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Tender Gift: Breast Feeding Hardcover – Sep 1973

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall (September 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0139024786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0139024788
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 717 g

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
trend setter July 5 2008
By Vicky M. York - Published on
Format: Paperback
This was the first book I read during my doula career. In it Dana Raphael coined the word "doula" and she was referring to the woman who "tenders" the new mother so she can succeed at breastfeeding. The doula organizations have erroneously re-defined it to mean a labor doula which is a birth coach. This book has been the core of my postpartum doula practice which I have been at for 16 years now. As a postpartum doula trainer I have established this book as a required reading for students and I myself have re-read it several times to make sure I stay on track with the mission intended when Mrs. Raphael first discussed the need for this special professional. I wonder what she thinks about how the world has picked up and run with her suggestion. She never knew what a magnificent thing she did for new mothers.
Vicky York, IBCLC, CPD
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Great reading for new mothers and families June 29 2010
By Laura - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very good work on breastfeeding and the need for support of the new mother, for the benefit of the newborn and the whole family and society.