Dr. Jack Newman's Guide To Breastfeeding Paperback – Feb 6 2003
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?Everything you wanted to know about breastfeeding. . . . Filled with current research . . . an easy, fun read that makes breastfeeding seem absolutely doable.?(Lamaze International) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Dr. Jack Nerman is a leading researcher in the field ofbreast-feeding. The former chief of pediatrics at Doctor’s Hospital inToronto, he is a popular and enthusiastic speaker at breastfeeding conferencesacross North America and beyond. He is the father of three children, allbreastfed, and lives in Toronto.
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Imagine my surprise when I found that most breastfeeding books just talk about what a great experience it is, and then cover the basics, but tend to gloss over the potential problems as easily fixable. Ha!
Then I read Dr. Newman's book, and then, I knew that I could do it, because he gave me all the information I was looking for. This book is, simply put, the BEST, and MOST COMPLETE resource that I have been able to find on breastfeeding. He talks in great detail about subjects such as how to increase milk production through taking herbs; how to treat problems such as thrush, blocked ducts, sore nipples, and mastitis; how to deal with colic in the breastfed baby; and so much more.
Dr. Newman treats hundreds if not thousands of women yearly in his Toronto breastfeeding clinic--so he knows the sorts of problems women have with breastfeeding, and he knows how to deal with them. He also knows which ideas should be tossed out the window (for example, restricting the mother's diet, or telling smoking mothers they shouldn't breastfeed). I can't say enough good about this book, and I also can't say enough good about Dr. Newman himself. He truly is a gem for breastfeeding women everywhere! He even answered my emails promptly when I had questions for him.
I love the style the book is written in too--Dr.Read more ›
It is the one book that is essential for a breastfeeding mother (or mother to be).
I read this book before and after giving birth, and the only tiny thing I have found so far that is lacking is that it doesn't really mention breastfeeding after more medicated C-Sections, that is where you are asleep during delivery, don't see the baby for a few hours and don't have the strength after surgery to start breastfeeding right away (the book only mentions nursing in more serious situations). The thing that did help was the main theme of the book - be persistent and you will suceed! After a number of failed attempts, bleeding nipples due to poor latch and other slight problems, my baby and I have managed to breastfeed 100% of the time for the last 15 of her 20 days in this world! It's the most amazing feeling and I reccomend that all pregnant and nursing women as well as FATHERS read this book, it provides the information and support you need to be persistent enough to establish nursing during the sometimes tough first few days.
PS. I was lucky enough to give birth in a Baby Friendly Hospital in Pula, Croatia and encourage all Canadian hospitals to aim for this designation - if a tiny provincial hospital in Eastern Europe can do it anyone can, all it takes is the good will of the staff and administration!
Most recent customer reviews
Great resource, but a bit of a heavy read by times. Layout's not the greatest. A few chapters warrant a proper reading from start to end while others really should just be used... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Calgary maman
i cannot say enough good things about this book, which was recommended to me by a friend. it is better than any lactation consultant, book, or course that i've come across - if you... Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2014 by helen21
I was having difficulty with breastfeeding and was getting different advice from different sources. I found this book encouraging and very informative. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2014 by Tharine van Deventer
Very easy read with clear pics, ideally for moms as a self-help resource but equally useful for health professionals working with breastfeeding moms and babies. I just love dr. Read morePublished on May 13 2012 by Izabela
I bought this book while I was still pregnant, and brought it to the hospital when our baby was born. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2011 by Karen
If you're looking for a book to help you out with breastfeeding, as I was when I was pregnant, this is a good choice. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2011 by sarah lynn
I ordered this book while I was pregnant because I wanted a practical guide for breastfeeding. While it did have some useful tips, a lot of this book is consumed with presenting... Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2011 by Astra
I discovered this book at my local library when my son was about 7 months old. I love it so much I'm buying it now because it is still useful, although I wish I had read it when I... Read morePublished on April 16 2011 by MamaLisa
Although I haven't had my baby yet, i've found this book to be extremely helpful in reinforcing my desire to breastfeed. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2010 by skye7593
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