The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk: Foreword by Martha Sears, RN Paperback – Nov 18 2008
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About the Author
Diana West, IBCLC, is a board certified lactation consultant in private practice and author of "Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery."
Lisa Marasco, M.A., IBCLC, is a board certified lactation consultant both in private practice and for WIC and contributing author to the "Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice."
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The material presented is primarily evidence(research)-based, but that said, is not too technical for the average reader. It focuses on a step-by-step investigative approach to figuring out where your problem(s) with low milk supply are originating, and then offers helpful and practical ideas for going about improving your milk supply in a practical and non-blaming way. It does not promise a full milk supply for everyone, but I think if you try some of the ideas found in this book (those that are applicable to your situation), you will certainly end up with an improved milk supply at the very least. There are no "one-size fits all" remedies here and you do have to start at the beginning and read through the book in it's entirety or you may miss out on lots of important information. There are no magic bullets here either-- if you want to increase your milk supply it will probably take a lot of time and energy figuring out why it's low in the first place, and then you'll have to put in even more time tailoring remedies to suit your unique situation. Some of the solutions presented are more conventional (i.e.Read more ›
The best thing about the book is that if you actually read it, not just skim it, you'll have a fundamental understanding of how lactation works. That lets you make good decisions in a lot of different situations. Absolutely don't skip the apparently technical parts, they are easier to understand than they seem. The book also has a sympathetic, realistic, common sense tone that I really liked.
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While the intention is good, a lot of the advice for boosting supply is readily available on many breastfeeding websites and mother to mother forums online. Read morePublished 15 months ago by KenSpen
Diana West's support toward low milk supply and Mother's breastfeeding after a breast reduction is extensive. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2012 by W Pendlebury
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