forty days has changed the way I talk to new parents and teach breastfeeding supporters. Finally, here is a book that talks about breastfeeding without all the rules. This book lives in my bag to share with everyone!" --Carrie Finger, BFA, IBCLC, LCCE, lactation program director at Aviva Institute
About the Author
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, is the author and coauthor of several popular breastfeeding books, includingBreastfeeding Made Simple, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple, andThe Breastfeeding Answer Book. She has helped thousands of breastfeeding families in the greater Chicago area, and in 2008 she was officially recognized by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, is a health psychologist and international board-certified lactation consultant. She is research associate professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire's Family Research Lab in Durham, NH, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is a La Leche League leader, the La Leche League area professional liaison for Maine and New Hampshire, and chair of the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Taskforce. Kendall-Tackett is author or editor of ten books includingThe Hidden Feelings of Motherhood, The Well-Ordered Home, The Well-Ordered Office, andDepression in New Mothers. She has received several awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and most recently, she was named 2003 Distinguished Alumna by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico.
Jack Newman, MD,is a pediatrician and author ofThe Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto medical school. He started the first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984 and has consulted with UNICEF for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Africa. Newman has practiced as a physician in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.
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The book is well structured from explaining how mommy and baby are both hardwired for breastfeeding (i.e., it's totally natural), to how to create a good latch, to understanding your baby's feeding patterns and then dealing with common breastfeeding problems. It also provides good tips on how to breastfeed at night (and during the day) so that you minimize the level of effort required to breastfeed (This is key when you have a baby who wants to eat every hour... at the beginning).
The book's motto is any amount of breastfeeding is better than none... so even if you also want to provide some formula to your baby, for whatever reason you may have, this book would be helpful.
This book does seem to encourage co-sleeping. Although this is not recommended by Health Canada, what I have found practical is having my baby in the bassinet in my room and breastfeeding my baby in bed at night (sitting in my bed, not sleeping with the baby). This is another tip from the book.
I have read several breastfeeding books, and this is the best. For a mother who has some difficulties, Dr. Jack Newman's book http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1443410039?ref_=cm_cr-mr-title is very good, and that book also has a lot of general information, but Breastfeeding Made Simple is UNIQUE. I recommend reading both books if possible.
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This book is truly amazing, and a must have for all moms, or would be moms!Published 5 months ago by Nicole
Great info for first-time Moms who are thinking of breastfeeding.Published 7 months ago by Sandra Baker
Great book for actually showing how to breastfeed and tricks on doing to right the first time. Explains infants natural instincts to breastfeed and how you can understand them and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Erin
I learned so much about breastfeeding from this book! And why it went so wrong with my first child. If you are a mom-to-be looking to breastfeed, READ THIS BOOK! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sonya Letkeman
This is a Great book. So helpful in my breast feeding journey. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to breast feed that has doubts or people deterring them.Published 21 months ago by Cassey Cherniwchan
Fantastic book for any breastfeeding mom. I started reading it when I was pregnant, and I refer to it often. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Nbontario
This book taught me so much about breastfeeding. I couldn't nurse properly with my first so I bought this book to prepare for my second. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2014 by Amy