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Dr. Jack Newman's Guide To Breastfeeding [Paperback]

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Feb. 9 2009 1554683491 978-1554683499 1

Breastfeeding is healthy and natural, but it’s not always easy. Dr. Jack Newman, a leading authority on infant care, and Teresa Pitman, former executive director of La Leche League Canada, have the answers that many new mothers are looking for. From achieving a good “latch” to dealing with jaundiced or colicky babies to coping with breast pain and surgeries, Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding includes information on every question a nursing mother could have.
    If you’re expecting, nursing your newborn or wondering about when to wean your toddler, this is the guide you need, for your first baby or your fourth.

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?Everything you wanted to know about breastfeeding. . . . Filled with current research . . . an easy, fun read that makes breastfeeding seem absolutely doable.?

(Lamaze International)

About the Author

Dr. Jack Nerman is a leading researcher in the field ofbreast-feeding. The former chief of pediatrics at Doctor’s Hospital inToronto, he is a popular and enthusiastic speaker at breastfeeding conferencesacross North America and beyond. He is the father of three children, allbreastfed, and lives in Toronto.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible breastfeeding resource! Nov. 8 2002
The definitive guide to breastfeeding that I have looked for and finally found - how incredible for it to also be Canadian! Everything is covered in this book, even blebs which I needed information on personally and could not find in the many other breastfeeding books I own (I am a childbirth educator and doula so I own several). Not only did it have the information I needed, it even had a picture of a bleb and gave me the healing options I needed for this painful condition! This is the first book I recommend to all of my clients.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best breastfeeding resource, period. Jan. 5 2009
By CanadianMother TOP 500 REVIEWER
After having been unsuccessful breastfeeding my first two babies, I was determined with my third that I would succeed. So I started checking out breastfeeding resources from the library. Because I had already tried breastfeeding, I knew that problems do occur and I wanted to be equipped withe knowledge to conquer those problems.

Imagine my surprise when I found that most breastfeeding books just talk about what a great experience it is, and then cover the basics, but tend to gloss over the potential problems as easily fixable. Ha!

Then I read Dr. Newman's book, and then, I knew that I could do it, because he gave me all the information I was looking for. This book is, simply put, the BEST, and MOST COMPLETE resource that I have been able to find on breastfeeding. He talks in great detail about subjects such as how to increase milk production through taking herbs; how to treat problems such as thrush, blocked ducts, sore nipples, and mastitis; how to deal with colic in the breastfed baby; and so much more.

Dr. Newman treats hundreds if not thousands of women yearly in his Toronto breastfeeding clinic--so he knows the sorts of problems women have with breastfeeding, and he knows how to deal with them. He also knows which ideas should be tossed out the window (for example, restricting the mother's diet, or telling smoking mothers they shouldn't breastfeed). I can't say enough good about this book, and I also can't say enough good about Dr. Newman himself. He truly is a gem for breastfeeding women everywhere! He even answered my emails promptly when I had questions for him.

I love the style the book is written in too--Dr.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! June 15 2005
By dafeist
This book was an amazing resource that helped me enormously with breastfeeding. If it wasn't for Dr. Newman's book, I wouldn't have lasted the first weeks of breastfeeding. Through comprehensive teachings and examples, it teaches you how to breastfeed easily and without pain, while giving you a glimpse of the marketing that formula companies employ to lure women away from nursing.
It is the one book that is essential for a breastfeeding mother (or mother to be).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommend! March 13 2009
I bought this book to give to someone having a baby who had some trouble breastfeeding her first 2 kids, but ended up flipping thru it first and read the whole thing myself - I'm keeping it for when my 2nd baby comes! I thought I knew plenty about nursing since my daughter was almost 2 when she self-weaned, but once I read this book I realized how much I didn't know! It made me wish I had looked for help when nursing my first because Dr Newman gives so many great tips in this book, for a ton of issues you could have. My daughter was very colicky and there are some great ideas for things I could've tried and my life would've been, well, quieter :) I'm bringing it to the hospital with me when I deliver my baby next month!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
As a Canadian living abroad I often depend on literature from Canada (ordered online of course) to provide me with information but don't often have a chance to peruse the books before buying. This was definetly a great choice!

I read this book before and after giving birth, and the only tiny thing I have found so far that is lacking is that it doesn't really mention breastfeeding after more medicated C-Sections, that is where you are asleep during delivery, don't see the baby for a few hours and don't have the strength after surgery to start breastfeeding right away (the book only mentions nursing in more serious situations). The thing that did help was the main theme of the book - be persistent and you will suceed! After a number of failed attempts, bleeding nipples due to poor latch and other slight problems, my baby and I have managed to breastfeed 100% of the time for the last 15 of her 20 days in this world! It's the most amazing feeling and I reccomend that all pregnant and nursing women as well as FATHERS read this book, it provides the information and support you need to be persistent enough to establish nursing during the sometimes tough first few days.

PS. I was lucky enough to give birth in a Baby Friendly Hospital in Pula, Croatia and encourage all Canadian hospitals to aim for this designation - if a tiny provincial hospital in Eastern Europe can do it anyone can, all it takes is the good will of the staff and administration!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL ! March 21 2000
By Cynanne
A must have for any new mom or any lactation helper! A great gift idea. If you know Jack , then this is the book you would expect it to be! This book tells it like it is in easy to understand terms. I can't say enough good about this book !
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5.0 out of 5 stars best information source on breastfeeding
i cannot say enough good things about this book, which was recommended to me by a friend. it is better than any lactation consultant, book, or course that i've come across - if you... Read more
Published 8 months ago by helen21
4.0 out of 5 stars Encouraging and informative
I was having difficulty with breastfeeding and was getting different advice from different sources. I found this book encouraging and very informative. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Tharine van Deventer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource
Very easy read with clear pics, ideally for moms as a self-help resource but equally useful for health professionals working with breastfeeding moms and babies. I just love dr. Read more
Published on May 13 2012 by Izabela
1.0 out of 5 stars Mothers get enough lecturing without this book
I bought this book while I was still pregnant, and brought it to the hospital when our baby was born. Read more
Published on Dec 2 2011 by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
If you're looking for a book to help you out with breastfeeding, as I was when I was pregnant, this is a good choice. Read more
Published on Aug. 9 2011 by sarah lynn
2.0 out of 5 stars enough rhetoric already
I ordered this book while I was pregnant because I wanted a practical guide for breastfeeding. While it did have some useful tips, a lot of this book is consumed with presenting... Read more
Published on Aug. 2 2011 by Astra
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had this before the baby arrived!
I discovered this book at my local library when my son was about 7 months old. I love it so much I'm buying it now because it is still useful, although I wish I had read it when I... Read more
Published on April 16 2011 by MamaLisa
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
I bought this book along with The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding during my pregnancy. I preferred The Womanly Art a LOT more. Read more
Published on Dec 31 2010 by Lucy Loo
5.0 out of 5 stars So much information!
Although I haven't had my baby yet, i've found this book to be extremely helpful in reinforcing my desire to breastfeed. Read more
Published on Sept. 30 2010 by skye7593
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish I'd read this before the baby...
I only read this once I ran into trouble with breastfeeding. This book is, indeed, the definitive resource on breastfeeding. Read more
Published on Sept. 15 2010 by Listener
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