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Nursing Mother's Companion The Nursing Mother's Companion, by Kathleen Huggins. I did not discover this book until my third baby. It is the ninth book I read on the topic of breastfeeding, and I wish it had been my first! This book has chapters on the "Survival Guide for the first Week", "Survival Guide for the First Month", and more. The author covers the prevention and treatment for all potential problems which can occur with breastfeeding, in an easy to follow, step-by-step outline. If you only buy one book to prepare yourself for successful breastfeeding, this should be the one!
Caring for your baby Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, by the American Academy of Pediatrics. I referred to this book countless times when my children became ill after the doctor's office had closed. It offers a wealth of information on most childhood illnesses and preventive measures. The first half of the book serves as a comprehensive parenting manual, and includes a month-by-month guide to the first year, nutritional information, basic care instructions, and physical, emotional, and social developmental milestones for children up to five years old. The second half of the book includes a thorough, easy to navigate emergency first aid section, plus detailed information on childhood illnesses, immunization schedules and side effects, and family structures, as well as a discussion on behavioral issues.
So that's what they're for So That's What They're For! Breastfeeding Basics, by Janet Tamaro. This book fills the gap in a market glutted with dated or dry books on breastfeeding. It lends support and encouragement to those wondering whether they should try breastfeeding, for pregnant women who are sure they will breastfeed and for new moms who are having trouble and are considering stopping. With hilarious anecdotes and wonderful illustrations, this comprehensive guide offers a supportive, pragmatic view from the real world.
Nursing Mother, Working Mother Going back to work after having a baby? You don't have to wean!! In Nursing Mother, Working Mother: The Essential Guide for Breastfeeding and Staying Close to Your Baby After You Return to Work, author Gale Pryor has written a nuts-and-bolts guide for nursing and working at the same time. Pryor breastfed each of her two children while working full-time outside the home, and her experience and voice of reassurance informs this book. She makes a strong case for breastfeeding: not only is it good for your baby, but many working women find it the easiest way to care for their infant and for themselves.
cover The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by Gwen Gotsch and Judy Torgus. This is the 35th-anniversary edition of the big book on breastfeeding, written by the experts at La Leche League International. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is a comprehensive resource guide providing just about everything you need to know about how--and why--to breastfeed your baby. Latch on to this book for step-by-step guides to early months, common concerns, problems, and weaning. Additional sections on general nutrition, sleep issues, going back to work, discipline, and fathering are useful for all breastfeeding mothers.
Dr. Mom's guide to breastfeeding Dr. Mom's Guide to Breastfeeding, by Marianne Neifert. One of America's most trusted mothers and physicians provides essential information on breastfeeding.
cover Dr. Mom - A Guide to Baby and Child Care. Marianne Neifert, M.D. (or Dr. Mom) -- award-winning pediatrician, professor of pediatrics, and mother of five-- delivers a comprehensive childcare guide for contemporary parents. This book covers the important parenting issues, from family planning through age five in chapters such as "Your Amazing Newborn," "Toilet Learning," "Understanding Common Behaviors," "Care of Your Sick Child," "Nonsexist Child Rearing," and "Working Strategies for Working Parents." Whether you're a first-time parent looking for answers to basic baby questions or a repeat parent preparing your child for the arrival of a new sibling, Dr. Mom will prove to be an indispensable guide.
cover Eat Well, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding, by Eileen Behan. Behan shows the nursing mom how to shed pounds and work on regaining her figure while keeping her infant properly nourished and happy. With the revolutionary program she devised for herself, she lost 52 pounds while nursing.
cover The Breastfeeding Answer Book: Expanded, by Nancy Mohrbacher, Julie Stock, Judy Torgus (Editor) For those interested in having a breastfeeding resource, whether a professional or not, this book is a must have. If you need to address a breastfeeding concern, you are more than likely to find it in this book. There are milk storage guidelines, review of the various types of breastpumps, a basic list of medications and their effect on breastfeeding, as well as information on mastitis, engorgement and basic suggestions for making breastfeeding work.
cover Breastfeeding the Adopted Baby, by Debra Stewart Peterson. An informative guide to breastfeeding the adopted baby.
cover Pumping Breast Milk Successfully , by Susan Stafford. A great resource for mothers who pump breast milk! Whether you are a full-time, long-term pumper or an occasional or relactating mother, this book will help you. If you are a mother who wants your babies to receive breast milk but who cannot get them to latch, there is hope. In this book, you will learn about all aspects of pumping . . . how to build your supply how to choose the right breast pump how to keep pumping when you want to give up how to overcome pumping situations and so much more!
Baby Bargains, by Denise Fields and Alan Fields. Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on Baby Furniture, Equipment, Clothes, Toys, Maternity Wear, and Much, Much More! (Paperback)

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