Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond Paperback – Jul 2003
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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.Read more ›
I tandem nursed my two kids for about eight months, beginning when they were 17 months and newborn. I never anticipated that this would happen, but after reading about the health and emotional benefits of extended nursing, I had already decided to breastfeed my first until two years old. When I became pregnant I felt terrible having to give up breastfeeding my oldest, until I did a little research and discovered that it is completely healthy and safe to continue through pregnancy and beyond! After my first family doctor told me that breastfeeding while pregnant would take essential nutrients away from the growing fetus, I panicked and did a LOT more research. After multiple calls to government and private organizations (such as La Leche League), as well as hours of reading (this book being one of them!) and online research, I concluded that she didn't know what she was talking about, and found a new doctor. Several months later I had a perfectly healthy child, who now years later is intelligent, emotionally mature for his age, and rarely ill.
The hardest part for me (after this book answered all my questions and helped to solidify my convictions) was dealing with the questions and concerns of other people. My best advice is to answer with a few facts about why you chose tandem (and/or extended) nursing, followed by a little humour.Read more ›
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.
Most recent customer reviews
Um, why are all the buying options outrageously overpriced? The book retails for $14 and they're selling on here for $240??Published on May 22 2014 by Alicia
This is a MUST have if you plan to nurse 2 babies!! It is HIGHLY recommended ! :DPublished on Oct. 24 2010 by Amy Mccarty
I'm a new 2nd time mom of a 3week old daughter and a 26.5month old son.
Throughout pregnancy, I had many people telling me to wean my son as to continue nursing would harm... Read more
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! Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by M. Dollar
Congratulations Hilary, on a thorough, informative, compassionate, and well-written book. This book truly fills a void that was previously there for this information. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003 by K. Lynch
Adventures In Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy And Beyond by Hilary Flower is a comprehensive, definitive, "reader friendly" instructional resource offering... Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2003 by Midwest Book Review
Finally a book about tandem nursing and nursing through a pregnancy!!!!! A must have for any mom considering nursing through a pregnancy and beyond!!!! Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2003 by Lisa Fawcett
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