- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Collins Canada; 1 edition (Feb. 9 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1554683491
- ISBN-13: 978-1554683499
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 17.8 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 590 g
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dr. Jack Newman's Guide To Breastfeeding Paperback – Feb 9 2009
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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)
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. Newman writes with a friendly, casual, conversational style that makes you feel like you're having a personalized visit with him in his office.
In the end, I DID succeed with breastfeeding my third baby, but I guarantee I would have given up if it had not been for Dr. Newman's detailed advice for treating thrush. God bless him!
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!
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