I completely disagree with the previous negative reviews here. As a mom who struggled with breastfeeding my baby for the first few months, this book was one of the main factors that kept me going. Breastfeeding is not just a natural, intuitive, pain-free endeavor, even if your baby is "latching on" properly...the other sources that make it seem like an all or nothing thing, or like you're an awful mother if you can't breastfeed exclusively for 2 years, are actually counterproductive in my view. If I hadn't found this book and other similar-minded professionals, I probably would have quit after the first week. Clare Byam-Cook is a well-respected lactation consultant in the UK, and in my opinion, the information in this book reflects reality a lot more than some of the LLL propaganda I've read. But yes, if you're a breastfeeding zealot and think it's the easiest thing in the world, don't bother with this book. But if you want to breastfeed and not have to beat yourself up for using a pacifier or expressed milk in a bottle or (gasp!) mixed feed with formula if needed, give this one a go.