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The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Sixth Revised Ed&hellip by La Leche League International
I was disappointed with this book. While it contained a wealth of information on the benefits of breastfeeding, I was expecting more extensive and broadranging advice to help with breastfeeding problems. The common problems like poor positioning, mastitis and low supply were covered, but even here did not seem to cover much more than is readily found in the pamphletts handed out by pharmacies, hospitals and child health clinics. I was already a convert, but needed advice about specific problems I was having feeding my 4 month old. I expected that a book of this size would contain information on problems which were somewhat less common, but still very real issues for many breastfeeding mums… Read more
The Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers by Vicki Iovine
Thank you Vicki! It was so refreshing to read this guide which contains NO clinical "milestone X at age Y" tables but instead provides some practical insights into the mysterious thoughts of our cherisehed small people. I almost cheered to read her asking parents to seriously weigh the cost to the child (and the parent's sanity) of trying to meet public expectations about trifles - whether weaning from bottles, losing the dummy, stopping nose picking, toilet training by 2 or getting your toddler to wear clothes that match. Iovine does actually reveal lots of information on how she or her friends have achieved these things, but I liked her "live and let live" reminder a… Read more
The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine
I bought this book as a congratulatory present for the first girlfriend of mine to become pregnant, peeped at it and then had to read it cover to cover. I thought it was an absolutely magical hoot and I wasn't even pregnant! THIS is the book that made me look forward to pregnancy more than any of the serious tomes I bought later. It made baby-growing seem real and human and wonderfully flawed in a way that other books miss. There is none of the dry, detached and sometimes dictatorial stance that is common in the highly rated specialist pregnancy books. I read this book again and again when I finally was pregnant - it was a wonderful lightener on those days when pregnancy seemed less than… Read more