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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive Resource on Tandem Nursing,
This review is from: Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond (Paperback)When I went in for my first prenatal appointment with my third child, my doctor thought it was my six-month checkup after having my second. Once we cleared up the confusion about why my chart said I was pregnant, (because I was!), her first statement/question was "Well, you'll wean the other one now, right?" My negative answer elicited a roll of the eyes and small sigh, but really she knew me too well to be surprised, and well enough to know she couldn't change my mind. After listening to my spiel about the research I'd been doing, her only requests were that I see a nutritionist and that if I experienced pre-term labor I would consider weaning.
Not every mother is fortunate enough to have a supportive doctor or the resources to find out the truth about nursing while pregnant, or tandem nursing. But thanks to Hilary Flower, the topic is out of the proverbial closet and right out there on the shelf at Borders Books. ADVENTURES IN TANDEM NURSING is a fabulously comprehensive guide to tandem nursing and everything surrounding the experience. The first book of its kind, it is being celebrated as a well-researched, authoritative resource for mothers and health care practitioners alike.
One of the things that makes this book great is the easy-to-use format. The book can be read straight through, but it really shines as a quick reference. The chapters address everything from making the decision to wean or continue nursing while pregnant to finding positions to adoptive nursing of a second baby. Common fears and myths are also addressed, such as the real facts about miscarriage and who gets what nutrients first. Frequent anecdotes and stories from real moms add an enjoyable element as well.
Hilary Flower should be commended for her sensitive, pragmatic approach to this topic. She looks at tandem nursing honestly, not through a fuzzy filter. Not every writer can acknowledge that some choices are not for everyone, while at the same time supporting and informing mothers on every side of the issue at hand. In the end, she lets the world know that "real, beautiful mothers are actually doing this!" And with the help of this book, they can now do it even better.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful book!,
This review is from: Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond (Paperback)THANK YOU Hilary for writing this book! As a mother who has nursed through two pregnancies and tandem nursed for well over a year, this book would have been SO helpful to me! I wish I had the wealth of mother's stories AND scientific information that Hilary has accumulated available to me when I was nursing through my second pregnancy and trying to figure out how to juggle all the bodies into position after our second baby was born. The photos are so helpful in figuring out positioning. And best of all...it's so nice to have an affirmation that nursing through pregnancy and tandem nursing are not only SAFE choices, but NORMAL ones!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource,
This review is from: Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond (Paperback)This book is a fun-to-read combination of mother wisdom and hard scientific evidence on nursing during pregnancy and tandem nursing. It's wonderful to have a resource available that both supports and informs nursing mothers, while providing the research-based information on safety issues that they need. Mothers, lactation professionals and health care professionals will find this to be a valuable addition to their bookshelf.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interresting! Très intéressant!,
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK!! MUST HAVE!!,
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't have done without it,
Throughout pregnancy, I had many people telling me to wean my son as to continue nursing would harm both him and me. Hilary's book was a blessing as it listed the pros and cons in continuing our nursing relationsip all in one place.
It serves as an encouragement for me as I read about other moms who had faced the same problems during pregnancy. And now, as I face issues with tandem nursing, I'm able to refer to the book and gain valuable insights and tips on how to handle two at the breast. It has really helped ease the stress and anxiety I face as I deal with two nurslings.
I have absolutely no qualms about recommending this book to anyone considering nursing through pregnancy and then continuing to tandem nurse. Its chockablock full of good and relavant information written in an easy to read format. The cute illustrations are fun too! I wish there were more like it on the market.
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is an excellent resource, highly recommended,
By A Customer
Well, fast forward to the present. I am now nursing a 26 month old toddler who can walk and talk in complete sentences and I am ALSO nursing her four month old sister! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be a LaLecheLeague type. I thought they were so extreme. Hahaha! Life is funny sometimes. Now I wouldn't have it any other way, and I can hardly believe that I was so ignorant and judgemental in the past.
I just wanted to give my background so you could understand that this review is sincere. This book is fantastic. It goes into every possible thing you ever wanted to know about nursing during pregnancy and then nursing (and caring for) two very young children at once. She *really* understands and she has some great advice. I find myself turning to it again and again as a resource. It goes into the real nitty gritty... will nursing while pregnant cause problems for the baby in utero... how do you really entertain an active toddler while you are caring for a newborn, all by yourself? The author doesn't judge anyone for choosing to wean, if appropriate, and she lets you know that this is not as simple as it may sound.
It is a great book. I am planning on buying it as a gift for a dear friend who is now trying to decide whether or not to wean during her pregnancy. I think the book will cover that for her better than I ever could.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent work!,
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything mothers need to know about breastfeeding,
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!!!,
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Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond by Hilary Flower (Paperback - July 2003)
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